Center for Assessment team members write and present extensively on topics relating to assessment and accountability. As part of our mission and in order to increase and improve assessment and accountability practices nationally, we make our guides, presentations, papers, reports and other resources widely available.
Scott Marion describes the importance of collecting opportunity-to-learn (OTL) data and provides a framework to help states begin an OTL data collection and reporting system.
This is Not a Test, This is an Emergency: Special Considerations for Assessing and Advancing Equity in School-Year 2020-21
This policy brief, co-authored with colleagues from the Aspen Institute, presents a balanced approach for state education and policy leaders regarding state assessment and opportunity-lo-learn data collection efforts in 2020-2021.
This workbook was developed to support comprehensive planning efforts for statewide summative assessments under the uncertain conditions surrounding the COVID19 pandemic.
The landscape of statewide, large-scale educational assessment is shifting away from “stand-alone” summative assessments and towards integrated sets of assessments designed to support various interpretations and uses. This coordinated session explores how the theory of systems of assessments is being applied in multiple contexts, and provides insight into challenges and opportunities inherent in developing and implementing integrated sets of assessments in real world settings.
This CCSSO-sponsored paper outlines a range of technical issues for state leaders and assessment providers to consider as they prepare for their spring 2021 state summative assessments.