Alabama Assessment Task Force Briefs

The Center has developed a series of briefs to support Alabama’s Assessment Task Force as the panel makes decisions for the state’s new assessment system. These briefs include topics such as content coverage, testing time, adaptive testing, field testing, and timeline development. They are intended to provide a high-level overview of the constraints and decisions states should consider as they design their assessment systems.

Brief #1: Considerations for Paper Pencil Testing (PPT) vs. Computer-Based Testing (CBT)

Brief #2: Content Coverage with a Focus on Writing on Alabama’s Next Assessment System

Brief #3: Measuring Student Learning: Item Types for Alabama’s Next Assessment System

Brief #4: Timeline for Test Development and Administration

Brief #5: Field Testing and Maximum Test Time for Administration

Brief #6: Interim Assessments as Part of Alabama’s Next Assessment System

Brief #7: Computer Adaptive Testing