Part 1: Challenges
From Session 6 of RILS 2021: The Innovative Assessment Demonstration Authority under the Every Student Succeeds Act was purportedly created to provide space for states to design and implement “competency-based or other innovative assessment approaches for use in making accountability determinations” (ESSA Sec. 1204). Assessment design – innovative or not – is always a case of optimization under constraints. In this session, Scott Marion and Carla Evans, both of whom have been deeply involved in various IADA initiatives since the program was initiated, will examine the challenges and opportunities of trying to innovate state assessment systems under the federal assessment and accountability requirements (constraints). In doing so they will draw on current state examples to illustrate various approaches to the design process and offer their insights regarding the potential for innovation.
Watch Carla and Scott’s presentation here.
View the IADA Program Summary.
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