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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.

Guidance for Examining Disproportionality of Student Group Participation in Alternate Assessments

The purpose of this brief is to examine disproportionality with respect to student group participation in Alternate Assessments aligned with Alternate Academic Achievement Standards (AA-AAAS). This paper is a companion to another National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO) brief, Guidance for Examining District Alternate Assessment Participation Rates (Evans & Domaleski, 2018). The companion brief outlined a broad framework and general principles to guide the examination of AA-AAAS participation rates, particularly in light of the challenge of small n-sizes and associated uncertainty.

Authors:
Chris Domaleski
Carla Evans
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Date:
2019-08-01
Managing Changes that Affect Accountability Outcomes

This paper supported by the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) describes a logical framework and presents practical recommendations to help states wrestle with the continuing demands of accountability in the face of frequent and sometimes substantial changes to the system.

Authors:
Leslie Keng
Charles DePascale
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Date:
2019-07-01
Evidence of Improvement: Guidelines to Inform Exit Criteria for ESSA State Accountability Systems

This paper supported by the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) provides guidance to help states develop and validate exit criteria for schools classified as Comprehensive Supports and Improvements (CSI) and Additional Targeted Supports and Improvement (ATSI) required by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

Authors:
Chris Domaleski
Juan D'Brot
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Date:
2019-07-01
The Challenges and Opportunities of Balanced Systems of Assessment: A Policy Brief

This policy brief summarizes our paper, presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education, on the design considerations for balanced systems of assessment. We also focus on several factors that have served as barriers to the implementation of balanced assessment systems in school districts and states and offer an agenda for advancing practice.

Authors:
Scott Marion
Jeri Thompson
Carla Evans
Joseph Martineau
Nathan Dadey
Date:
2019-04-30
A Tricky Balance: The Challenges and Opportunities of Balanced Systems of Assessment

The paper, presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education, presents a discussion of design considerations for balanced systems of assessment as well as an in-depth analysis of several factors that have served as barriers to the implementation of balanced assessment systems in school districts and states.

Authors:
Scott Marion
Jeri Thompson
Carla Evans
Joseph Martineau
Nathan Dadey
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Date:
2019-03-13