Library

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.

Assessment and Accountability Recommendations for the Next Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act

Executive Director Scott Marion, Associate Director Chris Domaleski, and Center Associate Chris Brandt offer a set of assessment and accountability recommendations for the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Additionally, they recommend changes to the Innovative Assessment Demonstration Authority (IADA) provisions of the Every Student Succeeds Act as well as for a federally-supported research and evaluation agenda.

Authors:
Scott Marion
Chris Domaleski
Chris Brandt
Date:
2020-01-28
Investigation of 2018 ACT Score Declines Final Report

This report summarizes an investigation into score changes in states administering the ACT to all high school students. The report contains numerous recommendations for ACT for improving its documentation and transparency.

Authors:
Leslie Keng
Michelle Boyer
Date:
2020-01-20
New Mexico’s Assessment System: Recommendations from the New Mexico Task Force for Student Success

Juan D’Brot and Scott Marion led an Assessment Task Force for the New Mexico Public Education Department to help create this framework for New Mexico’s next statewide assessment system and to lay a foundation for the future of assessment in New Mexico.

Authors:
Juan D'Brot
Scott Marion
Files:
Date:
2019-10-11
Matching Instructional Uses with Interim Assessment Designs

This paper argues that there should be many different interim assessment designs to match varied instructional uses, and provides examples.

Authors:
Brian Gong
Date:
2019-10-07
A Sociocultural Approach for Building Classroom Assessment Literacy Across Multiple Contexts

This presentation illustrates how the Center for Assessment uses Lave and Wenger’s (1991) concept of “legitimate peripheral
participation” in our work to improve assessment literacy at scale.

Authors:
Scott Marion
Nathan Dadey
Monica Ousley
Carla Evans
Kadie Wilson
Jeri Thompson, Wendy Stewman
Date:
2019-09-18