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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.

Local Accountability: The Forgotten Element in Education Reform

This paper, produced in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute for a New Commonwealth (MassINC), addresses purposes and principles of local accountability practices that complement state and federal systems.

Authors:
Charles DePascale
Chris Domaleski
Benjamin Forman
Date:
2018-11-01
Guidance for Examining District Alternate Assessment Participation Rates

Carla Evans and Chris Domaleski prepared a technical brief with the National Center on Educational Outcomes to help states implement federal guidance related to participation rates for alternate assessments aligned to alternate achievement standards (AA-AAS).

Authors:
Carla Evans
Chris Domaleski
Date:
2018-10-10
The NGSS and New Challenges for Instruction and Assessment

This presentation examines multiple state efforts to develop performance level descriptors based on the Next Generation Science Standards, with a focus on how the findings might provide guidance to classroom teachers.

Authors:
Mary Norris
Date:
2018-10-09
Using a Novice-Expert Perspective to Structure State and Classroom Assessment Claims/Interpretations of the NGSS

This presentation at the 2018 NCME Classroom Assessment conference provides guidance on what states should consider when defining claims for their assessments of the Next Generation Science Standards.

Authors:
Brian Gong
Mary Norris
Date:
2018-10-09
Considering the Design and Role of Interim Assessments in the Context of a Next Generation Science Standards System of Assessments

This presentation defines and explores interim assessment designs used by states to support districts, then examines one state’s efforts to develop an interim assessment system based on the Next Generation Science Standards.

Authors:
Nathan Dadey
Sara Cooper
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Date:
2018-10-08