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.
Making sense of K-12 competency-based education: A systematic literature review of implementation and outcomes research from 2000 to 2019
Competency-based education (CBE) is a systems-change approach intended to re-shape traditional understandings of what, when, where, and how students learn and demonstrate academic knowledge and skills. The purpose of this literature review was to examine the research on K-12 CBE for factors that affect implementation, student outcomes, and the relationship between implementation and student outcomes.
The authors provide guidance to help education leaders address the challenges of data collection and reporting in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This is Not a Test, This is an Emergency: Special Considerations for Assessing and Advancing Equity in School-Year 2020-21
This policy brief, co-authored with colleagues from the Aspen Institute, presents a balanced approach for state education and policy leaders regarding state assessment and opportunity-lo-learn data collection efforts in 2020-2021.
Chris Domaleski and Scott Marion explore the potential strengths and limitations of various options for state testing in 2021 given the challenges raised by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Chris Domaleski explores design principles and approaches to steer accountability systems toward better balance and coherence.