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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.

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.

Authors:
Carla Evans
Erika Landl
Jeri Thompson
Date:
2020-10-01
Accountability Interrupted: Guidance for Collecting, Evaluating, and Reporting Data in 2020-2021

The authors provide guidance to help education leaders address the challenges of data collection and reporting in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Authors:
Chris Domaleski
Michelle Boyer
Carla Evans
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Date:
2020-10-01
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.

Authors:
Scott Marion
Danielle Gonzales
Ross Wiener
Alissa Peltzman
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Date:
2020-10-01
Restart and Recovery: Alternative Approaches to State Testing in 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.

Authors:
Chris Domaleski
Scott Marion
Date:
2020-09-30
Breakthrough or Breakdown. School Accountability in Flux

Chris Domaleski explores design principles and approaches to steer accountability systems toward better balance and coherence.

Authors:
Chris Domaleski
Date:
2020-09-30