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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.

Comparability in Balanced Assessment Systems for State Accountability

This peer-reviewed article describes methods that the Center for Assessment tested that strengthen the comparability claims about the annual determinations of student proficiency in New Hampshire's Performance Assessment of Competency Education (PACE) innovative assessment and accountability system pilot.

Authors:
Carla Evans
Susan Lyons
Date:
2017-12-31
Use of the “Equity Indicator” in state ESSA accountability systems

Scott Marion argues on behalf of several states for a principled approach for using an equity in their ESSA accountability system designs.

Authors:
Scott Marion
Date:
2017-12-27
The use of achievement indices in state accountability systems as part of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

Scott Marion provides a rationale for states interested in using an achievement index in their ESSA accountability system designs.

Implementing the Locally-Selected, Nationally-Recognized High School Assessment Provision of the Every Student Succeeds Act: Key Questions and Considerations

This brief addresses key questions related to the requirements and implications of the Every Student Succeeds Act provision related locally-selected, nationally-recognized high school assessments.

Authors:
Chris Domaleski
Brian Gong
Files:
Date:
2017-11-30
An Implementation Framework for the Locally-Selected, Nationally-Recognized High School Assessment Provision of the Every Student Succeeds Act

This paper provides guidance to help state education leaders develop an implementation plan to address the provisions of the Every Student Succeeds Act related to locally-selected, nationally-recognized high school assessments.