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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.

Alabama’s State Assessment System: Recommendations from the Assessment Task Force

Juan D’Brot and Scott Marion led an Assessment Task Force for the Alabama State Department of Education to help create this framework for Alabama’s next statewide assessment system.

Authors:
Juan D'Brot
Scott Marion
Date:
2018-05-01
Establishing Performance Standards for School Accountability Systems

This paper outlines a framework for setting standards for school accountability systems, which is illustrated with two state programs. Application of the framework bolsters the validity of the system for supporting the intended interpretations and uses.

Authors:
Chris Domaleski
Juan D'Brot
Leslie Keng
Russ Keglovits
Ann‐Michelle Neal
Date:
2018-04-30
What’s Wrong with High School Testing and What Can We Do About It?

Scott Marion discusses the challenges and issues associated with current high school testing models and offers some thoughts about how we can improve current practices.

Authors:
Scott Marion
Date:
2018-04-24
Developing Scale Scores & Cut Scores for On-Demand Assessments of Individual Standards

This work examines how scale scores and cut scores can be developed for a set of thirty one interim assessments. Each of these thirty one interim, or “mini-assessments”, covers a single fourth grade math CCSS standard or sub-standard and is meant to provide on-demand information of mastery of a given standard.

Authors:
Nathan Dadey
Shuqin Tao
Leslie Keng
Date:
2018-04-16
The opportunities and challenges of a systems approach to assessment.

Scott Marion offers a commentary on papers by Mark Wilson and Lorrie Shepard and colleagues in a special issue of Educational Measurement: Issues and Practices.

Authors:
Scott Marion
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Date:
2018-03-25