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Herman, Joan L.; Mancevice, Nicole – Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation, 2018
Testing--as any administrator, teacher, or student will share, there is a lot of it going on in schools. It is not only the formal testing that many parents may remember from their school days. There is now a wide array of different kinds of assessment initiated by states, districts, schools, and classroom teachers. Why all this attention to…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Student Evaluation, Access to Information, Scores
Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation, 2018
States often use summative assessments as a measure to determine students' readiness for college and career tracks. Some states administer the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (Smarter Balanced) or Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessments to measure high school student performance on college and…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, Educational Assessment, State Standards
Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation, 2018
As states review, refine, and implement new academic standards, professional learning activities,also known as professional development (PD), should be scheduled in order to support educators. At the request of a state education agency, the Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation (CSAI) conducted a scan of six states' PD opportunities…
Descriptors: State Standards, Academic Standards, Faculty Development, Inservice Teacher Education
Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation, 2018
Reliability is a measure of consistency. It is the degree to which student results are the same when they take the same test on different occasions, when different scorers score the same item or task, and when different but equivalent tests are taken at the same time or at different times. Reliability is about making sure that different test forms…
Descriptors: Test Reliability, Test Validity, Student Evaluation, Test Bias
Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation, 2018
The recommendations in this brief create a framework for using data effectively to make instructional decisions. The availability of student-level data for educators has pushed forward the movement to strengthen the role of data to guide instruction and improve student learning. While improvements in technology and assessments, as well as recent…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Information Utilization, Data Collection, Data Analysis
Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation, 2018
To understand standards alignment in the context of curriculum and assessment, it is important to understand what standards are, what curriculum consists of, what assessments are, and what alignment means in the context of curriculum and assessment. Standards indicate what students should know and be able to do within a particular content area,…
Descriptors: Alignment (Education), Academic Standards, Curriculum, Educational Assessment
Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation, 2017
Over the course of developing Consolidated State Plans, states have spent time evaluating their accountability systems. Many of the accountability requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, such as the inclusion of academic measures of students' proficiency on annual assessments, graduation rates, and English learners' progress toward…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, School Effectiveness, Accountability, Academic Achievement
Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation, 2017
As the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is implemented, the Center on Standards and Assessment Implementation (CSAI) has received queries regarding accountability requirements, particularly in regard to reporting data for subgroups of students. CSAI recently sought to answer this latter question by reviewing the ESSA. Additionally, CSAI reviewed…
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, State Standards
Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation, 2017
As part of the U.S. Department of Education's process for peer review of state assessment systems, states are required to submit documentation outlining the processes that they use to develop and administer state assessments in English language arts (ELA), mathematics, and science. States must demonstrate that the assessments are aligned with the…
Descriptors: Listening Skills, Academic Standards, Academic Achievement, English Instruction
Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation, 2017
In order to comply with the regulations put forth by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), states are required to submit evidence associated with their statewide accountability systems to the United States Department of Education (ED) for peer review. Thirty-eight states submitted…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Accountability, High School Students
Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation, 2017
The Kindergarten Observation Tool (KOT), an observation-based assessment tool designed for use during the first 30 instructional days of kindergarten, was implemented across New Mexico in fall of 2016 as the states' kindergarten entry assessment (KEA). After KOT administration ended, a survey was developed aimed to understand how New Mexico…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Information Utilization, Educational Assessment
Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation, 2017
To comply with Section 1111(e) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), states are required to submit evidence associated with their assessment systems to the United States Department of Education (ED) for peer review. Thirty-eight states submitted evidence for their assessment…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Educational Assessment, Compliance (Legal)
Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation, 2017
The U.S. Department of Education's review of state assessment systems is an evidence-based, peer review process for which each state submits evidence to demonstrate that its assessment system meets a set of established criteria, called Critical Elements. Critical Elements represent the Elementary and Secondary Education Act statutory and…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, State Standards, Evidence Based Practice, Educational Assessment
Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation, 2017
Standards for early learning (e.g., children ages 0-5; prekindergarten, preschool, and younger) vary widely in their technical quality and specificity. The Center on Standards and Assessment Implementation (CSAI) recently conducted a literature review to determine the landscape in early learning standards and science, specifically centered on the…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Education, Science Education
Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation, 2017
This report provides a summary of the 17 Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plans submitted by May 31, 2017 to the U.S. Department of Education. The purpose of this report is to provide an at-a-glance look at how states articulated decisions related to standards, assessment, accountability, and instruction of English learners in their submitted…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
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