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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
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
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
Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation, 2017
School and district officials responsible for assessing the English Language Proficiency (ELP) of newcomer students (those who are new to formal schooling in the United States) face a dilemma with regards to timing and multiple assessments when those newcomers arrive later in the school year. To determine what states are providing in their Every…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), English Language Learners, Language Proficiency, Immigrants
Mancevice, Nicole; Herman, Joan L. – Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation, 2016
College and Career Ready Standards (CCRS) set the expectation that students will be able to navigate multiple texts, evaluate the claims that authors make, notice and account for any conflicting points of view, and synthesize information as they develop an understanding of a concept or event. CCRS establish these learning expectations, but they do…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Content Area Reading, Lesson Plans, Teaching Guides
Neri, Rebecca; Lozano, Maritza; Chang, Sandy; Herman, Joan – Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation, 2016
New college and career ready standards (CCRS) have established more rigorous expectations of learning for all learners, including English learner (EL) students, than what was expected in previous standards. A common feature in these new content-area standards, such as the Common Core State Standards in English language arts and mathematics and the…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Career Readiness, College Readiness, Educational Principles
Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation, 2016
This report provides results from the most recent update of information about the early childhood assessment practices of individual states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories. It is divided into the following sections: (1) The Importance of Early Childhood Education; (2) The Role of Early Childhood Assessments; (3) Types of Assessment…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Evaluation Methods, Educational Assessment, Preschool Education
Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation, 2016
This update discusses what states are doing to mitigate the trend of parents keeping their children out of statewide assessments. Over the last few years, the United States has seen growing opposition to statewide assessments, as evidenced in the increasing numbers of parents (or guardians) who are deciding not to have their children participate…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Standardized Tests, State Standards, Parent Attitudes
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