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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, 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, 2016
In the past year, a number of states have eliminated the requirements for high school exit or graduation examinations and retroactively issued diplomas to students who had completed all other graduation requirements but had not passed the required examinations. On the other hand, some states have begun to require students to pass a civics test as…
Descriptors: State Standards, Graduation Requirements, High School Students, Civics
Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation, 2014
This memorandum presents results from the Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation's (CSAI's) most recent scan of state assessment systems, with attention to changes from the previous school year to the 2014-2015 school year. CSAI derived the information reported in this memorandum from websites maintained by state, district, and…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Measurement, Common Core State Standards, Academic Standards
Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation, 2014
This memorandum presents the results of the most recent scan of student achievement measures, other than state tests, in state teacher evaluation systems. This scan also includes measures of student-centered outcomes unrelated to achievement.
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Alternative Assessment, Teacher Evaluation