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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, 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
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
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
With the increased inclusion of student academic growth in school accountability decisions, the Center on Standards and Assessment Implementation (CSAI) has received multiple queries regarding how states are incorporating student growth measures into their accountability systems. CSAI recently sought to answer this question through a scan of state…
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Outcome Measures, Accountability, Measurement
Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation, 2016
The Pre-Kindergarten/Kindergarten Assessment tab of the State of the States section of the Center on Standards and Assessment Implementation (CSAI) website provides information on the design, development, and implementation of state-funded pre-kindergarten and kindergarten assessments that are intended to measure school readiness, both before and…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Kindergarten, Student Evaluation