Smarter Balanced provides monthly updates on the development of the Smarter Balanced assessment system and activities in member states.
At a recent gathering of the Southwest Collaborative on Educator Effectiveness, Margaret Heritage provided expert guidance on the appropriate use of student assessment results to measure teacher quality.
This PowerPoint presentation, with accompanying Presenter’s Manual, provides an overview of progress monitoring systems that can be used to track student growth in elementary school mathematics. The presentation was made at the Math Summit: Providing Evidence-Based Practices and Implications of...
The Data-informed District: A District-wide Evaluation of Data Use in the Natrona County School District
Wayman, Cho, & Johnston describe a data-informed district as one where educational data inform every decision and are used by every educator at every level. In such a district, common understandings exist about the nature of learning, the nature of teaching, and how data may best inform these...
What Four States are Doing to Support Local Data-Driven Decision Making: Policies, Practices, and Programs
This report documents how four state education agencies are supporting local data-driven decisionmaking through their policies, practices, and programs for creating data systems, improving data access and use, and building district and school capacity to use data.
Learning about Assessment: An Evaluation of a Ten-State Effort to Build Assessment Capacity in High Schools
This report focuses primarily on the third goal of this project, which is the creation and function of teacher learning teams focused on assessment for learning.
What States can Learn about State Standards and Assessment Systems from No Child Left Behind Documents and Interviews with Central Region Assessment Directors
The purpose of this study is to describe the No Child Left Behind requirements for state standards and assessment systems. The authors examined official documents and peer review decision letters and included interviews with state assessment directors in the Central Region to highlight the...
The draft Framework for High Quality English Language Proficiency (ELP) Standards and Assessments was developed in response to requests from states for assistance from the U.S. Department of Education on how to evaluate the technical quality of their ELP standards and assessments.