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State Bulletin: November 2018

[VIDEO] Classroom Observations that Focus on the Student Experience

Newsletter: September 2018

Test Items that Yield Rich Data: Part 3 of 3

Mutual Admiration Society: Measured Progress and our Psychometrics Interns

Reflections on a Career in Assessment

A Global Impact on Learning

We ♡ Assessment

Test Items that Yield Rich Data: Part 2 of 3

How 2 Schools Improved Their Assessments and Increased Student Learning

Test Items that Yield Rich Data: Part 1 of 3

New Partnership with SchoolCity Expands Access to Formative Assessment Resources

Using Year-End Funds Wisely

3 Models That Can Work for New Statewide Assessment Programs

Why College and Career Readiness Measures Matter for Lower Grades

5 Things to Think About When You Build Your Assessments

[VIDEO] Alignment: The Promise and Peril of Interim Assessments

A Closer Look at Balanced Assessment Systems: Statewide Assessment

What a Year

New Standards Require New Assessments

Gauging the Transition to the NGSS in California: Reflections from CSTA 2017

9 Steps for Writing Test Items that Make the Grade

What We Test Matters

Celebrating our Collaboration with Oklahoma

How Does School Choice Affect Assessment Initiatives?

Data-Driven Decisions: A Guide for Matching Assessment to Purpose

3 Reasons to Care about Test Security for District and School Assessments

Collaborative Partnership Improves Student Learning for Boston Public Schools

A Closer Look at Balanced Assessment Systems: Benchmark Tests

A Conversation about Standard Setting: An Introduction to Item-Descriptor (ID) Matching Methodology

Deepen Student Learning for the Total Solar Eclipse

A Closer Look at Balanced Assessment Systems: Formative Assessment

eMPower Assessments Reports add Lexile and Quantile Levels

A Movement with a Mission: Champions for Change at the Charter School Conference

3 Benefits of A Coherent Assessment System

Math Mentor Makes Magical Moments Multiply

7 Key Elements of Strong Assessment Items [Infographic]

A Closer Look at Balanced Assessment Systems: Interim Assessments

Who Has Time to Innovate? Part 5 of 5

2 Major Trends in the Future of Large-Scale Assessment

Introducing eMPower Assessments

What is a Balanced Assessment System? 4 Assessment Definitions that Might Surprise You [Infographic]

Who Has Time to Innovate? Part 4 of 5

Thank You, Educators!

Who Has Time to Innovate? Part 3 of 5

Who Has Time to Innovate? Part 2 of 5

Reflections from CSTA and NSTA Conferences

Who Has Time to Innovate? Part 1 of 5

How Do You Fit New NGSS-based Assessment into Current Science Curricula?

Reinforcing our Commitment to Learning

Doing the Right Thing: Feeling Good about Working on "Next-Generation" MCAS

From Theory to Practice: Meet our Psychometric Interns

Where’s Statewide Testing Going?

How Do You Measure What Someone Knows?

5 Tips to Help Transition to NGSS

New Science Partnership Brings STEM Gauge and IQWST Together

Online and Paper Testing: Are We Looking at the Differences Closely Enough?

Top 3 Lessons Learned from Leaders

New Possibilities for State Assessment under the ESSA

Less intrusive testing, more meaningful results.

Supporting New Paradigms for Educational Accountability

PARCC Scores are in. What’s next?

New Contract in Maine; Moving beyond PARCC and Smarter Balanced

New Peer Review Guidance from USDOE: Important Information for State Assessment Teams

Don’t Compare Accountability Assessment Programs on “Percent Proficient” Results

Choosing the Right Item Bank—Why Bigger Isn’t Always Better

Temps as Test Scorers: The Truth of the Matter

Cultivate Interactivity in Your Classroom With the Formative Assessment Feedback Loop

Are We Ignoring the Impact of High Stakes Testing Again? Maybe We Can Get it Right in Science.

Make Time for Reflection and Learning