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CCSSO’s Education Information Management Advisory Consortium (EIMAC) commissioned a report written for policy makers on the phases of large-scale test development, “Developing Student Achievement Tests Under No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Accountability Requirements: A Policy Maker’s Primer.”

Author(s)Douglas Rindone and Duncan MacQuarrie
Publication dateJanuary 2007
publication pdfDeveloping Student Achievement Tests
KeywordsStandard, Assessments, & Accountability; Title I; No Child Left Behind/ESEA

CCSSO's Education Information Management Advisory Consortium (EIMAC) commissioned a report written for policy makers on the phases of large-scale test development, "Developing Student Achievement Tests Under No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Accountability Requirements: A Policy Maker's Primer." Authors Douglas Rindone and Duncan MacQuarrie begin the paper by introducing the purposes of large-scale testing. The remaining sections address the following seven critical components of state assessment systems identified by the U.S. Department of Education's Peer Review Guidance for compliance with No Child Left Behind:

 

•·         challenging academic content standards

•·         challenging academic achievement standards

•·         system of annual high-quality assessments

•·         system of assessments with high technical quality

•·         alignment of academic content standards, academic achievement standards, and assessments

•·         inclusion of all students in the assessment system

•·         an effective system of assessment reports

Contact:Kimberly  Rhodeskimberlyr@ccsso.org202-312-6865