Resources

 

State Growth Models for School Accountability: Progress on Developing and Reporting

States have increased interest in the use of growth models for school accountability. Growth models are based on tracking change in individual student achievement scores over multiple years.

 

Alignment Content Analysis of NAEP 2009 Science Assessment with the methodology of Surveys of Enacted Curriculum

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) conducted an alignment content analysis of the 2009 National Assessment of Educational Progress Reading and Science Assessments administered in 2009 for students at grades 4 and 8. The analysis was conducted using the methodology of the Surveys of Enacted Curriculum (SEC). The study of NAEP Reading and Science Assessments was supported by the National Center for Education Statistics through the Assessment Division. This report on the findings of the analysis was prepared by staff of the Council of Chief State School Officers, led by the project director Rolf K. Blank.

 

Performance Counts Assessment Systems that Support High Quality Learning

This white paper describes what a student assessment system could look like ifbuilt from the principles and best practices found in current educationalresearch and effective educational systems in the U.S. and high-achievingnations around the world.

 

Statewide Student Assessment: 2009-2010

This report contains critical information regarding statewide assessments administered to public school students during the school year 2009-10.

 

Alignment Content Analysis of TIMSS and PISA Mathematics and Science Assessments Using the Surveys of Enacted Curriculum Methodology

Through the SEC Collaborative, CCSSO conducted an alignment content analysis of the 2007 TIMSS Mathematics and Science education assessments for students at grades 4 and 8 and the 2006 PISA Mathematics and Science Literacy assessments for students at age 15 (i.e., TIMSS--Trends in Mathematics and Science Study, PISA--Program for International Student Assessment).

 

50-State Analysis of the Prepartion of Teachers and the Conditions for Teaching: Results from the NCES Schools and Staffing Survey

As part of the CCSSO efforts to report on indicators of education quality in our public schools, we have conducted an analysis of data from the Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS).

 

Mathematics & Science Education Task Force Recommendations, 2006

In May 2006, Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) President Valerie Woodruff and the Board of Directors commissioned the creation of a mathematics and science education task force to address a common set of concerns regarding mathematics and science education in the United States.

 

Mathematics & Science Education Task Force Executive Summary, 2006

The CCSSO Mathematics and Science Education Task Force convened to address a common set of concerns regarding the condition of mathematics and science education on the United States.

 

Accommodations Manual - How to Select, Administer, and Evaluate Use of Accommodations for Instruction and Assessment of Students with Disabilities

The Accommodations Manual: How to Select, Administer, and Evaluate Use of Accommodation for Instruction and Assessment of Students with Disabilities presents a five-step process for Individualized Educational Program (IEP) teams, 504 plan committees, general and special education teachers, administrators, and district level assessment staff to use in the selection, administration, and evaluation of the effectiveness of the use of instructional and assessment accommodations by students with disabilities.

 

Accommodations Professional Development Guide

This publication provides a foundation and context for the use of accommodations by students with disabilities. When students have engaged in standards-based instruction with support provided through special education services and strategies, they will be able to show what they have learned on state assessments.