• June 2015

Comprehensive Statewise Assessment Systems

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The purpose of this document is to provide a framework to support states who want to take action on advancing efficient and effective systems of high quality assessments and learn from those who already have taken action.

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  • March 2017

Developing and Measuring Higher Order Skills

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In December 2015, passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) opened up new possibilities for how student and school success are defined and supported in American public education.

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  • November 2015

Science Assessment Item Collaborative Grade 5 Item Cluster Prototype

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On behalf of the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) Science Assessment
Item Collaborative (SAIC) state members, WestEd’s science content and assessment
specialists are pleased to present this Grade 5 Item Cluster Prototype for assessment of

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  • September 2015

Science Assessment Item Collaborative Assessment Framework

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The Science Assessment Item Collaborative (SAIC) Assessment Framework (“Assessment Framework”) provides a range of options and accompanying rationales for the development of Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)–aligned items and summative assessments.

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