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Accountability Systems and Reporting (ASR)

Accountability Systems and Reporting (ASR) is a state collaborative project that works to identify and share strategies that improve the reliability ...

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Assessing Special Education Students (ASES)

The Assessing Special Education Students (ASES) SCASS supports states in efforts to develop assessment and accountability systems that provide full e...

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Developing and Supporting School-Ready Leaders

Since 2000, the Council of Chief State School Officers has worked in partnership with The Wallace Foundation on supporting the differentiated and sha...

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Developing High-Performing Systems of Reform

CCSSO is working to broaden the concept of state capacity and ensure real investment in state systems and infrastructure to breakdown the stove pipes...

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Early Childhood Education Assessment (ECEA)

The Early Childhood Education Assessment (ECEA) Consortium works to enhance young children's learning and school success from birth through 3rd grade...

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Early Childhood Initiatives

CCSSO's Early Childhood Initiatives program works with chief state school officers, state education agencies and other partners to foster the healthy...

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Education Information Management Advisory Consortium (EIMAC)

The Education Information Management Advisory Consortium (EIMAC) is CCSSO's network of state education agency officials tasked with data collection a...

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Encouraging Greater Federal Investment in Education

Chiefs strongly believe that education is the single most important investment in the future of individuals and our nation. To promote excellence and...

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English Language Development Assessment (ELDA)

ELDA is a battery of tests designed to allow schools to measure annual progress in the acquisition of English language proficiency skills among non-n...

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English Language Learners (ELL)

The English language learner (ELL) SCASS constitutes the only national, sustained forum among state education agencies, researchers, and policy exper...

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Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELO)

The Council’s Expanded Learning Opportunities project was established in 1998 to build state capacity to implement high-quality expanded learning opp...

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Formative Assessment for Students and Teachers (FAST)

The Formative Assessment for Students and Teachers (FAST) SCASS works to expand the implementation of formative assessment in the classroom to positi...

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Implementing the Common Core Standards (ICCS)

CCSSO is convening a collaborative of interested states to work within state teams, across states, and with national experts to discuss and share con...

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Math (MATH)

CCSSO's Math SCASS provides leadership and multi-state collaboration on mathematics standards, curricula, instruction and assessment. In addition, th...

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National Conference on Student Assessment (NCSA)

The National Conference on Student Assessment (NCSA) provides a forum for conference attendees to find out what is happening in the world of assessme...

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Promoting Innovation in Federal Law

Chiefs and state education agencies are already leading the way on college- and career-ready standards and transparent accountability and now need ro...

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Science (SCIENCE)

The Science SCASS is dedicated to ensuring that the highest quality of science standards, instructional materials, and assessments are available to s...

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Social Studies Assessment, Curriculum, and Instruction (SSACI)

The Social Studies Assessment, Curriculum, and Instruction (SSACI) collaborative, facilitated by the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), ...

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State Collaboratives on Assessment and Student Standards (SCASS)

The State Collaboratives on Assessment and Student Standards (SCASS) are groups of State Education Agency (SEA) career service professionals who work...

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

States have increased interest in the use of growth models for school accountability. Growth models are based on tracking change in individual studen...

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Technical Issues in Large Scale Assessment (TILSA)

The Technical Issues in Large Scale Assessment (TILSA) SCASS operates with the guiding principle that all states should strive for state assessments ...

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The Common Core State Standards Initiative (CCSSI)

The Common Core State Standards Initiative is a joint effort by CCSSO and the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices. Governors an...

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The Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC)

The Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) is a consortium of state education agencies and national educational organizations ...

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The National Teacher of the Year Program

The National Teacher of the Year program began in 1952 and continues as the oldest, most prestigious national honors program that focuses public atte...

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  • The Common Core State Standards Initiative (CCSSI)

    The Common Core State Standards Initiative is a joint effort by CCSSO and the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices. Governors and state commissioners of education from across the country have committed to joining a state-led process to develop a common core of state standards in English-language arts and mathematics for grades K-12.