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Resources & Publications Results for keyword(s) “Publication, Research Report”

A Review and Empirical Comparison of Approaches for Improving the Reliability of Objective Level Scores
This paper addresses the psychometric issues associated with estimating objective level scores, often referred to as subscores. The paper introduces the concepts of reliability and validity …
Categories: Literature Review, Research Report | Type: Publication

Accountability to Drive Continuous Improvement under ESSA
A working group facilitated by the Innovation Lab Network (ILN) of the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), the Learning Policy Institute (LPI), the Stanford Center for Opportunit …
Category: Research Report | Type: Publication
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Addressing Two Commonly Unrecognized Sources of Score Instability in Annual State Assessments
Phillips contends that there are two unrecognized sources of error variance in statistics based on state testing data that contribute to score instability: (a) increased error due to samplin …
Category: Research Report | Type: Publication

Addressing Two Commonly Unrecognized Sources of Score Instability in Annual State Assessments
The work reported in this paper reflects a collaborative effort of many individuals representing multiple organizations. It began during a session at the October 2008 meeting of TILSA when a …
Categories: Literature Review, Research Report, Case Studies | Type: Publication
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An Analysis of Accommodations Issues from the Standards and Assessments Peer Review
Second in a series of three publications for states addressing accommodations and students with disabilities. This publication provides a comprehensive analysis of the peer review guidance i …
Categories: Literature Review, Research Report, Case Studies | Type: Publication

College and Career Readiness Standards and Research-Identified Transition Skills

College and Career Readiness Standards and Research-Identified Transition Skills
College and Career Readiness Standards and Research-Identified Transition Skills …
Category: Research Report | Type: Publication

Determining Adequate Yearly Progress in a State Performance or Proficiency Index Model
The purpose of this paper is to present an overview regarding how several states use a performance or proficiency index in their determination of adequate yearly progress (AYP) under the No …
Categories: Literature Review, Research Report, Case Studies | Type: Publication

Exploring Multiple Measure Dashboards
The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), the Learning Policy Institute (LPI), and the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE) are excited to launch a webinar s …
Category: Research Report | Type: Publication
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Growth Model Comparison Study: A Summary of Results
This paper is a summary of the Goldschmidt multi-state study (2012) and is intended to provide timely and comprehensible information for practitioners and other stakeholders who may not have …
Categories: Literature Review, Research Report | Type: Publication

Growth Model Comparison Study: Practical Implications of Alternative Models for Evaluating School Performance

Growth Model Comparison Study: Practical Implications of Alternative Models for Evaluating School Performance
This paper reports on an empirical study that compared the results of applying nine different analytic growth models to a large multi-state longitudinal data set (four consecutive years divi …
Category: Research Report | Type: Publication

Innovate to Educate: System [Re]Design for Personalized Learning - A Report from the 2010 Symposium
On August 4-6, 2010, CCSSO, ACSD, and the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) convened 150 education thought leaders, practitioners, and technology providers in Boston, Massac …
Category: Research Report | Type: Publication

Key Elements for Educational Accountability Models in Transition: A Guide for Policymakers
State educational accountability models are in transition. Whether modifying the present accountability system to comply with existing state and federal requirements or anticipating new ones …
Categories: Research Report, Practice Guide / Handbook , Case Studies | Type: Publication

Our Responsibility, Our Promise: Transforming Educator Preparation and Entry into the Profession

Our Responsibility, Our Promise: Transforming Educator Preparation and Entry into the Profession
Our Responsibility, Our Promise: Transforming Educator Preparation and Entry into the Profession was written by a CCSSO task force composed of current and former chief state school officers, …
Category: Research Report | Type: Publication

School Choice in the States: A Policy Landscape
In order to support its member chief state school officers in making critical decisions about school choice policies, CCSSO has undertaken an effort to encourage the discussion of school cho …
Category: Research Report | Type: Publication

State End-of-Course Testing Programs: A Policy Brief
State policy makers increasingly rely on end-of-course (EOC) tests to support a variety of purposes and uses. Prominent among these uses are accountability initiatives at the student, teache …
Categories: Research Report, Practice Guide / Handbook , Case Studies | Type: Publication

State of the States: Open Educational Resources in K-12 Education
The implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) will create new opportunities for states to collaborate and leverage investments of public funds around materials, resources, and …
Category: Research Report | Type: Publication
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Supporting Student Success: The Promise of Expanded Learning Opportunities
This report describes policy strategies pursued by six states with funding from the Mott Foundation to integrate expanded learning opportunities into education reform. …
Category: Research Report | Type: Publication

Validity Threats: Detection and Control Practices for State and Local Education Officials
The passage of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) required all states to implement or revise accountability and reporting systems using a set of business rules prescribed within the …
Categories: Literature Review, Research Report, Case Studies | Type: Publication

Vertical Scaling in Standards-Based Educational Assessment and Accountability Systems
This paper describes vertical scaling as a method for linking a set of test forms of increasing difficulty, and explores the applicability of these methods for standards-based educational ac …
Categories: Literature Review, Research Report | Type: Program, Publication