In an updated version of its 2016 report on a state scan of states’ status on K-2 assessments, ACT reported that states adapted to three changes of implementing K-2 assessments in local districts: (1) changes of teacher evaluations in ESSA; (2) federal funds fo
This guide aims to support state education agencies and early education partners develop coherent, research-based policy by guiding thinking, discussion, data collection, and gap analyses of current practices and policies that can lead to more intentional decision making relative to y
TILSA focuses on technical issues that state leaders face in implementing, developing, and maintaining their large-scale assessments. These issues include psychometric challenges, innovative design approaches, comparability, and validity of claims and test results.
The Social Studies Collaborative harnesses the collective wisdom of state, district, and department social studies supervisors and consultants to explore opportunities and address challenges within the field of social studies.
The School and District Improvement (SDI) collaborative supports state school and district improvement leads as they work with schools and districts to support the lowest-performing schools, close achievement gaps for all students, and increase support for specific subgroup populations.
The Science collaborative supports state science supervisors and science assessment leads in cross-state efforts to improve science teaching and learning across the country through strategic support for high-quality instructional materials, assessments, professional learning, and state policies.
The Math collaborative members work to inform and challenge our collective views of what it means for all students to leave their K-12 experience college- and career-ready in mathematics.
Formative Assessment for Students and Teachers (FAST) Collaborative 2019-2020 Membership Information
The Formative Assessment for Students and Teachers (FAST) collaborative aims to advance the implementation of formative assessment in each member state through the development of resources that develop state, district, and school leaders' ability to support teacher learning, by sharing member sta
The ELA Collaborative is composed of member states from across the country that come together to leverage their collective expertise to support effective implementation of college- and career-ready ELA/literacy standards.
The English Learners (EL) collaborative constitutes the only national, sustained forum among state education agencies, researchers, policy experts, and partners on issues of standards, assessment, accountability, and policies for English Learners.