Test security is a critical issue for many states and districts. Cheating and test piracy (stealing of test forms or items) pose major threats to the validity of test score interpretation and the credibility of large scale assessment programs.
In 2012, the Council of Chief State School Officers’ Technical Issues in Large-Scale Assessment (TILSA) State Collaborative on Assessment and Student Standards (SCASS) launched a special project to assist states in proactively addressing potential security problems.
Large-scale academic assessments have played a dominant role in U.S. federal and state education policies over the past couple of decades.
This handbook focuses primarily on equating test forms.
The Technical Issues in Large Scale Assessment (TILSA) collaborative focuses on technical issues that state leaders face with their large-scale assessments and opportunities for innovation.
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.
Chief State School Officers, Urban School Leaders Offer Statements of Support for Commintments on High-Quality Assessments
More than 30 state and urban school leaders have offered strong statements of support for the Council of Chief State School Officers and the Council of the Great City Schools Commitments on High-Quality Assessments, a series of established principles to guide state leaders and district leaders in
This document describes: High-Quality Summative Assessment Principles for ELA/Literacy and Mathematics Assessments Aligned to College- and Career-Readiness Standards.
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.
Implementing the Locally-Selected, Nationally-Recognized High School Assessment Provision of the Every Student Succeeds Act: Key Questions and Considerations
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA, 2015) provides new flexibility for
states with respect to high school assessments. Notably, section 1111(b)(2)(H)
of ESSA allows a local education agency (LEA) to administer a locally selected