• August 2013

Operational Best Practices for Statewide Large-Scale Assessment Programs

CCSSO updated logo

Following nearly four years of work, in June 2010, the Association of Test Publishers (ATP) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) jointly published the Operational Best Practices for Statewide Large-Scale Assessment Programs (Operational Best Practices).

  • June 2019

K-2 Assessments: An Update on State Adoption and Implementation

K-2 Assessments Cover

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

  • October 2018

Fundamental Insights about Formative Assessment

cover of fundamental insights about formative assessment

This document is intended for chief state school officers, district leaders, and school administrators to provide them with fundamental insights about formative assessment.

  • May 2013

TILSA Test Security Guidebook

Test Security Guidebook

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.

  • May 2015

TILSA Test Security:

Test Security Lessons Learned

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.