This U.S. Department of Education website provides the NCLB standards and assessment approval letters.
This Grant Wiggins authored article describes the role assessment plays as feedback for students on their academic performance.
This guide from the former Center on Instruction explores the use of assessments with adolescent literacy instruction. Part I addresses using formative assessments, and Part II provides examples of assessments or assessment systems in use.
The U.S. Department of Education funded Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing conducts research on important topics related to K-12 educational testing.
The Center on Standards and Assessment is one of 22 comprehensive centers funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation provides technical assistance to, and helps build the capacity of, states to support their districts and schools in implementing rigorous and high-quality college- and career-ready standards and assessments. The Center is operated by WestEd. The National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST) and the National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment serve as partners for this center.
This EdWeekly artcile focuses on the discovery that as most states shift their required tests onto computers, teachers are discovering that their students are stumbling over an unexpected weakness: the keyboarding skills necessary to show what they know. To close that skills gap, schools are increasingly making time in their days for old-fashioned typing instruction—translated to a computer keyboard—and other skills such as scrolling, mouse-clicking, and dragging-and-dropping.
This link is to the Center on Education Policy (CEP) report on the states’ preparation for Common Core assessments. This report is the fourth in a series of CEP reports based on the 2013 survey of state officials about states’ progress in implementing the CCSS.
The National Alternate Assessment Center (NAAC) is a five year project funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP).
This center formerly provided technical assistance to states and districts and disseminate information about progress monitoring practices proven to work in different academic content areas (Gr. K-5).
The Northwest Evaluation Association provides research-based assessments, professional training, and consulting services to improve teaching and learning.
PARE is an online journal whose purpose is to provide education professionals access to refereed articles that can have a positive impact on assessment, research, evaluation, and teaching practice, especially at the local education agency (LEA) level.
This Center on Instruction book is the third in a series of three "Practical Guidelines for the Education of English Language Learners." This book focuses on research-based recommendations on the use of accommodations to increase the valid participation of English language learners in large-scale assessments.
This U.S. Department of Education tool kit offers a compilation of current information to help states move forward in improving results for all students with disabilities.