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How Systems of Assessments Aligned with Competency-Based Education Can Support Equity

January 2020. Competency-based education systems hold promise for maximizing high-quality teaching and learning for the growth of all students. Such systems, if well designed and implemented, can serve critical equity aims by ensuring that all students are supported in meeting key learning and development targets. Competency-based education systems, however, cannot fulfill these goals unless accompanied by high-quality…


The Innovative Assessment Pilot: A New Opportunity for States and Districts to Collaborate in Developing Next Generation Systems of Assessments

January 2018. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provides flexibility for states to redesign systems of assessments to better align with student-centered learning. The U.S. Department of Education has released an official notice inviting states to apply for a new program in ESSA: the Innovative Accountability and Assessment Demonstration Authority. This “Innovative Assessment Pilot” allows states to…


Assessment Literacy to Support Competency-based Education Systems and other Deeper Learning Efforts

June 2017. Assessment literacy has traditionally evoked measurement principles such as validity and reliability accompanied by complex equations, statistical terms, and images of normal curves, ogives, and error bands. We have to come to recognize that assessment literacy is better conceptualized as the knowledge and skills associated with designing, selecting, interpreting, and using high-quality assessments to improve…