Comprehensive Statewide Assessment Systems: A Framework for the Role of the State Education Agency in Improving Quality and Reducing Burden
The purpose of this resource from CCSSO is to support and guide state leaders as they determine how to move their states towards a comprehensive, high-quality assessment system. The resource provides key considerations on the state’s role and ways to review and evaluate its current state assessment systems. Key actions for state leaders to consider when reviewing their assessment systems include:
define the goal and determine the state’s role;
get the facts;
involve the community;
move from data collection to evaluation;
make recommendations and implement them; and
communicate early and often.
Throughout this resource, state efforts towards high-quality assessments are highlighted for each key action step.