Criteria for Procuring and Evaluating High-Quality Assessments
The purpose of this guidance document from CCSSO is to support states in selecting assessments that meet a high bar for quality. This guidance document suggests the evidence that states should review in order to make information judgments on the quality of assessments. Quality assessments “match the depth, breadth, and rigor of the standards; accurately measure student progress toward college and career readiness; and provide valid data to inform teaching and learning” (p. 1). This document has an overview of the assessment criteria and a chart containing detailed criteria and sample evidence. State-specific criteria at the end of the document provide important additional issues that states may wish to consider in their evaluation process.