Teachers, administrators, and state education agency personnel who use students’ test results for any purpose must be sure that the assessments reflect the standards being taught and that the curriculum, in turn, reflects state and/or district standards. When all are in sync, students learn challenging content linked to college and career readiness, and they are able to demonstrate what they know and can do through fair measures of achievement.
WestEd conducts customized alignment studies designed to provide states and districts with action-oriented information about the degree to which the core elements of their instruction are congruent with locally developed or vendor-developed assessments, identifying any gaps or areas of overlap.
WestEd has been conducting studies of alignment on behalf of states, districts, and other clients since 2005. Our portfolio of work has extended into 13 states in all regions of the United States. These efforts enable informed decision-making by state education agencies, test vendors, institutions of higher education, district administrators, and teachers across the nation.
To learn more, contact Matthew Gaertner at firstname.lastname@example.org or 650.823.4320.