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In keeping with our mission as a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving teaching and learning, Measured Progress assessment experts conduct research and publish their findings on related topics. We also make available our final reports from research grants that include information about specific research inquiries and do not necessarily reflect the views of the funding foundation. Many of our projects result in the publication of guidelines for applying research findings to instruction and assessment.

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computer test, computer adaptive testing, computer testing “Interim” Assessments and ESSA: A Great Opportunity
By Stuart R. Kahl, Ph.D. (2017)

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) places the details of accountability systems back in the hands of the states. It also includes some assessment-related provisions that allow the states to implement innovative solutions to longstanding issues regarding state testing programs. Two major issues have to do with (1) the nature of the content and skills that have been tested via the efficient end-of-year No Child Left Behind (NCLB) assessments (and resultant negative impacts on instruction, classroom testing, and student learning) and (2) the over-testing spawned by NCLB and the USDOE’s Race to the Top program.

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