We strive to shape the future of K–12 student assessment through research and innovation, and are committed to bringing new opportunities to the changing world of education.
Highlights of recent research initiatives and pilot programs demonstrate how we are preparing assessment and measurement systems for the future include:
A 5-year effort sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences at the U.S. Department of Education, this program seeks to improve reading comprehension through intervention and assessment.
This research consists of frameworks for assessment that can help teachers better understand what students know and how to move them to the next competency level.
This policy document (PDF) examines the impact of, and the progress in, K–12 student assessment. It also offers insight into emerging options since the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act.
We help teachers, administrators and policymakers improve their decisions for students through a focused and sustained program of research that is intended to: