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Innovative Assessment Solutions

Measuring your school's improvement used to hang on the results of a single annual exam score. The Every Student Succeeds Act expands the summative environment so schools can use innovative options to combine multiple measures delivered throughout the year. This new approach supports a more flexible, growth-oriented demonstration of your school's improvement.

Read the following articles, brochures, and videos to learn more about how Scantron supports your school improvement efforts with innovative assessment approaches.

Performance Series

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  • How can I measure student growth throughout the year?
  • How do I understand a student's abilities if they're not performing at grade level?
  • Can I test throughout the year, but still get a summative, year-end measure?

Pinpoint the proficiency level of your students across a range of subjects, with results that correspond to Common Core State Standards, the specific standards of your state, or both. See more accurate student placement, better diagnosis of instructional needs—including where instructional adjustments are necessary—and measure student gains across reporting periods.

The Next Generation of Assessment

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  • How can I create assessments that survive environment changes like ESSA?
  • What makes a strong foundation for assessment?
  • How can I leverage emerging technologies with my current technology readiness?
  • How to I manage testing accommodations for special needs students?

One of the most reliable constants in the 21st century is change. The field of assessment is no different—educational standards change, cognitive demand measurement theories shift, and technology continues to evolve. Helping students master the knowledge they need to succeed in the college or career world they will enter is a crucial outcome of education, particularly in the face of increased demands for data-driven decision-making. But how can you do this when change comes so quickly? Simply put, you must have a flexible system capable of accommodating educational shifts. This article explores three main building blocks of next-generation assessments.

Assessment Development: The Circle of Life

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  • What does a robust and effective cycle of assessment development look like?
  • How can I match this cycle to meet my specific needs?
  • How can I expand my development team's capacity to develop assessments?

The assessment world is always evolving—new theories, ideas, and approaches are regularly introduced. How can educators create and maintain an assessment environment that truly measures student achievement? The key is having a stable strategy that follows a continuous improvement cycle.

Assessment Development and Psychometric Services

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  • What consulting and services are available?
  • How can I take advantage of this within my current assessment development plan?
  • How can I demonstrate exactly how my assessments are predicting student achievement in other areas?

As a leader in K–12 assessment, Scantron understands the challenges facing educators today. One critical challenge is to develop assessment blueprints and effective test items that accurately measure student achievement. Throughout the assessment development cycle, Scantron’s expert consultants can meet you where you are and help get you to where you want to be. Our comprehensive suite of assessment and research services helps you get the most out of your assessment-development process.

The Science of Measurement:
Supporting Innovative Assessment Pilots

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  • Use our customizable assessment delivery platform, Achievement Series, to improve student achievement measurement via innovative assessment pilots delivered online or on paper to suit your technology readiness.
  • Discover the expertise Scantron assessment development experts can bring to designing innovative assessments that expand your measurement capabilities and approaches.
  • Work with Scantron psychometrics experts to design research studies to evaluate whether innovative pilot exams are accurately measuring student growth.
  • Explore how our powerful interactive dashboards give you a real-time and ongoing picture of pilot results.

This session is intended for district and school leaders who want to explore new and innovative approaches to summative assessments throughout the school year.

See our complete ESSA webinar schedule!