2019 NCME RE-CAP

Toronto Bridge at sunrise

2019 NCME RE-CAP

The ACS team had a fantastic time at the recent NCME conference in Toronto.  It was an excellent opportunity to meet with our colleagues and to hear about the interesting research being conducted across the breadth of our field.  During the conference, Drew participated in a symposium focused on the Strengthening Claims-based Interpretations and Uses of Local and Large-Scale Science Assessment Scores (SCILLSS) project that ACS is participating.  The SCILLSS project is funded through the U.S. Department of Education Enhanced Assessment Grant (EAG)and is led by the state of Nebraska and edCount.

The SCILLSS project has released a number of resources that could be exceptionally valuable to states and districts.  The resources include a self-evaluation protocol that can help guide organizations as they evaluate their assessment programs and whether it is meeting all of their goals and objectives.  It also includes a series of Assessment Literacy modules designed to easily walk through fundamental measurement principles and help ensure that individuals can accurately interpret test scores and use them appropriately.  Visit the SCILLSS website (https://www.scillsspartners.org/) to learn more about all of the resources available.