NCME 2015 – Independent Evaluation

Birds eye view of New York and Brooklin bridge

At the 2015 NCME conference, Drew participated in a session focused on the completion of independent evaluations of assessment programs.  His presentation discussed completing a “formative evaluation” which is focused on program improvement.  The results and findings are a little less formal, and are primarily used internally to help set priorities and allocate resources. (more…)

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NCME 2015 – International Benchmarking

Hanging bridge white over bay

  At the 2015 NCME, Drew and Susan presented a paper focused on the use of international assessments (i.e. TIMSS, PISA) as benchmarks during standard setting.  While these assessments can certainly provide useful information, their paper focused on the development of a framework that could guide when these assessments can and cannot be used. (more…)

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