Nevada DOE Evaluation – 2016

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The Nevada Department of Education has released the Nevada External Outcomes Evaluation.  This report was a co-venture of ACS Ventures, the Center for Research, Evaluation, and Assessment at the University of Nevada Las Vegas and MYS Project & Brand Management and is focused on the evaluation of state funded programs designed to strengthen education in the state. (more…)

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ITC 2016 – Public Perceptions of Assessment

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At the 2016 conference, Chad presented a paper focused on the public perceptions of education assessment.  The paper discussed perceptions of educational assessment as a whole as well as perceptions of specific activities, such as the use of assessments in college admissions.    (more…)

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NCME 2016 – NY Court Case

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At the 2016 NCME conference, Chad discussed a recent court case that he served as an expert witness.  The court was focused on the educator credentialing exam in New York, and could have far ranging implications for our credentialing and employment programs. (more…)

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CCSSO 2016 – Proactive Planning

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At the 2016 CCSSO NCSA conference, Chad and Drew participated in a symposium focused on the issues for test sponsors when significant testing irregularities happen during the test administration.  The symposium focused on issues with failed test delivery, inappropriate materials being used, and problems when scoring test items.  They focused on steps that can be made prior to the test administration to help quickly address issues and keep the test administration on track.    (more…)

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ATP 2016 – Test Score Validity

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At the 2016 ATP conference, Drew participated in a symposium focused on validity. Drew's presentation reviewed current validity theory and discussed ways that validity evidence can be gathered throughout the entire assessment lifecycle. (more…)

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