Assessment Implementation and Evaluation

Assessment is a critical and necessary component of any education system, but not an end in itself. edCount's core belief is that an assessment's purpose must not be limited to obtaining a number or score. Rather, to be effective, an assessment must ultimately serve and support instruction. The assessment services we provide for state and local clients help them not only implement and improve assessment systems, but also to make decisions and interpretations in the context of a broader educational framework in which assessment is an important – but integrated – component. 

Assessment System Design and Evaluation

Score Reporting and Performance Standards

Policies and System Documentation and Federal Peer Review

Validity Evaluations

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Reviewing and Documenting Accommodation Policies

edCount reviewed the Puerto Rico Department of Education's (PRDE) implementation of its accommodation policy to ensure that all students who take the island's general assessment (the PPAA) have the best opportunity to demonstrate what they know and can do.

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English Language Proficiency Assessment Validity Evaluation Planning

Through the federally-funded Evaluating the Validity of English Language Proficiency Assessments (EVEA) project, edCount has helped the state education agencies (SEAs) for Washington, Oregon, Montana, Indiana, and Idaho develop comprehensive frameworks (also called interpretive arguments) for considering the meaning and utility of scores from English language proficiency assessments (ELPAs).

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