The following resources comprise a Visioning Toolkit for Better Assessments to help stakeholders explore new assessment provisions under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and deepen their understanding of assessment models that are now possible under the law. These resources will provide stakeholders with a solid foundation of what is possible so they can begin to engage in conversations in their State about next generation assessment design.
View a visual overview of four critical opportunities available to states under ESSA for building next-generation assessment systems.
Get answers to the most common questions regarding general assessment requirements under Section 1111(b)(2) of ESSA.
Get answers to the most common questions regarding the requirements for the Innovative Assessment and Accountability Demonstration Authority in ESSA.
View an overview of the enabling State policy conditions that support innovative assessment systems.
Download descriptions of 15 possible State assessment models under the Innovative Assessment and Accountability Demonstration Authority.
This document will help states and stakeholders develop a theory of action for innovative assessment design that help’s the state explain how the different components of its education system will connect to help the state achieve its intended goals.
The Innovative Assessment and Accountability Demonstration Authority under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) gives states the opportunity to pilot next-generation systems of assessment. Get a better understanding of possible assessment models permitted under the Demonstration Authority with this interactive tool. Your answers will result in descriptions of possible models that meet your criteria. The 15 models in this tool are meant to spur thinking and do not represent all of options under the law.