College-Ready, Career-Ready, and Graduation Eligibility: Challenges for EOC Assessments

Friday, June 27, 2014: 9:00 AM-10:00 AM
Strand 13B (Hyatt Regency New Orleans)
  • Parton-Sharp-Buckendahl NCSA 140627.ppt (8.0 MB)
  • Content Strands:
    1. Next generation assessment systems
    2. Implementing state and federal programs policy
    End of Course (EOC) assessments have been developed in many states as one strategy for measuring student achievement at the secondary level. With its proximity to instruction, EOC assessments have also become commonly used as part of individual student accountability systems whether as part of course grades or a component of graduation eligibility. As states transition assessment and accountability systems to include interpretations of college and career readiness, communicating the differential expectations around these potentially multiple uses of scores presents a challenge for multiple stakeholders in the process. Presenters in this session will discuss different strategies for development, validation, and communication of these potentially diverse interpretations and uses of EOC assessment scores. Perspectives will include representation from mature systems, emerging systems, and assessment designers.