Using Interim Assessments Instead of Summative? Considering an ESSA Option

Monday, June 20, 2016: 4:00 PM-5:00 PM
Franklin Hall 9 (Philadelphia Marriott Downtown)
  • Interim Assessments ESSA DadeyGong 062016.pdf (693.9 kB)
  • Content Strands:
    1. Assessment and Accountability Research
    The federal “Every Student Succeeds Act” invites states to consider using interim assessments to produce summative student assessment results. This session will bring together research and practice to inform this issue and address: (1) How can interim assessment data be used to make summative decisions? What are each approach’s assumptions, strengths, and limitations? (2) What implications do using interim assessments have for claims, assessment blueprints, security, reporting, accountability, and peer review? (3) What review processes and criteria might a state use to evaluate the quality of various interim assessments? How do the review processes/criteria for interim assessments compare with those used to evaluate summative assessments? (4) What analyses might a state do to evaluate how different the information it is getting from interim and summative assessments? and (5) What might a state/district do to combine interim and summative assessment information to yield better and more information than either provides separately?