EDC Develops Local Assessment Support Resources for Illinois

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The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) has awarded EDC a contract to help the state develop local assessment support (LAS) resources. The resources will focus on supporting the assessment of the student growth measurement requirement in teacher and principal evaluation in grade levels and content areas not assessed by the state. A team led by co-PIs Karen Shakman (at left) and Jackie Zweig—and including Julie Riordan and Sheila Rodriguez—will work with Illinois to develop a framework for developing assessments and building the capacity of local districts to develop and review assessments aligned to standards. The team will also provide training materials and workshops to support assessment literacy; guide the development and review of appropriate assessments for specific content areas; and study the roll-out of the new processes for developing assessments in priority gap areas.

Last Updated: March 2014