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National Association of Test Directors - The association defines as its purpose "to share information about testing in educational settings; to encourage the appropriate use of testing in educational settings; to improve the applications of measurement to students and educational programs; and to encourage research in the area of elementary and secondary school testing and measurement."...

Assessment Training Institute - The Assessment Training Institute aims to provide educators with classroom assessment knowledge and tools to maximize student achievement and motivation. Professional development in assessment literacy is provided through learning teams....

The National Board on Educational Testing and Public Policy (NBETPP) - This Web site provides a list of links to state assessment pages....

Awesome Library - This Internet library database provides information on a wide range of topics, including education assessment. This link takes the user to resources, reports and articles on school report cards, program evaluation, standards and state comparisons. ...

Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) - This nationwide, nonprofit organization is composed of public officials who lead departments responsible for elementary and secondary education in the states. In representing the chief education officers, CCSSO works on behalf of the state agencies that serve pre-K-12 students throughout the nation. This site provides information about accountability systems....

National Assessment of Educational Progress - The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as "the Nation's Report Card," is the only nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America's students know and can do in various subject areas. Since 1969, assessments have been conducted periodically in reading, mathematics, science, writing, U.S. history, civics, geography and the arts. This site contains summaries of national and state test results, state profiles, publications, test questions, special studies, information and research pertaining to the NAEP exams and a link to NAEP's inclusion policy. The NAEP e-library provides various guides, manuals, and glossaries of NAEP terms, as well as access reports and resources....

National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) - NASBE is a nonprofit private association which represents state and territorial boards of education. The associationís objectives include strengthening state leadership in education policymaking, promoting excellence in the education of all students, and advocating equality of access to educational opportunity. This link takes you to NASBE's page on accountability, assessment and standards, with access to numerous reports, articles and policy briefs....

National Board on Educational Testing and Public Policy (NBETPP) - This independent organization monitors testing in the United States. Its research focuses on five areas: monitoring the effects of state-level tests, designing state systems for accountability, understanding the role of tests in standards-based education reform, understanding how standardized tests are used in college admissions, and understanding the link between technology and testing. The site also contains links to state education agencies, state assessment sites, U.S. testing and assessment sites, and global assessment sites....

National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment (NCIEA) - NCIEA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering student learning through improved practices in education assessment and accountability. The Center supports technical and practical issues in states by consulting on: the operation of technical advisory committees, the design of assessment and accountability systems, policy issues and communications and public relations plans. The site offers information on NCIEAís projects and research, publications and services, as well as a link to each state's department of education and a variety of state government Web sites....

The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study - In 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007, and 2011, TIMSS-R collected data at the 4th- and 8th-grade levels to provide information about change in the mathematics and science achievement of our students compared to those in other nations. This Web site includes information on which countries participated, how student achievement was measured, what contextual information was collected and how to obtain the results....

Ericae.net - The ERIC Clearinghouse on Assessment and Evaluation provides information about assessment, evaluation and research methodology, and resources to encourage the responsible use of education data. ...

Achieve Inc. - Achieve, an independent, bipartisan organization created at the 1996 National Education Summit, serves as a national clearinghouse on standards, assessment and accountability. Its Web site includes a database that allows sophisticated searches and side-by-side comparisons of the standards of more than 40 states and several foreign countries. The Achieve site also includes news items, policy briefs and detailed analyses of the standards and assessments of several states....

National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards and Student Testing (CRESST) - CRESST conducts research on topics related to K-12 education testing and the assessment of education quality. This site includes publications, assessments, PowerPoint presentations, media contacts and information for parents about testing issues....


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