What role does research play in
your assessment?

What does it take to move from an average assessment to a high-quality, useful, relevant tool? The most valuable assessments are research driven and technically rigorous. While those attributes may not be glamorous, they are what your teachers and students need to make learning gains. But “research driven” is more than a buzzword. It’s a scientific, measurable commitment to precision. Let’s look at the hallmarks of a research-driven assessment.

Is valid and reliable

Validity refers to whether an assessment measures what it intends to measure. When an assessment has strong evidence of validity, educators can be confident that the tool provides an accurate result and that the result is the best estimate of student performance.

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