This white paper considers innovative measures—specifically metacognitive assessments, performance assessments, and the California State Seal of Biliteracy—as potential measures to be included in California’s college and career indicator.
This white paper considers college admission exams—specifically the SAT® and ACT®—as potential measures to be included in California’s college and career indicator. The paper begins by presenting a brief overview of the two exams, their respective histories, and their current applications to other state accountability systems. Next, the SAT and ACT are evaluated against the framework being used for all five categories of potential college and career preparedness measures. This white paper concludes with a summary that identifies major strengths, weaknesses, and trade-offs.
This white paper considers advanced coursework—specifically Advanced Placement® (AP) or International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma Programme course-taking (participation) and/or exam scores—as measures of college and career preparedness. It begins by presenting a brief overview of the two programs, their respective histories, and their current applications in other states’ accountability systems. Next, the programs are evaluated against the framework being used for all five categories of potential college and career preparedness measures.
This report authored by David Conley, founder of the Educational Policy Improvement Center, and Linda Darling-Hammond of the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education describes how state policymakers and education leaders can strategically design systems of assessment and accountability in ways that support learning for students, educators, and systems, alike.
Linking Teacher Effectiveness with Instruction of Academic Behaviors Associated with College Readiness
College readiness and teacher effectiveness are two emerging areas within policy research, yet few studies have linked these concepts. In this study, we examined the psychometric properties of a measure of academic behaviors associated with college readiness intended for high school teachers.
EPIC’s founder, Dr. David T. Conley, gave this presentation on college and career readiness at the AERA Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado, April 2010.
ODE-Assessment-Feedback-Summary.pdf (236 downloads) The Center for Educational Policy Research (CEPR) at the University of Oregon recently solicited input from key stakeholders regarding the Oregon Student Assessment System model initially proposed by Dr. David Conley at a State Board meeting on August 23rd. Dr. Conley revised the model based on feedback received at the August 23rd…