Assessment & Standards Development Services
about the program
Known for creating assessment systems that are valid, fair, and aligned with rigorous standards, the Assessment & Standards Development Services (ASDS) program provides state and national policy guidance on building aligned student, school, and educator accountability systems.
ASDS develops assessments for both general education and special populations, and conducts alignment studies, standards reviews, and research on access of standards and assessment for all student populations. ASDS assessment and standards reviews range from language arts, mathematics, science, and social science to emerging fields such as college and career readiness.
The National Center on Standards and Assessment Implementation, housed within ASDS, supports states' transition to new standards and assessments for college readiness.
In addition, ASDS is the Project Management Partner for the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium—the first collaboration of its kind to develop a common assessment system among a majority of states aligned to the Common Core State Standards.
Program Infosheet (PDF)
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