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Building an Interim Assessment System: A Workbook for School Districts

By Eric Crane

With Douglas Rindone, Duncan MacQuarrie


This workbook, prepared by WestEd for the Council of Chief State School Officers, contains the vision, infrastructure, and resource questions critical to a thorough, district-level self-examination of readiness for an interim assessment system. Staff at state departments of education can also use this resource with district-level staff that need guidance.

The questions are intended to guide school districts and other district stakeholders through a structured consideration of building or revisiting a district’s interim assessment system. The questions are designed to be answered collaboratively. The authors of this workbook believe that a team of district stakeholders addressing these questions is the approach most likely to yield progress in creating a lasting, successful system.

The workbook is organized into the following nine sections:

  • Goals and Vision
  • Elements and Features
  • Professional Development
  • Alignment to Standards and Curriculum
  • Costs and Capacity
  • Test Development and Technical Quality
  • Administration and Scoring
  • Reporting
  • Evaluation

Resource Details

Product Information

Copyright: 2010
Format: PDF
Pages: 23
Publisher: Council of Chief State School Officers