Assessment HQ launches State Assessment Site

The nonprofit Collaborative for Student Success has launched Assessment HQ, a unique online platform that takes the guesswork and risk of misinformation out of understanding state annual assessments by providing transparency on student proficiency and state testing decisions.  

Assessment HQ highlights state-reported student performance results in mathematics and English language arts (ELA) by student demographics and allows users to see trends in individual states while observing the performance of student groups, like African American and Hispanic students.

Additionally, Assessment HQ includes a dynamic map that features information on which assessments each state is using and whether the state plans to make changes to their state assessment which will impact students, teachers, and parents. 

Every state education system chooses its own annual summative assessment in grades 3 to 8 and again in high school to measure progress toward all students mastering the state’s standards. Across the country, there are a variety of assessments being used, which include (but are not limited to) the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (Smarter Balanced), ACT Aspire, and others. These assessments, or tests, play a critical role in helping educators and policymakers at the state, district, and school levels know how well schools are serving every student. Educators, parents, and policymakers together can use the data on this site to compare student performance across students, schools, districts, and states to ensure all students are receiving high-quality education and to target resources and improvement efforts accordingly.

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