U.S. Department of Education

For Assessment Development To Measure Knowledge And Skills Against College And Career-ready Standards

  • Amount
    $182,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    11/30/2010
  • Term
    12 Months
  • Type of Support
    Project
Overview
We propose this grant to the U.S. Department of Education to support their efforts in administering the Race To The Top (RTT) assessment agreements. They will need to seek the advice of assessment experts to support and inform the Department in reviewing and analyzing the work of the two consortia of states that were awarded grants under the RTT competition. The grants were awarded to develop new, common assessment systems aligned to the higher standards that were recently developed by governors and chief state school officers and that have been adopted by 39 states. The tests will assess students' knowledge of mathematics and English language arts from third grade through high school and provide ongoing feedback to teachers during the course of the school year, measure annual student growth, and support Deeper Learning while moving beyond narrowly-focused bubble tests.
About the Grantee
Grantee Website
www.ed.gov 
Address
400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC, 20202, United States
Grants to this Grantee
for a symposium on innovation and productivity in postsecondary education  
The U.S. Department of Education, working with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the Domestic Policy Council, proposes to convene a symposium called Innovation and Productivity in Postsecondary Education. The symposium will bring together 150 developers of innovative educational resources, institutional leaders and practitioners in higher education, funders and venture capitalists, and policy experts, to create national momentum around transforming teaching and learning in ways that advance quality and productivity while increasing college completion. The ultimate goal is to launch "disruptive innovation" in teaching and learning on a broader scale to advance quality and productivity and increase college completion.
for assessment development to measure knowledge and skills against college and career-ready standards  
We propose this grant to the U.S. Department of Education to support their efforts in administering the Race To The Top (RTT) assessment agreements. They will need to seek the advice of assessment experts to support and inform the Department in reviewing and analyzing the work of the two consortia of states that were awarded grants under the RTT competition. The grants were awarded to develop new, common assessment systems aligned to the higher standards that were recently developed by governors and chief state school officers and that have been adopted by 39 states. The tests will assess students' knowledge of mathematics and English language arts from third grade through high school and provide ongoing feedback to teachers during the course of the school year, measure annual student growth, and support Deeper Learning while moving beyond narrowly-focused bubble tests.
for support of a technical advisor and meetings related to open educational resources  
The U.S. Department of Education proposes to establish a position for an Advisor for Open Education in the Office of the Secretary on the Office of Educational Technology (OET) team to expand and accelerate the adoption of open education policies within the Department and across other Federal Government Agencies. The advisor will also support initiatives promoting the curation and sharing of open educational resources by educators throughout the country.

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