Northwest Regional Comprehensive Center

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Benchmark Assessment for Improved Learning

The Assessment and Accountability Center has published a report describing the purposes of benchmark assessments that includes recommendations for selecting and using benchmark assessments. The report addresses issues of validity, alignment, reliability, fairness and bias and accessibility, instructional sensitivity, utility, and reporting. The Center also presents recommendations on building capacity to support schools' and districts' use of benchmark assessments for improved learning.