SCILLSS Resources

The SCILLSS project is producing a wide range of resources for public access and use.

These resources connect visitors with relevant research, instruments, and theoretical frameworks to help inform further work in this field, during and beyond the life of the SCILLSS project period.

Quarterly Newsletters

Quarter 1 (April-May 2017) click here

Quarter 2 (June-September 2017) click here

Quarter 3 (October-December 2017) click here

State Assessment Resources

Theory of Action Development Guide click here

Montana State Science Assessment System: Theory of Action click here

Nebraska State Science Assessment System: Theory of Action click here

Wyoming State Science Assessment System: Theory of Action click here

Ensuring Rigor in State Assessment Systems: A Self-Evaluation Protocol click here

Local Assessment Resources

Ensuring Rigor in Local Assessment Systems: A Self-Evaluation Protocol click here

Digital Workbook on Educational Assessment Design and Evaluation

Module 1: Creating and Evaluating Effective Educational Assessments click here

  • Chapter 1.1 Assessment Purposes and Uses
  • Chapter 1.2 Validity as the Key Principle of Assessment Quality
  • Chapter 1.3 Four Validity Questions to Guide Assessment Development and Evaluation
  • Chapter 1.4 Summary and Next Steps

White Papers

Other Publications by the SCILLSS Team

Presentations by the SCILLSS Team

Council of Chief State School Officers. (2017, March 29). Assessment Directors WebEx click here

Forte, E., & Everson, H. (2017, October 24). Strengthening Claims-based Interpretations and Uses of Local and Large-scale Science Assessment Scores (SCILLSS): Project Description for the TILSA SCASS click here

Forte, E., Summers, L., Wiley, A. (2018, February 20). Using Principled-Design to Support Coherence in State and Local Assessment Systems [PowerPoint Slides]. Presentation at the ATP Innovations in Testing Conference, San Antonio, TX. click here

Summers, L., True, R., Cooper. S., Davis-Becker, S., & Everson, H. (2017, September 14). Strengthening Claims-based Interpretations and Uses of Local and Large-scale Science Assessment Scores (SCILLSS) [PowerPoint Slides]. Presentation at the NCME Special Conference on Classroom Assessment, Lawrence, KS. click here

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