Improving Alignment Tools for Enhanced, More Accessible Assessments: Development of an Electronic, Automated Alignment Analysis System for States

A collaborative of 16 states is working to expand and automate an alignment process for judging the correspondence of assessments with content. The project addresses specific needs for improving assessments so that they 1) will more closely match content standards, 2) will be applicable for students with disabilities, and 3) will increase capacity for linking across grades. The project will make the alignment process system available on CDs that can be readily distributed to states.


US Education Department, subcontract from the Council of Chief State School Officers

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Completed on September 30, 2006

Contact Information

Lynn Lunde