Assessment

Assessment

Assessment refers to standardized tests, administered before and after students complete a program (pre- and posttests), used by state and local agencies to measure educational gain.


Tools & Tips

Federal Register Notice - NRS Assessments

This is the annual announcement of tests, including test forms and delivery formats, determined to be suitable for use in the NRS. (February 2018)

Federal Register Notice - NRS Assessments

NRS Test Benchmarks for Educational Functioning Levels (EFL) (updated Feb. 2018)

A quick reference to current test benchmarks for educational functioning levels.

Developing Next Generation Assessments for Adult Education

WIOA requirements for states to adopt content standards and other changes challenge adult education to develop appropriate new assessments that will take advantage of the latest technology and approaches to assessment. Last fall, OCTAE held a meeting of assessment experts to discuss changes in assessment and this paper summarizes some of that discussion.  (October 2015)

NRS Assessment Database

The NRS Assessment Database is resource for states that includes general information about assessments that may be appropriate for adult education and English literacy students.

Compare Assessments >> To compare assessments, select up to three assessments to compare.
 


Guides

State Assessment Policy Guidance (508 Compliant Version)

All states must submit annually an assessment policy to DAEL that meets NRS requirements. This guide for state staff describes the key topics and information that must go into this policy. Last revised August 9, 2018