Strengthening Claims-Based Interpretations and Uses of Local and Large-Scale Science Assessment Scores (SCILLSS) Chosen as the First Place Winner for AERA 2020 Division H’s Outstanding Publications Competition in Category 4: Assessment & Accountability

We are pleased to announce that the SCILLSS project has been recognized by the American Education Research Association (AERA) as first place winner of the AERA 2020 Division H’s Outstanding Publications Competition in Category 4: Assessment & Accountability! The award is a testament to the significant contributions that the SCILLSS states and partners have made in developing a pair of assessment system evaluation protocols and an accompanying digital workbook. For a complete list…

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edCount Participates in National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME) Special Conference on Classroom Assessment in Boulder, Colorado on September 18-19, 2019

Dr. Ellen Forte, CEO and Chief Scientist at edCount, joined Daniel F. Mix and Dr. Kristen Huff, both with Curriculum Associates, in a presentation/breakout session at the NCME Special Conference in Boulder, CO on September 18, 2019. Their presentation/session focused on how data is generated for the many assessment reports from a balanced assessment system and how these assessment data can be used to inform recommendations for individualized, small group, and whole class…

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Dr. Ellen Forte Joins the Technical Advisory Group for the Standards and Testing Agency in the UK

The Standards and Testing Agency (STA) of the Education Department for the United Kingdom has invited Dr. Ellen Forte, CEO and Chief Scientist at edCount, to join its Technical Advisory Group (TAG). The STA is responsible for overseeing the national assessments for UK students in the grades that correspond to kindergarten through grade 6 in the United States. As a member of the STA-TAG, Dr. Forte will support the STA in ensuring that…

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edCount and Partners Present on SCILLSS at the NCME Annual Meeting on April 4-8, 2019

edCount, ACS Ventures, the Nebraska Department of Education, and the Indiana Department of Education presented a NCME conference session to share information about a compilation of resources developed by the federally-funded Strengthening Claims-based Interpretations and Uses of Large-scale Science Assessment Scores (SCILLSS) project. The resources are designed to (a) provide state and local educators with a grounding in the principles for high quality assessments that are critical to the appropriate selection, development, and…

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edCount Presents at the ASES SCASS Meeting on Conducting Cognitive Labs with Students with the Most Significant Cognitive Disabilities

The Assessing Special Education Students (ASES) State Collaborative on Assessment and Student Standards (SCASS ) of CCSSO invited edCount Executive Vice President, Liz Summers, Ph.D., to share the methodology, results, and lessons learned from conducting student interaction studies (e.g., modified cognitive laboratories) with students with the most significant cognitive disabilities taking alternate assessments based on alternate achievement standards while working with the National Center and State Collaborative (NCSC). The ASES SCASS supports states as they…

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Digital Workbook on Educational Assessment Design and Evaluation: Creating and Evaluating Effective Educational Assessments

edCount’s Strengthening Claims-based Interpretations and Uses of Local and Large-scale Science Assessment Scores (SCILLSS) project team developed a Digital Workbook on Educational Assessment Design and Evaluation: Creating and Evaluating Effective Educational Assessments. This digital workbook encompasses five assessment literacy modules, akin to chapters in a book, that together are intended to provide state and local assessment leaders and educators with a grounding in the principles of developing and evaluating high quality assessments. The…

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edCount CEO & Chief Scientist, Dr. Ellen Forte, authored this comprehensive manual about serving English learners, first published in 2010 and released in its second edition by LRP Publications in 2017.

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“We are the go-to shop for federal, state, and local educators who want help with a variety of issues, all ultimately relating to the quality of student-teacher interactions. We are assessment geeks who care about instruction. We are policy wonks who care about practice. And we get along with everyone.”

Ellen Forte, Ph.D.
edCount CEO & Chief Scientist