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edCount Joins Expert Team in Developing Assessments for Students With Severe Cognitive Disabilities

Firm to Work with National Center on Educational Outcomes as Member of New National Center and State Collaborative Partnership

Washington, D.C. – edCount, LLC, a research firm dedicated to supporting policy development, program evaluations and assessments, announced today that it has contracted with the National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO) at the University of Minnesota to help form the National Center and State Collaborative Partnership (NCSC).

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edCount Joins Partnership to Evaluate Use of Title I and II Funds and Their Implementation

Firm to Work with Westat, Inc., and Mathematica Policy Research in Measuring Approaches to College and Career Readiness

Washington, D.C. – edCount, LLC, a research firm dedicated to supporting policy development, program evaluations and assessments, announced today that it is joining with Westat, Inc., and Mathematica Policy Research to support an evaluation of the implementation of Titles I and II of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965.

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edCount and Synergy Enterprises Awarded Contract to Study Best Practices Of English-Learner Education Programs

edCount President Ellen Forte to Serve as Principal Investigator

Washington, D.C.—The U.S. Department of Education today announced it is awarding a team comprised of edCount, LLC and Synergy Enterprises, Inc. (SEI), a contract to study well-designed and implemented Language Instruction Education Programs (LIEPs) that will provide practical guidance to local educators on selecting, designing, and implementing such programs.

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edCount Associates Author Guide to Serving English Learners

edCount founder and President Dr. Ellen Forte and Policy Associate Molly Faulkner‐Bond have coauthored a new reference manual about serving English learners (ELs) in public schools. The book, entitled The Administrator’s Guide to Federal Programs for English Learners was released by Thompson Publishing on May 5 and marks the first truly comprehensive resource available to education practitioners about how states, districts, schools and individuals can serve the nation’s growing population of ELs.

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edCount Project Awarded a $1.6M Grant by U.S. Department of Education

The U.S. Department of Education announced today that it will award a $1.6 million Grant for Enhanced Assessment Instruments to the Washington State Office of Public Instruction for a project developed through a partnership between Washington State and edCount, LLC. The project, Evaluating the Validity of English Language Proficiency Assessments (EVEA), will bring together a consortium of five states to build a validity argument and design a series of studies to evaluate alignment between English language proficiency (ELP) standards and assessments.

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edCount Staff Participate in 2009 National Conference on Student Assessment

edCount staff gave presentations in six sessions over the course of the Council of Chief State School Officers’ (CCSSO) National Conference on Student Assessment held in Los Angeles, CA, in June 2009.

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