Technical Assistance: Council of Chief State School Officers

Over the course of several years, edCount provided a variety of services to the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO).

Specifically, edCount has advised CCSSO leadership on assessment and accountability issues; provided technical and policy guidance for the service and advocacy functions of the organization; and coordinated CCSSO's State Collaborative on Assessments and Student Standards for English Language Learners (ELL SCASS), growing its membership to 35 states. edCount provided support for the ELL SCASS's focus on English language proficiency standards and assessments, academic content standards and assessments, accountability systems for knowledge and skill sets within both, strategies for technical assistance and professional development among state and local education agency staff, and liaison services among state education agencies and the U.S. Department of Education.