Collaborative for Student Success Launches Assessment HQ Website
August 13, 2019
The Collaborative for Student Success has launched Assessment HQ, a unique online platform that takes the guesswork and risk of misinformation out of state annual assessments by providing transparency on student proficiency and state testing decisions. As a part of ESSA, states are required to give annual assessments to students in grades 3-8 in English language arts (ELA) and math. For the first time, this student proficiency data for more than half of states will be publicly available online, and in one location, for anyone to view and use. Assessment HQ will highlight state-reported student performance results in mathematics and ELA by student demographics and will allow users to see trends in individual states and observe the performance of student groups, like African American and Hispanic students. While annual assessments can always be improved, they are one of the best tools we have to provide an honest check on states to ensure that the decisions and policies impacting young people are grounded in evidence and real results. We encourage you to check out Assessment HQ, the go-to resource for understanding how states are using quality annual assessments to improve education and advance educational equity.