Details on Georgia and North Carolina Innovative Assessment Pilots

Details on Georgia and North Carolina Innovative Assessment Pilots

July 20, 2019

As we’ve reported previously, Georgia and North Carolina have been approved by the U.S. Department of Education to participate in ESSA’s Innovative Assessment Pilot program. Details of these plans are as follows (according to AllOnGeorgia): Georgia “will pilot two different innovative assessments: one based on the use of adaptive interim assessments, and the other based on the use of on-demand assessments designed to provide real-time data on student performance.” Both will leverage technology to provide educators with key data for use in targeted support efforts. Meanwhile, North Carolina’s innovative assessment “will rely on the use of a customized, end-of-year assessment (called a ‘route’) for each student, developed in response to a student’s performance on two formative assessments taken during the school year.” Each route “represents a cluster of test questions designed to measure a student’s achievement accurately and efficiently.”