Research Blog

  • At ACS, we believe that being an active member of the measurement community is an essential component of our work.  By engaging in research, we are presented with an opportunity to not only demonstrate the best practices that we follow in our work, but to also learn from other professionals.  These activities are critical for us keeping abreast of all new methodologies being developed and deliver the most comprehensive effective solutions for our clients.  Every member of ACS is actively engaged and presents at regional, national, and international conferences, and has served on numerous committees and task forces for some of the most prominent measurement related organizations. 

    We are in the process of setting up our research page, and you will notice a number of features that are under construction.  As we move forward, please feel free to forward your thoughts or comments on any features that you see us trying out over the next few weeks.  

Research Blog

Nevada DOE evaluation

Monday, 13 February 2017 14:55

The Nevada Department of Education has released the Nevada External Outcomes Evaluation.  This report was a co-venture of ACS Ventures, the Center for Research, Evaluation, and Assessment at the University of Nevada Las Vegas and MYS Project & Brand Management and is focused on the evaluation of state funded programs designed to strengthen education in the state.

A copy of the report can be found here

 

CLEAR 2015 - Score Reporting

Thursday, 17 September 2015 16:46

At the 2015 CLEAR conference, Susan discussed legal and fairness issues associated with score reporting.  Susan was joined by Peter Mackey from the CFA Institute.  A number of critical questions about score reporting were addressed as well as reviewing critical standards that need to be met.  

A copy of Susan and Peter's presentation can be found here

ICE 2015 - Cognitive Labs for New Items

Tuesday, 27 October 2015 16:36

At the 2015 ICE conference, Susan, along with Jared Zurn from NCARB, presented a paper focused on the development of new item types.  Jared and Susan discussed ways that cognitive labs could be used to streamline the process of piloting new items and also provide critical information for the program.  

A copy of Susan and Jared's presentation can be found here.  

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