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

NCME 2015 - Independent Evaluation

Friday, 17 April 2015 07:17

At the 2015 NCME conference, Drew participated in a session focused on the completion of independent evaluations of assessment programs.  His presentation discussed completing a “formative evaluation” which is focused on program improvement.  The results and findings are a little less formal, and are primarily used internally to help set priorities and allocate resources.

A copy of his paper can be found here


NCME 2016 - NY Court Case

Friday, 08 April 2016 17:22

At the 2016 NCME conference, Chad discussed a recent court case that he served as an expert witness.  The court was focused on the educator credentialing exam in New York, and could have far ranging implications for our credentialing and employment programs.  

A copy of Chad's paper can be found here.

NCME 2015 - International Benchmarking

Saturday, 18 April 2015 17:22

At the 2015 NCME, Drew and Susan presented a paper focused on the use of international assessments (i.e. TIMSS, PISA) as benchmarks during standard setting.  While these assessments can certainly provide useful information, their paper focused on the development of a framework that could guide when these assessments can and cannot be used.

A copy of their presentation can be found here


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