Pearson has developed a new resource, Considerations for Next-Generation Assessments: A Roadmap to 2014.
The Roadmap was recently introduced at a workshop for state assessment officials held following the Council of Chief State School Officers National Conference on Student Assessment in Orlando, Fla on June 22. It is now publicly available as both a downloadable PDF and an interactive, animated version at: www.PearsonAssessments.com/NextGenRoadmap.
In developing the Roadmap, Pearson sought public input on best practices in transitioning to online assessments via an open wiki, and by directly engaging with external organizations and leading experts in digital learning. The resulting guide incorporates that feedback and outlines the five recommended steps for a successful transition, offering links to helpful resources and three state case studies that illustrate in detail actual state experiences with online assessment.