Assessment Design and Evaluation
The assessment of student learning is at the heart of the education enterprise. The field is in significant flux as researchers, policymakers, and school staff members struggle to identify the best way to assess what students know.
SRI has an impressive history of innovative assessment design. We lead the application of new and existing methods and technologies. SRI researchers help clients design effective assessments and document development procedures to support assessment validity.
SRI's work addresses design, implementation, and technical quality issues, incorporating the (PADI) approach. SRI researchers conduct, research, and review classroom, state, national, and international assessments in partnership with government and educational agencies, foundations, and commercial firms.
SRI specializes in the assessment of students with special needs, and in assessments involving new technologies, allowing clients to
Measure learning that matters, but is not measured by conventional multiple-choice tests
Validate the quality of assessments
Adapt assessments to better serve learners with disabilities
- Help teachers use assessments to improve instruction and student learning outcomes