Monday, December 23, 2013
Community Assessment and Item Banking Initiative
ATI is answering educators’ need for valid, reliable, and fair items and assessments for use in evaluating the instructional effectiveness of teachers in areas not tested on statewide assessments with the Community Assessment and Item Banking Initiative. The initiative provides a way for users to develop and to share within and across districts both assessment items and assessments. As part of the initiative, ATI is assisting in the preparation of educators to develop high-quality items and is providing services related to assessment development and data analysis. Participating districts and charters are provided access to a continually growing repository of shared, district-written, high-quality items and customized assessments in areas such as physical education, music, art, social studies and foreign languages.