Criteria for Procuring and Evaluating High-Quality Assessments

A guide designed to support states in selecting assessments that meet a high bar for quality. This document suggests the evidence that states should review to make information judgments on the quality of assessments. Quality assessments “match the depth, breadth, and rigor of the standards; accurately measure student progress toward college and career readiness; and provide valid data to inform teaching and learning” (p. 1). This document provides an overview of the assessment criteria and a chart containing detailed criteria and sample evidence.