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Demonstrate the validity of your assessments and continuously improve them through in-depth studies that offer guidance on alignment.

What are Alignment Studies?

Our team brings expertise and deep understanding of Dr. Webb’s Depth of Knowledge (DOK) framework and alignment methodologies that have been refined over 20 years, yielding a flexible, effective, and efficient analytical approach. Having completed studies in more than 30 states and abroad, with study designs tailored to fit a variety of assessment types and contexts, our team is ready to help you as you prepare to evaluate statewide summative assessments. We continuously work with other assessment experts to develop and improve alignment approaches to address Computer Adaptive Testing (CAT), NGSS assessments, and more.

A Thorough Process

We provide a comprehensive report which outlines the level degree of alignment between standards (or other learning expectations) and corresponding assessments. If alignment issues are identified, we specify the necessary adjustments that would be required to meet the minimum cutoffs for acceptable alignment per our widely accepted alignment criteria.

To learn more about our alignment criteria and approach, contact us today.