Assessing REAL Science on a Large-Scale Assessment: The Promise of Computer-Interactive Items for High School Students with Language Challenges

The project aims to improve the quality of assessment instruments and systems used by States for measuring the achievement of all students. A major goal is to advance practice significantly in the area of increasing accessibility and validity of assessments for students with limited English proficiency, including strategies for test design, administration with accommodations, scoring, and reporting.

Student academic achievement will be charted over time, using comprehensive instruments, such as performance- and technology-based academic assessments.

Rebecca Kopriva is working with Phoebe Winter (Edvantia) and Jim Bauman (Center for Applied Linguistics) to manage the project. The project leadership team also includes personnel from Pacific Metrics and the Virginia Department of Education.


Rebecca Kopriva


Completed on September 28, 2012