More Relevant, More Equitable State Assessments
Results from the initial phases of Louisiana’s Innovative Assessment Pilot have been promising. Leaders in the Department of Education and teachers in participating districts are reporting positive reactions to the new pilot tests and the overall shift in approach to state-level snapshots of student learning. As a key component of the progress so far, the ADAM and OSCAR platforms have enabled a secure, reliable, high performance technology solution upon which innovation can take place; and demonstrated the value of future-facing online tools that are tightly aligned with assessment best practices and designed for educators by educators. The experiment underway in Louisiana is just one example of MZD’s growing role as an educational technology leader and visionary partner for states and districts that are rethinking the nature of academic measurement and striving to make assessments more meaningful.