IMS Global CEO Rob Abel; Cheryl Alcaya, supervisor, Minnesota Department of Education; and Susan Van Gundy, vice president business development, Open Assessment Technologies S.A., will present Creating a Highly Interoperable Assessment Ecosystem to Accelerate Transition to e-Assessment at the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) 2017 National Conference on Student Assessment (NCSA).
Creating a Highly Interoperable Assessment Ecosystem to Accelerate Transition to e-Assessment
Assessment Flexibility and Options under ESSA
Innovative Solutions to Assessment and Accountability
IMS Global Learning Consortium (IMS) formed the Executive Board on Assessment (EBA) in 2015 to set the industry direction and accelerate the transition to e-Assessment by use of standards like QTI (Question & Test Interoperability) and APIP (Accessible Portable Item Profile). Membership is not only about technical ownership, but also the alignment of business and procurement strategies between vendors and end-user organizations. The EBA started with 17 charter member organizations and quickly grew to 25 in the course of 2016. It includes both vendors and end-users, many of which are US K12 organizations. Its mission is to set Assessment industry direction for years to come by pursuing three main goals: 1. Improve Standards compliance 2. Improve Content interoperability and portability 3. Enable QTI enhancements and improve usability During this session, IMS and EBA officials will explain their work, solicit feedback, and discuss plans for the future.