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Grant Program Overview
  • Notice Inviting Applications download files PDF

  • Executive Summary — a summary of the key policy details, excerpted from the Notice Inviting Applications download files PDF (217K)

  • An overview of the Race to the Top Assessment Competition that provides background on the competition. download files PDF (128K)


Post-Award Technical Assistance Public Meetings
  • Tuesday, May 22, 2012—Lessons Learned for Improving Accessibility in Assessments by Students with Disabilities

    • Agenda and expert bios download files PDF (208K)
    • Participant list download files PDF (233K)
    • Presentations download files PowerPoint (13M)
    • Transcript download files PDF (3.64MB)

  • Wednesday, August 10, 2011 — Creating Valid, Reliable, and Fair Assessments for Students with Disabilities and English Learners

    • Agenda and expert bios download files PDF (365K)
    • Written public input download files PDF (270K) | Part Two download files PDF (209K)
    • Participant list download files PDF (96K)
    • Presentations download files PowerPoint (7.5M)
    • Transcript download files PDF (2.24MB)

  • Friday, June 10, 2011 — Automated Scoring of Summative Assessments

    • Agenda and expert bios download files PDF (336K)
    • Participant list download files PDF (112K)
    • Presentations download files PowerPoint (6M)
    • Public comment download files PDF (133K)
    • Transcript download files PDF (1.15MB)
  • Friday, April 15, 2011—Technology Infrastructure Needs in States, Districts and Schools

    • Agenda and expert bios download files PDF (225K)
    • Participant list download files PDF (49K)
    • Presentations download files PowerPoint (7.3M)
    • Transcript download files PDF (374K)
    • Written public inputdownload files PDF (69K)


Pre-Award Public Input Meetings
  • View expert bios, presentations, transcripts and written input from the public and expert input meetings.


Applicant Information
  • Press release announcing the Competition

  • Comprehensive Assessment Systems Grant Application download files MSWord (573K)

  • High School Course Program Grant Application download files MSWord (193K)

  • Intent to apply download files MSWord (29K)

  • Understanding the application download files PDF (344K) — slides from the webinar held on April 9, 2010 for States teams considering applying.

  • Assessment Program technical assistance planning workshop — April 22, 2010 in Minneapolis

    • Slides download files PDF (746K).
    • Minneapolis transcript download files PDF (968K).
    • Workshop Attendees download files PDF (492K).
    • Results of survey evaluating TA workshop download files PDF (68K).

  • FAQs
    The Department originally published FAQs on May 7, 2010. The Department published Addendum 1 to the FAQs on May 21, 2010 and one new FAQ as Addendum 2 on June 17, 2010. See Addendum 2 here download files PDF (179K) and the full set of FAQs (including those added through these addenda) here download files PDF (648K).

  • Information about the application review process and information provided to the peer reviewers


 
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