Developing standards-based, criterion-referenced tests requires close collaboration among knowledgeable test developers, state curriculum experts, and teachers. AIR brings the staff and infrastructure to ensure structured reviews that capture every voice in the process.
Diagram AIR's Item Tracking System (ITS) helps people work together so that students see only fair, clear, and accurate tests.
ITS automates every part of the test development process except the creative spark that ignites the items. Every stage of the process, from inception to analysis and reporting, flows through this central repository, ensuring flawless items whether we develop them ourselves or use existing items.
Diagram AIR's innovative approach to assessing students with disabilities helps ensure that they learn more each year.
Our assessments for students with significant cognitive disabilities recognize that although students start with different abilities, all can learn. Our tests measure learning over time and progress against standards. Teachers using our tests spend less time testing, and states save money.
Diagram AIR's test developers work with researchers to develop better measures of what students know and can do.
AIR is working with a consortium of states to develop and scientifically test new ways to assess students with mild to moderate disabilities. Building on cognitive research, we are investigating ways to revise items to make them more accessible to students who have a history of poor test performance.
Demo AIRs test developers and computer scientists are developing new ways to measure higher level skills on online tests.
Collaborations among mathematicians, content experts and computer scientists yield new ways to assess students ability to apply knowledge on computerized tests. AIRs patent-pending model supports rich, diverse and innovative types of items that cost no more than traditional items to develop.