State Services: Testing Together with Schools and Teachers
We create statewide assessments for K–12 students that are easy to use, fully accessible, and delivered on reliable, online platforms.
We know what it takes to design and evolve large-scale assessment programs that advance how teachers customize instruction, and how students learn. Our services cover all areas of assessment – from developing tests, delivering them, and scoring and reporting them.
Our online tests work with technology already in schools and are easy to use by proctors, teachers, and students. Using the same testing time we are able to design innovative tests that gather more data about what a student really knows.
AIR Assessment enables close collaboration among expert test developers, state curriculum experts, and teachers to develop standards-based tests. Our tests gather the evidence we need to report back what students really know.
AIR Assessment has a proven track record in developing advanced alternate and English language proficiency assessments. They provide meaningful, objective measurement of targeted achievement standards through state-of-the-art psychometric analyses.
After gathering test data about what students really know, we share this with teachers and students so they can improve teaching and learning. Through AIR Assessment’s reporting system, educators and teachers can easily analyze reporting data and track the student progress over time.
We develop and create advanced statistical models that work with day-to-day operations. These models gather the best evidence about students and results in better-designed field tests and accurate equating and linking.
Collaborating with AIR Assessment’s computer scientists, our test developers are using new ways to measure higher-level skills on tests. Through AIR Assessment’s test authoring system, test developers write rich, diverse, and advanced types of items that cost no more than traditional items to develop.