Alternate & External Measure B Submission Process

  • Alternate Measure B Submissions

    LEAs may submit proposed assessments for use as alternate Measure B assessments for the Student Improvement Component of DPAS-II. These pre/post assessments may be internally developed by the district/charter, or they may be developed by the district/charter in collaboration with a third party. Submissions of assessments directly from third parties will not be entertained.

    The Department of Education partners with Research in Action (RIA) to provide the process, materials, and training for the creation and review of alternate measures.

    To begin the process, a LEA submits an Intent to Apply form (by March 23, 2018), then submits an application for the review and approval of the pre and post tests and related documents. By submitting this application, the LEA agrees to work collaboratively with RIA on all related documents until a final decision is made by the Department on acceptance or rejection of the proposed measures. The Department may fund the review and/or development process but reserves the right to request a cost-sharing agreement with the LEA in some situations. Upon final approval of the assessment, the LEA will be issued an approval letter by the Department and may then begin to administer the assessments.

    Assessments proposed for use in the Fall of 2018 must be submitted no later than May 1, 2018. Assessments submitted after this date will be reviewed on a rolling basis but are not guaranteed to be reviewed before the Fall of 2018. Final acceptance dates are not guaranteed and depend on the extent of revisions needed and the LEA's ability to revise documents in a timely manner. 

  • External Measure B Submissions

    LEAs may submit proposed assessments for use as external Measure B assessments for the Student Improvement Component of DPAS-II.  External B assessments are those created by outside agencies (not developed specifically for use by a given LEA), but used by the LEA to assess student growth.  If approved, the External B assessments would be approved for use statewide, though their use is not mandated or funded by the Department.

    The Department of Education partners with Research in Action (RIA) to provide the process and review of external Measure B measures.

    To begin the process, a LEA submits an Intent to Apply form (by March 23, 2018).  RIA will then work with the LEA and the assessment vendor to conduct the review.  RIA uses the following rubric to conduct the review: External Measure B Evaluation Rubric

    By submitting this Intent to Apply form, the LEA agrees to work collaboratively with RIA on all related documents until a final decision is made by the Department on acceptance or rejection of the proposed measures.  The Department may fund the review and/or development process but reserves the right to request a cost-sharing agreement with the LEA in some situations. Upon final approval of the assessment, the LEA will be issued an approval letter by the Department and may then begin to administer the assessments.

  • Contact:

    Maria Stecker, Education Associate, Educator Development & Evaluation  
    Educator Supports Team
    Email:  maria.stecker@doe.k12.de.us
    Phone: (302) 735-4131
Last Modified on April 3, 2018