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 accepted.
To begin the process, a LEA submits an Intent to Apply form by September 30, 2019, then registers the assessment development team for each Technical Assistance Session (listed below). By submitting this application, the LEA agrees to work collaboratively with DDOE on all related documents until a final decision is made by the Department on acceptance or rejection of the proposed measures. 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.
STEP 1. Complete Intent to Apply Form below by September 30, 2019
STEP 2. Register the Development Team for each Technical Assistance Sessions listed below
STEP 3. After attending each Technical Assistance Session and completing test development, submit all secure testing documents through the DOE Helpdesk by June 15, 2020, to Dusty Shockley.
Technical Assistance Sessions (Register in PDMS)
Course Title: Measure B Test Development
Location: DE Public Archives from 9 am – 11 am
October 22, 2019 Section #52068
November 21, 2019 Section #52069
January 21, 2020 Section #52071
Technical Assistance Topics
Balanced Assessment Systems
Validity and Reliability
Item Writing and Field Testing
Test Security and Administration
Alternate Measure B Timeline
- Intent to Apply: September 30, 2019
- Technical Assistance Courses:
- October 22, 2019
- November 21, 2019
- January 21, 2020
- January - May 2020: LEA Development
- June 15, 2020: LEA Submissions
- August 15, 2020: DOE Feedback
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.
By submitting this Intent to Apply form, the LEA agrees to work collaboratively with DOE 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.
Dusty Shockley, Education Associate
Office of Assessment
Phone: (302) 735-4213