APPENDIX D: SPENDING FOR INTERIM TESTING AT THE LOCAL DISTRICT LEVEL

To estimate the expenditures made by local school districts for interim assessments, Assessment Solutions Group (ASG) conducted surveys of a small sample of local districts in California and Massachusetts (Topol, Olson, Roeber, & Hennon, 2013). The samples were selected to include small, medium, and large districts that were geographically dispersed across the states and represented urban, suburban, and rural communities. The surveys were conducted through an interview process that also collected administrative record data where available. ASG had also previously secured data on interim assessments for all of the districts in Kentucky, which is analyzed here by district deciles. ...

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