Cover: Alignment Among Secondary and Post-Secondary Assessments in Five Case Study States

Alignment Among Secondary and Post-Secondary Assessments in Five Case Study States

Published 2002

by Vi-Nhuan Le


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Many educational policymakers have recommended increasing the "alignment" among assessment measures administered to incoming college students, with the goal of consolidating various measures so that multiple uses could be derived from fewer tests. This study describes alignment among different math and language arts assessments administered to secondary and incoming first-year college students. The author did not find evidence of large discrepancies among tests; instead, the numerous smaller discrepancies generally reflected variations in test purpose.

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