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The U.S. Department of Education’s Innovative Assessment Demonstration: An Opportunity to Support States and Districts in Advancing Deeper Learning

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The Learning Policy Institute and the Alliance for Excellent Education Invite You to view a Conversation on

The U.S. Department of Education’s Innovative Assessment Demonstration:
An Opportunity to Support States and Districts in Advancing Deeper Learning

Jessica Cardichon,
Director of Washington, D.C. Office and Director of Federal Policy, Learning Policy Institute
Roneeta Guha, Senior Researcher, Learning Policy Institute
Phillip Lovell, Vice President of Policy Development and Government Relations, Alliance for Excellent Education

On January 3, 2018, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) issued a notice inviting applications for new authorities for Fiscal Year 2018 under the Innovative Assessment Demonstration Authority (IADA). Administered by ED’s Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, the purpose of this program is to provide up to seven state education agencies (SEAs), including consortia of SEAs, with the authority to establish and operate innovative assessment systems in their public schools.

IADA provides an SEA or consortium of SEAs the opportunity to establish, operate, and evaluate an innovative assessment system, including for use in statewide accountability systems. The goal is to meet academic assessment and statewide accountability system requirements.

During the call, representatives from the Learning Policy Institute and the Alliance for Excellent Education

  • provided an overview of applicable priorities and selection criteria;
  • described opportunities to advance deeper learning;
  • discussed current state and districts efforts and resources; and
  • shared and identify areas of state and district support.

Please direct questions concerning the event to If you are unable to participate, an archived version will be available at approximately 1–2 business days after the event.

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This event is made possible with support from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

The Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed) is a Washington, DC–based national policy, practice, and advocacy organization dedicated to ensuring that all students, particularly those who are historically underserved, graduate from high school ready for success in college, work, and citizenship.

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The Learning Policy Institute conducts and communicates independent, high-quality research to improve education policy and practice. Working with policymakers, researchers, educators, community groups, and others, the Institute seeks to advance evidence-based policies that support empowering and equitable learning for each and every child. Nonprofit and nonpartisan, the Institute connects policymakers and stakeholders at the local, state, and federal levels with the evidence, ideas, and actions needed to strengthen the education system from preschool through college and career readiness.

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