SIPS project partners provide the expertise and management capacity to accomplish the technical, research, evaluation, analysis, and reporting tasks for this project. Project partners provide diversity in staff, experience, and perspective, and include a woman-owned small business and a not-for-profit organization.
SIPS project partners include:
edCount, LLC, is a federally registered woman-owned small business and a certified Woman-owned Business Enterprise. Since its founding in 2003, edCount has provided direct or advisory services to all 50 states and seven US territories. edCount staff have extensive experience assisting SEAs and LEAs with designing, developing, and evaluating their assessment systems and technical documentation; providing professional development; conducting external and ED reporting; and coordinating multi-state collaborative groups. edCount is a lead vendor on SCILLSS, an EAG project dedicated to science assessment development for local and large-scale assessment purposes. The American Education Research Association (AERA) recently recognized SCILLSS products as the first place winner of the AERA 2020 Division H’s Outstanding Publications Competition in Category 4: Assessment & Accountability. The award is a testament to the significant contributions that SCILLSS has made in developing assessment system evaluation protocols and an accompanying digital workbook.
Ellen Forte – Co-principal Investigator
Erin Buchanan – Project Director
Kristina Harding – Deputy Project Director and State Liaison
Bill Herrera – Curriculum and Assessment Design Specialist
Charlene Turner – Curriculum and Assessment Design Specialist
The Learning Sciences Research Institute (LSRI) at the University of Illinois-Chicago is an interdisciplinary research and study center founded in 2007 by Susan Goldman, Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Education in University of Illinois-Chicago’s College of Arts and Sciences, and James Pellegrino, Liberal Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor and Distinguished Professor of Education. LSRI is home to more than 130 staff, students, faculty, and researchers.
Jim Pellegrino – Co-principal Investigator
Sania Zaidi – Curriculum and Assessment Design Specialist
Brian Gane – Curriculum and Assessment Design Specialist
Donald J. Wink – Curriculum and Assessment Design Specialist
SRI International is a research institute conducting client-sponsored research and development for government agencies, commercial businesses, foundations, and other organizations for 66 years. SRI Education harnesses a diversity of expertise from multiple research centers to meet the unique needs of each client. SRI assessment experts are experienced in generating high quality assessments and scoring rubrics, documenting the development processes, and conducting validation studies to support accurate decisions.
Howard Everson – Principled-Design Specialist
Daisy Rutstein – Principled-Design Specialist
The National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment, Inc. (The Center for Assessment) is a Dover, NH based not-for-profit (501(c)(3)) corporation. Founded in 1998, the Center’s mission is to improve the educational achievement of students by promoting improved practices in educational assessment and accountability. The Center for Assessment does this by providing services directly to states, school districts, and partner organizations support state and district assessment and accountability systems. The Center pursues the dissemination of best practices through their annual conference, through extensive work with state TACs, through work with organizations that do similar research, development, and dissemination, and through numerous publications and presentations at professional conferences.
Scott Marion – Measurement Specialist
Nathan Dadey – Measurement Specialist
William Lorié – Measurement Specialist
Creative Measurement Solutions, LLC, was founded by Dr. Daniel Lewis and is dedicated to resolving assessment challenges with partners in the industry. They provide services in assessment design and support for technical foundations and score report design. Dr. Lewis has been responsible for the design, technical foundations, and operational work associated with numerous assessment programs. Working with state departments of education, Dr. Lewis supported state summative assessment programs in meeting their needs and the accountability requirements associated with peer review.
Daniel Lewis – Lead Psychometrician
Garrett Consulting, LLC, specializes in the evaluation of educational and professional development initiatives. Garrett Consulting has evaluated grants and contracts from numerous ED Offices, nine state governments, private foundations, and other funding sources. Garrett Consulting provides scientifically sound evaluation findings in an easy to use, practical manner for the purpose of program improvement, assessing program impact, and assuring accountability of state and federal funds.