Collaboratively developing valid and reliable assessments.

               A Closer Look at Assessments
                                                                                 A Closer Look at Assessments (PDF)

Products and Services

Performance Assessments
MCESA is pleased to announce that our performance assessments for art, music, PE, theater and dance are available to download. These high quality tools have been in development for two years.  They are excellent tools for formative assessment in the special area classes.  Watch the brief webcast for more information. Click here to download Performance Assessments and Data Capture Tools.
Multiple Choice Assessments
MCESA has completed the development of pre- and post-assessments for 18 courses in the fine arts, physical education, and social studies.  If you have submitted an order form, assessments will be delivered through secure FTP.  If you have not submitted an order form, they are available in the Order Form section below.
Scale score and achievement level conversion tables accompany these assessments.  Download these tools for support with data analysis of the MCESA Content Specific Assessments. 
Watch the following video for details about the scale scores and levels:
Additional technical information about the development of MCESA Content Specific Assessments is available in the Technical Manual.

Assessment Related Services
In addition to our high quality assessment products, MCESA offers professional development and consultation services.  We have courses in both assessment use and assessment development available.  Consultation services include but are not limited to assessment plan reviews, PLC support, or custom workshops. 
Click here for details.

Assessment Professional Development: Assessment Use Series

MCESA offers on-line workshops in the form of webcasts that are designed to support teachers and administrators with the implementation of MCESA Content Specific Assessments (multiple-choice assessments). Click here to for more information.

Item Specifications, Blueprints and Sample Items

Item specifications, blueprints, and sample items accompany the MCESA Content Specific Assessments (multiple-choice assessments).  These documents define and demonstrate the content on each test.
These materials are available on-line by registering with MCESA. Registration is free and simple.

Professional development on how to read and use these materials is also available. More

Testing Support Materials

These materials and training resources are available for school districts participating in field testing or operational use of the MCESA Content Specific Assessments.

Download  Test Administration Manual - Paper Administration

Download  Test Administration Manual - On-line Administration

Download  Checklist for Implementation - On-line Administration

Download  Student Instructions for Taking On-line Test


Contact the Assessment Development Coordinator, Laura Harnish
Last Modified on November 12, 2015