Assessment Services


Collaboratively developing valid and reliable assessments.

A Closer Look At Assessments

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

Products and Services

Performance Assessments
MCESA is pleased to announce that our performance assessments for art, music, PE, theater and dance are available for order.  These high quality tools  have been in development for two years.  They are excellent tools for formative assessment in the special area classes.  See the link below for an order form or watch the brief webcast at the right for more information.

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.

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 audits, PLC support. or custom workshops. 

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


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.

Performance Assessments

MCESA has a selection of performance assessments for fine arts and physical education courses. The assessments have undergone a rigorous development process to ensure their reliability and validity. Purchase includes a PDF of the Test Administration Manual and an Excel file of the data capture tools used in the assessment. To order assessments, please complete the attached form and submit to For more information, contact Laura via email or call her at 602-506-2550.

Test Administration Manual for MCESA Assessments

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Last Modified on March 4, 2015