I had the pleasure of representing Edmentum at the 2018 National Conference on Student Assessment (NCSA) in San Diego in late June. This is an annual conference sponsored by the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) where experts in educational assessment come together to share their knowledge, research, and experiences with the assessment community, including assessment directors from state and district education departments, assessment companies, and psychometricians. The theme for 2018 was “Implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA): How Assessment and Accountability Systems Can Support Continuous Improvement,” with the following session content strands:
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Carrie Piper is the Director of Assessment Development at Edmentum and has been in the educational assessment field for over 14 years. She started her career as a middle and high school mathematics teacher before moving into educational assessments. She began her journey into assessment at AIR as a Senior Test Development Specialist and then as the Item Development Manager for State summative assessment contracts. Carrie then shifted into a role as a Mathematics Content Specialist for NWEA and returned later to lead the entire Test Development team. Carrie was fortunate enough to have been part of the PARCC team as the Senior Advisor for PARCC Mathematics with Achieve during the early stages of development and field testing. In 2014, Carrie was one of the recipients for the Outstanding Contribution to Practice in Cognition and Assessment Award from AERA. She is a member of multiple education, assessment, and research organizations and is a published author with a chapter in The Next Generation of Testing volume in the MARCES Book Series. Outside of assessment, Carrie enjoys spending time with her two daughters in their hometown of Annapolis, Maryland and traveling when time permits.