As schools, districts, and states adopt online assessment the IMS QTI 3.0 standard makes a transition to 100% online testing a reality. With QTI, traditionally underserved populations, such as students with disabilities, can test online for the first time while participating in the same assessments as the general education population, ensuring that education institutions remain in compliance with sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Today, with 100% online assessment at the school, district, and state levels, we are at an inflection point where real innovation can occur as the limitations of paper testing, and multiple-choice, are replaced with technology-enhanced test items that more effectively measure critical thinking.
Since 2017, the IMS Assessment Innovation Leadership Network (ILN) has brought together state and district assessment and technology leaders who work to make online assessment systems, resources, and tools more accessible and interoperable. The mission of the Assessment ILN is to develop and share digital assessment strategies with states, districts, and local education agencies, to support their efforts to deliver online assessments that are more accurate and reliable measures of student learning. Participants discuss digital assessment and accessibility challenges and share best practices in becoming certified to the IMS Question and Test Interoperability® (QTI®) standard while working with leaders in the IMS Global community to determine how assessment components can benefit from the lessons learned in the larger plug-and-play digital ecosystem.
Call for Participation
Participation in this network is open to all state and district assessment and technology leaders. Membership in IMS Global is not required.
If you are interested in being a part of this network or have questions, please complete the enrollment form below to contact us. You can also read the FAQ for more information. The group held its first meeting in fall 2017 and continues to hold monthly meetings.