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Dear Assessment List:
Please join us this week:   March 21 - 25
Topic:  The NRS at the Local Level and Upcoming Changes to the NRS
Guest:  Larry Condelli, Managing Director, Adult Education Group,
American Institutes of Research 
Recommended preparations for this discussion:  
You can read about developing assessments at:
Developing <>
performance assessments for adult literacy learners: a summary for NRS
Mr. Condelli has posed the following questions for you to begin our
discussion about NRS at the Local Level:
Do teachers/program staff have access to test scores?  Do they use them?
How?  If not, why not?  How are they useful -- do they help instruction?
What are the shortcomings?  Whar could be done at the state/federal
levels to help programs use test scores?  For example what kinds of
analysis/assistance might be helpful?
Why types of assessment would be preferred?  Why are these more helpful
in informing instruction?  
How does the NRS decide whether assessments can be used for the NRS?
For Upcoming Changes to the NRS, I will provide a URL for you shortly so
you can go to a couple of documents that outline the new changes to the
Thanks and welcome to Larry Condelli!
marie cora
Moderator, NIFL Assessment Discussion List, and 
Coordinator/Developer LINCS Assessment Special Collection at

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