Evaluation of Indiana’s Interim Assessments Grant Program
To support strong data practices, the State of Indiana provides funding to schools for formative and interim assessment programs, tools, and professional development. Schools and corporations receive these state funds through Indiana’s Formative (Interim) Assessment Grant. The Formative Assessment Grant intends to increase data-driven instructional practices and enrich learning for all students. Many schools and corporations also use local funding sources to support data practices alongside these grant funds.
From mid-2020 to early 2021, I was a key member of a research team from Indiana University that contracted with IDOE to conduct a survey-based research study that provided insight into how schools were implementing interim assessments and the formative assessment grant program.
What I Did
As a co-principal investigator on this project, my role involved:
Sample from survey alignment document
Branching survey design in Qualtrics
Sample page from full report
Our study found that most school districts/corporations used the interim assessments to inform classroom instruction and monitor student progress on state standards.
Final Reports / Deliverables