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National Survey of Assessment Market: 2012-2013

Briefs taken from National Survey of Assessment: 2012-13, Education Market Research, April 2013.
In order to provide objective, research-based information on current trends in the elementary and secondary Assessment market segments, a detailed survey was designed, and then mailed to 17,500 Superintendents, Curriculum Directors, Testing Directors, and Principals. The following is a summary of results.
This report is a complete Assessment Market: 2012-13 report plus survey data: National Survey of Assessment: 2012-13, Education Market Research, April 2013. Plus all of the response data, tabulated question by question, for those interested in analyzing the data themselves.


  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
  • INTRODUCTION
  • METHOD
  • ANALYSIS OF SURVEY RESULTS
    • Response Rates And Demographics Of Survey Sample
    • Standardized Assessments
    • Implementing The New Common Core State Standards
    • Implementing The New Common Core Assessments
    • Common Core Standards And Assessments: Leaders In The Field
      • Information and Answers
      • Curriculum Materials
      • Assessment Systems and Reporting
      • Professional Development
    • Learning Management Systems
    • Test Preparation Materials And Usage
    • Most Important Features Of Classroom Testing Products
    • Assessment Market Size By Component And In Total
  • SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS
  • DATA TABLES
    • Table STATE OF RESIDENCE
    • Table REGION
    • Table WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING MOST CLOSELY DESCRIBES YOUR POSITION?
    • Table IN WHAT TYPE OF SCHOOL OR OFFICE DO YOU WORK?
    • Table WHAT IS THE APPROXIMATE TOTAL STUDENT ENROLLMENT IN YOUR DISTRICT?
    • Table HOW MANY YEARS OF TEACHING/SUPERVISORY EXPERIENCE DO YOU HAVE?
    • Table IN WHAT TYPE OF AREA IS YOUR DISTRICT LOCATED?
    • Table WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING STANDARDIZED ASSESSMENTS DO THE STUDENTS IN YOUR DISTRICT CURRENTLY TAKE?
    • Table WHERE WOULD YOU SAY YOUR SCHOOL OR DISTRICT STANDS IN TERMS OF IMPLEMENTING THE NEW COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS (CCSS)?
    • Table AT WHICH GRADE LEVEL WOULD YOU SAY IS THE BEST TO START IMPLEMENTING THE COMMON CORE?
    • Table TO WHAT DEGREE WOULD YOU SAY THE NEW COMMON CORE CHANGES THE WAY YOUR TEACHERS TEACH AND/OR THE CURRICULUM MATERIALS THEY USE?
    • Table WHAT WOULD YOU SAY ARE THE MOST SIGNIFICANT OBSTACLES SLOWING DOWN FULL IMPLEMENTATION OF THE COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS?
    • Table IS YOUR STATE A MEMBER OF ONE OF THE CONSORTIA DEVELOPING NEW TESTING SYSTEMS DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY TO ASSESS MASTERY OF THE COMMON CORE STANDARDS?
    • Table WHAT IS THE SCHEDULE FOR REPLACING YOUR CURRENT STATE TESTS WITH NEW EXAMS WHICH EVALUATE STUDENTS AGAINST THE NEW, MORE RIGOROUS STANDARDS?
    • Table HOW MUCH INFORMATION HAVE YOU BEEN GIVEN REGARDING THE SPECIFIC WAYS THE NEW EXAMS WILL DIFFER FROM THE CURRENT ONES?
    • Table HOW DOES YOUR DISTRICT PLAN TO HANDLE THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE NEW COMMON CORE ASSESSMENTS?
    • Table IF YOUR DISTRICT IS GOING TO ADMINISTER ALL OR PARTS OF THE NEW EXAMS ONLINE, HOW WILL THE STUDENT TESTING BE SCHEDULED?
    • Table WILL YOUR EXISTING COMPUTER INVENTORIES MEET THE MINIMUM TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS FOR ONLINE TESTING?
    • Table WHERE DO YOU GO FOR INFORMATION OR ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT HOW AND WHEN TO IMPLEMENT THE NEW COMMON CORE STANDARDS AND ASSESSMENTS?
    • Table WHO ARE THE LEADERS IN THE FIELD CURRENTLY PROVIDING K-12 EDUCATORS WITH APPROPRIATE COMMON CORE CURRICULUM MATERIALS, RESOURCES, ACTIVITIES, ETC.?
    • Table WHO ARE THE LEADERS IN THE FIELD CURRENTLY PROVIDING K-12 EDUCATORS WITH APPROPRIATE COMMON CORE ASSESSMENT SYSTEMS AND REPORTING?
    • Table WHO ARE THE LEADERS IN THE FIELD CURRENTLY PROVIDING K-12 EDUCATORS WITH APPROPRIATE COMMON CORE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PRODUCTS OR SERVICES?
    • Table ARE YOU USING ANY TYPE OF "LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (LMS)" TO HELP WITH THE TEACHING, TESTING RECORDKEEPING, ETC. IN YOUR SCHOOL/DISTRICT?
    • Table IF YOU ARE USING A LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, WHAT IS YOUR PRIMARY PURPOSE IN DOING SO?
    • Table IF YOU ARE USING A LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, WHICH PRODUCT DO YOU USE?
    • Table IF YOU USE TEST PREPARATION MATERIALS, WHAT KIND DO YOU USE?
    • Table WILL YOUR USE OF TEST PREPARATION MATERIALS CHANGE WITH THE ONSET OF COMMON CORE STANDARDS AND RELATED ASSESSMENTS?
    • Table HOW IMPORTANT ARE EACH OF THE FOLLOWING FEATURES AS THEY RELATE TO YOUR DECISION TO SELECT AND USE ONE CLASSROOM TESTING PRODUCT OVER ANOTHER: EASY TO LEARN AND ADMINISTER?
    • Table HOW IMPORTANT ARE EACH OF THE FOLLOWING FEATURES AS THEY RELATE TO YOUR DECISION TO SELECT AND USE ONE CLASSROOM TESTING PRODUCT OVER ANOTHER: INEXPENSIVE COMPARED TO OTHER OPTIONS?
    • Table HOW IMPORTANT ARE EACH OF THE FOLLOWING FEATURES AS THEY RELATE TO YOUR DECISION TO SELECT AND USE ONE CLASSROOM TESTING PRODUCT OVER ANOTHER: MATCHES CLOSELY WITH THE NEW CCSS?
    • Table HOW IMPORTANT ARE EACH OF THE FOLLOWING FEATURES AS THEY RELATE TO YOUR DECISION TO SELECT AND USE ONE CLASSROOM TESTING PRODUCT OVER ANOTHER: PROVIDES FAST SCORING AND FEEDBACK?
    • Table HOW IMPORTANT ARE EACH OF THE FOLLOWING FEATURES AS THEY RELATE TO YOUR DECISION TO SELECT AND USE ONE CLASSROOM TESTING PRODUCT OVER ANOTHER: GROUPS STUDENTS FOR INDIVIDUALIZED INSTRUCTION?
    • Table HOW IMPORTANT ARE EACH OF THE FOLLOWING FEATURES AS THEY RELATE TO YOUR DECISION TO SELECT AND USE ONE CLASSROOM TESTING PRODUCT OVER ANOTHER: SAVES TIME AND WORK FOR THE TEACHER?
    • Table HOW IMPORTANT ARE EACH OF THE FOLLOWING FEATURES AS THEY RELATE TO YOUR DECISION TO SELECT AND USE ONE CLASSROOM TESTING PRODUCT OVER ANOTHER: INTEGRATES ASSESSMENT WITH INSTRUCTION?
    • Table HOW IMPORTANT ARE EACH OF THE FOLLOWING FEATURES AS THEY RELATE TO YOUR DECISION TO SELECT AND USE ONE CLASSROOM TESTING PRODUCT OVER ANOTHER: HAS TOOLS FOR MANAGING INFORMATION/REPORTING?
    • Table HOW IMPORTANT ARE EACH OF THE FOLLOWING FEATURES AS THEY RELATE TO YOUR DECISION TO SELECT AND USE ONE CLASSROOM TESTING PRODUCT OVER ANOTHER: MATCHES CLOSELY WITH NEW CCSS ASSESSMENTS?
    • Table HOW IMPORTANT ARE EACH OF THE FOLLOWING FEATURES AS THEY RELATE TO YOUR DECISION TO SELECT AND USE ONE CLASSROOM TESTING PRODUCT OVER ANOTHER: MATCHES CLOSELY WITH OUR TEXTBOOKS?
    • Table HOW IMPORTANT ARE EACH OF THE FOLLOWING FEATURES AS THEY RELATE TO YOUR DECISION TO SELECT AND USE ONE CLASSROOM TESTING PRODUCT OVER ANOTHER> SUMMARY OF AVERAGES
    • Table APPROXIMATELY HOW MUCH WILL YOU SPEND FROM YOUR CLASSROOM/SCHOOL/DISTRICT BUDGET FOR THE ENTIRE 2012-13 SCHOOL YEAR IN EACH OF THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES AND IN TOTAL? (SUMMARY OF AVERAGES)

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