All the People—and All the Time—Invested in Building Every Part of Every Assessment

Assembling a Puzzle

Building an assessment is a lot like assembling a puzzle:

Many different parts must fit together so students, teachers, and parents can see a clear picture of academic achievement.

State leaders, school districts, teachers, experts, specialists—even parents—are all part of a multi-step process to create assessments.

Questions can be evaluated and tested for as long as 18 months before making it onto a test.

Pearson offers this animated video that explains the meticulous process of making an assessment—so that it’s an important part of helping children grow and learn.