Welcome to Alaska Measures of Progress
Established in 2012, the Achievement & Assessment Institute (AAI) is the umbrella organization for four specialized educational research centers at the University of Kansas, including the Center for Educational Testing & Evaluation (CETE), a nationally recognized research center specializing in large-scale assessment and online test-delivery systems.
As part of a major research university community, AAI staff members are deeply committed to expanding the knowledge base for academic assessment, applying their findings with the fundamental aim of helping teachers and students achieve the best possible outcomes. For more than 30 years, we have developed leading-edge testing programs and technology tools, including KITE™—an online testing interface for students that includes practice items and formative tools. AAI’s editing and communications group also provides key support for our initiatives, delivering professional editing, passage development, graphic design, website design, and public relations services.
Many of our projects involve working with multiple states, including up to 17 states for the Dynamic Learning Maps Alternate Assessment System Consortium, of which Alaska is a member. AAI will customize Alaska’s state assessments to fit the unique cultural and educational requirements of its teachers and students, and administer the tests via the KITE system.
AAI’s other research centers are Agile Technology Solutions, the Center for Public Partnerships & Research, and the Center for Educational Opportunity Programs. AAI employs about 350 professionals, all committed to building partnerships, products, and programs in educational practice, assessment, and evaluation. These initiatives benefit children, adults, communities, and publicly funded agencies at the local, state, and national levels.
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