The NAEP Briefing Alert, a monthly education policy product developed by CRP, provides the Assessment Division (AD), within the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) with a summary of timely information on education issues, research, events, and trends, including educational measurement and assessment. Some of the topics explored include:
· Trends in education and technology and their implications for large-scale assessments;
· Big data/learning analytics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence in education;
· Creativity and measuring creative thinking in educational assessments;
· Non-cognitive variables;
· 21st-century skills;
· game-based, simulation-based, and scenario-based assessments, and
· Achievement gaps.