IADA and the Comparability Fallacy

The recent Request for Information by the USED related to improving the Innovative Assessment Demonstration Authority (IADA) has produced a spate of posts, letters, articles, etc. related to comparability. Spate is such a lovely onomatopoeic word. And so appropriate to describe the arguments being made about comparability. Spate. It feels like some sort of formalContinue reading “IADA and the Comparability Fallacy”


It’s a fairly common occurrence for me not to recognize or know how to interpret the various emojis, acronyms, and hashtags I encounter while scrolling through the latest on Taylor Swift, the local sports teams, my favorite #GBBO contestants, and a little assessment and measurement angst – iykyk, right. The most recent case: the lettersContinue reading “AITA”

April 1, 2023: A State Testing Oddity

Charlie: ChatGPT, write a post making a convincing argument that an end-of-year state test can be used to provide instructionally useful information to teachers, in a style that is engaging and informative. ChatGPT: I’m sorry, Charlie. I’m afraid I can’t do that. Charlie: What’s the problem? ChatGPT: I think you know what the problem is,Continue reading “April 1, 2023: A State Testing Oddity”