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Best Practices

DRC|CTB recommends the following as best practices to help ensure that your assessments lead to positive outcomes for students.

  • Use of Test-Related Instructional Materials

    DRC|CTB receives frequent inquiries about its position regarding use of test-related instructional materials. This best practice presents that position.

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  • Inclusive Test Administration

    DRC|CTB understands the need to include all students in large-scale testing programs as part of the educational process.

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  • A Guide for Effective Assessment

    We provide information that can serve as a starting point and a continuing reference for school board members, educators, and policy leaders as they design, develop, and implement assessment programs.

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Featured Researcher


Dr. Keith Boughton

Keith Boughton, Ph.D., is a Senior Research Scientist. Dr. Boughton works as the lead Research Scientist for Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC), DRC|CTB's test for high school equivalency. In this role, he provides psychometric leadership to product managers, content experts, and software engineers who work to implement the TASC assessment system across the country.

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Understanding Assessment


The Learning Cycle

DRC|CTB supports educators and students
throughout the learning process.

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