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About AWSchoolTestSM

AWSchoolTestSM is operated by AccountabilityWorks (AW). AW is a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting states, districts, schools, educators, and reform-minded organizations in implementing evidence-based instructional practices and high quality assessments and accountability systems. Founded in 2001, AW is committed to the notion that well-designed instructional supports, assessments and accountability systems are vital to raising student achievement and ensuring that all students receive the benefit of a high quality education. Poorly designed instruction, assessment and accountability practices--even if well-intentioned--can result in unintended consequences that are self-defeating, unfair, or waste resources. AW is committed to only designing, promoting and supporting approaches that benefit students. 

AW believes that the most effective type of accountability system is self-imposed. Thus, AW provides assessments and other tools that allow educators and parents to monitor student progress, identify knowledge or skill needs, and assist students in achieving success. Since its inception, AW has carried out a wide range of projects and acitivities in support of its goals. AW is led by its founder and CEO Theodor Rebarber.