Interoperable Assessment Technology Standards Public Responses

On December 20, 2010, the Department released a Request for Information (RFI) to gather technical expertise pertaining to assessment technology standards ( The RFI posed a series of questions related to interoperability and assessment technology standards, to which we invited interested members of the public to respond. The RFI noted the potential uses of the responses:

First of all, we expect to use this information to help determine the appropriate interoperability standards for assessments and related work developed under the Race to the Top Assessment (RTTA) program. Secondly, we expect to use this information to help us develop related standards-based programs. For example, we might, in the future, offer additional grants, contracts, or awards and some of those offerings may include similar interoperability requirements. This RFI may be used to help set the interoperability requirements for those offerings as well as the existing RTTA program.

We are pleased to publicly release the comments received. Please note that the Department does not endorse or recommend these responses; we are simply providing this information to the public for its use.

The following groups or organizations submitted responses:

A summary and analysis of these responses created by the Department can be found at

*NOTE: Some of these files are not yet posted due to problems making them fully accessible to the public, per requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. As they are made accessible, they will be posted here.