Clowder is a full-service consulting firm offering assistance to state departments of education, school districts, universities, companies and other organizations requiring expert assistance collecting and interpreting educational measurement data. Clowder can assist you in designing and structuring a new initiative from the ground up, help you to refine your existing plan, support a build, or direct a discrete phase of your project. We have many years of practical experience in managing both the technical and logistical requirements of projects from inception to delivery.

Our specialty is the design and build of systems to maximize the fairness and reliability of observation and evaluation of teaching practice. Our work has a particular focus on how human beings score complex performance assessment results. We also work in the creation of rater training and monitoring systems, instrument development and review, all aspects of constructed-response scoring, and item response theory applications.

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