AIR Assessment Experience
Founded in 1946 and based in Washington, DC, AIR is a not-for-profit organization pursuing our mission to use the best social and behavioral sciences to improve people's lives. We are more than 1,800 people working in the areas of assessment, education research and technical assistance, health, human development, and international development.
In student assessment, pursuing our mission extends to collaborating with our clients to deliver assessments that
- assess the achievement level and learning gains of all students, as well as their educational strengths and needs;
- report timely or immediately actionable data for making decisions at the classroom and school levels;
- support equal opportunity for all students by providing the tools needed to access and use the online tests effectively and without distraction
AIR currently delivers approximately 30 million online tests in 24 states, plus the U.S. Virgin Islands, and delivers online, adaptive tests in 14 of those states, plus the U.S. Virgin Islands. Many clients are surprised to discover that AIR is now the undisputed leader in the United States for statewide summative assessment testing. In addition to delivering 43 different statewide alternate assessments, EOC assessments, science assessments, and English language proficiency testing programs, AIR delivers the core grades 3–8 ELA and mathematics testing in 17 states, serving 34% of these students nationwide. No other vendor serves more than 11 states or more than 21% of these students, and no other vendor tests anywhere near as many students online as AIR. We also deliver approximately 1.5 million science tests each year in California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Ohio, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and West Virginia.