Custom Assessments

Custom Assessments

Measure the knowledge, skills, and abilities that are essential to your institution through innovative assessments that meet your specific needs and goals.

Measure What Matters to Your Organization

For more than a decade, CAE has collaborated with educational organizations, state agencies, ministries, publishers, higher education and K–12 institutions to provide assessment services ranging from initial design and development to test delivery, scoring, and analyses.

Our team has developed hundreds of performance-based assessments, tens of thousands of assessment items, and has played a key role in local, national, and international assessment efforts. 

We offer innovative custom assessments that measure the constructs most important to students, educators, and institutions across all subject areas as well as non-content areas, including critical thinking, problem solving, and written communication. They also are helpful in gaining insights into social-emotional competence, collaboration, creativity, and more.

CAE’s custom assessments focus on knowledge application and are offered in formative, interim, and summative formats using various testing methods.

Our team includes assessment experts, content specialists, and copy editors with professional backgrounds in a variety of disciplines, including classroom teaching experience. We work closely with bias and sensitivity experts and have undergone intensive internal bias, sensitivity, and DEI training.

Our Custom Assessment Services Include:

  • assessment program design
  • frameworks & blueprinting
  • content development including stimuli, items & media
  • content, bias & sensitivity reviews
  • scoring guides & teacher materials
  • standard setting & range finding
  • data strategy & report design
  • assessment delivery & scoring
  • statistical analyses & reporting
  • professional development
  • program management



Professional Development



saReporting & Analysis

saTranslation & Adaptation

A Look at Some of Our Sample Projects

CAE has worked with higher education and K–12 organizations and agencies from around the world, including the OECD and the Ministry of Education and Culture of Finland, to design and implement small- and large-scale assessment programs.

Illinois Summative Assessment

October 2020–June 2023

CAE develops items, tasks, and passages and constructs test forms using New Meridian’s item banking platform for the Illinois Assessment of Readiness ELA/Literacy summative assessment for grades 3–8.



Speaking and Listening Formative Assessments

May 2014–July 2015


Competency-Based Summative Assessments & Critical Thinking Skills Assessments

November 2017–March 2018


Large-Scale Assessments

August 2015–November 2017

Have knowledge, skills, or abilities that you need to authentically measure? Want to learn more about how CAE can create custom assessments tailored to the needs of your students, teachers and administrators?