The results of the ASAP Phase One Vendor Demonstration Data
have been published (http://www.scoreright.org/NCME_2012_Paper3_29_12.pdf)
and includes aggregate data for the vendors. We are now making the individual
vendor data and results available to qualified researchers so they may examine
the results more fully.
1 Procedures for Requesting ASAP Data
1.1 The following categories of users are generally
considered qualified to request ASAP data:
Researchers/Policymakers: Includes researchers or
policymakers who are affiliated with either an educational institution (e.g.,
college/university, public/private primary or secondary school system), a
governmental research agency or legislative commission, or a private research
or policy institution.
State Education Departments: Includes state education
agencies, state departments of education and central agencies of state systems
of higher education.
Institutions/Districts: Includes persons with authority to
represent public and private primary and secondary schools, local school
districts, and institutes of higher education, such as colleges and
Other Interested Parties: Includes recognized educational
organizations (e.g., state education associations, the National Council of
Teachers of Mathematics, etc.).
1.2 All requests for ASAP data from a qualified requester
must be submitted via this website and include the following information: (1)
the rationale for the data request; (2) any and all purpose(s) for which the
data will be used; (3) name(s) and title(s) of all parties having access to the
data; and (4) the name of the agency funding the research, if applicable. In
addition, the qualified requester must agree to a licensing agreement. Those
requesting ASAP data should allow at least two to three weeks for TCP to review
and respond to the request. If the request is approved, TCP will provide the
requester a link where the data can be downloaded.
1.3 Data that includes student essays may require sign-off
from the state department of education, depending on the purpose of the
research. In this case, Data will not be released without the appropriate
1.4 TCP reserves the right to refuse any data request
involving ASAP data; however, nothing herein shall prohibit participating
vendors or state departments of education from releasing data pertaining to
their own organization.
1.5 The requesting party is NOT permitted to retain data
after the completion of their work. The data must be permanently destroyed and
written certification of destruction must be sent to TCP.
1.6 The requesting party is NOT permitted to share or
otherwise distribute data to third parties.
1.7 At all times the requesting party is ultimately
responsible for ensuring that complies with the terms of the license agreement
executed with TCP.
2 Guidelines for Posting Data on the Internet
All recipients of data are NOT permitted to post ASAP data
on their websites, or republish or post data that appear on scoreright.org
without the express written consent of TCP.
Recipients of the Data may publish the results of their
studies provided they comply with all aspects of the licensing agreement. Dissemination
of data or study results in any format that could compromise institutions’,
vendors’, and individuals’ rights to confidentiality is strictly prohibited.
Requesters of data must be familiar with relevant and
applicable state and federal statutes governing such issues and professional
practices in protecting testing data (see The Standards for Educational and
Psychological Testing, 1999, AERA, APA and NCME). A violation of any such law
or standard may, at the sole discretion of TCP, result in the immediate
revocation of the license for the provided data and the refusal to license
and/or provide data in the future.