Minnesota Technical Advisory Committee (MN TAC) serves as an advisory body to the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE). The committee makes recommendations on technical aspects of large-scale assessments including item development, test construction, administration procedures, scoring and equating methodologies, and standard-setting workshops.
The committee also provides guidance on other technical matters, such as practices not already described in the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing, and continues to provide advice and consultation on the implementation of new state assessments and meeting the federal requirements of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).
MN TAC’s members include educational measurement technical and policy experts by invitation. The committee’s two-day meetings are held three times per year, in person. Committee members serve a two-year term.