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The Standard

Next-Generation Assessment

Bowing to the realities of the pandemic, states halted annual summative testing this spring, with a federal blessing. Yet with the U.S. Department of Education signaling that they will not waive the required tests for the current school year, there is no better time for state policy leaders to reexamine their assessment systems to address long-standing challenges, say authors in the new issue of NASBE’s State Education Standard.


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We Should Listen to the Canaries

How alternate assessments for students with disabilities and English learners can point us toward better systems for all.


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Four Test Questions for State Boards

As the new school year begins, states will want a better understanding of the social, emotional, and academic learning needs of students.