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Using Innovative Assessments to Promote Education Equity and Testing Efficiency

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provided new opportunities for creating innovative assessments that fulfill accountability requirements while contributing to learning and teaching. In this webinar, Abby Javurek, senior director of large-scale solutions at not-for-profit NWEA, discusses how the organization has worked with states such as Georgia and Louisiana to develop assessment solutions that increase […]


Understanding Balanced Assessment Systems

In a balanced assessment system, different types of assessment are used to gather information about students’ learning for different purposes. For example, formative assessments gather information to inform teachers and students’ decisions about ongoing classroom learning. In contrast, summative assessments provide snapshots on students’ performance at the end of a unit or school year to […]


How Advance Placement Courses Fit within Career and Technical Education Programs

Did you know that by 2020, 65 percent of all jobs will require postsecondary education or training beyond high school? All students need relevant knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in the 21st century economy, prompting schools and states to consider integrating college- and career-ready course work. The College Board and Advance CTE recently partnered […]


Forecasting Governor Education Priorities: What State Boards Need to Know

According to a NASBE analysis of all 2019 “state of the state” addresses, nearly every governor is prioritizing education. But what does this mean for state board members? How can state boards of education find common ground with their governor to achieve good outcomes for students? Join NASBE for a webinar on June 5 from […]


Using Policy to Create Healthy Schools: Tools for State Policymakers

Earlier this year, NASBE launched the State Policy Database on School Health, an online library of all existing state statutory and regulatory language on student health aligned to components of the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model. On Friday, March 29, join us for a special webinar hosted by Child Trends to learn how state policies […]


Addressing the Health Drivers of Chronic Absence through State Policy

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires states to publicly display data on chronic absence statewide and on school report cards. In addition, 36 states and the District of Columbia opted to include chronic absence as a measure of school success in their ESSA accountability systems. This change positions state boards of education to delve […]


What the Midterm Election Results Will Mean for State Boards

Everyone is talking about what the 2018 elections will mean for Congress, but state boards of education also face big implications on November 6. Thirty-six states and three territories are holding elections for governor, and many of these governors will appoint new state board of education members and state education chiefs. An additional 49 state […]