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The Standard

Next-Generation Assessment

The pandemic’s uncertain trajectory has raised new questions about state assessment and accountability systems. 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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The Standard - Article

Four Test Questions for State Boards

These questions can help frame conversations on assessment approval and intersections with state accountability.

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The Standard

Measuring Up: Recalibrating Systems of Assessment

Given the policy reset reflected in the newly minted Every Student Succeeds Act, state boards of education now face greater responsibility for assessments and determining their role in state accountability systems.

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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 […]

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Press Release

Analysis Highlights State Assessment Strategies for Gauging Student Outcomes and Opportunities in Challenging Year

A new NASBE Policy Update explores the strategies states employed to administer assessments in the 2020-21 school year.

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Policy Update

State Strategies on Assessments in 2021

This analysis explores the strategies states employed to administer assessments in the 2020-21 school year. It also highlights the opportunities for state boards to learn from and make the best use of data collected from the pandemic school year.

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Next-Generation Assessment amid the Pandemic

Join us for a conversation about state assessment and accountability.

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Press Release

New Issue of the Standard Helps State Boards Weigh State Assessment Systems

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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The Standard

Next-Generation Assessment

The pandemic’s uncertain trajectory has raised new questions about state assessment and accountability systems. 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.

read more
The Standard - Article

States Experiment with Assessment through Innovative Pilots

Five states received federal waivers for regular assessments so they could pilot assessment systems in select districts or schools over five years.

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The Standard - Article

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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The Standard - Article

Four Test Questions for State Boards

These questions can help frame conversations on assessment approval and intersections with state accountability.

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The Standard - Article

A Shifting Landscape for State Testing

It is important to understand the history of state summative assessment in the United States.

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