Reshaping Assessment and Accountability in 2021 and Beyond
Good data are important for education systems in crisis. As state and local education leaders, including state boards of education, contemplate the future, they should identify the data that parents, educators, and leaders need in order to act. Systems of assessment and accountability must evolve to meet that need, and state leaders must beware the dangers of acting without the right information.
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