ESSA and the Anti-Test Movement

ESSA and the Anti-Test Movement

July 23, 2018

“Just a few short years ago, there were real questions about whether Congress would ditch annual, standardized assessments as part of a makeover of the nation’s main K-12 education law,” writes Alyson Klein in Education Week. “At the same time, parents were increasingly choosing to opt their children out of standardized tests.” But ESSA largely left testing untouched. And since its passage, “at least some of the steam has gone out of the opt-out movement.”