Former Gov. Jack Markell Sees Opportunity for Assessment Audits

Former Gov. Jack Markell Sees Opportunity for Assessment Audits

May 7, 2017

Former Delaware Gov. Jack Markell wrote in The 74 about the importance of assessments and the opportunity states have under ESSA to use federal funds for conducting assessment audits. Reflecting on the steps taken in Delaware to ensure that students “weren’t taking duplicative assessments and that all assessments added value,” he argued that audits “can be a tool for states to ensure that all tests provide high-quality feedback to inform instruction” and “help parents and educators better serve our students.” Markell raised concern that among the ESSA plans submitted so far, not one has included an assessment audit.