NM Teacher Discusses Importance of Assessments

NM Teacher Discusses Importance of Assessments

June 4, 2017

Local Rio Rancho teacher Ashley Randall stressed the importance of testing in education in a recent opinion piece. She discussed the opportunity that New Mexico has under ESSA “to examine the amount of time spent on testing and take steps to ensure students are only taking tests that provide meaningful insights for their benefit while providing teachers, parents and students with the quality data they need.” Randall encouraged the state “to conduct an assessment audit that can show us which tests are critical to keep and the others that we may no longer need to administer.”