What Does ESSA Mean for School Testing?

What Does ESSA Mean for School Testing?

September 30, 2016

A brief in the Wall Street Journal highlights what ESSA means for school testing, noting that under ESSA “states will set academic standards and determine consequences for not meeting them.” The article notes that NCLB was “blamed for ushering in a climate of overtesting” and highlights some of the changes under ESSA including letting states use “smaller interim assessments” instead of end-of-year tests and allowing the use of nationally recognized tests for high school students.