Assessments Tag

Former Gov. Jack Markell Sees Opportunity for Assessment Audits

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...

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Real Clear Education Analyzes DC’s ESSA Plan

Real Clear Education took a deep dive into DC’s ESSA plan, noting that its ambitious and comes with substantial changes to the status quo. The article notes that the plan sets lofty goals for student performance, calling for 85 percent of students to score a...

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PA Dept. of Ed Seeks to Alleviate Testing Pressure on Students

The Pennsylvania Dept. of Education “hopes to alleviate testing pressure on students and teachers” as the state pulls together their ESSA implementation plan. Deputy Secretary of Elementary and Secondary Education Matthew Stem, wants to utilize ESSA to “reduce the amount of time spent on standardized...

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Recommendations for Professional Development and Student Engagements Around Assessments

The National Task Force on Assessment Education and the Council of Chief State School Officers released a recommendations “for professional development and parent and student engagement around assessments.” The guidance “helps states and districts discover provisions and flexibility in ESSA” and “outlines specific policies, practices, and language that improve individual student...

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LA Business and Education Groups Express Concern with Draft ESSA Plan

Nine Louisiana business and education groups – including  Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, the Urban League of Greater New Orleans and the Southern Poverty Law Center – expressed their concern with the way public school letter grades are calculated in Superintendent White’s draft ESSA...

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SC Stakeholders Present ESSA Recommendations to State

 In an interview with The T&D, Dr. Tom Newman, superintendent of Orangeburg Consolidated School District Four, said that ESSA “allows states to eliminate ’unnecessary and duplicative assessments’.” Newman and other stakeholders have presented their recommendations to the state, but still have “some serious concerns” about...

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