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Assessment News Roundup – What We’re Reading 1/22/16

A weekly list of news and items of interest on the issue of K12 assessments.

From EdWeek: While many cheered the states’ new flexibility under ESSA, EdWeek asks if state education departments, some of which have experienced staff and budget reductions, have the capacity to implement new programs around accountability and improving student outcomes.

ESSA poses capacity challenges for state education agencies

From Hechinger Report: Taking a look at Louisiana’s attempts to review their standards and asking if and how parents should provide input on standards.

What happened when one state tried to re-write the Common Core

From EdWeek: EdWeek looks at the wording in ESSA on Common Core standards and finds it strikes a “delicate compromise” that will likely be negotiated further upon implementation.

How does the Every Student Succeeds Act deal with standards?

 From EdWeek: Edweek reviews the online public comments on ESSA and summarizes certain education groups’ recommendations on accountability and testing.

Here’s how the education world thinks the feds should regulate under ESSA

From the Thomas Fordham Institute: Michael Petrilli argues in favor of maximum flexibility for states under ESSA and offers examples of what these flexible ideas might look like in accountability measures.

The case for maximum state flexibility on ESSA accountability

From EdSource: California aims to create a “dashboard” of measures to identify schools that are in trouble and wants the federal government to give them the leeway to do so.

Federal officials urged not to step on state’s school reforms

From New Brunswick Today (NJ): This week, a panel selected by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie recommended that students be required to take the PARCC test as a high school graduation requirement.

New Jersey to consider eliminating opt-out option for PARCC standardized test

In Case You Missed It

From EdWeek: Examining the work of the Innovation Lab Network, a group of states collaborating to rethink and redesign changes to instruction and accountability.

States collaborate in pursuit of fresh accountability ideas