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Assessment News Roundup – What We’re Reading 12/04/15
A weekly list of news and items of interest on the issue of K12 assessments.

From EdWeek: The House passes the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which now moves to the Senate.

ESEA reauthorization coasts through House; Next stop: U.S. Senate

From EdWeek: As the Every Student Succeeds Act moves forward as a replacement to No Child Left Behind, EdWeek provides some detailed summaries of the contents – both of the overall bill and of the assessment portions of it.

ESEA reauthorization: The Every Student Succeeds Act explained

No Child Left Behind rewrite spells out assessment details

From the Washington Post: Discussing how ESSA would shift authority from the federal government to state and local officials to determine whether or not schools are succeeding.

How schools would be judged under ‘Every Student Succeeds,’ the new No Child Left Behind

From EdWeek: Breaking down how various education, political and other groups have weighed in on the Every Student Succeeds Act with positive to mixed reviews.

 Praise from governors, state chiefs highlight reactions to ESEA bill 

From the Education Commission of the States: Released a report this week that examines the testing landscape across the states and identifies trends in blended tests, consortia participation, and opt-out laws.

 Testing Trends: Considerations for choosing and using assessments

From EdSource: Explaining that California is in the midst of devising a new accountability system – not solely based on test scores – which could provide an interesting model for other states.

 California leads drive to reverse focus on standardized tests

From the Cleveland Plain Dealer: Delays in receiving PARCC scores mean that school report cards in Ohio will reflect some year-old data.

PARCC delays mean Ohio’s state report cards will have some year-old test results

In Case You Missed It

From the New York Times: Examining what it could mean for other states when Massachusetts decided to create its own hybrid test, rather than continuing to use the PARCC test.

 Massachusetts’ rejection of Common Core test signals shift in U.S.