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