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Assessment News Roundup – What We’re Reading and Watching 5/27/16

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

From Medium: The Department of Education has announced proposed regulations to give states clarity in rethinking their accountability, data reporting, and consolidated state plans. The proposed regulations will be published on May 31. Highlighted below is a blog by John King, Secretary of Education, where he describes the vision behind the proposal. Comments are welcomed from the public.

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Visit the Department’s ESSA resources web page for further information.

From Learning First: Arizona’s 2015 Teacher of the Year, John-David Bowman, shares why he believes, “the amount of testing–particularly tests that are not aligned to state standards, or given at the whim of a school district or teacher, is hurting the potential for using the results to improve teaching and learning.”

AZ Teacher of the Year: Too Many Tests are Hurting Students

From Education Week Teacher: This blog post gives teachers practical advices on how they can start to implement meaningful self-assessment in their classes.

Student Self-Assessment Practices that Work

From Harvard Graduate School of Education: The convocation speech by Ed.M. candidate Donovan Livingston went viral this week. Take five minutes out of your day to see why!

“Lift your voices until you’ve patched every hole in a child’s broken sky.” ~Donovan Livingston