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These 4 assessment trends should remain top-of-mind

from Education DIVE

Few issues in K-12 education have been as contentious, particularly since the implementation of the Bush-era No Child Left Behind Act, as standardized testing. Criticism over the years has focused largely on the impacts of attaching high-stakes to assessment results, because of their connection to teacher and school evaluations. The fear is that this creates an environment that "teaches to the test" at the expense of arguably every subject that isn't math or reading. In return, that approach risks stifling educators' abilities to provide students a well-rounded education across all subject areas, as well as their flexibility to innovate with different classroom approaches for fear that testing results not reflect improvement. more


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