Ed. Dept. Gives States Guidance On How to Pare Back, Improve Tests

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This is what we have been asking for all along!

“Specifically, the department wants states and districts to ensure tests are: worth taking (as in not redundant); of high quality (can capture high-order thinking skills); time-limited; provide appropriate accommodations for students in special education and English-language learners; transparent (meaning parents under why kids are taking them and how the data will be used); and just  to get a snapshot of student achievement and school quality.”

Read the rest of the blog and follow the links in the blog to the memos from the DOE for more information: http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaign-k-12/2016/02/ed_dept_gives_states_ideas_on_.html

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