WEBINAR: How ed leaders are using state test data for pandemic recovery

May 25, 2021

By Dale Chu This past weekend, the Associated Press published an article on the current state of play in regard to state testing. The upshot is that states have adopted a patchwork of approaches in large part due to Uncle Sam’s convoluted waiver process. Some states—New…

New Mexico: And the Razzie goes to…

May 18, 2021

By Dale Chu As I’ve made my way through states via the assessment power rankings, a question I sometimes get is which one has been the most egregious. An argument can be made for the nation’s capital, the only jurisdiction to receive an official pass from state testing, but…

What parents need to know about state assessments

May 11, 2021

By Dale Chu Recently, EdNavigator published an easy-to-use resource for helping parents better understand student test results and why they matter. It’s an important question to answer because the value of large-scale testing is more clearly understood as a benefit to policymakers than as one for educators and families.