The role of assessment data in driving educational opportunity

September 7, 2021

By Dale Chu The National Center on Education and the Economy (NCEE) recently published an interview with Dr. Sean Reardon, Professor of Poverty and Inequality in Education at Stanford University. Reardon is known for his scholarship and commitment to measuring educational opportunity, as well as bucking conventional wisdom…

Rising above the zero sum, anti-testing din

August 19, 2021

By Dale Chu Today, an impressive coalition of fifteen leading policy, advocacy, and member organizations wrote a letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona asking for clarity on how the federal government will provide guidance and oversight to states in fulfilling ESSA’s testing requirements for the 2021-2022 school…

Cheers, jeers, and chandeliers: Assessment edition

August 17, 2021

By Dale Chu   The assessment-related news keeps on coming! Here are some noteworthy happenings in three states: Cheers Arkansas — Add another state to the list of five that are “doing it!” Last month, Arkansas reported that 97 percent of students participated in state assessments. Astute readers…