Published Online: May 10, 2016
Published in Print: May 11, 2016, as Testing

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"Make Assessment Work for All Students: Multiple Measures Matter"

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Parents, students, teachers, and administrators place greater value on classroom tests and formative assessments than they do on summative tests used for accountability, according to a survey.

The results, from a Gallup poll released last week, reflect a view reported widely: that families and educators find statewide accountability testing to have limited value. It was commissioned by the Northwest Evaluation Association, which has a keen interest in these matters: The NWEA is the maker of the widely used MAP formative assessments.

Gallup examined the attitudes of 4,200 students, parents, teachers, principals, and superintendents.

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