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"A Consumer's Guide to Testing Under the Every Student Succeeds Act: What Can the Common Core and Other ESSA Assessments Tell Us?"

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As states develop new testing and accountability systems under the Every Student Succeeds Act, a report by the think tank National Education Policy Center offers guidance to prevent misuse of tests.

Before adopting a new test, the report recommends that policymakers lay out all the ways they intend to use the test data, and set up safeguards to avoid "multipurposing a test in ways that exceed a test's declared purposes or reported evidence."

It also calls for policymakers to seek and provide expert reviews of the validity and reliability of both standard academic tests and non-academic measures before incorporating either assessment for accountability systems.

Vol. 38, Issue 25, Page 5

Published in Print: March 13, 2019, as Testing
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