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- SponsorThis content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.In New Meridian’s latest whitepaper, Founder and CEO Arthur VanderVeen identifies five principles to boldly re-imagine assessment and cre...Assessment Data Young Adolescents' Scores Trended to Historic Lows on National Tests. And That's Before COVID HitThe past decade saw unprecedented declines in the National Assessment of Educational Progress's longitudinal study.Assessment Long a Testing Bastion, Florida Plans to End 'Outdated' Year-End ExamsFlorida Gov. Ron DeSantis said the state will shift to "progress monitoring" starting in the 2022-23 school year.Assessment 'Nation's Report Card' Has a New Reading Framework, After a Drawn-Out Battle Over EquityThe new framework for the National Assessment of Educational Progress will guide development of the 2026 reading test.Assessment Standardized Tests Could Be in Jeopardy in Wake of Biden Decisions, Experts SayHas the Biden administration shored up statewide tests this year only to risk undermining long-term public backing for them?Assessment How Can Teachers Better Understand Students? A New Breed of Assessment Will Try to HelpResearchers will work to create formative assessments that can give teachers a window into students’ emerging identities and strengthsAssessment Opinion It's Time We Begin Using Assessments to Look Forward, Instead of BackSchools do not get much value from high-stakes tests. Many are now allowing schools to use better assessments to guide student learning.Assessment Opinion Grading Has Always Been an Imperfect Exercise. COVID-19 Made It WorseIt’s hard reducing the complexity of each student’s social, emotional, and academic learning to a letter grade. Maybe we’re doing it wrong.Assessment Opinion What Federally Mandated State Tests Are Good For (And What They Aren’t)Spring 2021 testing is happening. That can be a good thing—if the goal is about more than school accountability.Assessment Opinion The National Assessment Governing Board’s Troubling Gag OrderNAGB's recently released restrictions on how its board members can communicate set a troubling precedent.Assessment Biden Administration's Level of Tolerance for Cutting Standardized Tests Comes Into FocusA distinction has grown between states having to make tests available, and districts deciding it's not practical to make students take them.Assessment Opinion Alternatives to Standardized Tests During a Pandemic YearThree educators suggest alternatives to federally mandated standardized testing during this year undercut by COVID-19.