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- Assessment Letter to the Editor Grading for Growth Through Competency-Based EducationCompetency-based education can better prepare today's children for tomorrow's challenges, writes this letter to the editor.Assessment Opinion Rebooting Assessment and Accountability Post-Pandemic: What Now?The disruptions of the pandemic have made this an ideal time to rethink accountability and assessment.Assessment Don’t Use State Tests ‘Punitively,’ Ed. Secretary Cardona WarnsAs federal accountability restarts after two years, guidance from the department underscores how complicated that could be.Assessment Latest Round of Federal Grants Aims to Make States' Assessments More Equitable, PreciseThe U.S. Department of Education awarded over $29 million in competitive grants to 10 state education agencies.Assessment Opinion Are There Better Ways Than Standardized Tests to Assess Students? Educators Think SoStudent portfolios and school community surveys are but two of the many alternatives to standardized tests.Assessment Opinion The Future, Present, and Past of 'the Nation's Report Card'What lies ahead for the nation's only true barometer of the state of K-12 education?Assessment The 'Nation's Report Card' Is Getting an Overhaul: 5 Things to KnowThe leaders of NAEP have big plans for making the test more nimble, flexible, and useful.Assessment Opinion What the Digital SAT Will Mean for Students and EducatorsThe college-admissions test will be fully digital by 2024. Priscilla Rodriguez from the College Board discusses the change.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.What is the impact of assessment on K-12 education? What does that mean for administrators, teachers and most importantly—students?Assessment Opinion Searching for Common Ground: What Makes a Good Test?Rick Hess and USC Dean Pedro Noguera discuss standardized testing—what it’s for, where it’s gone wrong, and how to improve it.