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- 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.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.Join us to discuss how digital innovative solutions can enrich the educational experience in the K-12 environment. We’ll share how these ...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.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.Has the academic impact of COVID-19 narrowed since last fall? How much progress have students made at each grade level? Get the answers i...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.Find out how INVALSI worked with TAO to develop a plan of action that can serve as a model for other education leaders grappling with the...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.Assessment Federal Lawmakers Urge Miguel Cardona to Let States Cancel Tests, Highlighting DiscordA letter from Democratic members to the new education secretary calls for an end to the "flawed" system of annual standardized exams.Assessment How Two Years of Pandemic Disruption Could Shake Up the Debate Over Standardized TestingMoves to opt out of state tests and change how they're given threaten to reignite fights over high-stakes assessments.Assessment A Plan for Standardized Test Scores During the Pandemic Has Gotten States' AttentionA testing expert says his idea would provide helpful data with key context, but said other measures about student well-being are crucial.