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- Assessment Opinion To Keep Primary Students Learning and Growing, Start With DataA district’s dedication to gathering and analyzing data provides stability in uncertain times.Assessment Live Online Discussion A Seat at the Table With Education Week: Testing & AccountabilityThe pandemic has disrupted lives and schooling for nearly a year, and some in the education space—and beyond—worry about lost learning. One way to know what has been lost is through testing, but is itSponsorThis content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.We know the assessments used in face-to-face classrooms are not always practical or impactful in remote learning. Thus, the question: How do we assess what our students have learned in distance and blended environments? ContentAssessment It's Official: National Test Is Postponed Due to COVID-19 ConcernsThe delay of the 2021 NAEP is a missed opportunity to measure students' pandemic-related learning losses, state by state.Assessment States Push to Ditch or Downplay Standardized Tests During Virus SurgeAs states shift their policies on testing, questions mount about the role exams will play for schools and students going forward.Assessment Opinion Treat NAEP as a Reality Check, Not an Advocacy ExerciseIf we recognize its limits, NAEP can provide a respected baseline for assessing whether states or the nation are making academic progress, grounding our sense of where we are and what we've done.Assessment Biden Campaign Won't Commit to State Testing Waivers During COVID-19 CrisisAn adviser for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden was noncommittal on whether his administration would waive standardized testing during the pandemic.Assessment How to Prevent Student Cheating During Remote Learning: 4 TipsAcademic cheating is a big problem in virtual learning environments, but educators can discourage and prevent it.Assessment How a Biden White House Could Diverge From Obama on K-12There’s plenty of common ground, but on divisive issues like accountability and charters, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has signaled his own course.