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- 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.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Assessment of Educational Progress's longitudinal study.Assessment Long a Testing Bastion, Florida Plans to End 'Outdated' Year-End ExamsFlorida Gov.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.