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- 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.Assessment Biden's Testing Stance Leaves States Tough Choices. Some May Still Try to Avoid ExamsWhether to give tests in person this spring or even test students next school year instead, education leaders confront a complex path.Assessment States Still Must Give Standardized Tests This Year, Biden Administration AnnouncesBut the administration says it would allow states to give tests in the summer or use partial exams due to challenges related to COVID-19.Assessment Timing of Food Stamps Can Affect Students' Test Scores, Study FindsHungry students don't test as well, say researchers who found a link between food stamp disbursements and students' exam scores.Assessment Opinion Five Intuitions to Guide Assessment in 2021 and AfterBeyond the question of whether to test during COVID-19, there’s the equally crucial question of how to approach testing in 2021 and after.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? Content