There are better ways to assess students than with high-stakes standardized tests. These schools are using them with success

For years, education policy dictated that student standardized test scores be central in the assessment of students (not to mention teachers and principals and schools) — despite protests by parents, educators, students and even assessment experts.

More recently, however, we’ve seen reductions in how often students are tested and in the importance of the results — and now there are schools finding success with assessment alternatives.

Source: There are better ways to assess students than with high-stakes standardized tests. These schools are using them with success. – The Washington Post

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