Shifting Assessments Article

Raymond Yeagley has published an article in the June 2015, School Administrators magazine titled, Shifting Assessments. In this article Raymond discusses the rightly placed expectation that test scores will be lower under the new academic standards. He offers useful insight on how districts should position themselves to “mitigate harm.” Adjustment to the new test will take some time but the process offers the opportunity for districts to focus more on local assessment strategies versus being tied so heavily to state assessment outcomes. Ideally, assessment will become more of a tool to drive learning directly.