Testing America's Freedom

Ep. 4: The missing summative—what does it mean for the future of assessment? 

October 3, 2020


Our education system is at an inflection point, and as COVID-19 makes us reconsider the best ways to teach students, we must also consider how assessment and accountability need to shift toward a more modern structure. Dr. Samuel speaks with Thomas Toch, director of education policy think tank FutureEd, and Jason Mendenhall, who leads the development of innovative statewide assessments at NWEA. We talk about the future of assessment and the evolution of accountability systems, and how the pandemic has created urgency and opportunity for change.

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Topics: Equity

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