Testing

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today students impacted by school closures due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic can bypass standardized testing for the 2019-2020 school year. “Minnesota school board members welcome this relief from the annual testing mandate under the Every Student Succeeds Act,” said Denise Dittrich, MSBA’s…

Source: Minnesota Department of Education A variety of groups and organizations advise the Minnesota Assessment System — including the Future Assessment Design Working Group. The Future Assessment Design Working Group met from January 2017 through October 2017 to discuss the design of future state assessments. Access the group’s recommendations in…

The Minnesota Office of the Legislative Auditor is releasing its Program Evaluation Report on “Standardized Student Testing” during a hearing scheduled for 9:30 a.m. today (Monday, March 6.) The Minnesota House of Representatives Public Information Services is providing a webcast of today’s hearing. Access this link to view this hearing…

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Assessment Committee met Tuesday, September 27, at the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) office in Roseville to review two pieces: draft(s) of parent opt-out forms and testing calendars. Under ESSA and 2016 state legislation, school districts are now required to disclose a testing calendar…

Source: Minnesota Department of Education According to data released today, approximately 100 percent of Minnesota’s high school graduating class of 2016 took the ACT college entrance exam as an 11th or 12th grader. In total, 64,145 students—an increase of 17,283 students or 37 percent over the class of 2015—took the…

Source: U.S. Department of Education The U.S. Department of Education today announced the next step in President Obama’s Testing Action Plan — a grant competition to help states get the resources they need to innovate and improve the quality of assessments, enhance reporting for parents, educators and other stakeholders, and reduce…

Source: Session Daily The House Higher Education Policy and Finance Committee approved a bill on Tuesday that would require the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system to determine guidelines for “college-ready” scores on the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments. HF 2586, sponsored by Rep. Peggy Bennett (R-Albert Lea), would also prevent…

Source: Sen. Al Franken’s office U.S. Sen. Al Franken (Minnesota) today praised new efforts by the Obama Administration to reduce the number of unnecessary or redundant school tests in Minnesota and across the country. Sen. Franken, a member of the U.S. Senate Education Committee, has long championed efforts to ensure…

Compiled by the NSBA’s National Connection Daily The New York Times (10/28, Rich, Subscription Publication) reports that ED has released the latest round of National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) results, which show that math proficiency has declined “for the first time since 1990.” Students in grades 4 and 8 saw declines,…

Compiled by the National School Boards Association’s National Connection Daily In a Huffington Post (10/26, Obama) op-ed titled “An Open Letter To America’s Parents And Teachers: Let’s Make Our Testing Smarter,” President Obama yesterday called for limits on standardized testing in schools, arguing that he has “heard from parents who…

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