assessments

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 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…

Minnesota Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius hosted another Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Topic Area Meetings Monday afternoon. The topic for this session was “Academic Standards and Assessments.” There is a lot of interest in this topic, reflected by the 150 people in attendance. Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) staff provided an…

Information courtesy of the National School Boards Association The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Negotiated Rulemaking Committee finished their second session Friday, but did not come to an agreement on any of the issues except for Computer Adaptive Testing (CAT).  The committe will reconvene for a third session on April 18…

  Source: National School Boards Association (NSBA) The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Negotiated Rulemaking Committee Thursday held the second day of negotiations for its second session. U.S. Department of Education (ED) officials opened the meeting seeking comments on its proposed definition of “students with the most significant cognitive disabilities.”…

Source: National School Boards Association The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Negotiated Rulemaking Committee convened again Tuesday in Washington, D.C. with energetic and dynamic conversations surrounding assessments, with the importance of local governance reinforced by negotiators during the second discussion item on eighth-grade assessments. National School Boards Association (NSBA) officials…

In the House … In Tuesday’s House Education Innovation Policy Committee, Rep. Peggy Bennett presented HF 1392. This bill proposes to change the statewide system of assessments and high school graduation requirements by requiring computer-adaptive reading and math tests in grades 3 through 8, instead of grade 7. The proposal…

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