Obama Administration moves to limit how frequently assessments are used in the classroom

assessments-federalStudents and educators will have to prepare for fewer assessments under a new federal focus that, while preserving the role that high-quality assessments play the classroom, also removes practices that have "burdened classroom time or not served students or educators well."

"One essential part of educating students successfully is assessing their progress in learning to high standards. Done well and thoughtfully, assessments are tools for learning and promoting equity. ...Done poorly, in excess, or without clear purpose, they take valuable...

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