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How are educators exploring alternative assessment methods?

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) returns a significant amount of decision-making power to states, assessments included. With implementation fast approaching, states and the districts within them are piloting a number of alternative models for assessing student progress.

The greater autonomy comes as concerns about over-testing and teaching to the test crested over the last few years with increasingly visible opt-out movements in several states.

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