Testing America's Freedom

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

September 28, 2020 NWEA Season 1 Episode 4
Testing America's Freedom
The missing summative—what does it mean for the future of assessment?  (Ep. 4)
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Testing America's Freedom
The missing summative—what does it mean for the future of assessment?  (Ep. 4)
Sep 28, 2020 Season 1 Episode 4
NWEA

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. 

Show Notes

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.