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February 2, 2016

Federal Guidance on Testing

USED has released new guidance on how to help states and districts pare down the number of test students take. The USED's letter to Chief State School Officers can be found here. Also, USED's Fact Sheet: Testing Action Plan is a helpful resource for states in ensuring tests are of high quality and worth taking.

February 1, 2016

Assessment and ELs Under the New ESSA

A key provision of the new Every Student Succeeds Act involves a change in accountability for English learner performance. More information available here.

January 19, 2016

GreatSchools and PARCC Launch New Parent Guide

PARCC and GreatSchools have developed a new resource for parents focused on CCRS. The GreatKids Test Guide for Parents is now available on both the GreatSchools and PARCC's UnderstandTheScore.org websites.