The Big Test
The Future of Statewide Standardized Assessments
Standardized testing has been a cornerstone of school reform for two decades. But a bipartisan backlash against testing in recent years and the suspension of statewide testing in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic have left the future of state assessments in question. A new report from FutureEd—The Big Test: The Future of State Standardized Testing—found that between 2014 and 2019 lawmakers in 36 states passed legislation to respond to the testing backlash. Altogether, state legislatures considered 426 bills and 20 resolutions to limit standardized testing. Download the report for state-by-state data.
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