EdNext Podcast: On State Standardized Testing, Flexibility Is Key

Avoid: “welcome back to school and get ready for the test tomorrow.”

Photo of Scott marionThe executive director of the Center for Assessment, Scott Marion, joins Education Next editor-in-chief Marty West to discuss the uncertainty surrounding annual math and reading assessments this spring, and what schools can do to maintain instruction and accountability in 2021.

Marion, with Lorrie Shephard, wrote one half of an Education Next forum, “Focus on Instruction and Intervention, Not Testing, in 2021.” The complete forum, “Statewide Assessments in 2021,” is available now.

The EdNext Podcast is available on iTunes, Google Play, Soundcloud, Stitcher and here every Wednesday.

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