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21st Century Assessment: A Critical Moment

Thursday, February 11, 2010

word education on brick building wall Editor’s Note: This is a re-blog of a timely post by guest bloggers Daniel Hickey and Brian Nelson. You can find the post in its original form here. The authors argue that the opportunity to institute true reform in assessment practices is now, and those leading the government’s Race to the Top Assessment Initiative must think more broadly about how we measure progress in schools. Education Secretary Arne Duncan has set aside up to $350 million of Race to the Top funds for the potential purpose of supporting states in developing a next generation of assessments