Federally mandated statewide assessments are intended to shine a light on inequities in student outcomes. Doing so allows school and district leaders to provide additional resources to ensure students and educators get the support they need to ensure all students have equal opportunities to learn. However, we’ve heard loud and clear from students, families, and educators that current assessments fail to live up to this promise.
In a new report, Future of Assessments: Centering Equity and the Lived Experiences of Students, Families, and Educators, The Education Trust highlights the lived experiences of those closest to assessments and translates them into a vision for the future of federal assessment policy. The goal is that these “equity pillars” and federal policy recommendations, will spur further conversations and debates around assessments so the statewide summative assessment data being provided can guide educators and policymakers to identify and address longstanding educational inequities.
Please join Dr. Elda Garcia, NATP Executive Director, on May 24th as she sits down with Nicholas Munyan-Penney, Assistant Director of P-2 Policy at The Education Trust for an NATP Colleague Chat. They will dive deeper into the recommendations laid out in this report and discuss opportunities to continue the conversation around the future of assessments.
Join us for this FREE EdTrust event!
Future of Assessments: Centering Equity and the Lived Experiences of Students, Families, and Educators
Wednesday, May 24, 2023 11:00 PT | 1:00 CT | 2:00 ET