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  • Unique year brings debate about testing in school—particularly statewide summative assessments.
  • COVID-19 stressed our education system in ways never imagined.
  • As schools return to in-person learning in most of the country, parents need more information on where their child stands academically—not less.
  • With data from assessment results, parents are better positioned to make educational decisions to help their child.
  • The majority of parents support spring summative testing to measure the pandemic’s impact on student learning (National PTA poll).
  • Support climbs as parents learn more about how student assessment data can be used to evaluate virtual learning, guide the investment of new resources, and target supports for students.
  • Testing continued in Indiana districts and the state plans to review state data and provide an initial report in July.
  • Conversely, in New Mexico, Albuquerque Public Schools less than 1% of students plan to take the standardized test and one Oregon school district said they won’t offer the state assessments to students.
  • Despite variability among states, parents remain a child’s greatest advocate.
  • Assessment results are one of the strongest tools that parents have in understanding their child’s academic trajectory.

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