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What Lies Ahead for Assessment?

Those of you who consider yourselves assessment freaks (I say that affectionately) might be interested in a couple of tidbits today: the vision of next-generation assessment laid out at a forum I attended yesterday, and a report and webinar this week on the topic.

The experts at yesterday's panel articulated quite the sweeping vision of assessments they'd like to see take shape as the Race to the Top money becomes available for development of common tests, and as Congress starts to discuss reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. See what they had to say in my story today. You might also be interested in this commentary we are running on our site.

The report, to be released Thursday by the Alliance for Excellent Education, outlines what that high school advocacy group sees as key principles of comprehensive assessment systems. The group will hold a webinar on the report on Thursday from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. EST. You can register to participate here.

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