An alliance of New York schools continues to drop high-stakes tests in favor of performance-based assessments as the opt-out movement gathers steam.
Klint W. Willert
Superintendent, Brookings School District, South Dakota
Topic: Testing & assessment
The new year may send familiar education challenges in new directions as administrators grapple with an uncertain testing landscape, staff shortages, the increased push for equity and constantly increasing charter competition.
Districts must navigate a larger number of titles and skill sets when hiring qualified literacy specialists to implement new learning standards and to improve students’ reading and writing performance.
Traditionally, a reading specialist worked in small groups or one-on-one with struggling students.