August 11, 2017
More than a year and a half after it's launch, Education Week is wondering: “What the Heck Happened to ESSA’s Innovative Testing Pilot?”

EdWeek Asks the Right Questions About ESSA’s Innovative Assessment Pilot

When the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) passed with an opportunity for states to pilot and scale more meaningful assessment systems, we were excited. So excited that we launched www.innovativeassessments.org with the Center for Assessment to help states navigate the opportunity.

The project featured seven State Readiness Conditions, A Visioning Toolkit and Innovative Assessment Survey Tool, all aimed at supporting states as they began to prepare for the pilot opportunity.

Now, over a year and a half later, Education Week is wondering: “What the Heck Happened to ESSA’s Innovative Testing Pilot?”

“It’s not that states aren’t jumping at the opportunity,” KnowledgeWorks Senior Director of National Policy Lillian Pace told EdWeek. “It’s just that there hasn’t been an opportunity presented.”

Read more insight from Lillian and EdWeek reporter Alyson Klein.

Mary Kenkel

Written by: Mary Kenkel

Mary Kenkel serves as the KnowledgeWorks Senior PR Specialist.

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