Guest post by Mary Tighe
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.
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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,” Lillian Pace, vice president of policy and advocacy, told EdWeek. “It’s just that there hasn’t been an opportunity presented.”