Obama Administration Takes Action to Ensure Fewer and Better Tests for Students

Building on, the U.S. Department of Education today released a series of case studies with examples of work states and districts are doing to ensure fewer, better and fairer tests for students. The examples are part of the Department’s continued efforts to lift up promising practices and provide information to states and districts about thoughtful ways to reduce and improve testing. As part of that work, the Department also today outlined proposed priorities for applicants of the Enhanced Read More

Taking Time to Talk with Your Child about Tests

Assessments are part of life at school, but they don’t have to be a source of stress. Helping your child prepare properly for an exam is important, and the conversation doesn’t have to stop after the test is complete. Below are some tips parents might consider discussing with their child: Let your child know that you are proud of his/her achievements and together you will work on troublesome subject matter. Learn about the type of Read More