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U.S. Department of Education: States can bypass standardized testing for 2019-2020 school year

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today students impacted by school closures due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic can bypass standardized testing for the 2019-2020 school year. “Minnesota school board members welcome this relief from the annual testing mandate … Continue reading

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State assessment working group releases recommendations

Source: Minnesota Department of Education A variety of groups and organizations advise the Minnesota Assessment System — including the Future Assessment Design Working Group. The Future Assessment Design Working Group met from January 2017 through October 2017 to discuss the … Continue reading

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State Legislative Auditor releases findings, recommendations for standardized student testing

The Minnesota Office of the Legislative Auditor released its evaluation report Monday regarding standardized student testing. “We look forward to a deeper dive into the report in the education committees in the next few weeks,” said Denise Dittrich, MSBA’s Associate … Continue reading

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Watch webcast of today’s Legislative Auditor report on student testing

The Minnesota Office of the Legislative Auditor is releasing its Program Evaluation Report on “Standardized Student Testing” during a hearing scheduled for 9:30 a.m. today (Monday, March 6.) The Minnesota House of Representatives Public Information Services is providing a webcast … Continue reading

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ESSA Assessment Committee discusses transparency through opt-out forms for parents, testing calendar

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Assessment Committee met Tuesday, September 27, at the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) office in Roseville to review two pieces: draft(s) of parent opt-out forms and testing calendars. Under ESSA and 2016 state legislation, … Continue reading

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Minnesota expands access to ACT to more than 17,000 additional students

Source: Minnesota Department of Education According to data released today, approximately 100 percent of Minnesota’s high school graduating class of 2016 took the ACT college entrance exam as an 11th or 12th grader. In total, 64,145 students—an increase of 17,283 … Continue reading

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U.S. Education Department announces next step in president’s Testing Action Plan

Source: U.S. Department of Education The U.S. Department of Education today announced the next step in President Obama’s Testing Action Plan — a grant competition to help states get the resources they need to innovate and improve the quality of assessments, … Continue reading

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