The National Assessment Governing Board, which sets policy for The Nation’s Report Card released an updated schedule for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) on July 24, 2019. The revised schedule retains the focus on its flagship national assessments of Reading and Mathematics as mandated by Congress, and eliminated the assessments for Arts, Economics, Geography and Foreign Language.
This report identifies states that are making public reforms around innovation in assessment, including states applying to federal innovative assessment pilot programs. The report also explores several assessment improvement opportunities for states and highlighting promising work already underway on interim assessments for accountability, formative assessments to support instruction, shared item banks and new collaborations among states, and social studies and science assessments.
This report by Migration Policy Institute discusses the unintended consequences for English Learners under the Every Student Succeeds Act adjusted cohort graduation rate, which all states use to calculate the number of students graduating from high school within the standard four years.