Obama Administration Releases Final Testing Regulations for ESSA

Summary: The U.S. Department of Education on Wednesday released final regulations and new guidance governing how testing is supposed to work under the Every Student Succeeds Act. It also announced $8 million in grants to states to improve science tests.

Source: Alyson Klein, Education Week, December 7, 2016

Categories:  Standardized Testing, Assessment Tools, ESSA, Student Achievement


“If you’ve read through the proposal for assessments that a group of educators and advocates negotiated last spring, these final regulations will probably look very familiar to you. Like No Child Left Behind, ESSA requires states to test students every year, but provides a bit more flexibility for states to try out new kinds of tests or use a nationally recognized college entrance test at the high school level. The regulations flesh out these and other testing provisions of the law. ”

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