policy recommendations

Performance Assessment & 21st Century Learning
Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning, and Equity (SCALE)
Ruth Chung Wei
Raymond L. Pecheone
Katherine L. Wilczak
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This paper argues that halting testing won't fix flawed assessment and accountability systems.  Instead, the authors advocate improving the system of assessments to improve what is taught in school.  After outlining performance assessments, the paper outlines political and policy recommenations...

Equity Issues
National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE)
Monica Martinez
Dennis McGrath
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This paper featuers case studies and policy implications highlighting the importance and challenges of closing the academic achievement gaps for students of color.  The paper advocates and outlines policies to help ensuring that all students have an opportunity to pursue postsecondary success....