ASCD Demands Two-Year Moratorium on High-Stakes Testing
Education Association Demands Two-Year Moratorium on High-Stakes Testing
Alexandria, VA (2/9/2015)—In a statement released today, ASCD calls on policymakers to institute a two-year moratorium on using new state standardized assessments for accountability purposes. High-stakes decisions about student readiness, teacher performance, and school quality should never be based on a single assessment. The hiatus will allow time for policymakers and education leaders to design and implement a new accountability model that more accurately reflects the full range of student learning and school support. Read the full statement at www.ascd.org/moratorium.