ASCD's policy newsletter, Policy Priorities, reflects the purpose of this quarterly policy publication, which is to provide background and context for critical, timely education policy issues.
Administrators, teachers, families, policymakers, journalists, and others read Policy Priorities to better inform the decisions they make and the work they do.
Policy Priorities is published four times each year. Copies are mailed to all ASCD Premium members, and all other members have online access.
Current Print Issue
The Promise and Realities of Next-Generation Assessments
With the majority of states joining the Common Core State Standards, the focus is now on the new computer-based, next-generation assessments developed to test students' comprehension and mastery of the standards.
This issue of Policy Priorities examines the two state consortia (the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers and the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium) charged with administering the assessments and the challenges that lie ahead.
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