Will exams someday move beyond accountability?

A set of "radically different" exams proposed in a report due out this week seek to improve instruction and offer additional information about student learning -- rather than simply hold schools and teachers accountable. In its report, the Gordon Commission on the Future of Assessment in Education establishes a 10-year plan for implementing such tests. "Today, we stand on the cusp of the biggest advances in assessment in a generation, with assessments that are more useful and less intrusive, thanks in part to advances in education technology," Joanne Weiss, chief of staff to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, said in a statement.

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