Testing and Assessment

Students are being tested more than ever, and the results are influencing high-stakes judgments about schools, teachers, and students. Learn more about our Testing and Assessment work.

Students are being tested more than ever, and the results are influencing high-stakes judgments about schools, teachers, and students. Yet our assessment methods don’t serve the educational system nearly as well as they should. Although the technology to create better assessments exists, today's tests still do not capture all that they should, nor do they tell us much about how to help teachers and students do better. Our work is focused on ensuring that the next generation of assessment systems is designed not only to measure student performance, but also to support and improve daily instruction.