Touts Federally Mandated State Tests May Be Gone, but There Are Other, Better Ways Educators Can Assess Students During the Shutdown By Laura Slover April 21, 2020 Education news and commentary, delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for The 74 newsletter. Submit Most Popular The 74 Investigation They Stood Up to NYC Schools For Their Disabled Child. Then CPS Arrived LGBTQ Students Data Show LGBTQ Students Report Bullying and Attacks from Kids — and Teachers teacher certification Alabama Considers New Law to Loosen Alternative Teacher Certification Requirements library Louisiana Senate Approves Restrictions on Children’s Library Access School (In)Security Controversial Gunshot Detectors on Minneapolis Schools, Cyber Attack Reveals Get stories like these delivered straight to your inbox. Sign up for The 74 Newsletter Republish This Article Learn More Laura Slover is chief executive of CenterPoint Education Solutions and co-author of "Unfinished Agenda: The Future of Standards-Based School Reform," published by FutureEd, an independent, solution-oriented think tank at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy.