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 74 Million Reasons to Give Support The 74’s year-end campaign with a tax-exempt donation and invest in our future. Give Today! Most Popular Free Speech Report: 1.3M Teachers, 100,000 Professors Now Under ‘Educational Gag Orders’ teacher shortages Desperate to Hire Special Ed Teachers? Try Looking in Regular Ed Classrooms California Recognizing Fake News Now a Required Subject in California Schools Analysis Future of High School: Engaging Students & Careers Via Modern Apprenticeships The Big Picture Alaska Leads States in First-Ever Rankings of Charter Performance on NAEP Support The 74's year-end campaign. Make a tax-exempt donation now. 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.