Assessment matters. Assessment results impact students, teachers, parents, and educational leaders, and can provide insight into how well we are preparing students for success in their future lives.
Too often, though, we don’t listen to the voices of the people most impacted by assessments, to understand their perspectives. Without this understanding, assessment systems and policies on assessment may face barriers, or may not effectively support learning for all students.
Since 2012, NWEA, in collaboration with Gallup and other national research organizations, has conducted national and state surveys of these important education stakeholders to understand what they think, feel, and understand about assessment. We hope that the resulting reports support better decisions at the state, district, and school levels, resulting in better assessment systems for all students.