As we consider the possibility of another new assessment system, we have a fundamental question to answer: Will we maintain challenging standards and assessments that ensure a high school diploma means something for all students, and work together to provide additional support to those that need it most? Or, in this pivotal moment, will we reverse years of promising progress and be satisfied with an education system that allows social promotion, leaving a student’s future destiny to be determined by ZIP code? That is the real test.

Publish date: June 2019 Number of pages: 16