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Supporting State Assessment Amid a Pandemic: A Q&A with National Test Vendors

Recently, the Collaborative for Student Success and EducationCounsel spoke with representatives from major statewide summative assessment vendors to learn more about how they are supporting states and reducing burden on educators as they seek to administer assessments in spring 2021. The conversation included Steve Kromer, from Cambium Assessment (which includes the former assessment division of AIR); Lisa Lepic, from Pearson; and Sandy Wiese, from Data Recognition Corporation (which includes the former assessment division of McGraw-Hill). The three vendors provide assessments in all 50 states.

Read or download the Q&A with national test vendors below:

About the Collaborative for Student Success

At our core, we believe leaders at all levels have a role to play in ensuring success for K-12 students. From ensuring schools and teachers are equipped with the best materials to spotlighting the innovative and bold ways federal recovery dollars are being used to drive needed changes, the Collaborative for Student Success aims to inform and amplify policies making a difference for students and families.

To recover from the most disruptive event in the history of American public schools, states and districts are leveraging unprecedented resources to make sure classrooms are safe for learning, providing students and teachers with the high-quality instructional materials they deserve, and are rethinking how best to measure learning so supports are targeted where they’re needed most. 

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