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Lorrie Shepard

Lorrie Shepard

Lorrie Shepard is the past president of the National Academy of Education, past president of the American Educational Research Association, and past president of the National Council on Measurement in Education.

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Column: Going forth with standardized tests may cause more problems than it solves

By: , and - March 8, 2021

Despite the many ways that COVID-19 has disrupted schools, the U.S. Department of Education will not give states a pass on giving standardized tests to students this year as it did in spring 2020. That’s according to new guidance the department issued Feb. 22. The guidance invites states to request waivers to shorten tests, give […]