MAC in a MomentApril 7, 2021
How we define things matters, because how we talk about concepts helps us determine how we think about them. And how we think, determines our…
In support of our mission to improve student learning and achievement for all students, we address the current circumstances facing our schools in responding to the growing public rejection of racial inequity in American society and call for societal changes that ensure equity of opportunity and safety for Black students and other people of color.
High stakes standardized tests, federally mandated since 2002 through No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), have provided insight into the unintended consequences of accountability policy designed to close achievement gaps.