SMARTER BALANCE EXAMS ARE BEST

3-28-17

Greetings, Legislature Education Committees & All--

The Iowa Legislature is on the verge of sending Iowa students at least 7 states lower (what do legislators expect?) in national rankings on National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) if they approve a bill to rescind initiation of SmarterBalance exams. 

The quality of decisions being made at all levels of education require quality feedback on the present status (something paper exams cannot do and Iowa Assessments admit they are years away from being able to provide).

 

Sue Atkinson, PhD

P. O. Box 301

Baxter IA 50028

641-227-3786