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For many educators and administrators, summative assessment—the end-of-year test that measures student understanding of grade-level expectations—is a time-consuming process that provides data too late to meaningfully impact student learning. The good news—there is a better way and states like Montana are leading the charge with new assessment systems that solve these challenges.

Watch the edLeader Panel explore the groundbreaking developments in assessments that have recently unfolded in Montana, including the recent approval of their Field-Testing Flexibility Waiver. You learn about Montana’s Alternative Student Testing Pilot which provides real-time insights into student performance throughout the year while also providing a summative measure of grade-level standards mastery. The combination of diagnostic data on student learning throughout the year and a final summative score promises to reduce overall testing time by eliminating the need for a final end-of-year test.