The Hoover Institution: Why Testing and Accountability Matter in K–12 Education

The challenges imposed on schools by the COVID-19 pandemic have left parents and educators without essential information about how students are doing and which schools need urgent attention. Improvements to data collection, including adopting new metrics to track progress and improving reporting standards, are imperative to recovering the education “data hole.” Better transparency, greater accountability, and resumed testing will play key roles in recovering from the shutdowns spurred by the pandemic. For details see this YouTube video, and learn more at the Hoover Institution. The Intellections video series provided by the Hoover Institution explains key public policy concepts in sixty to ninety second installments