Center for American Progress

EVENT ADVISORY: Making Testing in K-12 Education Better Meet Students’ Needs
Press Advisory

EVENT ADVISORY: Making Testing in K-12 Education Better Meet Students’ Needs

Washington, D.C. — In a recent research product series, the Center for American Progress examined how assessments in public schools can become effective instruments that help measure whether schools and educators are meeting student needs and educational goals.

On Thursday, October 14, please join the Center for American Progress as we continue the conversation around the future of testing in education. A panel of education experts and student advocates will hold a forward-thinking conversation that challenges current K-12 assessment policy and practice and presents fresh perspectives on the role of tests in schools and how assessments can be redesigned to meet the needs of all students and stakeholders.

If you have questions for our panel, please submit them on Twitter using the hashtag #FutureOfTesting or via email to


Mark Jutabha, School Improvement Facilitator, WestEd
Paul Leather, Partner for Education Policy and State and National Relationships, Center for Innovation in Education
Jennifer Randall, Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Krasimir Staykov, Student Advocate, Student Voice
Michael Watson, Vice President of Policy and Advocacy, New Classrooms

Laura Jimenez, Director of Standards and Accountability, K-12 Education, Center for American Progress


October 14, 2021

2:00 p.m. ET – 3:00 p.m. ET


You must RSVP at this link to watch the livestream event. This event will be live-captioned in Zoom. Closed-captions-enabled video will be posted following the conclusion of the event.

For more information or to speak with an expert, please contact Colin Seeberger at or 202-741-6292.