It’s spring in Idaho, which means it’s SBAC season in Idaho schools.
This week on the “Extra Credit” podcast, Clark Corbin goes in-depth on the third year of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium exam. The quick takeaways: The online testing process appears to be going smoothly, but it’s taking some students seven hours to complete the exam. And that time commitment has some educators worried.
Also this week, Kevin Richert covers the latest on the federal education beat — from a presidential order on K-12 policy to an in-depth interview with National Education Association President Lily Eskelen Garcia.