On today’s episode, we are joined by Jennifer Bell-Ellwanger, the President and CEO of the Data Quality Campaign (DQC). Jennifer answered a few questions we had on summative assessments, including if and how schools should administer them and how these assessments can affect learning outcomes. She emphasized the importance of providing students, teachers, and families with information on students’ performance quickly. As we’ve learned from the past year, students may experience learning loss and if it’s not assessed, we may not have an accurate image of just how much, and wouldn’t be able to act. The goal is positive learning outcomes for all students.