The NAESP Principal Podcast: Assessments and Testing

In the midst of an ongoing pandemic, students across the country will still be taking standardized tests and assessments. Arkansas educator Bethany Hill joins us to share thoughts on testing during a pandemic, and how principals can respond to the challenges it presents.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • The role of assessments and testing
  • Knowing the student
  • Learning loss
  • Minimizing the impact on students and time
  • How to make the best of it

Bethany Hill is a teacher who is currently serving as an administrator. During her 23 years in education, she taught kindergarten, first, second, and third grades. She was a curriculum/academic coach for 3 years, an assistant principal in an K-4 building for 5 years, a principal in a P-4 building for 5 years, and is currently serving as an assistant principal in a P-4 building. All of her service has been in the Cabot School District in Cabot, Arkansas.


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