Carnegie Foundation President Addresses State Education Leaders at CCSSO’s 2023 Modernizing Education Summit

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In April 2023, the Carnegie Foundation President, Dr. Timothy Knowles, detailed a visionary blueprint for the future of assessment at the Modernizing our Education System Summit, hosted by the Council of Chief State School Officers. 

In his remarks, Dr. Timothy Knowles encouraged state education leaders to consider strategies that move us beyond rote memorization and timed-based learning, placing focus on school ecosystems that motivate students to develop vital skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making. These transformative changes would also embrace and support the autonomy and varied life experiences of our young learners.

The foundations of Dr. Knowles’s remarks are anchored in our dynamic partnership with the Educational Testing Service (ETS). Together, we are working to create a comprehensive, scalable array of assessment and analytical tools that capture a wide spectrum of skills necessary for our nation’s students to succeed in K-12, postsecondary, and their future careers.