Effort underway to change student assessments in Hawaii

Hilo Union School students play outside to celebrate the holidays before going on winter break next week on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021. (Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald)



Standardized tests measure a student’s ability to recognize and recall information, but when it comes to analyzing and applying what is learned in the classroom, a new type of testing called authentic assessments is gaining traction.