Over the next several months, states will be making major decisions about their state assessment system. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) gives states important flexibility in how and when to assess students, and which types of tests to use. In 31 states, state boards of education have the sole authority to make these calls. In more than half of all states, the state is a key player. Join NASBE as they kick off a series of webinars on assessments and talk with the Northwest Evaluation Association's Kelly Goodrich about how students, parents, teachers, principals and administrators perceive assessments, and other key findings from the recent NWEA/Gallup poll "Make Assessment Work for All Students." We'll also review the key questions state policymakers ought to consider before adopting a new state assessment system.