In 2021, the Nevada
Legislature passed Senate Bill 353, which requires the Nevada Department of
Education (NDE) to review district use of assessments and develop regulations
regarding the number of assessments and amount of time students spend on
assessments. To understand the current assessment landscape across Nevada
districts and collect data that informs these regulations, NDE is partnering
with WestEd, a nonprofit research organization, to carry this effort forward.
Part of this critical work includes holding a series of conversations with
Nevada educators, school and district leaders, assessment experts, and
policymakers to discuss assessment across the state and identify priorities for
assessment regulations. These virtual convenings will be held on the following
• Monday, April 18;
• Wednesday, June 15;
• Wednesday, September 14; and
• Wednesday, December 7.