Last December, Congress passed Every Student Succeeds Act, a law intended to replace the destructive NCLB with respect to accountability practices for K-12 schools.  This law changes the rules of the game we will need to follow.  Check out this article just posted on the Washington Post that explores how the rules might change with respect to:

 Students with severe disabilities
Testing throughout the year (imagine better assessments like portfolios!!!) instead of one big one at the end
Use of National assessments like ACT and SAT to replace (and thereby) reduce the amount of testing
Testing in languages other than English spoken […]