Love all the discussion posts! Exactly what I was hoping for! What if you had a flexible grouping system in your school. Placement based on ability. Would it be any more feasible since kids couldn't test out until they achieved mastery. Maybe even in a smaller population like basic skills. As far as assessing throughout the year, based on posts from above my mind went to elementary reading assessments. What is the most you would test a student in one year? Everyone would obviously do the mandated checks, but if warranted, would you test more freequently for one or more students? You know, in the perfect school with free subs to watch the class while you test haha.