‘Life is not a standardized test’: Effort underway to change student assessments in Hawaii

Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald In this 2021 file photo, Lyric Uelese, left, and Jayson Langidrik play outside Hilo Union School.

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.