Through these organizations, people are finding new ways to communicate and to explore new ideas. For example, an emerging network linking measurement and mathematics content experts will help promote development of high-quality assessment instruments. This rich flow of information helps keep reform on course as more is learned about potential trouble spots and potential solutions become quickly and widely disseminated.
The destination for the voyage of reform is well-known: every student must learn more mathematics. All educational actions must support this goal, and assessment is no exception. Although there are many unanswered questions that will require continuing research, the best way for assessment to support the goal is to adhere to the content, learning, and equity principles.