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The only way to get around gaming and cheating will be to use NAEP-like matrix sampling and low stakes (for schools). Accountability (to the feds) should reside at the state (not school) level.
It’s really not difficult: the feds administer an annual NAEP-like test to measure how well states are doing with their achievement gaps, etc. Leave states alone to figure out what to do with schools. If states want to continue NCLB-like test-every-student-every-year-with-the-same-damned-test, fine. If they want to try some other touchy-feely approach, that’s fine too.