There is a raging debate underway today in K-12 education circles about student testing and assessment. This session aspires to provide perspective and good thinking to the path forward on these critical themes: Are students in fact being tested too much? Are we testing for the “right” outcomes? What is the relationship between cognitive outcomes and the development of “soft skills” or “non-cognitive” outcomes? How might assessments better prepare young people for success in careers and/or college?