The National Assessment of Educational Progress should measure critical thinking, the arts and citizenship as well as non-academic subjects like health, culture and social skills, both to gain a clearer picture of students' strengths and to encourage more balance in what they're learning, according to a new report. "What gets measured gets done," said Richard Rothstein, an Economic Policy Institute research associate. "The idea is that we're not going to restore balance to our schools unless we measure all those things that we expect schools to do."

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