The Trump Administration To Cancel Standardized Tests For Closed Schools
The Trump administration announced Friday that it would provide waivers excusing states from performing standardized testing if they’re unable to assess students amid widespread school closures.
The action will likely provide relief to school leaders around the country. Schools are held accountable for their standardized test scores based on state systems designed through the federal education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act. However, in recent days, leaders have sounded the alarm on whether or not they would be able to accurately assess students after weeks, or even months, of school closures. Indeed, some schools have closed for the rest of the year, raising questions about how these tests would even be delivered.
“Students need to be focused on staying healthy and continuing to learn. Teachers need to be able to focus on remote learning and other adaptations. Neither students nor …continued .
[Source: Huffington Post]