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School testing can be delayed but not canceled, feds say

 

February 23, 2021

Colleen Kelly, Star Tribune

Students are selected as National Merit Semifinalists based on results of a PSAT qualifying test.

The Education Department said Monday that it will not allow states to forgo federally required standardized testing in schools this year but will give them flexibility to delay testing or hold it online during the pandemic.

Aiming for a middle ground in a polarized debate, the Biden administration said states must continue with annual testing but can apply to be exempted from certain accountability measures tied to the results.

States also will be allowed to move tests to the summer or fall, or they can offer shortened tests or online assessments.

https://www.startribune.com/school-testing-can-be-delayed-but-not-canceled-feds-say/600026235/

 

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