Schools have to carry out standardized tests this year: Biden Administration
States will have to run standardized annual performance tests for students in 2021, but they can change or delay the tests, the U.S. Department of Education said Monday.
In one Letter to the state head of educationActing Deputy Education Minister Ian Rosenblum wrote that the Biden government will not consider “blanket assessments waivers” this year.
Under federal law, states are required to conduct annual exams in key subjects such as reading and math for students in third through eighth grades and once in high school. The results of these exams can be used to assess schools, and sometimes teachers, on their performance, and they can also stimulate improvement efforts.
Former Education Minister Betsy DeVos lifted the obligation to conduct state exams in spring 2020, …