A guidance document from the Trump administration about accountability requirements has gotten support from groups frequently critical of Betsy DeVos.
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November 23, 2020
November 20, 2020
As states shift their policies on testing, questions mount about the role exams will play for schools and students going forward.
October 22, 2020
An adviser for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden was noncommittal on whether his administration would waive standardized testing during the pandemic.
September 03, 2020
The tests required by federal law are crucial to helping schools respond to the coronavirus pandemic and help vulnerable students, the education secretary said in a letter to chief state school officers.
July 24, 2020
"Accountability aside, we need to know where students are so we can address their needs," Assistant Secretary of Education Jim Blew said during remarks at the Education Writers Association's National Seminar.
May 12, 2020
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has made $3 million available to help districts create "weighted per-pupil funding" systems, part of an ESSA pilot available to districts for some time.
April 24, 2020
Massachusetts is the fifth state to join the Innovative Assessment Demonstration Authority created through the Every Student Succeeds Act, which allows states to experiment with new forms of testing.
April 23, 2020
States can leverage testing contracts and money they can set aside under the law to help students affected by the coronavirus, says an analyst at the Center on Reinventing Public Education.
March 24, 2020
Several of the already existing restrictions on U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' authority to waive federal education law deal with school funding.
March 21, 2020
The education secretary is expected to speak at a White House coronavirus press briefing Sunday or Monday to discuss the cancellation of standardized testing for this school year.