As states shift their policies on testing, questions mount about the role exams will play for schools and students going forward.
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November 20, 2020
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.
April 02, 2020
Within three weeks, a pandemic has completely changed the national landscape on testing. The U.S. Department of Education has now excused all 50 states and the District of Columbia from the requirement that they test all their students in math and English/language arts.
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.
October 12, 2016
Zephyr Teachout, the Democratic candidate in New York's 19th district, opposes high-stakes testing and the common core, while GOP candidate John Faso is a big charter school fan.
August 11, 2016
Those involved in the opt-out movement said they were strongly motivated by opposition to test-based teacher evaluations and the private sector's influence in schools, the survey reported.