State board of education stresses need for testing
December 20, 2020
Center for Independent Journalism
Members of the State Board of Education have voted to suspend school A-F report cards for another year, but will require schools to administer state tests to provide some level of public reporting on how students have fared throughout COVID-19 shutdowns and forced virtual education.
The suspension of A-F report cards was justified, in part, on the lack of state testing last spring, which was suspended because of the pandemic.
Board members said it is crucial to obtain accurate measurement of student progress, both for parents and state officials who must ma...