Updated March 24, 2020
From the U.S. Government
U.S. Secretary of Education DeVos Announces Broad Flexibilities for States to Cancel Testing
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced that students impacted by school closures due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic can bypass standardized testing for the 2019-2020 school year. Upon a proper request, the Department will grant a waiver to any state that is unable to assess its students due to the ongoing national emergency, providing relief from federally mandated testing requirements for this school year.
- Helping Students Adversely Affected by School Closures, Secretary DeVos Announces Broad Flexibilities for States to Cancel Testing During National Emergency (3-20-20)
- Key Policy Letters Signed by the Education Secretary or Deputy Secretary
From the State of California
Governor Newsom Issues Executive Order Suspending Standardized Testing
To reduce the strain on students, families, and educators during the COVID-19 outbreak, Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order to waive this year’s statewide testing for California’s more than 6 million students in K-12 schools.
College Board Announces Online Courses and At-Home Exam Options for AP Students
The College Board has announced that beginning Wednesday, March 25, 2020, they will be providing live and on-demand AP review courses to students for free. Additionally, it is developing a new at-home testing option so that AP students can still take their exams and receive college credit.
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