• Felicia Cummings

Georgia Resubmits Testing Waiver Request

Only three months from now, Georgia's schools will start closing out the 2020-21 school year. The close of the second semester also brings about federally required standardized testing. But the middle of a global pandemic is no time for high-stakes tests – especially high-stakes tests that must be administered in person. That's why on Thursday, Feb. 18th, Governor Brian Kemp and Georgia School Superintendent Richard Woods resubmitted Georgia's request for a waiver of standardized testing and accountability requirements to the U.S. Department of Education.

According to Mr. Woods via a news release, "Like other states, Georgia's testing and accountability systems were developed and designed to measure the effectiveness of traditional instruction in a traditional learning environment. This unprecedented school year has been anything but traditional, and experts know tests cannot be completely redesigned and revamped overnight."