Georgia DOE Requests Input on Seeking Standardized Testing Waiver for 2020-2021 School Year with New Online Survey

Georgia DOE Requests Input on Seeking Standardized Testing Waiver for 2020-2021 School Year with New Online Survey

June 29, 2020

As previously reported, Georgia has become the first state to announce its intent to seek a federal testing waiver for the 2020-21 academic year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Officials at the Georgia Department of Education are now asking the public for feedback on this proposal in an online survey that will be available through Friday, July 10 at 11:59 PM ET, as required by the Every Student Succeeds Act. “For all those invested in Georgia’s education system – whether you’re a parent, a student, an educator, or a community member, I strongly encourage you to offer your feedback as we seek a waiver from high-stakes testing for the 2020-2021 school year,” said Georgia’s State Superintendent Roy Woods. Under ESSA, states are required to test students in grades 3-8 once and year and once in high school to meet accountability measures.