NY: Board of Regents Prepares Contingency if Plans to Cancel Tests Get Rejected

NY: Board of Regents Prepares Contingency if Plans to Cancel Tests Get Rejected

March 16, 2021

After announcing plans to continue pursuing a waiver of federally required statewide assessments despite Education Department guidance saying such requests would not be approved, the New York Board of Regents has stated a contingency plan. In the event the Department rejects plans to cancel NY exams, the number of tests administered this school year would be sharply reduced to the four required by ESSA – ELA, Algebra I, and tests in Living and Earth Sciences.