Spring Testing Canceled, Postponed, or Suspended Nationwide

Spring Testing Canceled, Postponed, or Suspended Nationwide

March 27, 2020

Tens of thousands of schools across the country have closed in response to the spread of coronavirus, throwing state assessments into disarray. After initially considering “targeted” waivers of federal testing requirements, the Department of Education “shifted to a broader approach that will let most states bypass all federal testing requirements.” The list of states that are either seeking a federal waiver to suspend testing, delaying testing, or have already been granted initial approval to waive testing by the DOE has grown to include all 50 states as well as the District of Columbia and the Bureau of Indian Education.