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State Information Request: 2021 Assessment and Accountability Waivers

Our policy team gathered information on which states requested waivers of assessment and accountability requirements under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds…


  April 20, 2021

  State Information Request


  AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MT, NC, NJ, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TX, VA, WA, WI, WV

  Accountability, Assessment

State Information Request: 2021 Spring Assessments Update

A state board of education staff member asked for an updated response to a State Information Request that answered the question: What are other states planning for 2020-21 spring assessments…


  March 22, 2021

  State Information Request


  AR, CA, CO, FL, GA, HI, IL, KY, LA, MA, ME, MI, MN, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NV, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, WI


Education Task Forces and Commissions

In 2020, states introduced more than 400 bills and enacted more than 40 legislative actions to create or reestablish education task forces. While the charge, composition and actions of these task forces vary, governors and other…


  February 18, 2021

  Policy Report

  Early Education (P-3), K-12, Postsecondary

  AR, CA, CO, DC, DE, GA, IA, IN, KY, LA, NH, NJ, NM, PA, SD, TN, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY

  Assessment, Safety, Standards & Curriculum, Students & Families

3 Ways to Address Risky State Assessments in 2021

More than eight months removed from the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the impacts on teaching and learning are still felt acutely nationwide. As we pass the midpoint of the…


  January 22, 2021

  Blog Post