Students across the country have opportunities to learn through different modalities. States look to provide innovative options for varying student needs, including competency-based education, remote learning and services to alleviate interrupted instruction. With multiple learning modalities and possibilities of long-term school closures, states also look to flexible assessment and accountability systems. This page catalogues the most up-to-date information we have on policies affecting learning, assessment and interruptions to student learning.
How all states approach policies affecting assessment of learning
Relevant context and state policy examples concerning students’ access to learning.
Legislative trends and other news with implications for student learning and assessment of learning.
The recent release of National Assessment of Educational Progress data highlights the scale of interrupted learning caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and points to the exacerbation of existing inequities in student opportunity and achievement.
Legislation indicates that if the waivers are not provided again this school year, states will administer assessments but limit the use of those assessment results.
State Information Requests
Brief issue scans, typically provided within 48 hours, that provide top-level information on student learning and the assessment of learning.