This year, there wasn’t much that was standard about K -12 education except for standardized tests. Those are still on the books.
Despite the pandemic, the US Department of Education says states must still give standardized tests to students.
Pennsylvania education leaders have sent a letter to the Biden Administration asking the federal government to cancel standardized testing for students.
Scaling back standardized testing requirements in public school on the table in the state legislature. A bill recently unanimously passed the state house, aimed at alleviating some of the online learning challenges during the pandemic.