In light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency, Citizens for Public Schools and education advocates who call upon Massachusetts officials to cancel this year's MCAS tests. The
U.S. Department of Education has already said
it will reconsider testing mandates for this year.
While standardized tests have never been an adequate measure of student learning, tests in a time of pandemic cannot possibly measure student learning with any validity.
Let teachers and students focus on staying healthy and problem-solving to sustain our education system and not have to worry about test prep. Test-related funding that can be re-allocated should be spent on more urgent relief for schools and vulnerable students at this critical time.
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