State Seeking Waiver from Standardized Testing Requirements
State Education Commissioner Miguel Cardona has said Governor Lamont asked him to seek a waiver from federal standardized assessment requirements from the U.S. Department of Education.
“We don’t feel that if students are out for an extended period of time, bringing them back to school and sitting them down to take assessments is the best way to use their time,” Cardona said during the governor’s news conference this evening.
Cardona also confirmed that the school year is not cancelled. “We hope to welcome students back, but at this point we are taking precautions and if we have to extend class cancellations we will.”