This Year’s State Test Results Will Be Tough to Make Sense of, Experts Warn

Chalkbeat | Matt Barnum

“State testing isn’t one of those things that if you build it, they will come… [The existence of the exam] doesn’t mean parents will send their kids to school.”

Policymakers across the country have significant concerns about the validity of state education testing during the COVID-19 pandemic, and for good reason. New processes, such as test implementation for remote students, are unfamiliar; and optional in-person testing may not yield enough participation to adequately inform decisions.

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