Florida schools will have more time for standardized testing

By: | February 16, 2021

Florida Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran issued an extension allowing schools more time to complete federal and state testing due to circumstances created by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The executive order suspends certain Florida statutes regarding testing to allow schools to modify testing schedules for spring 2021 by two weeks. The order covers paper and computer testing for the Florida Standards Assessments and NGSSS Assessments.

“With disproportionate numbers of educationally disadvantaged students learning off-campus or not attending school at all, and achievement gaps potentially being exacerbated, the testing that is required by state and federal law is now more critical than ever so that educators and parents can measure progress and determine what additional services and supports are needed to ensure that each student is given the services and supports they need to succeed in life,” Corcoran’s executive order reads.

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