Despite challenges from COVID-19, schools must give standardized tests this year

The U.S. Department of Education said it will require schools to give students standardized tests this year during the coronavirus pandemic.

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MIGUEL CARDONA: I don't think we need to be bringing students in just to test them on a standardized test.

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If we don't assess where our students are and their level of performance, it's going to be difficult for us to provide some targeted support and our resource allocation in the manner that can best support the closing of the gaps that have been exacerbated through this pandemic.

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