Georgia Schools Suspend Standardized Tests In Face Of Coronavirus
Georgia schools are suspending standardized, end-of-the-year testing in the face of the coronavirus threat.
The suspension not only affects the federally-mandated Georgia Milestones test, but also other end-of-grade tests as well as tests aimed at evaluating the efficacy of teacher staff.
Georgia State Schools Superintendent Richard Woods described the move in a press release.
“Right now, schools’ focus needs to be on the safety of their students and staff,” Woods said. “The focus should be first and foremost on health and safety, then on flexible and creative ways to keep learning and growing.”
The test suspension will require a request for waivers from the federal Department of Education for many of the tests.