For those who wish to go to the video of Biden's campaign pledge, you can find it here.
Question to Biden in December 2019: Will you commit to ending the use of standardized testing in public schools?
Biden Answer: Yes....
It didn't long before Biden broke his word on standardized testing. At least he is reviving the opt-out movement.
Have at it MAGA's. Betsy DeVos was better on testing in the pandemic than the Biden administration.
Update: NY State Education Department Statement:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 23, 2021
JP O’Hare or Jeanne Beattie
STATEMENT ON USDE ASSESSMENT & ACCOUNTABILITY WAIVER LETTER FROM NYS DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION SPOKESPERSON, EMILY DESANTIS
“USDE informed states last night that it will not grant a blanket waiver for state assessments. While we are disappointed by this decision, we are examining all possible options. Further, USDE made the right call in affirming that no child should be made to come to school to take a state assessment. In addition, USDE agreed to uncouple state assessments from accountability measures so no school will be affected by the results of state assessments and the results will solely be used as a measure of student learning. Given these circumstances, the Department will propose a series of regulatory amendments at the March Board of Regents meeting so Regents Exams would not be required to meet graduation requirements and to cancel any Regents Exam that is not required by USDE to be held. We continue to have discussions with USDE regarding this matter to find a path forward that is best for the health and safety of all New York’s children.”