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GV District Superintendent Likes Shorter State Tests

Parents, teachers, and school administrators who want to know how students are doing academically during the pandemic will have another report to turn to this school year. As districts continue to struggle with distance learning and campus reopenings, the California State Board of Education has voted to adopt a modified and shortened version of the standardized tests. Grass Valley Elementary School District Superintendent Andrew Withers says that’s in math and english language arts for third through eighth-graders and 11th graders…

click to listen to Andrew Withers

Withers says the Spring testing will provide the first statewide snapshot of the impact of COVID-19 on student learning…

click to listen to Andrew Withers

After schools closed their buildings last spring, the U.S. Department of Education waived federal requirements for statewide standardized testing. But in September, officials said that such a waiver would likely not be available this term.

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