SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — California is shortening standardized testing come spring due to the pandemic.
The State Board of Education made the decision to reduce testing time for math and English language arts, which usually takes seven to eight hours. Standardized testing is required in order to receive federal funding.READ MORE: MLB Tells Oakland A’s To Start Exploring Other Cities As Howard Terminal Effort Remains Stalled
In a statement Friday, State Superintendent Tony Thurmond said, “Our schools and educators need flexibility, options, and ongoing support as they continue to navigate tremendous challenges and collect data across multiple measures to fully understand student learning.”READ MORE: Stockton Police Officer And Suspect Shot, Conditions Unknown
The department said it will provide guidance to districts for test administration and flexible options to meet the needs of each school.MORE NEWS: Gov. Newsom Proposes $12 Billion In New Funding To House California’s Homeless
It will be the first statewide snapshot of the impact of the pandemic on student learning.