2021 Assessment Differences
Due to the pandemic and sudden school closures in spring 2020, state tests were waived in every state across the country. The COVID-19 pandemic has continued to impact students well into the 2020-2021 school year. As a result, state tests will look different this year to address the unprecedented situation. Many states have put changes in place to make sure the tests do not take time away from learning, or create additional stress or anxiety in students or teachers during an already challenging year.