Georgia State Superintendent Suspends State Testing

Georgia State Superintendent Suspends State Testing

Landen Baynard, Editor-In-Chief

On Monday morning, Georgia State Superintendent Richard Woods has announced that he has decided to suspend state testing and the accountability requirements. He has made this decision to ensure the safety of students and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The following have been suspended until further notice:

  • State assessment window/administration (including Georgia Milestones EOGs and EOCs, the Georgia Alternate Assessment/GAA 2.0, and all other required testing)
  • Teacher and leader evaluation requirements and reporting
  • State-level attendance-related consequences (including CCRPI, TKES/LKES, School Climate Star Rating, and make-up day requirements)

“Right now, schools’ focus needs to be on the safety of their students and staff,” Superintendent Woods said.

Woods says he plans to recommend the approval of a package of waivers, including suspension of the 20% course grade requirement for the Georgia Milestones EOC during the upcoming State Board of Education meeting on March 27th.”