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State will apply for federal assessment waiver; Gov. Evers orders DPI to suspend requirements

State will apply for federal assessment waiver; Gov. Evers orders DPI to suspend requirements

The United States Education Department (USED) recently announced flexibility will be provided to all states regarding the assessment and accountability requirements under federal law. 

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) announced in an email to district administrators that they will apply for a waiver from federal requirements to administer statewide assessments for accountability purposes. 

[UPDATE: The USED granted the assessment and accountability waiver the same day it was received. For more information click here and look under “Federal Waiver Update.”]

Also, yesterday (3/22) Gov. Evers announced the suspension of various rules at DPI to provide greater flexibility during the COVID-19 public health emergency. The Governor’s order relating to the DPI would do the following: (more…)

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