Georgia Superintendent Richard Woods has declared a public health emergency for the state of Georgia.
Consequently, Woods is suspending standardized testing administration due to coronavirus.
In a press release issued by the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE), the release states in part that the following tests will be 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 (TKES/LKES) requirements and reporting
- State-level attendance-related consequences (including CCRPI, TKES/LKES, School Climate Star Rating, and make-up day requirements)
The release continues by stating that right now the primary role of schools is the safety of students and staff.
On March 27, the State Board of Education will be conducted via teleconference.
During the meeting, Superintendent Woods will recommend the approval of a package of waivers.
Among these waivers, the state will seek suspension of the 20% course grade requirement for the Georgia Milestones EOC.