By Patrick Wall at Chalkbeat Newark
New Jersey will delay its state tests for a month, buying education officials time as the Biden administration decides whether to let students skip the tests for a second straight year.
“We know that even pre-pandemic there were inequities across our state,” said Patricia Morgan, executive director of JerseyCan, a group that supports test-based accountability. She noted that some research from the fall showed low-income students and students of color had regressed the most. “So measuring and having an understanding of where our students are 11 months into the pandemic is even more critical.”