Coronavirus, Education

Georgia School Superintendent Suspends State Testing

State School Superintendent Richard Woods said he will recommend suspending 20% of course grade assignments and suspending standardized testing.
State School Superintendent Richard Woods said he will recommend suspending 20% of course grade assignments and suspending standardized testing.
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Students across Georgia are out of school for the next two weeks or until further notice, as a precaution against the spread of the coronavirus.

There are more than a million Georgia students out of school. Classes, however, will continue online.

State School Superintendent Richard Woods said he will recommend suspending 20% of course grade assignments and suspending standardized testing.

Woods said testing and accountability requirements should take a back seat to the safety and health of students.

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