The state applied for a waiver last month after the federal government announced that students affected by school closures due to the Coronavirus pandemic can bypass the testing. The request was tentatively approved, and formal notification was received March 27th.
Any state receiving a one-year waiver may also receive a waiver from the requirement to use the data in the statewide accountability system. Kentucky included the exemption in its waiver.
Public comments on the waiver must be received by close of business this Friday.
Comments can be emailed to [email protected] or submitted to Todd Allen, Interim General Counsel, Kentucky Department of Education, 300 Sower BLVD., 5th Floor, Frankfort, KY 40601. You can also submit comments by fax at 502-564-9321.