Dr. Wilfred van Gorp of the Center for Cognitive Assessment wrote an op-ed for a amNY.com entitled “Testing For a Lost Year”.


After canceling state standardized tests in 2020 because of the pandemic, New York is once again testing children in grades 3 through 8 in English Language Arts (ELA) and math this year.

This poses a unique set of challenges both for students, who have not taken these exams in two years, and educators, who must evaluate academic performance by children who have spent the last year learning remotely or in hybrid models, which do not provide the same level of education as full, in-person classrooms.

Read the entire article here.

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