Michigan Receives Federal Waiver to School Accountability Requirements

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Michigan received a waiver from the federal government that excuses it from having high participation rates and progress measuring student success.

It waives the federal accountability for the 2020 – 2021 school year because of the pandemic.

“This has been an extremely challenging year for students and educators,” State Superintendent Dr. Rice said. “USED’s waiver of federal accountability requirements recognizes that our schools are still navigating their way through a deadly pandemic that continues to grip our state and nation.”

The U.S. Department of Education said that the purpose of waiving some of those requirements is so the state can focus on creating assessments to keep parents and teachers in the loop about students’ needs as the coronavirus disrupts their education.

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