GLEP Statement: State Board of Education Wrong in Push to Skip Student Performance Measurement
GLEP Urges Education Bureaucracy to Focus on Meeting Needs of Students, Not Ducking Accountability
LANSING – The Great Lakes Education Project Executive Director Beth DeShone provided the following comment today, after the president of the state Board of Education and State Superintendent requested formal waivers of student assessments and school accountability measures for the 2020-2021 school year:
“Meeting the needs of Michigan’s students in the coming school year starts with understanding what those needs are, and what gaps have been created during the COVID health crisis. Instead of fighting to get students up to speed, Superintendent Rice and Board President Ulbrich are asking the federal government to waive these critical assessments, a disastrous move that would force more kids even further behind.
“GLEP strongly opposes the Board’s attempt to undermine students’ education by skipping the critical assessments and accountability measures that provide teachers and parents with the insight needed to deliver results in the classroom.”