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Accountability Pause for the 2020-21 School Year

In response to the evolving conditions under COVID-19, the department is pausing the state and federal accountability systems in the 2020-21 school year. On March 18, the Governor issued an Executive Order pausing both state assessments and state accountability to enable schools and districts to focus on providing alternative learning opportunities for students during this time. The department has also applied for and received waivers from the U.S. Department of Education to get additional flexibility on federal requirements and use of funds. 

For more information, visit the Accountability, Performance and Support webpage.

Communications Tools for the State's Accountability System 

Superintendents and principals can use these resources to help explain to parents, educators and the school community the state's accountability system as well as the School and District Performance Frameworks.

  • Drop-in article for parents about school/district ratings. Use this entire letter or just portions of it to communicate with parents about the school and district ratings and state and federal accountability. 
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