In January 2021, TennesseeCAN received a key victory when the legislature passed a bill that preserved the requirement for standardized testing despite the challenges imposed by the pandemic. The bill included stipulations that every district needed to ensure that assessments would be taken by at least 80% of students.
JerseyCAN led the way forward in shining a spotlight on children’s needs in the Garden State with the release of the first, and so far only, public study tracking learning loss during the pandemic in the state. The report is the first step in an effort to bring much more information to families to help them navigate through the recovery phase of their educational journey.
EdNavigator created a helpful guide for parents to understand state tests, along with resources on how best to use the results to change your child’s education experience.
National Parents Union
The National Parents Union is working to ensure parents have the resources to keep tabs on how their state and local district are spending federal funds from the American Rescue Plan.
Washington DC Public Schools
Washington DC Public Schools surveyed and hosted roundtable conversations with parents to solicit their feedback on how to spend federal funding.