Check out today’s article in Chalkbeat, Standardized tests were canceled last school year. Don’t count on that happening again, federal official says.

Sure, that’s going to work out well with remote and hybrid learning. And let’s add even more pressure to teachers in states who have their formal evaluation tied to student test scores. And let’s take even more classroom time from learning than will already be lost to the pandemic.

I agree with Washington columnist Jay Mathews (with whom I often disagree) that we should do the exact opposite: We should Unleash creative school staff on our worst school year ever:

Let principals and teachers decide…If school staff are allowed to try their best ideas, some might click. The results can’t be any worse than what will happen anyway.