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SAT Test Centers Begin to Cancel. Will Florida Call Off Spring Testing?

As coronavirus closes schools, a growing number of educators, observers and others have also asked whether states will continue to require students to sit for their annual spring accountability tests.

“There are plenty of reasons to question the high stakes use of these tests in any year, but one thing is clear—this year, they will produce no useful data,” national education blogger Peter Green writes in Forbes.

Among his concerns: Long breaks will interrupt learning in advance of the exams. Even in communities where schools don’t close, he continued, the virus will disrupt normal learning.