Arizona Governor’s Executive Order To Assess Learning Loss

Arizona Governor’s Executive Order To Assess Learning Loss

Governor Ducey Issues Executive Order To Assess Learning Loss, Ensure Students Stay On Track
Executive Order Follows The Signing Of Legislation Aimed At Supporting Students And Families

PHOENIX, AZ (STL.News) Governor Doug Ducey signed an Executive Order directing the State Board of Education to study student assessment data and identify the learning loss that occurred during the pandemic so students and families can get the support they need.

The issuance of the order followed the Governor’s signing of House Bill (HB) 2402, which ensures students continue to be evaluated and provides flexibility around the state’s school grading system.

“This will ensure we continue to have accountability in our education system, so parents can make the best educational choice for their kids,” the Governor said in a signing letter.

“After all, these are our future leaders and it is incumbent upon us that we ensure they are prepared for success,” he added.  “Any future attempts to suspend this grading system will necessitate a much greater level of justification.”

McKinsey & Company estimates that in Fall 2020, students on average started school about three months behind where they were expected to be in mathematics. 

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