Statement Regarding Biden Administration Mandating Testing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 22, 2021

CEA President Amie Baca-Oehlert:
Standardized testing will take away valuable instruction time for students
Biden Administration issues guidance on how states assess student progress this spring

DENVER, CO – On Monday President Joe Biden’s administration issued guidance to states on assessments and accountability this spring.

The following statement can be attributed to Amie Baca-Oehlert, high school counselor and president of the Colorado Education Association:

“Today’s guidance by the Biden administration was not unexpected. There is opportunity in this guidance to determine avenues to address and understand student learning. We are analyzing the guidance issued today and look forward to continuing to work with our elected officials to ensure that students’ time is focused on direct instruction and providing them the mental health supports they need in order to best support their learning.”

About the Colorado Education Association
The Colorado Education Association is the voice of 39,000 educators, working together in a strong union to ensure all students get the exceptional public schools they deserve, in every neighborhood across the state. As Colorado’s largest labor union, CEA works collectively with all education stakeholders to ensure Colorado’s standing as an excellent state in which to learn, live, work, and raise a family.

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