CCSSO Releases Statement on Postponement of 2021 NAEP Administration

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Washington, D.C. (November 25, 2020) – Carissa Moffat Miller, chief executive officer of the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), released the following statement about the decision to delay the administration of the 2021 National Assessment of Educational Progress.

“We support the decision by the National Center for Education Statistics Commissioner to postpone the administration of the National Assessment of Educational Progress until 2022. I recognize this was not an easy decision, but I believe it is the right one based on what we know today about this virus and its impact on schools. CCSSO and the state chiefs we represent strongly believe in the value of the Nation’s Report Card as an important tool for measuring academic achievement across the country, and we are committed to working closely with federal officials to administer this assessment as soon as it is feasible to do so.”


The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) is a nonpartisan, nationwide, nonprofit organization of public officials who head departments of elementary and secondary education in the states, the District of Columbia, the Department of Defense Education Activity, Bureau of Indian Education, and five U.S. extra-state jurisdictions. CCSSO provides leadership, advocacy, and technical assistance on major educational issues. The Council seeks member consensus on major educational issues and expresses their views to civic and professional organizations, federal agencies, Congress, and the public.

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