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State seeks waiver for standardized testing failure


JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Alaska education officials are looking to escape federal penalties for failing to meet standardized testing requirements after cancelling statewide student assessments in April due to technical disruptions.

Officials are working on a waiver request to send to the U.S. Department of Education to avoid possible penalties, The Juneau Empire reported.

The state Department of Education and Early Development maintains that students missed out on testing this past school year because of technical failures by the Kansas-based Achievement and Assessment Institute, which provi...

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