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How much has the coronavirus set kids back in school? It’s difficult to quantify, experts say

Cleveland.com |

The Ohio Senate introduced a bill to file an exemption with the federal government, to allow more time for districts and students to stabilize before testing. That will likely not happen, as the Department of Education pre-empted those requests with public statements that there will be no waivers this year.

So now, tests are still on the horizon. But do those really assess how an individual student is doing during the pandemic, soothing frazzled parents’ nerves about learning loss?