Press Release

The following statement can be attributed to Dia Bryant, executive director of The Education Trust–New York:

“We are grateful for NYSED’s commitment to reinstate the complete battery of 3-8 assessments in the spring of 2022. While the 2020-2021 3-8 assessment results cannot be compared to previous years’ results, we still have an opportunity to address historical inequities that have long impacted the lives of students of color, students with disabilities, multilingual learners and students from low-income backgrounds throughout the state. We agree that there are clear opportunities to use the assessment results at the district and local level to identify students’ needs and direct resources to support them. As NYSED maintains its focus on diversity, equity and inclusion, we also look forward to learning more about how the state will hold districts accountable for using new financial resources to narrow and close the opportunity gaps that have long persisted in our school system.”