COLUMBIA, SC (FOX Carolina) – A spokesman for South Carolina’s Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman said Tuesday that the state had submitted a waiver to the U.S. Department of Education asking to substitute a series of assessments in place of end-of-year testing requested by the Biden administration.

The federal Department of Education sent letters to states on Monday requesting end of year testing, but South Carolina wants to give students series 3 – Map tests instead.

Ryan Brown, Spearman’s Chief Communications Office released this statement on Tuesday:

We do not view the letter sent yesterday by the U.S. Department of Education as impacting South Carolina’s assessment waiver request in that we are not requesting a blanket waiver but rather asking to substitute a series of interim

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