SECTION 1. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the commissioner of elementary and secondary education shall submit to the United States Department of Education a request that the Commonwealth’s statewide assessment, accountability and reporting requirements under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act be waived for the 2020-2021 school year. The request shall be made pursuant to section 8401 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and shall include a request to waive the assessment requirements in section 1111(b)(2); the accountability and school identification requirements in sections 1111(c)(4) and 1111(d)(2)(C)-(D); and the report card provisions related to assessments and accountability in section 1111(h).
SECTION 2. Upon receipt of a waiver under section 1 or any other authority under federal law, rule or regulation, notwithstanding sections 1D and 1I of chapter 69 of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, the department of elementary and secondary education shall not administer, implement or use the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System exam for any purpose for the 2020-2021 school year.
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