Public schools across the country have been struggling to make ends meet as state and federal budgets tighten under a new administration led by President Donald Trump.
The Education Department has ordered states to eliminate the number of classes that require students to take standardized tests in order to comply with the new standards.
The number of tests that are required has also been reduced to fewer than half of what it was in 2020, and the tests will now be more widely available.
The federal government also says the Department of Education will be providing a waiver for students who are required to take an English proficiency test in order for them to receive Pell Grants, which are used to help pay for school tuition.
The department also said the states will be required to make additional changes to their assessments, and some states have already begun making changes.
The Trump administration has been criticized for what many consider a lack of transparency in how the federal government spends its money, and in many cases, the states have been required to provide a list of how much they spend.
However, it is not clear that the changes will help the schools as much as the administration wants them to.
In a statement to Politico, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said the new requirements will help public schools meet the demands of the new educational needs of the American people.
She added that the department is committed to making sure every child is able to learn, and will work to ensure that every student has the opportunity to participate fully in the educational process.
The changes are a continuation of our commitment to the schools to be a model of innovation, excellence, and service, DeVos said.