The decision is unrelated to the coronavirus, school officials said.
In D.C., Schools Chancellor Lewis D. Ferebee said in an interview Friday that because of the pandemic, the school system would jettison the admissions test for School Without Walls, the city’s most selective high school.
For high school, New York has a citywide choice system in which students can apply to schools anywhere across five boroughs.
But high schools may continue using admissions criteria, utilizing pre-pandemic test scores and grades.
“I know this has been an emotional issue,” said Fairfax School Board Vice Chair Tamara Derenak Kaufax.