A new bill has been introduced in Congress to reduce testing. This one funds efforts by states to review and eliminate redundant and low quality tests. It is sponsored by Senator Baldwin (WI) and Representative Bonamici (OR).
The bill is called the “Support Making Assessments Reliable and Timely (SMART)” act. According to Rep. Bonamici’s website, the bill has bipartisan support. The press release does not explain why states would need federal money to do a review of their tests.
This bill is quite different from the Gibson and Sinema bill that seeks to reduce federally mandated annual assessments.