Flores’ bill regarding state assessment requirements has several amendments that improve the bill. The bill now includes several of Senator Montford’s bill to reduce testing in schools. The bill:
1. use of value added model optional
2. eliminates EOC requirement for Algebra II, Geometry, US History and Civics
3. removes change from ‘satisfactory to proficiency’ language for the level three assessment score.
4. developmental milestones for preschool education
There are 13 amendments that come up today at 1:30 in the Education Committee. The changes in this bill are in response to the concerns that Senator Simmons had with regard to the manner in which some members of the committee ‘borrowed’ provisions included in Senator Montford’s bill to improve testing policy.