New Testing Reduction Bill in Congress

dmbtestRepresentatives Gibson and Sinema filed a bill to significantly change national testing policy.  The provisions would roll back testing from 14 to 6 required standardized tests.  The change is called ‘grade span’ testing.  H.R. 4172 would mandate testing for math and English Language Arts once in grades 3-5; once in grades 6-9, and once in grades 10-12.  This is the same requirement for science assessments.

This is a bipartisan bill sponsored by representatives from Arizona and New York.  A similar option was proposed by Senator Lamar Alexander.

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