Representatives 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.