Colorado Senate Bill Seeks to Protect Students Who Opt-Out From Assessments

SB18-011, filed this week in the Colorado Senate, seeks to ensure that students whose parents opt them out of assessments do not face punitive measures at school.

Arizona House Bill Would Require High School Juniors to Take ACT or SAT

HB 2037, a bill filed in the Arizona House of Representatives, if passed would not require high school juniors to take AzMerit or the AIMS Science test. Instead, they would take a college-readiness exam like ACT or SAT.

New Hampshire Sees Decline in Math and ELA Proficiency

The New Hampshire Department of Education released last year’s Smarter Balanced and SAT scores which showed a decline in math and ELA proficiency.

Colorado: Another Example of Federal “Flexibility”

The Feds rejected Colorado’s state accountability system that did not penalize schools with high opt-out rates, now the state will have two systems.