The Delaware Senate approved a bill that allows parents to opt their kids out of the Smarter Balanced Assessment & requires parental notification of rights.
Maine Governor Paul LePage signed L.D. 1872 that pulls the state out of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium.
The U.S. Department of Education just threatened to pull $140 million from the state of Oregon if a parental opt-out bill passes the state legislature.
The Pennsylvania Senate passed SB 880 Monday that would place a two-year delay on the use of Pennsylvania’s Keystone Exams, as a graduation requirement.
The Missouri Legislature officially ended the state’s relationship with Smarter Balanced eliminating the $4.2 million needed to spend on the assessment.
The Connecticut Senate passed a bill 33 to 3 that would dump Smarter Balanced for high school students in favor of college entrance exams like ACT or SAT.
The Bangor Daily News reports that the Maine Education Commissioner says students who opt-out of Smarter Balanced may not graduate.
Maine Governor Paul LePage vetoed a bill, L.D. 464, that would require Maine schools to adopt the Next Generation Science Standards because of bad timing.
State Senator Becky Harris (R-Las Vegas) and Assemblywoman Melissa Woodbury (R-Henderson) have been roadblocks to significant anti-Common Core legislation.
The Illinois House on Tuesday voted 64 to 47 in favor of a bill that give parents a “formal way” to opt-out their students out of assessments.