ACT has developed its own social-emotional learning assessment for middle and high school students and officially jumps into the latest education fad.
The Arizona Senate will consider bills that relate to protecting student privacy and a parent’s right to opt their students out of assessments.
The U.S. Department of Education warned states that federal school aid may be withheld next year if less than 95% of students take fed-mandated exams.
The U.S. House passed H.R. 5, the Student Success Act, with only Republican support, 218 to 213. 27 Republicans joined Democrats in opposition to the bill.
8,104 Wisconsin students opted out of Smarter Balanced this school year including 7% of Madison elementary and middle schoolers.
The Delaware House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bill that states parents are allowed to opt their children out of standardized testing.
Jim O’Neill, the interim superintendent of Livingston Public Schools in New Jersey, defended parents and students who decided to opt-out of PARCC.
Based on numbers collected by NJEA, PARCC refusals in New Jersey appear to have topped 40,000 so far and they say more numbers are coming in daily.
The Arizona House Education Committee voted 5-2 in favor of advancing HB 2190, a bill that would block the Common Core and PARCC from being used.
A Nevada mom seeking to opt-out her children from assessments given by the Clark County School District was told that state and federal law doesn’t allow it