8,104 Wisconsin students opted out of Smarter Balanced this school year including 7% of Madison elementary and middle schoolers.
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.
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s budget bill has Common Core opt-out features that could be short circuited by his school accountability emphasis.
The Maine Legislature’s Education and Cultural Affairs Committee voted unanimously in favor of LD 1276 that ends the state’s membership in Smarter Balanced.
Fox Connecticut reports that students, parents and educators are unaware that their students have their social media monitored as they take Smarter Balanced.
Legislation has been filed by Wisconsin lawmakers that requires school districts to inform parents of their opt-out rights and provide certain information.
The Delaware House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bill that states parents are allowed to opt their children out of standardized testing.
A blame game is being played after Nevada experienced a colossal failure with their delivery of the Smarter Balanced Assessment statewide.