Bill Summaries

Who filed report: Pamela Budge

Bill Number: HB0201

Bill Title: Student Testing Amendments

Bill Grade: A

Bill Sponsors: Rep. Marie Poulson

Bill Summary:

This bill removes "student achievement data" (SAGE tests scores) from being used in teacher evaluations.

Does the bill increase/decrease local control?: Pro-Local Control

How?: This removes teacher accountability to inaccurate SAGE data. This helps teachers, which helps local control of education.

Does it increase/decrease parental rights?: Increases Parental Rights

How?: When teachers are no longer accountable to high-stakes standardized testing, they will be more accountable to parents.

Does it help/hurt children?: Helps Children

How?: This lessens the pressure on teachers, which lessens the pressure on children and allows them to focus on learning what's really important.

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