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Hearing on HB 275, prohibiting the inclusion of assessment results in transcripts without consent, on March 7 at 10 a.m.

The Senate Education Committee will hold a public hearing on HB 275 on Tuesday, March 8 at 10:00 a.m. in LOB 103.

The bill prohibits statewide assessment results from being included in student transcripts without parental consent.

Hearing on HB 166, authorizing local assessments, on March 7 at 9:20 a.m.

The Senate Education Committee will hold a public hearing on HB 166 on Tuesday, March 7 at 9:20 a.m. in LOB 103.

The bill reduces the number of standardized tests students are required to take and allows school districts to administer locally-developed assessments.

Executive Session on HB 276, allowing parental opt-out from assessments, on January 19 at 9:30 a.m.

The House Education Committee will hold an Executive Session on HB 276 on Thursday, January 19 at 9:30 a.m. in LOB 207. The bill would prevent the Department of Education and the State Board of Education from penalizing a district or student for opting out of standardized assessments.

Executive Session on HB 275, prohibiting the inclusion of assessment results in transcripts without consent, on January 19 at 9:30 a.m.

The House Education Committee will hold an Executive Session on HB 275 on Thursday, January 19 at 9:30 a.m. in LOB 207. The bill prohibits statewide assessment results from being included in student transcripts without parental consent.

Executive Session on HB 166, authorizing local assessments, on January 19 at 9:30 a.m.

The House Education Committee will hold an Executive Session on HB 166 on Thursday, January 19 at 9:30 a.m. The bill reduces the number of standardized tests students are required to take and allows school districts to administer locally-developed assessments.

Hearing on HB 166, authorizing local assessments, on Tuesday, January 17 at 10 a.m.

The House Education Committee will hold a public hearing on HB 166 on Tuesday, January 17 at 10:00 a.m. in LOB 207. (more…)

Hearing on HB 276, allowing parental opt-out from assessments, on Tuesday, January 17 at 9:30 a.m.

The House Education Committee will hold a public hearing on HB 276 on Tuesday, January 17 at 9:30 a.m. in LOB 207. (more…)

Hearing on HB 275, prohibiting the inclusion of assessment results in transcripts without consent, on January 11 at 2:30 p.m.

The House Education Committee will hold a public hearing on HB 275 on Wednesday, January 11 at 2:30 p.m. in LOB 207. The bill prohibits statewide assessment results from being included in student transcripts without parental consent.

HB 276 allows parental opt-out from statewide assessment

HB 276 allows parents or legal guardians to opt their children out of the annual statewide assessment. It prevents both the Department of Education and the State Board of Education from penalizing districts for lower participation rates. (more…)

HB 275 prohibits the inclusion of assessment results in a student’s transcript without consent

HB 275 prohibits statewide assessment results from being included in student transcripts without parental consent. In 2016, many schools began using the College Board SAT or ACT to satisfy the statewide assessment requirement for high school. (more…)

CACR 7 gives the legislature full control over education funding, standards, and accountability

Constitutional amendment CACR 7 gives the General Court full authority over public education, including the full discretion to define education standards, testing measures, and the amount of education funding each school receives.  (more…)

HB 166 authorizes locally developed assessments in place of some standardized tests

HB 166 reduces the number of standardized tests students are required to take and allows school districts to administer locally-developed assessments.  (more…)