From the daily archives: Sunday, March 1, 2015

Ohio House Bill 7 appears to finally recognize the “opt-out” issue that the state is having to deal with as many parents are intentionally choosing to refuse to have their children participate in the expanded administration of standardized tests that are draining away instructional time from the classroom.

The bill essentially provides a one-year reprieve for this school year to prevent almost any student or school from being penalized by the 2014-15 tests.

As described in the bill analysis:

Prohibits public schools from utilizing, at any time during a student’s academic career, a student’s score on any elementary-level state assessment […]

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