From the HSLDA E-lert Service:


1/25/2008 3:59:40 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Virginia--Calls Needed Immediately to Expand Year-End Assessment Options

From the HSLDA E-lert Service...

Virginia--Calls Needed Immediately
to Expand Year-End Assessment Options

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends:

Your calls will help! The bill that will create three new year-end
assessment options, House Bill 1183, will come before the Students and
Day Care Subcommittee of the House Education Committee on Monday,
January 28 (not January 21, as originally scheduled).

Delegate Scott Lingamfelter's bill will solve problems families in
many areas have faced with superintendents arbitrarily rejecting
adequate year-end assessments.


On Monday, before 4 p.m., please call the delegates listed below if
you live in their district. Use our legislative toolbox at to see who your delegate is.

Your message can be as simple as "Please support H.B. 1183. It will
give families more year-end options, reduce arbitrary and inconsistent
local actions, and help the children who can best show their progress
some way other than a standardized test."

Chairman: Fralin, William H., Jr. 17th R
(804) 698-1017

Athey, Clifford L., Jr. 18th R
(804) 698-1018

Ebbin, Adam P. 49th D
(804) 698-1049

Gilbert, C. Todd 15th R
(804) 698-1015

Landes, R. Steven 25th R
(804) 698-1025

Massie, James P. "Jimmie", III 72nd R
(804) 698-1072

Morrissey, Joseph D. 74th D
(804) 698-1074

Pogge, Brenda L. 96th R
(804) 698-1096

Shannon, Stephen C. 35th D
(804) 698-1035

Tyler, Roslyn C. 75th D
(804) 698-1075


Last year we saw a dramatic surge in unreasonable rejections of
perfectly good assessments. Assessments with basically identical
essential content that had been accepted previously were being
rejected. New demands were being made. There was tremendous
uncertainty because superintendents kept changing the rules.

Unfortunately, Virginia law currently gives only one clear option: a
standardized test. Anything else a family submits can be rejected at
the whim of the superintendent. Many other states give families
several clear choices, providing much-needed flexibility.

Thank you for standing with us for freedom.

Sincerely Yours,

Scott Woodruff
HSLDA Staff Attorney

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