Federal Legislation
June 27, 2002

H.R. 1163-Accountability in Testing Act of 2001

Action Requested:
None.

Background:
Official purpose: To limit the use of federal funds appropriated for conducting testing in elementary or secondary schools to testing that meets certain conditions, and for other purposes.

Introduced March 22, 2001 by Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO 2nd)
Cosponsors

Status:
3/22/2001: Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
5/30/2001: Referred to the Subcommittee on Education Reform.
Bill Summary and Status

HSLDA's Position:
HSLDA supports H.R. 1163. The purpose of the Accountability in Testing Act is to limit the use of Federal funds for testing in elementary or secondary schools without first meeting certain conditions. Section 2(b) and 2(b)(2) prohibits any federal official from requiring a private school or home school to test any of its students, as a "condition of the receipt or use of any funds appropriated to carry out any Federal law for the purpose conducting testing." As long as the prohibited conditions in Section 2(b)(2) relating to home schools is kept in the final language HSLDA supports H.R. 1163.

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H.R. 1163