Senate Bill 244: Mandatory, Uniform End-of-Year Assessments

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Last Updated: April 13, 2017
Senate Bill 244: Mandatory, Uniform End-of-Year Assessments
Sponsors:
Senator Picard
Summary:

Senate Bill 244 would require all homeschool students to be evaluated each year to measure satisfactory progress or growth from the previous year. Students must be evaluated via grade level standardized assessment or an annual written narrative evaluation conducted by a certified teacher or other professional approved by the school committee.

HSLDA's Position:
Oppose.

If enacted, Senate Bill 244 would supersede both local policies of the various school committees as well as the Thifault decision of the Commissioner that any evaluation required by the school committee must “accommodate the preferences of parents for certain mechanisms of measurement.”

Action Requested:
None at this time
Status:
02/15/2017 Senate Introduced and Referred to Education Committee
04/07/2017 Senate Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration 4/12/2017 at the Rise of the Senate. Room 313 - State House
04/12/2017 Senate Committee recommended measure be held for further study.

 

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Bill Text

Senate Bills Seek Mandatory, Uniform End-of-Year Assessments  Elert 2/17/2017 by Peter Kamakawiwoole

ACTION: Hearings Tomorrow for Mandatory, Uniform end-of-year Assessments  Elert 4/11/2017 by Peter Kamakawiwoole