COLUMBUS - 

State Representative Andrew Brenner (R-Delaware) applauded today’s Ohio House passage of House Bill 7, legislation that provides academic protections for students taking new state assessments during the 2014-15 school year. New assessments in mathematics and English language arts are supplied by the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC).


House Bill 7 prohibits schools from using test scores from state assessments when determining a student’s advancement to the next grade level and granting of course credit. The bill also states that schools are not permitted to share individual student test scores to outside sources without consent from either the student or his or her parents.


"Given all the changes with Common Core and PARCC tests, we need to provide the time for teachers and students to adjust," said Rep. Brenner. "This bill provides students with that year, especially since these tests are considered to be more difficult. There is more to be done on these issues, and I'm staying focused on finding solutions to help every child in Ohio."


The bill passed unanimously out of both the House Education Committee and on the House floor. It will now go to the Ohio Senate for further consideration.

 
 
 
  
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Rep. Brenner Introduces Resolution To Designate National School Choice Week

 
COLUMBUS - 

State Representative Andrew Brenner (R-Powell) today announced that he introduced a House resolution to recognize the week of January 27th as National School Choice Week.