State Representative Doug Green (R-Mt. Orab) applauded the passage of House Bill 7, legislation that passed out of the House earlier this month 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.

“I am pleased we were able to close a loophole that existed, which would have created a huge problem for our students," Rep. Green said. “Our goal as legislators should be to do whatever is necessary to equip our students with the necessary skills they need to either gain employment when they graduate high school or be ahead of the game when they go to college. I believe HB 7 takes another step in getting us closer to that goal.”

The bill passed unanimously out of the House Education Committee and passed with unanimous support on the House floor. It is now being considered by the Ohio Senate.

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