Rep. Crawley's Bipartisan Testing Reduction Act Passes House
Bill reduces the number of end-of-course assessments, creates opt-in for ACT, and places a moratorium on 3rd grade reading guarantee for 20/21 school year
 
 

COLUMBUS—Today, State Rep. Erica C. Crawley (D-Columbus) announced the passage of House Bill (HB) 239, the Testing Reduction Act, her bipartisan legislation alongside Rep. Gayle Manning (R-North Ridgeville). HB 239 will reduce high school end-of-course assessments, allow parents to choose to opt-in their students for the ACT and prohibit retaining students who do not receive a passing score on the third-grade reading guarantee. 


“We want our children to be educated, retain knowledge and be able to apply the principles; however, the amount of testing currently required has really taken away from the intent of educating,” said Crawley. “By reducing the number of tests students are required to take, this legislation supports teachers and students. Teachers can be more creative in their approach to teaching and re-engage their students in the learning process.”


HB 239 unanimously passed out of the Ohio House Primary and Secondary Education committee yesterday and now moves to the Senate for further consideration. 


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