COLUMBUS - 

State Representative Louis W Blessing III (R-Colerain) 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.


"I am pleased to have not only co-sponsored HB7, but to have voted in its favor both in committee and on the House floor,” Blessing said. “Students and parents throughout Ohio can take comfort in the fact that the PARCC assessments for the 2014-2015 school year will not be held against the students."


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

 
 
 
  
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