Denver, Colorado 2021-03-04 13:23:53 –
In response to the Biden administration’s request for the state to carry out standardized tests again this year, four Colorado lawmakers submitted a new bill on Thursday.
HB 21-1161 Cancels the next Colorado Academic Success Measure (CMAS) test.
- 5th, 8th and 11th grade scientific tests.
- 3rd, 5th and 7th grade math exams.
- 4th, 6th and 8th grade English courses.
- Social studies test for all elementary and junior high school students.
In other words, only 4th, 6th, and 8th grades in mathematics and 3rd, 5th, and 7th grades in language courses are tested.
A bill taken up by the House Board of Education on Friday also prohibits districts from using the results as a measure of accountability for teachers and principals.
Even if they pass, Colorado is keen to assess the learning loss caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and will need an exemption from federal education authorities to be able to abandon the test.
Originally, some lawmakers Cancel all standardized tests This year, the claiming school faces severe logistical challenges when hosting CMAS exams. Lawmakers also believed that the test was reduced to valuable educational time and the results were too late to meet the needs of the students.
Last month, the Biden administration said it Does not issue a comprehensive exemption Stops standardized testing, but gives you flexibility in how you manage your exams.
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