MSBA’s Top 10 of things school board members should know from the Legislative Session: No. 2 — Changes in state testing

MSBA continues its Top 10 list of items we think will have the biggest impact on schools. Running today through Wednesday — we’ll fill you in on our Top 10. And if anyone wants the entire analysis, just click on the MSBA Legislative Summary link below.

No. 2: Changes in state testing (again)

New legislation tried to cut back on the amount of testing students receive. Here are a few changes:

  • Districts are limited on the amount of time students may spend on testing — 10 hours for elementary and 11 hours for high school students.
  • The ACT is no longer required for graduation, but districts must pay for the test (contingent on funding provided by the state) the first time a student requests to take it.
  • Math standards revisions will be postponed until the 2020-21 school year.

See all of the changes in MSBA’s 2015  Legislative Summary. Take a look at page 10.

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