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.