Monday, February 23, 2015

Rep. Huffman Applauds Ohio House Passage of Bill Regarding PARCC Testing in Schools

COLUMBUS—State Representative Steve Huffman (R-Tipp City) has applauded the 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).

Sponsored by Rep. Jim Buchy (R-Greenville), 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.

“House Bill 7 marks a next step in our children’s educational future,” Huffman said. “I voted ‘Yes’ on this bill because I believe that the amount of burdensome testing has come to be out-of-hand for our students. I fully support Representative Buchy’s efforts on the legislation in moving this legislative policy forward.”

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

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