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Wisconsin Assembly Passes Bills Addressing School Tests

Wisconsin Assembly Passes Bills Addressing School Tests Photo: WDIO-TV file

November 09, 2017 06:08 PM

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Wisconsin school districts would be required to inform parents every year of all state or federally mandated tests to be given under a bill passed by the state Assembly.

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The Assembly approved the measure Thursday.

he Assembly also passed another bill that would give students in all grades subject to state-mandated testing the option to opt out of taking them.

The measure expands current law which allows parents to opt their children out of taking tests in grades 4, 8 and 9-11. The bill would expand the opt-out option to grades 3-11.

The opt-out provision in state law was never expanded after state testing expanded to additional grades.

Both bills passed on voice votes without debate and now head to the Senate.


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