House approves Rep. Caldier’s bill to require timely delivery of high school test scores

In a 97-0 vote Monday, the state House approved Rep. Michelle Caldier's bill to require the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) to provide high school test results to students and parents in a timely manner.

Under House Bill 2429, OSPI would be required to develop and implement a process ensuring school districts are able to provide students and their parents with the results of state tests no later than June 15.

Caldier says this would ensure students are placed in the right courses.

“Over the summer, I formed a nonpartisan education task force to meet with educators and ask what kind of legislation they thought would improve outcomes for teachers and students,” said Caldier, R-Port Orchard. “I heard feedback from several teachers about how difficult it is to adjust course plans based on test results if scores are not coming back to them before summer or fall. This bill was created in order to allow students to take remedial courses over the summer, if necessary, and enable teachers and counselors to place students in courses appropriate for them.”

The requirement would apply to each of the following statewide high school assessments if taken during or after the 2016-17 school year:

  1. The tenth grade English language arts assessment developed by OSPI using resources from the multistate consortium;
  2. The English language arts assessment developed with the multistate consortium; and
  3. The comprehensive mathematics assessment developed with the multistate consortium.

House Bill 2429 now moves to the Senate for further consideration.

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