Testing protections for Ohio students clear Ohio House


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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio House has unanimously passed a bill that bars schools from using the results of new proficiency tests being rolled out this school year to determine a student’s advancement to the next grade level.

Legislation passed Wednesday also prohibits using the results of new state math and English assessments to make course credit decisions. It further prevents schools from sharing individual test scores with outside sources without parental consent.

Republican state Rep. Jim Buchy, the bill’s sponsor, said lawmakers wanted to make sure students have the same protections against unintended consequences of the tests that teachers and school districts were provided last session.

The measure goes next to the Ohio Senate.


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