On April 18, 2012, Sen. Mike Johnston introduced SB 12-172 – Concerning Student Assessments Adopted by the State Board. This summary is published here courtesy of the Colorado Bar Association’s e-Legislative Report.
Under current law, the state board of education is directed to adopt a system of assessments aligned with state standards in a variety of subjects. The bill directs the state to join as a governing board member a consortium of states that is developing a common set of assessments. For assessments in reading, writing, and mathematics, the state board will rely upon assessments developed by the consortium. For all other assessments, the state board will, to the extent possible, rely upon assessments developed in conjunction with other states. Assigned to the Education Committee; the bill is set for committee review on Thursday, April 26 at 1:30 p.m.
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