Jun 19, 2021
In State Testing Experiences
SB0757 2019 Maryland General Assembly https://mgaleg.maryland.gov/2019RS/bills/sb/sb0757F.pdf This is the bipartisan bill that would have limited state testing to one day in May. The bill was killed in committee, never allowed to come to a vote. The lobbyists won; the children lost. https://mgaleg.maryland.gov/2019RS/fnotes/bil_0007/sb0757.pdf The Maryland Department of Education admits in Fiscal and Policy note that One Day in May tests could be created - but they argue that they would be more expensive (really?) and would mess up their plans for long “testing windows” and Chromebook purchase because the just must do all of the testing on computers. It’s a revealing read.