Jasey, Vainieri Huttle & Diegnan on 2-Bill Package to Increase Parental Awareness of Standardized Testing & Restrict Usage in NJ

 

In this video press release, Assembly Higher Education Committee Chairwoman Mila M. Jasey (D-Essex), Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle (D-Bergen) and Assembly Education Committee Chairman Patrick J. Diegnan, Jr. (D-Middlesex) discuss a legislative package they sponsored to increase parental awareness of standardized testing usage in state schools and to codify restrictions on standardized testing use in primary school.

The first bill (A-3077), sponsored by Jasey and Vainieri Huttle, would help ensure that all parents and guardians of K-12 students are provided timely, accessible and clear information about the frequency, costs, purpose and length of the standardized assessments that students will be required to take during the school year.

The second bill (A-3079), sponsored by Jasey and Diegnan, would codify a prohibition on school districts administering "commercially developed" standardized tests to K-2 students in New Jersey. It would not prohibit classroom teachers or boards of education from developing or utilizing other non-commercial assessments, quizzes and tests.