Standardized Testing Toolkit
What the bill does
- 12-5, Jan. 25, House Early Learning and Elementary Education Committee
- 13-6, Feb. 1 House Education and Employment Committee
- 12-7, Feb. 28 House Judiciary Committee
- 9-0, Feb. 1, Senate Education Committee
- 7-1, Feb. 16 Senate Education Appropriations Committee
- HB 1203 (full text) has passed each of its committee stops and is ready for a vote on the House floor.
- SB 1386 (full text) will have its final committee stop in the Senate Appropriations Committee.
- The most important issue for the Legislature to address this session is the teacher and staff shortage. This shortage has been driven in large part by bad policy that has attacked educators’ freedom to teach. This bill furthers those attacks and will only lead to a greater exodus of professionally trained teachers.
- Professionally trained educators desire to continually learn and grow so they can be the best possible teacher for each student they serve.
- When done correctly, evaluations are a tool to help educators grow and develop their craft. By removing educators’ voice from the evaluation process, HB 1203 changes the evaluation process from one of continual development to one that is merely punitive.
- FEA supports the portions of the bill related to misconduct and background screening.