Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has signed off on two bills reducing the number of statewide standardized tests given to school children.
Colorado lawmakers concluded the 2015 legislative session Wednesday by passing a major education overhaul that reduces student testing statewide, one of several substantial bills they finished hours before they adjourned.
Colorado lawmakers concluded work for the year well in advance of their midnight deadline. But the final hours weren’t without the usual legislative drama and touching farewells.
The mad dash to the end of the Colorado legislative session is on and major proposals hang in the balance on the final day Wednesday, including reducing statewide student testing and banning red-light cameras.
An intense debate over student testing requirements had Colorado lawmakers scrambling Tuesday to resolve long-simmering disputes over how best to reduce standardized tests.
Colorado lawmakers are close to agreement on one of the most vexing problems of the term — how to reduce standardized tests for students in public schools.
On the eve of the first round of Common Core testing, the Colorado State Board of Education declared its support for parents’ right to choose to keep their children from being assessed.
The final days of the 2015 legislative session in Colorado are seeing a major battle over how to reduce standardized testing requirements in public schools.
The Colorado Senate’s Education Committee has approved a proposal to reduce testing, allow district to devise their own assessments and offer flexibility on using scores to grade teachers.
The Colorado Senate has voted to remove teacher penalties when students skip statewide standardized tests.