Testing reform push mounting

Thanks to the efforts of the Ohio Education Association, legislative eyes are increasingly shifting to House Bill 74, which among other things, would reduce testing in Ohio’s schools. News reports this week are highlighting efforts across Ohio to gain more local control of the ways and frequency with which schools administer standardized tests like the Common-Core’s PARCC.  The Ohio Education Association is backing the bill, which includes a requirement that the state identify tests that might be used for other purposes. The OEA agrees, and is backing companion efforts to give schools more control over the ways they evaluate their own teachers. Read the bill text here.