A measure to allow parents or guardians to opt their children out of standardized tests at public schools got the green light from the Illinois House.
Current state law allows for the students to opt themselves from the tests but parents complained that was unfair for some developmentally disabled students. Illinois News Network has more.
The bill allows for parents or guardians to opt their children out of the test and requires schools to give the student another assignment while the test is being administered. Opponents of the measure fear if there aren’t enough children taking the tests there could be a loss of federal funding for education. The measure now heads to the Senate. Governor Bruce Rauner has expressed concerns about the PAARC (park) standardized test, saying he’s worried it’s political and not about generating results.