Wisconsin Assembly to Consider Making Opting Out of Tests Easier for Parents

Published May 8, 2015

An Assembly bill under consideration in Wisconsin would require school districts to inform parents of their right to opt their children out of state-mandated tests.

The bill would require school districts to make it clear any parent can opt their child out of statewide testing in third through 12th grade. It also requires districts to publish and distribute to parents a list of all tests administered, including details of how long it takes to prepare for and administer the exams. Rep. Jeremy Thiesfeldt (R-Fond du Lac) wrote the bill.

Heather Kays ([email protected]) is a research fellow with The Heartland Institute and is managing editor of School Reform News.

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