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IL House Bill 306 – Opt Out of State Assessments

Synopsis As Introduced amends the School Code. With respect to the administration of State assessments, provides that a student is not required to take a particular State assessment if that student’s parent or guardian requests, in writing, that the student be excused from taking the State assessment. Requires the State Board of Education, by rule, to (i) determine the form of the request, (ii) ensure that no student, teacher, school, or school district is negatively impacted, through grades or evaluations, due to a student being excused from taking a State assessment, and (iii) ensure that students who are excused from taking a State assessment are offered supervised instructional or enrichment opportunities during the time the State assessment is being administered. Effective immediately.

IL House Bill 131 – Opt Out of State Assessments

Synopsis As Introduced amends the School Code. With respect to the administration of State assessments, prohibits the State Board of Education from assessing any student whose parent or guardian has requested that the student not be assessed. Requires the State Board to develop a form that allows for such requests, which form must be distributed by school districts to their students. Effective immediately.

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Contact your state representatives to voice your concerns about Common Core.  Additionally, you should contact the members of the education committees.  If you live in the district of one of the committee members, you are a key to stopping Common Core.

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Illinois Education Committees

Illinois House:  

Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee 

Appropriations-Elementary & Secondary Education Committee – Members