Hofmeister Praises House for Passage of New Accountability Standards

Superintendent Joy Hofmeister praises the House for passing the new school accountability system. House Bill 1693 repeals the current A-F school report card calculation and creates the framework for a system that is meaningful and reliable.

Rep. Scott Martin wrote the bill.

“I want to thank Rep. Martin, House Education Committee Chair Rep. Rogers, Speaker McCall and all the House members today who stood up for teachers, parents and students by approving a new, more useful school accountability. This is a strong and dynamic system that reflects the hard work of a broad-based coalition of education stakeholders. The legislators who voted ‘yes’ placed schoolkids over politics and rejected blatant inaccuracies voiced by some critics,” Hofmeister said.

The federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires new accountability standard because it replaced No Child Left Behind. ESSA necessitated the State Board of Education to craft new state standards.

“Amid so many challenges in education, this proposed school report card system complies with new federal law, provides relevant information for educators and gives communities and parents a clear view of the important work of schools,” Hofmeister noted.

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