Two bills that would eliminate some high stakes testing will be heard in committee early next week, according to Edmond parent and education advocate Angela Little.
State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister tweeted last year that the state stands to save more than $5 million by switching from the current high school End-Of-Instruction (EOI) exam system to the ACT.
EOIs = $6,949,129/yr.
ACT = $1,547,070/yr.
OK saves $5,402,059/yr.
by replacing EOIs w/ACT. #OklaEd
— Joy Hofmeister (@joy4ok) February 9, 2015
House Bill 2527 , which would eliminate all non-federally mandated tests, including the EOIs, will be heard in the Senate Education Committee at 9 a.m. Monday. The bill provides for the State Board of Education (BOE) to select a nationally recognized test to meet graduation requirements.
The House will also consider SB 1170, which would eliminate the EOIs and allow the BOE to, in conjunction with career tech and higher education leaders, choose an assessment for graduation. The House Appropriations and Budget Committee will consider the bill at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Little said.