While we love the idea of ditching the EOIs, why are we testing students in their second year of high school? Doesn’t it make sense to wait at least until the end of their junior year to give them as much time as possible to learn — and mature? That said, we’ll take this over seven End-Of-Instruction exams…
House votes to end ‘culture of overtesting’ in Oklahoma’s public schools
House Bill 3218, by Speaker Jeff Hickman, R-Fairview, would eliminate the state’s existing end-of-instruction tests for high school students and would reduce testing in the lower grades.
Under HB 3218, high school students would be given a single comprehensive assessment covering the state’s academic standards and a college readiness exam such as the ACT or SAT in the spring of their sophomore years.