Bill would allow parents to opt out of statewide testing

Bill would allow parents to opt out of statewide testing

YUMA, Ariz. – A new Arizona House Bill would allow parents to opt their children out of statewide testing if passed.

House Bill 2056 is sponsored by Tucson Representative Christopher Ackerley.

The bill has been proposed before but never passed.

Right now statewide assessments help rate each school district.

Yuma Elementary School District One currently has a ‘B’ rating. We asked the Superintendent for Yuma Elementary School District One if he’d like to see state testing stick around.

“I think we need to have some. I think we need to have some data to make sure that we are on track. I believe that we need to be accountable,” Dr. Darwin Stiffler said.

Stiffler says statewide testing usually lasts four days every school year.

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Denelle Confair graduated with her Bachelors from Arizona State University Walter Cronkite School of Broadcast and Mass Communication. She got her first on air reporter job for the NBC affiliate in Montana. After her time there she reported for the NBC affiliate in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. In Texas she covered multiple stories on the Gulf Cartel and immigration. Now she says she's glad to be back in her home state of Arizona. In her free time she enjoys hiking and writing. For story ideas you can email her at [email protected] or find her on Facebook.

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