IL Passes the “Too Young to Test” Bill

In May 2022, Illinois  Governor J.B. Pritzker of Illinois signed a bill that prohibits the Illinois State Board of Education from requiring student in pre-kindergarten through second grade from taking standardized tests.

“Just even understanding a multiple choice question when you’re under the age of 8, it’s not going to tell you what kids know and what they can do, and there are much better ways to assess that teachers have at their disposal,” said Cassie Creswell, director of Illinois Families for Public Schools.

Nearly a year ago, Creswell said ISBE introduced a proposal that would increase standardized assessments for kids grades 3-8.

“On top of that, it would basically expand the state testing system into K-2,” Creswell said.

High Stakes Testing In Early Elementary School
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June 9, 2022
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