Test refusal bill passes key Georgia Senate committee


Test refusal bill passes key Georgia Senate committee

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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
A bill in the Legislature provides protections for parents who opt their kids out of state tests or request their child take the tests with pencil and paper rather than on a computer. (AJC File Photo.)

Legislation that clarifies Georgia parents’ rights to refuse standardized state tests for their children passed the state Senate Education and Youth Committee 4-1 Monday.

House Bill 425 has already passed the House of Representatives but still must get through the full Senate. 

The legislation by Rep. Joyce Chandler, R-Grayson, says schools cannot punish students who refuse the test and says they can choose to take tests with paper and pencil rather than on a computer.

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