School Board Advocacy Network Action Alert
Please call the lieutenant governor’s office and urge him to refer HB 2836 by Rep. Bennett Ratliff (R-Coppell) to the Senate Education Committee and have the bill set for a hearing as soon as possible.
HB 2836 would:
- improve the accountability system by reigning in the amount, scope and time of state-mandated testing in grades 3 through 8;
- reduce state required testing from 17 to 15 tests in grades 3 through 8;
- ensure that students can thoroughly learn the TEKS readiness standards; and
- reduce the amount of time students spend on each state test to 120 minutes in grades 3 through 5 and 180 minutes in grades 6 through 8.