Iowa Governor Terry Branstad vetoed the bipartisan action to delay the Smarter Balanced Assessments. He approved SF 2323 and line item vetoed that measure.
Both the Iowa House and Iowa Senate versions of an education appropriations bill includes a delay of the Smarter Balanced Assessments until July 1, 2017.
Shane Vander Hart: The Iowa Legislature is poised to allow the Smarter Balanced Assessments become an unfunded mandate on Iowa’s schools.
Iowa’s Assessment Task Force recommended that the Smarter Balanced Assessment replace the Iowa Assessment for Iowa students by the 2016-2017 school year.
Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad and Iowa Dept. of Ed Director Brad Buck informed Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium that Iowa was withdrawing immediately.
Katherine Duran was suspended from her son’s school after talking to her son’s principal about assessment opt-out forms her son brought to school.