DOVER, Del. - (AP) - State lawmakers are trying again to pass a law allowing Delaware school students to opt out of standardized tests.
Bipartisan legislation allowing students to opt out of tests was introduced last week and will be considered by the House Education Committee after lawmakers return in March following a seven-week break for budget committee hearings.
Former Gov. Jack Markell vetoed similar legislation in 2015. He noted that allowing students to opt out of tests could marginalize the highest-need students, threaten millions of dollars in federal funding and undermine Delaware's economic competitiveness.