Moratorium on High Stakes Testing

An Act to place a moratorium on high stakes testing - H.612 - S.293

  • Establishes a moratorium on standardized testing being a requirement for high school graduation

  • Creates a grant program for school districts to establish task forces to develop alternative assessment models

Standardized testing might sound like a good idea on the surface. But testing shows a racial bias and advantages students from wealthier backgrounds. And the results of these tests are used by privatizers who hope to convert our public education system into a private one.

the decision makers

Joint Committee on Education

Who on committee has co-sponsored:

state senators:

Jason Lewisred x
Jason Lewis (D)
Winchester

chair

Sal DiDomenicogreen check
Sal DiDomenico (D)
Everett

chair

John Croninred x
John Cronin (D)
Adam Gomezred x
Adam Gomez (D)
Patricia Jehlengreen check
Patricia Jehlen (D)
Somerville
Patrick O'Connorgreen check
Patrick O'Connor (R)
Weymouth

state representatives:

Alice Peischred x
Alice Peisch (D)
Wellesley

chair

Steven Ultrinored x
Steven Ultrino (D)
Malden

chair

Smitty Pignatellired x
Smitty Pignatelli (D)
Lee
Andres Vargasred x
Andres Vargas (D)
Haverhill
Elizabeth Maliared x
Elizabeth Malia (D)
Boston
Dan Senared x
Dan Sena (D)
Kip Diggsred x
Kip Diggs (D)
Vanna Howardred x
Vanna Howard (D)
Joseph McGonaglered x
Joseph McGonagle (D)
Everett
James Kelcoursered x
James Kelcourse (R)
Amesbury
Kelly Peasered x
Kelly Pease (D)

Who has co-sponsored:

History of the bill

2022

Jan 2021

Bill filed as HD.952

2021

Feb 2020

Bill sent to study

2020

Jun 2019

Hearing in Joint Committee on Education

Jan 2019

Bill filed

2019