Mary Scott Hunter sent a letter to Sec. DeVos asking for testing flexibility under ESSA as the Alabama moves to develop alternative testing for students. She highlights the opportunity for Alabama to exact choice and flexibility through local control under ESSA. On June 21, 2017 the school board unanimously voted to approve a resolution to drop ACT Aspire.
On June 22, 2017 Alabama leaders and federal officials reached an agreement allowing Alabama to remove the current standardized test and find a new exam that aligns with the state’s accountability plan.
To read the full letter click [here].