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State Representative Jesse Kremer

(R-Kewaskum) (608) 266-9175                                                                   October 29, 2015

 Rep. Kremer Applauds Assembly Passage of Testing Opt Out Bill

 Madison, WI On Tuesday, the Assembly voted to pass Assembly Bill 239 to allow a parent or guardian of a 3rd - 12th grade student the ability to opt their child out of certain statewide examinations, not including those mandated by local school boards. The bill also requires districts to provide parents with a summary of all formative and summative tests given to students during the school year. In response to the Assembly vote, Representative Jesse Kremer (R-Kewaskum) issued the following statement:

 “As an original co-sponsor of AB 239, I was pleased to be able to vote in favor of this bill. Statewide tests are not requirements for grade promotion or graduation. This bill provides clarity and will ensure that parents of all students in grades 3-12 have the ability to opt out of cumbersome, government mandated tests.”

 Assembly Bill 239 is authored by Representative Jeremy Thiesfeldt (R-Fond du Lac) and Senator Duey Stroebel (R-Saukville) and awaits action in the Senate.