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Prohibit Discrimination and Bias in State Mastery Tests and Ban Their Use From Teacher Evaluations

Prevent discriminatory use of the mastery test for invalid purposes that harm the curriculum and educational opportunity for all students, especially those in high poverty districts and prohibit their use in teacher evaluations.

  • Provide a valid, fair and reliable estimate of a student's overall performance in a subject area relative to grade-appropriate standards
  • Prevent the supplanting of academic standards and ensure a diverse curricula, prohibit the use of the mastery exam results as the sole indication for student promotion on graduation
  • Establish guidelines to investigate and continuously monitor
    • computer device effects
    • variance in student computer skills and fluency
    • computer adaptive test alignment and question pool issues
  • Prohibit the use of the test for purposes beyond its design and validity.

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