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2021 House Bill 4538: Pay school districts to administer learning progress tests created by "stakeholders"
Introduced by Rep. Darrin Camilleri D-Brownstown on March 18, 2021
To prohibit (along with House Bill 4037) requiring school districts to administer "workforce readiness" tests of students in career and technical education programs with measures of their "ability to apply reading and mathematics skills." This bill would also authorize payments of up to $100 per test to school districts each year for administering high school learning “attainment” tests to students. To choose which tests the state Department of Education would have to consult with “unions, high school principals, school administrators, career and technical education program administrators, school counselors, high school teachers, and any other group as appropriate”.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Education Committee on March 18, 2021
Reported in the House on March 23, 2021
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. John Reilly R-Oakland on June 24, 2021
To also permit this money to be used for assessments that are "a prerequisite for obtaining a professional certification or locally and state recognized industry certifications".
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on June 24, 2021
Received in the Senate on June 30, 2021
Referred to the Senate Government Operations Committee on June 30, 2021
Referred to the Senate Education and Career Readiness Committee on March 24, 2022
Reported in the Senate on May 18, 2022
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.