Loveland, Ohio – “These are difficult and unique times that require a flexible response and I feel strongly we should use this precious time for true teaching and learning,” said Superintendent Brad Neavin said.
During their February 16 meeting, members of the Loveland City School District Board of Education voted unanimously for a resolution in support of House Bill 40 and the proposed waiver of mandated state assessments for the 2020-2021 school year.
The resolution makes it clear that the Board would like lawmakers to eliminate the mandate for state assessments during this academic year, in order to regain instructional time.
The Resolution reads in part “the Board believes it is in the best interest of parents and students that its teachers focus their time and resources on the necessary classroom lessons and concepts to ensure the current and future success of students instead of preparing for mandated state assessments.”
Neavin said that he believes that the hours required for testing take away valuable instructional time and could produce data that is flawed and of little use. “Our teachers are gathering data in real-time and adapting accordingly to the needs of our students,” Neavin told the Board.
The Resolution the Board passed in support of House Bill 40, which has been introduced in the 134th General Assembly, can be read in full below.