Below is a report on Thursday’s Administrative Regulation Review Committee. The committee met to review proposed Dept. of Education & Early Development regulations for repealing the High School Graduation Qualifying Exam (HSGQE) and implementing required testing for students using the ACT, SAT, and WorkKeys.
Summary: The hearing consisted largely of questions from Chair Lora Reinbold to Commissioner Hanley regarding the implementation process for regulations relating to HB 278, legislative deliberations on HB 278 during session, and the Common Core Standards. Only the house members of the committee were in attendance: Chair Reinbold, and Reps. Mike Hawker and Geran Tarr. Sens. Cathy Giessel, Gary Stevens, and Hollis French were not present. At the end of the hearing the committee took public testimony and heard from three witnesses, one of whom testified on data security, and two who testified in opposition to the Common Core Standards.