No More MSAs? Bill Looks To Waive Federally-Mandated Test - 47 ABC - Delmarva's Choice

No More MSAs? Bill Looks To Waive Federally-Mandated Test

Posted: Updated:

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Schools across the Old Line State could do away with the Maryland School Assessments.

The bill would can this spring's MSA, required under federal law, but would ask the state to request a waiver. Del. Eric Luedtke (D-Dist.14) is the sponsor of the bill and tells WMDT the test is outdated.

"If we didn't have to give the MSA at all, then we might not have a test at all," said Luedtke. "That's not a big issue, because already we know that the tests we're giving are not useful in judging the quality of our schools, not useful in judging how our teachers are doing, not use for judging how are students are doing."

The No Child Left Behind Act requires yearly testing for grades three through eight. Maryland will use a new Common Core-based assessment next year.

The bill is an emergency bill and currently sits in the House.

  • ContestsMore>>

  • Teacher Who Makes A Difference

    Teacher Who Makes A Difference

    The WMDT 47 Teachers Who Make a Difference Contest is Sponsored by Accurate Optical: "Encouraging children of all ages to come in for an annual eye exam to help them see better in school." Each month weMore >>
    The WMDT 47 "Teachers Who Make a Difference" Sponsored by Accurate Optical Encouraging children of all ages to come in for an annual eye exam to help them see better in school.More >>
  • Free Tuition Contest

    Free Tuition Contest

  • Local NewsDelmarva HeadlinesMore>>

  • New Animal Welfare Laws In Delaware

    New Animal Welfare Laws In Delaware

    Thursday, July 31 2014 10:36 AM EDT2014-07-31 14:36:01 GMT
    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - New laws aimed at strengthening animal welfare in Delaware are set to take effect.More >>
    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - New laws aimed at strengthening animal welfare in Delaware are set to take effect.More >>
  • New Animal Welfare Laws In Delaware

    New Animal Welfare Laws In Delaware

    Thursday, July 31 2014 8:31 AM EDT2014-07-31 12:31:47 GMT
    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - New laws aimed at strengthening animal welfare in Delaware are set to take effect.    One of four bills to be signed by Gov. Jack Markell on Thursday gives the Department of HealthMore >>
    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - New laws aimed at strengthening animal welfare in Delaware are set to take effect.    One of four bills to be signed by Gov. Jack Markell on Thursday gives the Department of HealthMore >>
  • Costs For Higher Education In Virginia Rise

    Costs For Higher Education In Virginia Rise

    Thursday, July 31 2014 8:27 AM EDT2014-07-31 12:27:04 GMT
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The amount paid by students at public colleges and universities in Virginia is increasing.    The State Council of Higher Education of Virginia says undergraduates at public four-yearMore >>
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The amount paid by students at public colleges and universities in Virginia is increasing.    The State Council of Higher Education of Virginia says undergraduates at public four-yearMore >>
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Trimper's Amusements in OC May Face Lawsuit

    Trimper's Amusements in OC May Face Lawsuit

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 10:20 PM EDT2014-07-31 02:20:59 GMT
    OCEAN CITY, Md. - Trimper's Amusements in Ocean City may be facing a $1 million dollar personal injury lawsuit. 47 ABC reported on Sunday that Daily Record of Baltimore announced the lawsuit, but theMore >>
    OCEAN CITY, Md. - Trimper's Amusements in Ocean City may be facing a $1 million dollar personal injury lawsuit.More >>
  • Herd Control Achieved

    Herd Control Achieved

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:07 AM EDT2014-07-30 04:07:55 GMT
    BERLIN, Md.- Just about 20 years into its horse control program, the National Park Service on the Maryland side of Assateague Island, is claiming victory.More >>
    BERLIN, Md.- Just about 20 years into its horse control program, the National Park Service on the Maryland side of Assateague Island, is claiming victory.More >>
Powered by WorldNow
Powered by WorldNow All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WMDT. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.