Romero Bill to Limit Unnecessary Testing Clears Committee
The Limit Standardized Testing Act Passes Committee with
Unanimous BIPARTISAN Support
House Bill 97 Passes House Education Committee with full BIPARTISAN Support
SANTA FE –House Bill 97, The Limit Standardized Testing Act, sponsored by Representative Andres Romero (D-Albuquerque), passes its first committee with overwhelming bipartisan support with a 9-0 vote. The Limit Standardized Testing Act will eliminate higher education or career readiness standardized tests for students in grades nine and ten.
“It is very reaffirming to see this bill pass with such strong support,” said Representative Andres Romero (D-Albuquerque). “Over-testing has a detrimental effect on our education system, and both Democrats and Republicans agree on its negative impact to the learning process of New Mexico’s students. More than a month of instructional time can be lost to standardized testing in a single school year, and it costs New Mexico over $3.5 million a year for preparation and administration of the tests. Our kids deserve a quality education regardless of how much money their parents make or their zip code, the Limit Standardized Testing Act will help us ensure this.”
House Bill 97 passed the House Education Committee with a 9-0 vote and will now move to the House Finance and Appropriations Committee.