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SJR #2 – Directing the DOE to Study Student Assessment Testing – Update

Appointments from the House and Senate were completed in August and September.

View the entire bill, click here – SJR #2.

The amount of testing required of our students and educators has grown significantly in recent years. While the General Assembly recognizes the need to administer assessments that provide valid and reliable data about how Delaware’s students are growing academically, it is also committed to maximizing time in the classroom for our educators to teach, and our students to learn.

The Department of Education is already coordinating an inventory of all assessments required at the state, district, and school level. This Joint Resolution requires the Department of Education to report the inventory results, and any assessments that districts or the state propose to eliminate, to the public and to the House and Senate Education Committees of the General Assembly. It also requires the Department to convene a group, consisting of members of the General Assembly and the public, to conduct an in-depth review of the inventory results and make recommendations for consolidation or elimination of assessments.

Membership Information 

Membership: Appointing Authority:
Three House Members of the House Education Committee (two members of the majority party and one member of the minority party) Speaker of the House
Three Senate Members of the Senate Education Committee (two members of the majority party and one member of the minority party) President Pro Tempore
President of the Delaware State Education Assoc. or designee
President of the Chief School Officer’s Assoc. or designee
A rep. of the civil rights’ community Governor
A parent Governor

Appointee Information 

Appointee: Appointed by: Appointment Date:
Rep. Earl Jaques Speaker of House 08/21/2015
Rep. Sean Matthews Speaker of House 08/21/2015
Rep. Timothy Dukes Speaker of House 08/21/2015
Sen. David Sokola President Pro Tempore 09/15/2015
Sen. Nicole Poore President Pro Tempore 09/15/2015
Sen. Ernesto Lopez President Pro Tempore 09/15/2015