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- Rep. Mary Keefe of Worcester and Sen. Barbara L'Italienof Andover filed bills in the House and Senate for a three-year moratorium on the graduation test: No student who completes all other high school graduation requirements should be denied a high school diploma because of a score on a state standardized test. (Click here for more information.)
- Sen. Pat Jehlen of Somerville filed a bill for a three-yearmoratorium on the state's five-level rating system for schools and districts, and also on new school "turnarounds" and state takeovers. They are based almost entirely on test scores. (Clickhere for more information.)
- Rep. Marjorie Decker of Cambridge filed a broader bill for a three-year moratorium on these and other aspects of high-stakes testing including tying test scores to teacher evaluation. (Click here for details on the bill, "The Schools Our Children Deserve.")
- Rep. Liz Malia of Boston filed a bill making it clear that parents have the right to opt their children out of state and district-mandated standardized tests. (Click here for more information.)