Idaho parents who don’t want their child to have to pass the state’s standardized test for graduation would be able to opt-out under a bill in the state Senate.
Students would instead be allowed to go through an alternative assessment developed by districts.
Republican Senator Steven Thayne is sponsoring the bill.
“There are some parents that are very concerned by more and more testing. And one reason we’re bringing this bill forward is we’re trying to give a voice to those parents who have concerns,” Thayne said.