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West Virginia legislature advances bills on private school testing, homeschool Promise eligibility


Charleston Gazette-Mail

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Senate is set to vote Wednesday on a bill (House Bill 4183) that would reduce state-mandated standardized testing requirements for most private schools in the near term but also, in the future, more closely align testing requirements in those schools to what’s required in public schools.

The House of Delegates also passed legislation (Senate Bill 319) Tuesday, 93-6, that would eliminate the current requirement that home-schooled students earn a high school equivalency degree, which can be obtained through the GED and TASC tests, to be eligible for the state’s Promise Scholarship.

Delegates Isner, Lynch, Marcum, Pushkin, Pyles and Wanger voted no, and Delegate Frank Deem, R-Wood, was absent.

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