Local state representatives want to cancel end-of-year state testing

They say the pandemic has hindered students’ success.

Ohio Statehouse (Jaden Jefferson)

TOLEDO, Ohio — Friday, Ohio State Representatives Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) and Jeff Crossman (D-Parma) reintroduced House Bill 686 from the 133rd General Assembly to cancel end-of-year state testing for the 2020–2021 school year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The bill has not yet received an official number or been assigned to a committee this General Assembly. Reps. Sobecki and Crossman claim they’re still awaiting an appointment with Speaker Bob Cupp (R-Lima)’s office to, quote, “discuss the importance of this legislation for Ohio’s students and educators”.