HB18-1014 (Buck) Social Studies Assessments in High Schools

Originally Posted: January 19, 2018
Last Updated: January 19, 2018


This bill eliminates the requirement to administer the state social studies assessments in high school.


The Children’s Campaign opposes this bill because we believe in the importance of social studies and the need for students, parents, social studies educators and others to understand how students are doing in these subjects in elementary, middle and high school. The Children’s Campaign was a lead supporter of the testing compromise bills that passed in 2015 (HB15-1323 and SB15-056) because they maintained a focus on subjects besides math and language arts while reducing some of the testing burden that schools and students were feeling at the time. We believe it’s reasonable to expect a sample of high school students to take a statewide assessment in social studies each year.

Current Status

The bill died in the House Education Committee this week on a bipartisan 10-3 vote

Previous Statuses

January 19, 2018

Assigned to the House Education Committee

January 26, 2018

Has been assigned to the House Education Committee where it is scheduled to be heard on Monday, Jan. 29 at 1:30 PM in Room 0112

February 2, 2018

The House Education Committee heard testimony this week and the bill was laid over for a vote on a date to be determined.

February 2, 2018

Assigned to the House Education Committee where it is scheduled for a vote only on Wednesday, Feb. 28 upon adjournment in Room 0107