Bill to Cut WorkKeys Test Passes Committee

Michigan’s high school juniors would have one less standardized test to take each spring, under legislation that passed out of the House Education Committee on Tuesday.

HB 4162 would eliminate the ACT WorkKeys career readiness test from the Michigan Merit Examination required of juniors, which also includes the SAT and the M-STEP science and social studies assessments.

Advocates for the change say the skills tested in the WorkKeys assessment overlap with other required tests, and eliminating it would save time and money and reduce stress on students.



A Mixed Bag in 2020 Lame Duck Session

MEA members’ lobbying efforts helped to score a victory in the Michigan Legislature’s abbreviated lame duck session in December – winning hazard pay grants for some school employees left out of the original legislation, including preschool and adult education teachers. Despite having numerous scheduled session days cancelled because of coronavirus exposure, before they left for […]