Oppose
Education & Workforce Readiness

Eliminate Statewide Testing on Career Readiness

Staff Contact

Wendy Block

Vice President of Business Advocacy and Member Engagement

(517) 371-7678 | wblock@michamber.com

Summary of Bill & What it means to you

This bill would eliminate statewide use of an assessment to evaluate how well-prepared students are to enter the workforce post high school graduation. Although the state pays significant attention to college readiness, workforce readiness is often overlooked.

Chamber Position

OPPOSE. This bill is being pushed in the name of “streamlining” Michigan’s student testing regimen, including the amount of time students spend taking assessments and the number of tests they take. While we agree this is a laudable goal, we oppose eliminating the only statewide test that measures career readiness. We hear far too often that Michigan students aren’t graduating from high school with the skills necessary to be either career or college ready. Eliminating our only assessment on career readiness isn’t going to change that but it also isn’t going to make it any better. Without this mandatory assessment the state will no longer be assessing our student’s deficiencies and compiling data that could be used to better prepare our students for their next step.

Bill Sponsors

This bill is a

Primary Sponsor: Rep. STEVEN JOHNSON, (District 72)

Additional Supporter
Vanessa Guerra, Leslie Love, Gary Howell, Tommy Brann, Cara Clemente, Beau LaFave, Cynthia Johnson

Related Issues

Oppose
Eliminate Statewide Testing on Career Readiness

This bill would eliminate statewide use of an assessment to evaluate how well-prepared students are to enter the workforce post high school graduation. Although the state pays significant attention to college readiness, workforce readiness is often overlooked.

Support
Addressing the Talent Gap

Creates pathways for all students, regardless of income, to get the skills or education they need to land a good-paying job. The bills contain contains three career pathways, all focused on getting students the skills, credentials and degrees they need to enter the workforce.