From: Becky Olson
To: Brad Last, vlsnow, lavarchisstensen, Kim Coleman, Bruce Cutler, Steve Eliason, Eric Hutchings, Justin Fawson, Francis Gibson, David Lifferth, Daniel McCay, mnoel,
Subject: HB 164, HB264, HB201
Date: Wed Feb 24 02:50:18 MST 2016
House Ed Committee Members:

I was unable to attend the House Education Committee meeting, therefore, I am writing to voice my opinion on the above House Bills.

Regarding HB 164, I am strongly against this bill.  I do not believe SAGE tests should count toward students' grades and feel that there is way too much time devoted to useless testing in the classroom, when there needs to be more time spent on actual teaching/learning.

Regarding HB 246, I am strongly against this bill.  I believe that abstinence is the best message to give our kids. 

Regarding HB 201, I support this bill.  Teachers should not be evaluated based on students' SAGE test scores.  These tests are a poor indicator of teachers and students performance alike.


Rebecca Olson
Cedar Hills, UT