Write Your Legislators About Smarter Balanced

Iowa-State-Capitol-December-2014We encourage you to write your legislators about the control and cost of the Smarter Balanced Assessments that the Iowa Assessment Task Force recently recommended.  In order to do so we wanted to provide you with some tools that you can use.

Here is a list of state legislators and their emails that you can download for your reference.  We encourage you to start with your own legislator.  If you are not sure who that is you can find out here.  Next we would encourage you to contact members of the House and Senate Education Committees.

Below are two email forms that you can send your email to state legislators from.  Feel free to customize as you see fit.  If you use our forms it is not necessary to include a salutation or a closing.  Those will be added automatically based on your form entries.  If you would rather send an email not using the forms you can download suggested text of an email related to cost and an email related to control.  We also encourage you to download and keep the estimated costs of assessments to send with your email and for your own reference.  If you use the email form for assessment costs it is not necessary to add a link to the excel file.  That will be done automatically.

Legislator Email Related to Costs

This email to legislators deals with the cost of Smarter Balanced relative to what Iowa currently pays.

Legislator Email Related to Control

This email for legislators outlines concerns about Iowa's lack of control over Smarter Balanced.

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