Smarter Balanced Ruled Unconstitutional in Missouri!
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Judge Green of the circuit court of Cole County has just granted summary judgment in our favor on our claim that Missouri’s membership fees to Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortia are unlawful under the Compact Clause of the U.S. Constitution as well as “state and federal law.”
Judge Green has permanently enjoined the State of Missouri from making payments in the form of membership fees to Smarter Balanced. We can no longer be a member of SBAC.
We expect the state to appeal this decision which attorney John Sauer looks forward to defending.
Here is the judgement: