What is Erin’s Law?
Erin’s Law is named after childhood sexual assault survivor, author, speaker and activist Erin Merryn, who is the founder and President of Erin’s Law, which is registered with the State of Illinois and the IRS as a 501 (c)(4) non-profit social welfare organization.
After Erin introduced the legislation in her home state of Illinois, the bill was named “Erin’s Law” after her by legislators and it has caught on nationwide. Illinois is the first state by law to mandate Erin’s Law. Vermont state board of education required this in schools since 2009.
“Erin’s Law” requires that all public schools in each state implement a prevention-oriented child sexual abuse program which teaches:
- 1Students in grades preK – 12th grade, age-appropriate techniques to recognize child sexual abuse and tell a trusted adult
WHAT ARE OUR STUDENTS ASKED TO DO ON THE PARCCC TEST?
Students read passages from real texts — fiction and nonfiction, and sometimes watch video or listen to audio. They write, using what they’ve learned from the passages and multimedia to support their arguments. These skills are critically important for students in college and in the workplace. In the past, students have typically been asked to write only once in each grade span — in elementary, middle, and high school. PARCC measures writing at every grade because it is key to showing readiness for the next academic work, and in high school, readiness for college and career.
Students also solve multi-step math problems that require reasoning and address real-world situations. This requires students to reason mathematically, make sense of quantities and their relationships to solve real-world problems, and show their understanding. Many previous assessments focused mostly on rote procedure only.
understanding of mathematics concepts, procedures and short applications.
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