Language on Assessments Agreed To and Circulated

Language on Assessments Agreed To and Circulated

April 21, 2016

Final details on the language agreed to by the negotiated rulemaking committee was circulated. Read more here. The language includes:

  • Required testing in grades 3-8, and in high school. Subjects include math, science, and reading, plus state-level approved standards.
  • Reporting requirements that categorizes students by gender, native language, special education status, race, family income level, foster status, and military-connected status.
  • All students must take the same state test, allowing exemptions for pilot programs, nationally recognized tests, and advanced math tests for those in accelerated programs.
  • Smaller, interim assessments can take the place of one, summative test.