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  • NJ A1333
  • Prohibits administration of standardized assessments not required under State or federal law.
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2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill provides that a school district may not administer any commercially-developed standardized assessment that is not required under State or federal law. Under federal law, states are required to administer standardized assessments in language arts literacy and mathematics to students enrolled in grades three through eight, and once more during high school. The bill would prohibit a school district from creating additional standardized testing requirements, but would not prevent a teacher or board of education from developing, administering, and scoring an assessment. It also would not preclude a school from administering a standardized assessment to a subgroup of students who have elected to take the assessment, such as the Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, or NOCTI job readiness examinations. A board of education would be able to apply to the Commissioner of Education to administer an additional assessment, but must demonstrate that the additional assessment would provide information that cannot be obtained from the available assessments, and would foster student achievement.
Introduced, Referred to Assembly Education Committee  (on 1/27/2016)
Date Chamber Action Description
1/27/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Education Committee
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