This bill allows a parent or guardian of a student to provide written notification to a school district or charter school that the student will not participate in the administration of an assessment developed by the consortium of states known as the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC assessments). No later than September 30 of each school year, a district or charter school shall provide information to parents and guardians regarding the PARCC assessments that will be administered during the school year. The parent or guardian would be required to provide written notification no later than 14 days before the administration of a PARCC assessment that the assessment is not to be administered to the student.
A school district or charter school would be required to provide educationally appropriate alternative activities for a student who, under the bill, is not participating in the administration of a PARCC assessment. Any such alternative activity must occur in a room other than the room in which the assessment is being administered.
Nothing in the bill is to be construed to exempt a student from any high school graduation requirement established under current law.