Under existing law, each local education provider must administer the state assessments in math and English language arts to students enrolled in ninth grade and must administer the state-selected assessment to students enrolled in tenth grade. Each local education provider must also administer a state social studies assessment to students in one elementary-school grade, one middle-school grade, and one high-school grade on a 3-year schedule.
Under the bill, each local education provider may choose whether to administer the state social studies assessments, the ninth-grade math and English language arts state assessments, and the tenth-grade assessment. The bill repeals the requirement that the department of education apply for a waiver to administer the ninth-grade math and English language arts state assessments to satisfy federal requirements.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)