A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO DIRECT THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO PLACE A MORATORIUM ON STATE-MANDATED HIGH-STAKES STANDARDIZED TESTING IN NORTH CAROLINA.
Requires the State Board of Education to place a one-year moratorium on any state law requirement to attach high-stakes consequences to standardized tests for prekindergarten through grade 12 students. Applies to the attachment of any direct consequences to standardized student test results, including assigning school performance scores and letter grades in the annual report card, retaining a student in a grade level solely on the basis of a standardized test result, and the use of student test results to determine a portion of a teacher's pay or determining a financial award. Defines "high-stakes" to mean real-world, direct consequences resulting from a student's performance on a test or assessment.
Provides that the moratorium does not apply to (1) testing and assessment measures required by federal law or as a condition of a federal grant or (2) pilot programs that began operating prior to the 2013-14 school year that incorporate the use of standardized student test results.
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