District Choice for Third-Grade Testing
Senate Bill 216, 132nd General Assembly, effective Nov. 2, 2018, allows districts the option of paper or online test administration only for the third-grade state assessments, beginning in the 2019-2020 school year.
The election to use paper tests must be made by a district board of education or a governing body. Please advise your district board of education or governing body to take action if paper-and-pencil test administration is desired.
- Please be aware that to be eligible for the third-grade tests you wish to administer by way of paper test forms you must complete the data collection part of the process and upload your board resolution.
- In your board resolutions, please avoid using all third-grade tests when communicating which tests you want to administer on paper. Instead, please list them as they are listed in the online form portion of the process.
- Please be aware that your choices will apply to all 2020 – 2021 testing windows (fall, spring, summer).
- Please communicate your district’s plans to all staff managing your district’s yearly test administrations.