Assigned to ED FOR COMMITTEE
ARIZONA STATE SENATE
Fifty-Third Legislature, Second Regular Session
Requires high school students to take a statewide college readiness examination.
The State Board of Education (SBE) is required to administer and implement a statewide test to measure pupil achievement of adopted academic standards in reading, writing and mathematics and is also permitted to adopt assessment in social studies and science (A.R.S. § 15‑741).
There is no anticipated fiscal impact to the state General Fund associated with this legislation.
1. Directs the SBE, beginning in the 2018-2019 school year, to administer a statewide college readiness examination that includes a science component.
2. Prohibits the SBE, beginning in the 2018-2019 school year, from administering the:
a) statewide assessment to students in 11th grade; and
b) assessments of science academic standards to high school students.
3. Makes technical and conforming changes.
4. Becomes effective on the general effective date.
ED 2/12/18 DP 9-0-0-2
3rd Read 2/21/18 60-0-0
Prepared by Senate Research
March 6, 2018