The bill allows online schools or online programs (online education program) to offer remote state assessment testing (testing) to students who attend an online education program in a setting that aligns with the student's regular educational instruction.
To offer remote testing, online education programs shall put the following procedures in place:
- A student must take the assessment at an assigned date and time;
- The student must attend a synchronous assessment session initiated and managed by online education program personnel;
- The student must take the state assessment using a device with a camera that is monitored by an assessment proctor via video for the duration of the state assessment or, if the assessment platform does not allow integrated camera proctoring, the student must use 2 devices, one to take the state assessment and one the assessment proctor uses to monitor the student;
- The online education program must maintain a ratio of no more than 10 students to one assessment proctor for the duration of the state assessment;
- The student must not exit the state assessment until instructed by the assessment proctor; and
- The assessment proctor shall verify the submission of each student's state assessment.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)