assembly Bill A6777

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to providing parents with the right and authority to exempt their children from taking standardized assessments

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Jan 06, 2016 referred to education
May 21, 2015 advanced to third reading cal.432
May 19, 2015 reported
Apr 21, 2015 reported referred to ways and means
Apr 02, 2015 referred to education

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A6777 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5337
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง319, Ed L

A6777 - Summary

Relates to providing parents with the right and authority to exempt their children from taking standardized assessments.

A6777 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  6777

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              April 2, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  NOLAN, RUSSELL, ARROYO, BLAKE, COLTON, COOK,
  FAHY,  KAMINSKY,  LINARES,  LIFTON,  O'DONNELL,  SCARBOROUGH,  SILVER,
  SIMON,  SOLAGES, THIELE, OTIS -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. GLICK,
  HEVESI, MAGEE,  MARKEY,  MOSLEY,  RIVERA,  WALKER  --  read  once  and
  referred to the Committee on Education

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to providing parents with
  the right and authority to exempt their children from taking standard-
  ized assessments

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 319 to
read as follows:
  S 319. STUDENT EXEMPTION FROM STANDARDIZED ASSESSMENTS. 1. A PARENT OF
A STUDENT OR PERSON IN PARENTAL RELATIONSHIP TO A STUDENT SHALL HAVE THE
RIGHT AND AUTHORITY TO EXEMPT  SUCH  STUDENT  FROM  TAKING  STANDARDIZED
ASSESSMENTS,  INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE STATE THIRD GRADE THROUGH
EIGHTH GRADE MATH AND ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS ASSESSMENTS, A  STATE  FIELD
TEST  ASSESSMENT  OR A STATE ASSESSMENT ADMINISTERED FOR PURPOSES OF, OR
PURSUANT TO, SECTION THREE THOUSAND TWELVE-C OF THIS CHAPTER. THE PARENT
OF A STUDENT OR PERSON IN PARENTAL RELATIONSHIP  TO  THE  STUDENT  SHALL
NOTIFY  THE  SCHOOL  PRINCIPAL  IN WRITING OR OTHER VERIFIABLE MEANS, AS
DETERMINED BY THE SCHOOL DISTRICT, AT ANY TIME  PRIOR  TO  THE  ADMINIS-
TRATION OF SUCH ASSESSMENT OR ASSESSMENTS.
  2.  THE  SCHOOL  SHALL  OFFER TO STUDENTS EXEMPTED BY THEIR PARENTS OR
PERSONS IN PARENTAL RELATION FROM A STANDARDIZED ASSESSMENT PURSUANT  TO
THIS  SECTION  ALTERNATIVE EDUCATIONAL OR ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS DURING THE
TIME THAT SUCH STANDARDIZED ASSESSMENT IS ADMINISTERED.
  3. THERE SHALL BE NO RETALIATION OR OTHER NEGATIVE  ACTION  AGAINST  A
STUDENT,  PARENT,  TEACHER,  PRINCIPAL OR BUILDING ADMINISTRATOR, SCHOOL
BUILDING OR SCHOOL DISTRICT IN RESPONSE TO A  PARENT'S  EXEMPTION  OF  A
STUDENT FROM STANDARDIZED ASSESSMENTS PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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