senate Bill S4244

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Clarifies the application of standardized testing requirements to the general education development exam

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Education Committee

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Feb 06, 2023 referred to education

S4244 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §340, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:

S4244 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Clarifies the application of standardized testing requirements to the general education development exam by explicitly including it in the definition of "standardized test" and "test".

S4244 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4244 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
                             I N  S E N A T E
                             February 6, 2023
 Introduced  by  Sen.  WEIK  --  read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Education
 AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to clarifying the  appli-
   cation  of  standardized testing requirements to the general education
   development exam

   Section  1.  Subdivision  1  of  section  340 of the education law, as
 amended by chapter 567 of the laws  of  1986,  is  amended  to  read  as
   1. "Standardized test" or "test" means:
   A.  any  test  that  is  given  in New York at the expense of the test
 subject and designed for use and used in the process  of  selection  for
 post-secondary  or  professional  school  admissions.  Such  tests shall
 include, but are not limited to,  the  Preliminary  Scholastic  Aptitude
 Test, Scholastic Aptitude Test, ACT Assessment, Graduate Record Examina-
 tion,  Medical College Admission Test, Law School Admission Test, Dental
 Admission Testing Program, Graduate Management  Admission  Test,  Miller
 Analogies  Test  and the Test for Standard Written English. This article
 shall not apply to any state, federal, or local civil service test,  any
 test used solely for placement, credit-by-examination or other nonadmis-
 sion  purpose  or  any  test developed and administered by an individual
 school or institution solely for  its  own  purposes  or  any  test,  or
 portion  of a test, designed to evaluate manual skills or other physical
 abilities; AND
   § 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day  after  it  shall
 have become a law.
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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