On Thursday, April 19 the state Senate passed a bill that allows parents to opt their children out of statewide assessment tests, without penalty.
The bill, HB 1744, now heads to Gov. Chris Sununu for his signature or veto.
Demand for a law to opt-out
State law requires each school district to administer assessment tests at least once in elementary school, once in middle school, and once in high school. These assessment tests are used to evaluate school performance.