Voucher Programs: Testing requirement


Voucher Programs: Testing requirement

March 2017


Some states have multiple voucher programs with potentially different assessment requirements. In addition, some states without an assessment mandate may require participating schools to provide parents with an academic progress report of some kind.
 

Testing requirement
Arkansas Succeed Scholarship Program
Participating students must annually take a nationally recognized norm-referenced test established by the State Board of Education. For students exempt from assessments, schools must provide parents with an annual portfolio of student progress. 
District of Columbia D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program
Participating private schools must administer nationally norm-referenced standardized tests deemed necessary and approved by an evaluator conducting evaluations of the program.
Florida John M. McKay Scholarship for Students with Disabilities Program
None, although parents may request that the student participate in statewide assessments.
Georgia Georgia Special Needs Scholarship Program
None, although parents request may request that the student participate in statewide assessments.
Indiana Choice Scholarship Program
State assessments or a nationally recognized assessment.
Louisiana School Choice Program for Certain Students with Exceptionalities
None
Louisiana Student Scholarships for Educational Excellence
State assessments required by the accountability system. 
Maine Town Tuitioning
Private schools that enroll 60 percent or more publicly-funded students must administer state assessments.
Maryland Broadening Options and Opportunities for Students Today Program
State assessments.
Mississippi Mississippi Dyslexia Therapy Scholarship for Students with Dyslexia
None. However, the school must provide parents with an annual progress report for each participating student.
Mississippi Nate Rogers Scholarship for Students with Disabilities / Mississippi Speech-Language Therapy Scholarship for Students with Speech-Language Impairments
None. However, the school must provide parents with an annual progress report for each participating student.
North Carolina Opportunity Scholarship
Participating schools must annually administer a nationally standardized assessment that measures achievement in English grammar, reading, spelling, and mathematics. 
North Carolina Special Education Scholarships for Children with Disabilities
None. However, all private schools in the state are required to administer a nationally standardized test at least once in grades 3, 6, and 9, and a high school competency test in grade 11. 
Ohio Autism Scholarship Program
None
Ohio Cleveland Scholarship Program
State assessments. 
Ohio EdChoice Expansion Program
State assessments. 
Ohio Educational Choice Scholarship Program
State assessments. Private schools primarily serving elementary school-aged students with disabilities and meeting certain requirements may be exempt. 
Ohio Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Program
State assessments unless students are exempt from assessments under their IEP. 
Oklahoma Lindsey Nicole Henry Scholarship for Students with Disabilities Program
None
Utah Carson Smith Scholarships for Students with Special Needs
Schools must administer an annual assessment of the student's academic progress.
Vermont Town Tuitioning
None
Wisconsin Milwaukee Parental Choice Program
State assessments, including the state's 3rd grade reading assessment. 
Wisconsin Racine Parental Private School Choice Program
State assessments, including the state's 3rd grade reading assessment.
Wisconsin Special Needs Scholarship Program
None
Wisconsin Wisconsin Parental Choice Program
State assessments, including the state's 3rd grade reading assessment.

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