Virtual High Schools: Are Students Required to Participate in Mandated State Assessments
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Virtual High Schools: Are Students Required to Participate in Mandated State Assessments

This database identifies which states require students in the virtual high school program to participate in mandated statewide assessments.

Why does it matter? Online students should be held to the same standards as other public school students.

Highlights:



Are students required to participate in mandated state assessments?
Alabama Yes, an adult facilitator must be present when state achievement assessments are administered, if used to determine a student's final grade.
Arizona Yes
Arkansas Yes
California Yes
Colorado Yes
Florida Yes
Georgia Yes
Hawaii Yes
Idaho Yes 
Illinois Yes
Iowa Yes
Kentucky Yes
Louisiana Yes
Maryland Yes
Michigan Yes
Mississippi Yes
Missouri Yes
New Mexico Yes
North Carolina No information available
North Dakota No information available
Oregon No information available.
South Carolina Yes, students must be administered appropriate state assessments in a proctored environment.
South Dakota Yes
Texas Yes
Utah Yes, as long as the student has been enrolled in EHS by the school counselor or the student has met all requirements and standards for Utah home school students.
Virginia Yes, if the online course relates to an end-of-course assessment.
West Virginia Yes
Wisconsin Yes

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