Testing Information

Testing Exemptions

According to House Bill 1389, effective August 1, 2017, “A student’s parent may direct the school district in which the student is enrolled not to administer to the student any state test or state assessment required in accordance with section 15.1-21-08.” Based on this, parents will need to complete an individual form for each student and each assessment from which you wish to exempt them from. In order for students to be exempt from the test, a new form will need to be completed each year. Paper copies of this form are available at the school offices in Solen and Cannon Ball.

Please be advised that this directive does not apply to:

  • The ACT
  • WorkKeys Assessments
  • Any test or assessment required by the student’s school district of enrollment or the state for high school graduation
  • Any test or assessment required by the student’s school district of enrollment or this state for the completion of any grade from kindergarten through twelve

Below is a letter from the Department of Public Instruction providing details in regards House Bill 1389

Parental Directive Guidance

Directive Exemption Form