topleft >  Services >  Governance Technology > 

Legal Resources | United States Code, Title 20 |    7909  

Subchapter IX - General Provisions. Part E - Uniform Provisions. Subpart 2 - Other Provisions. Prohibition on federally sponsored testing.   

arrow Previous bar Next arrow

(a) General prohibition

Notwithstanding any other provision of Federal law and except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, no funds provided under this chapter to the Secretary or to the recipient of any award may be used to develop, pilot test, field test, implement, administer, or distribute any federally sponsored national test in reading, mathematics, or any other subject, unless specifically and explicitly authorized by law.

(b) Exceptions

Subsection (a) of this section shall not apply to international comparative assessments developed under the authority of section 9543(a)(5) of this title and administered to only a representative sample of pupils in the United States and in foreign nations.

(Pub. L. 89-10, title IX, Sec. 9529, as added Pub. L. 107-110, title IX, Sec. 901, Jan. 8, 2002, 115 Stat. 1984; amended Pub. L. 107-279, title IV, Sec. 404(d)(9), Nov. 5, 2002, 116 Stat. 1986.)