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Chapter 3. Standardized Tests   

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(a) The Legislature finds and declares that:

(1) Education is fundamental to the development of all residents and to the progress of the state as a whole.

(2) Standardized tests are a major factor in the admission and placement of students in postsecondary education.

(3) There is increasing concern among residents, educators, and public officials regarding the proper uses of standardized tests in the admissions and placement decisions of postsecondary education institutions.

(4) The rights of test subjects should be assured without infringing upon the proprietary rights of the test agencies.

(b) It is the intent and purpose of the Legislature in enacting this chapter to do all of the following:

(1) Ensure that test subjects and persons who use test results are fully aware of the characteristics, uses, and limitations of standardized tests used in postsecondary education admissions and placement.

(2) Ensure due process protection of test subjects whose scores are being questioned for suspected inauthenticity or irregularity in test administration.

(3) Provide test subjects with the opportunity to review the basis on which the test subject has been scored.

(4) Make available to the public appropriate information regarding the procedure, development, and administration of standardized tests.

(5) Promote more knowledge about the proper use of standardized test results and promote greater accuracy, validity, and reliability in the development administration, and interpretation of standardized tests.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1984, Ch. 1505, Sec. 2.)