Section 3301.078 | Agreements to cede control of academic content standards prohibited; analyses of assessments.
(A) No official or board of this state, whether appointed or elected, shall enter into any agreement or memorandum of understanding with any federal or private entity that would require the state to cede any measure of control over the development, adoption, or revision of academic content standards.
(B) No funds appropriated from the general revenue fund shall be used to purchase an assessment developed by the partnership for assessment of readiness for college and careers for use as the assessments prescribed under sections 3301.0710 and 3301.0712 of the Revised Code.
(C) The department of education shall request that each assessment vendor contracted by the department provide an analysis explaining how questions on each of the assessments prescribed under section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code and the end-of-course examinations prescribed under division (B)(2) of section 3301.0712 of the Revised Code developed by that vendor are aligned to the academic content standards adopted under section 3301.079 of the Revised Code. The analysis shall be provided to all school districts and schools for all grade levels for which assessments are prescribed under sections 3301.0710 and 3301.0712 of the Revised Code. The analysis shall be produced beginning with the 2019-2020 school year and for each school year thereafter.
(D) The department shall request that each assessment vendor described in division (C) of this section provide information and materials to school districts and schools for assistance with the state achievement assessments. The information and materials shall include practice assessments and other preparatory materials. The information and materials shall be distributed to districts and schools beginning with the 2019- 2020 school year and for each school year thereafter.