North Dakota requires that a homeschooled student take either a standardized achievement test used by the school district in which the child resides or a nationally normed standardized achievement test in grades 4,6,8, and 10.  A certified teacher must administer the test, and it must be given in the child's learning environment or the public school at the option of the parent.  The parent must provide the results to the local public school superintendent or county superintendent of schools.  See ND law under laws and legislation for more testing information.

A parent may opt out of standardized testing under SB 2329 which was signed by the Governor on     April 3, 2013.  This will go into effect August 1, 2013.

Please note for the 2012 - 2013 school year the test opt out is not an option.  You must check on the statement of intent that is submitted at the beginning of the school year that you are taking this exemption.