The state board of education will consider regulations surrounding how students can test-out of courses they have mastered.
Lawmakers this year passed legislation allowing secondary school students to test-out of and receive credit for courses offered in math, language arts, science, social studies and world languages.
The proposed regulations would require districts to provide testing at least twice a year and develop standards regarding the degree of mastery needed.
In public comments, Ron Fuhrer, president of NEA-Alaska, said the regulations, if implemented properly, would allow students to take more advanced classes.
But he said if the testing requirements are too lax, it won’t prepare students for long-term success. He also said he didn’t want new testing days added to the school calendar.
The board meets this week in Anchorage.