1.     a.    While in grades four, six, eight, and ten, each child receiving home education shall take:

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(1) A standardized achievement test used by the school district in which the child resides; or

(2) A nationally normed standardized achievement test if requested by the child’s parent.

b.    The child shall take the test in the child’s learning environment or, if requested by the child’s parent, in a public school. An individual licensed to teach by the education standards and practices board or approved to teach by the education standards and practices board shall administer the test.

2.     a.    The requirement of subsection 1 does not apply if the parent notifies the school district in which the child resides that the parent has a philosophical, moral, or religious objection to the use of standardized achievement tests or the parent:

(1) Is licensed to teach by the education standards and practices board or approved to teach by the education standards and practices board;

(2) Holds a baccalaureate degree; or

(3) Has met or exceeded the cutoff score of a national teacher examination given in this state or in any other state if this state does not offer such an examination.

b.    The parent shall file the notification and necessary documentation required by this subsection with the school district at the same time that the parent files the statement of intent to supervise home education required by section 15.1-23-02.