An Assessment Advisory Committee of up to 11 members selected by the commissioner is established. The commissioner must select members as follows:
(1) two superintendents;
(2) two teachers;
(3) two higher education faculty; and
(4) up to five members of the public, consisting of parents and members of the business community.
The committee must review all statewide assessments. The committee must submit its recommendations to the commissioner and to the committees of the legislature having jurisdiction over kindergarten through grade 12 education policy and budget issues. The commissioner must consider the committees' recommendations before finalizing a statewide assessment.