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From the ECS State Policy Database
Accountability


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State Status/Date Level Summary
IDSigned into law 03/2014P-12Study Funding and Structure
H.B. 543
Appropriates moneys to be expended during fiscal year 2014 in support of special committees, under the oversight of the State Board of Education, to study K-12 public school structure and funding. Topics for study include, but are not limited to: career ladder...

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TXAdopted 09/2013P-12District Financial Accountability Ratings
19 TAC 109.1002
The Texas Education Agency proposes an amendment to s.109.1002, concerning the financial accountability rating system. The section establishes indicators applicable to school district financial accountability ratings. The proposed amendment would make clarific...

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WVSigned into law 04/2013P-12School Faculty Senates
S.B. 359
Establishes faculty senates at each public school comprised of all permanent, full-time educators. Requires principal to convene first meeting and initiate voting for chair, vice chair and secretary of the faculty senate. Empowers the faculty senate to control...

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WYSigned into law 03/2013P-12Statewide Education Accountability System
H.B. 91
Adjusts how school level performance is determined by limiting the measurement of student readiness as defined by achievement on standardized assessment to Grade 11 (was Grade 11 & 12), and adding a measure of equity as defined by a measure of academic student...

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CASigned into law 09/2012P-12Revising Academic Performance Index (API)
S.B. 1458
From bill summary: Authorizes the superintendent of public instruction to develop and implement a specified program of school quality review to complement the Academic Performance Index (API), if an appropriation for this purpose is made in the annual budget a...

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LAAdopted 09/2012P-12Retesting Due to Testing Irregularity
LAC 28:CXI.312
Provides that where retests on an assessment required for accountability are available, LEAs may request that School Performance Score (SPS) calculations include retest results through a waiver request to the state board for accountability purposes. In such wa...

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LASigned into law 06/2012P-12Allows BESE to Expend Certain Funds to Use Peer-Review Consultants
S.B. 635
Allows the state board to expend Louisiana Quality Education Support Fund monies to use peer-review consultants to review programs.
http://www.legis.state.la.us/billdata/streamdocument.asp?did=812534...

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OKSigned into law 05/2012P-12Commission for Education Quality and Accountability
S.B. 1797
Creates Commission for Education, Instruction Quality and Accountability combining the Oklahoma Commission on Teacher Prep with the Office of Accountability. Authorizes commission to approve and accredit teacher education programs. Beginning July 1, 2013, the...

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MNSigned into law 04/2012P-12Repealed - Office of Educational Accountability
H.F. 2949
Repealed statute which created and funded the Independent Office of Educational Accountability, which advised the legislative education committees on the degree to which the statewide educational accountability and reporting system included a comprehensive ass...

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MDSigned into law 04/2012P-12Core Academic Standard Implementation
S.B. 293
Requires that the county board include in its goals to improve student academic achievement a description of how it plans to ensure and measure academic proficiency of students in core academic subjects at various points during the elementary and secondary edu...

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IASigned into law 04/2012P-12A bill for an act relating to mandatory reporting of school employee misconduct to the board of educational examiners.
H.F. 2383
Requires local boards, local or regional superintendents, directors of accredited nonpublic schools, etc. to report any disciplinary action for school employee misconduct to the board of educational examiners. Conduct to be reported includes the following: (a)...

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AZSigned into law 03/2012P-12School Performance Accountability
S.B. 1458
Amends the existing school achievement profile phase-out to limit the time frame to the remainder of the academic year.
http://www.azleg.gov/legtext/50leg/2r/summary/h.sb1458_03-26-12_astransmittedtogovernor.pdf...

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ORSigned into law 03/2012P-12Task Force on Accountable Schools (Section 22)
H.B. 4014
Establishes and sets membership for the Task Force on Accountable Schools to develop a plan to improve accountability practices for schools and make recommendations. The task force is to recommend:
(a) A new student summative assessment to be used in Oregon s...

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ORSigned into law 03/2012P-12
Postsec.
Achievement Compact
S.B. 1581
Defines "education entity" as a school district, an education service district, a community college district or community college service district, the Oregon University System or public university thereof, and the health professions and graduate science progr...

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ILSigned into law 08/2011P-12Financial Oversight Panels
S.B. 2149
Requires that if an Annual Financial Report resulting from a mandated audit reflects a deficit, the district must, within 30 days after acceptance of such audit report, submit a deficit reduction plan.

Makes legislative findings relative to the need for fina...

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ORSigned into law 08/2011P-12Fiscal Accountability
H.B. 2280
Expands scope of audits of best business practices of education districts to include performance audits. Removes discretion of education districts to volunteer for audits. Allows State Board of Education to determine percentage of expenses of audit that s...

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NHSigned into law 07/2011P-12Accountability Standards met with NEASC Accreditation
H.B. 130
Allows a school to demonstrate compliance with New Hampshire's input-based school accountability standards by furnishing evidence that it has received full accreditation from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC); a school may demonstrate...

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ORSigned into law 06/2011P-12Accountability
H.B. 2289
(1)Establishes the Task Force on Accountable Schools, consisting of 14 members appointed as follows: (a) President of the Senate is to appoint two members from the Senate; (b) the Speaker of the House is to appoint two members from the House; (c) The President...

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PASigned into law 06/2011P-12Multiple Sections - Intermediate Unit Transparency
H.B. 1352
Section 907-A requires the posting of financial and contract information for Intermediate Units. Section 921-A brings the intermediate units in line with other education agencies with regard to posting of financial reports.
http://www.legis.state.pa.us/WU01/LI...

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ORSigned into law 06/2011P-12Accountability
S.B. 800
Removes outdated, unnecessary or redundant provisions in education statutes related to evaluations, reports, reporting requirements, filings, preparation and distribution of education laws, policies, curriculum requirements, assessments, certifications and add...

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FLSigned into law 06/2011P-12Expands Definition of Failing School for Purposes of Student Eligibility for the Opportunity Scholarship Program
H.B. 1331
From House of Representatives Staff Analysis: Expands the definition of a failing school for purposes of student eligibility for the Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP) (Created in 1999 as part of a broad education reform package known as the A+ Plan; Design...

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GASigned into law 05/2011P-12Increased Flexibility for Increased Accountability
H.B. 192
Extends until end of 2014-15 school year the provision that each local school system either notify the department of its intention to request increased flexibility through local school board flexibility contract or elect not to request increased flexibility in...

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NJIssued 04/2011P-12Education Transformation Task Force
E.O. 58
Establishes the New Jersey Education Transformation Task Force. Charges the task force with reviewing all current administrative regulations that affect public education, and evaluating them to determine the degree to which they increase the quality of instruc...

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ARSigned into law 04/2011P-12District Takeovers by State Board
S.B. 383
If the state board orders the takeover of a school district under authority and also orders the removal of the school district board of directors, the state board may assume all authority of the school district board of directors as may be necessary for the da...

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ARSigned into law 03/2011P-12Performance Ratings for Education Service Cooperatives
H.B. 1433
Establishes performance ratings for education service cooperatives. Requires that each education service cooperative be evaluated during the 2012-13 school year and at least once every five years thereafter. The final evaluation, will be included in the annual...

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WYSigned into law 03/2011P-12Wyoming Accountability in Education Act
S.F. 70
Creates the Wyoming Accountability in Education Act and establishes a statewide education accountability system; establishes system components and student performance measures; imposes duties upon the state board of education and the state superintendent; pres...

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TXAdopted 01/2011P-12Financial Accountability Rating System
19 TAC 109.1002, 1003, 1004, 1005
From the January 28, 2011 Texas Register: The sections establish provisions that detail the ratings, types of ratings, criteria, reporting and sanctions for the financial accountability rating system. Amendments update the School Financial Integrity Rating Sys...

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CAVetoed 08/2010P-12Evaluating the Effectiveness of the Quality Education Investment Act
S.B. 1191
Requires that, in the report evaluating the effectiveness of the Quality Education Investment Act of 2006, the department identify the strategies that demonstrate the effectiveness of schools in meeting accountability requirements pursuant to the act. Directs ...

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AZSigned into law 05/2010P-12Impact Aid
H.B. 2725--Multiple Provisions
Requires school districts receiving impact aid to establish an Impact Aid Fund and separately account for impact aid monies received and prohibits comingling with other revenue sources. Mandates that the school district account for Fund monies as prescribed by...

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MSSigned into law 04/2010P-12New Start School
S.B. 2293
Creates a New Start School Program. Requires a New Start School to be established in each public school that is considered failing. Provides for the conversion of underperforming schools into conversion charter schools, for contracts relating to such conversio...

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MDSigned into law 04/2010P-12Race to the Top Legislation - Innovative School Scheduling Models
H.B. 439
Requires the state board of education to explore the use of innovative school scheduling models, including extended year, year-round schooling, or other school scheduling models that do not allow for prolonged lapses in instructional time, in low-performing or...

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WASigned into law 03/2010P-12Dropout Prevention
S.B. 6403
Regarding accountability and support for vulnerable students and dropouts. Requires the office of the superintendent of public instruction, by September 15, 2010, to develop and report recommendations for the development of a comprehensive, K-12 dropout reduct...

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WASigned into law 02/2010P-12Private Schools
H.B. 2996
Includes approved private schools in the Superintendent of Public Instruction's record check information rules. Chapter 100
http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documents/billdocs/2009-10/Pdf/Bills/House%20Passed%20Legislature/2996.PL.pdf...

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VASigned into law 02/2010P-12Reporting on Workplace Readiness Skills Assessment
H.B. 566
Requires each local school board to include in its annual report to the Board of Education the number of students who passed Virginia's Workplace Readiness Skills assessment. This number is in addition to the current related reporting requirements of the numbe...

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MASigned into law 01/2010P-12Underperforming or Chronically Underperforming Schools
S.B. 2247
Repeals and replaces existing policies relating to Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education to designate a school as underperforming or chronically underperforming. Defines Commissioner's and State Board's authority and duties. Authorizes takeover of...

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GAAdopted 11/2009P-12LEA Contracts for Flexibility and Accountability
GAC 160 -5-1-.33
Renames rule (previously titled "School District Contracts for Flexibility and Accountability to Improve Student Achievement") to "Investing in Educational Excellence (IE2): Local Education Agency Contracts for Flexibility and Accountability". Amends rule, whi...

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CASigned into law 10/2009P-12Annual Report on Dropouts
S.B. 651
Requires the superintendent of public instruction by August 2011 to submit a report called the Annual Report on Dropouts in the state. Requires, among other things, the report contain specified information on: one-year dropout rates for grades 7-12, four-year ...

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ILSigned into law 08/2009P-12Reporting, Accountability and Data
S.B. 1977 - Reporting, Accountability and Data
Requires teacher supply and demand reports to be published every three years instead of annually. Deletes provision that adequate yearly progress for students with disabilities must be based on students' individual education plans. Provides that schools and di...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12Community Schools
H.B. 1 - Section 3314.012, 3314.015, 3314.016 and 3314.02
Partially from DOE summary of H.B. 1: Eliminates the two-year wait before the department of education begins issuing annual report cards for a community school. Provides that the ratings a community school receives for its first two full school years will not ...

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NHSigned into law 07/2009P-12Establishment of an Accountability System
S.B. 180
Establishes an accountability system to ensure schools are providing the opportunity for an adequate education. This bill is a request of the joint legislative oversight committee on accountability for an adequate education established in 2008.
http://www.genc...

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NHSigned into law 07/2009P-12Accountability System to Ensure the Opportunity for an Adequate Education
S.B. 180
Establishes an accountability system to ensure schools are providing the opportunity for an adequate education and repeals the joint legislative oversight committee on costing an adequate education.
http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2010/sb0180.html...

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DESigned into law 06/2009P-12Eliminating the DSTP
S.B. 68
Eliminates the DSTP; requires its replacement beginning in the 2010-2011 school year with a test administered in English language arts and math in grades 2-10 at the beginning of the school year and at least one more time later in the year; assesses student pr...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12Comprehensive Review of School Finance Weights, Allotments and Adjustments
H.B. 3646 - Section 65
Adds new Subchapter I in Chapter 42 of Education Code. Establishes the Select Committee on Public School Finance Weights, Allotments, and Adjustments to conduct a comprehensive review of weights, allotments and adjustments under the public school finance syste...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12Special Accreditation Investigations
H.B. 3 - Section 59 - Part II
Adds to circumstances under which special accreditation investigations must be conducted. Directs the commissioner to authorize special accreditation investigations to be conducted when:
(1) A significant pattern of decreased academic performance has develope...

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COSigned into law 05/2009P-12School Accountability and Accreditation
S.B. 163
Repeals and reenacts the Educational Accreditation Act of 1998 to align accountability and accreditation measures and procedures; assigns specified related duties to the State Board of Education in regard to accountability to include measuring student academic...

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WASigned into law 05/2009P-12Public Reporting
S.B. 5889
Repeals, modifies, or suspends certain laws related to notice and reporting by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction and school districts and required actions by school districts in the areas of curriculum, courses, assessments, and student pl...

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MNSigned into law 05/2009P-12College and Career-Readiness Workgroup
H.F. 2
Establishes a college and career-readiness workgroup headed jointly by MDE and the U of M to evaluate and make recommendations to the commissioner and the legislature on the design of the state high school assessment system, levels of and mechanisms for accoun...

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OKSigned into law 05/2009P-12Performance Review for Districts with High Poverty
S.B. 473
Authorizes the Office of Accountability to conduct a performance review program to determine the effectiveness and efficiency of the budget and operations of a school districts that has a district student eligibility rate for free or reduced-price meals under ...

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OKVetoed 04/2009P-12Educational Accountability Reform Act
S.B. 1111
Relates to schools; creates the Educational Accountability Reform Act; provides short title; transfers powers, duties, functions, and responsibilities for certain programs from State Department of Education to Education Oversight Board; provides for transfer o...

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LAAdopted 04/2009P-12District and State Accountability
LAC 28:LXXXIII.301, 611, 1101, 1501-1505, 1701-1707, 2401, 3905, 4311
Amends rules relating to the School, District and State Accountability System. Implements fundamental changes in classroom teaching by helping schools and communities focus on improved student achievement.
http://doa.louisiana.gov/osr/lac/28v83/28v83.doc...

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ARSigned into law 04/2009P-12Improving Parents' Access to Public School Data
S.B. 943
Improves student achievement and closes achievement gaps among student subgroups by providing public access to comprehensive school improvement plans; improves parental involvement and communication with parents; increases transparency and accountability of pu...

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ARSigned into law 04/2009P-12Closing the Achievement Gap
H.B. 2163
Increases accountability for achievement gaps in school districts; provides intervention and support to public school districts to address the severity of achievement gaps.
http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2009/R/Acts/Act949.pdf...

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NMSigned into law 04/2009P-12Acct. System Pilot Project and Data Collection
S.B. 156
Creates an alternative school accountability system pilot project; provides for data collection and analysis; provides for periodic reports to the Governor and the Legislature. The pilot system demonstrates the usefulness of a student growth model of accountab...

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MSSigned into law 04/2009P-12Task Force on Failing Schools Districts
S.B. 2288
Continues the task force to study and report on the status of failing schools and school districts, effectiveness measures for improvement of those schools and school districts, and enhancement of accountability and sanctions; creates the teen pregnancy task f...

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MSSigned into law 03/2009P-12Children First Act of 2009
S.B. 2628
Prohibits public school students in 7th-12th grades who fail to maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 from participating in extracurricular activities. Authorizes and directs the state board to define failing schools and school districts under certain standards. Re...

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KYSigned into law 03/2009P-12Accountability System
S.B. 1 Section 4, 5 and 7
Repeals provisions relating to rewards for successful schools. Establishes provisions to recognize schools that would have been rewarded under the former system. Repeals provision directing the state board to develop a formula for a school accountability index...

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KYSigned into law 03/2009P-12Transition to New Assessment and Accountability System
S.B. 1 Section 18
Provides that whereas it is imperative that schools, administrators, teachers, parents and policymakers maintain high expectations for students, and it is important that there be an orderly transition from the current state assessment to the new assessment and...

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UTSigned into law 03/2009P-12Impact Fees
H.B. 259
Enacts a definition of "educational facility" in Utah municipal code. Enacts a definition of "charter school" in Impact Fees Act of Title 11 of Utah Code, Cities, Counties, and Local Taxing Units. Establishes new requirements for impact fees collected on or af...

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MSSigned into law 03/2009P-12School District Accreditation Levels
S.B. 2308
Relates to school district accreditation levels; revises accreditation terminology.
http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/documents/2009/pdf/SB/2300-2399/SB2308SG.pdf...

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NJSigned into law 03/2009P-12After School Activities in Abbot Districts
S.B. 1175
Requires the board of education of each former Abbott district, in conjunction with the local governing body of the municipality in which the district is located, to develop a plan for a comprehensive program of after school activities; provides for what shall...

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GAAdopted 10/2008P-12Increased Local Flexibility and Accountability
GAC 160-5-1-.33
Allows school districts to enter into contracts with the state to allow for increased local flexibility and accountability. http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/_documents/doe/legalservices/160-5-1-.33.pdf...

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MASigned into law 08/2008P-12School District Accountability
H.B. 4967
Relates to school district accountability; provides the the makeup of the membership of the advisory council on school and district accountability to develop and administer a post-audit survey to audited districts and an annual survey to any schools and distri...

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NYAdopted 07/2008P-12Expenses to Be Paid Distinguished Educators and Technical Assistance Teams
Title 8 NYCRR Section 100.15
Adds new rules to establish criteria for determining the reasonable and necessary expenses to be paid by school districts to distinguished educators, and members of school quality review teams and joint intervention teams. Adopted as proposed in April 2, 2008 ...

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NJSigned into law 06/2008P-12Commissioner of Education Authority
A.B. 2965
Establishes Commissioner of Education as the rule- making authority under several school district accountability statutes relating to early termination agreements and revocation of certificates; requires public hearings on proposed regulations.
http://www.njle...

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SCSigned into law 06/2008P-12Amends Multiple Accountability Provisions
H.B. 4662
Revises the Education Accountability Act. Adds poverty, limited English proficiency status, disability status, or other groups required by federal statutes or regulations to the requirement for disaggregation of achievement data. Changes terminology from "impr...

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OKAdopted 06/2008P-12Co-Curricular and Extracurricular Programs
OAC 210:35-17-2
Amends rules to require all state accredited schools to follow Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association (OSSAA) guidelines related to student eligibility to participate in extracurricular activities, activity absences, number of games allowed, and leng...

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MSSigned into law 04/2008P-12Removal of Superintendents in Underperforming Districts
S.B. 2149
Provides that the appointed or elected superintendent of education in an underperforming school district for a specified number of consecutive school years shall be removed from office by the school board at the end of the school year. Provides for the appoint...

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MSSigned into law 04/2008P-12Low-Performing Schools
S.B. 2666
Relates to low performing schools and school districts. Changes the designation of priority schools to schools at risk. Modifies and expands the definition of an at risk school. Commits the Legislature to the appropriation of adequate funds for the support of ...

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GASigned into law 04/2008P-12Flexibility in Exchange for Increased Accountability
H.B. 1209
Relates to elementary and secondary education; provides that a local school system may enter into a contract with the state board of education for increased flexibility in exchange for increased accountability; relates to waivers to improve student performance...

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MSSigned into law 03/2008P-12Task Force on Underperforming Schools and Districts
S.B. 2405
Creates a task force to study and report on the status of underperforming schools and districts in the state, effectiveness measures for improvement of those schools and school districts and enhancement of accountability and sanctions imposed on those schools ...

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UTSigned into law 03/2008P-12Charter Schools and Charter School Accountability
H.B. 160
Modifies provisions relating to charter schools. Modifies the appointment procedures for the staff director of the State Charter School Board. Modifies provisions relating to the purposes and status of charter schools. Requires the state board of education, in...

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LAAdopted 10/2007P-12Louisiana School, District, and State Accountability System
LAC 28:LXXXIII.603, 613, and 4313
Revises Bulletin 111 - The Louisiana School, District, and State Accountability System (LAC Part Number LXXXIII).

Revises section 603 to include all students in the state-level cohort regardless or entry or exit dates.

Revises section 613 to clarify that s...

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AKAdopted 10/2007P-12Growth Model -- Accountability
4 AAC 06.805(b), .812, .845(c)
Implements a growth model as part of the state's accountability system under the federal No Child Left Behind Act. ...

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WVAdopted 09/2007P-12Performance Based Accreditation System
Title 126, Series 13
Amends rules regarding standards, assessment, and accountability for student performance and progress. Incorporates 21st Century skills into the standards; revises the statewide assessment program; provides annual performance measures for the No Child Left Beh...

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CAVetoed 09/2007P-12Accountability
A.B. 494
Requires the Department of Education to notify a school district that a review is scheduled to occur if the department intends to waive that review or extend the time before the next onsite review. Provides for a waiver or extension of the next review if the c...

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IASigned into law 09/2007P-12
Postsec.
Student Information Systems
H.F. 468
Directs the department of education to conduct a study on the student information systems currently in use in the state, the types of data collected, and the future needs for additional types of data at the K-12 and postsecondary levels and for use by the stat...

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MAIssued 08/2007P-12
Postsec.
Community College
The Readiness Project
Executive Order No. 489
Establishes the Readiness Project to develop a plan to implement fundamental and systemic reforms to public education in the Commonwealth over the next ten years. The project will have three chairs appointed by the Governor.

The plan will include recommenda...

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NVSigned into law 06/2007P-12Accountability and Technology Infrastructure
S.B. 184
Revises provisions governing the annual reports of accountability and the plans to improve. Eliminate the requirement for the establishment of technical assistance partnerships. Revises provisions governing the school support teams and the recommendation of co...

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MNSigned into law 05/2007P-12Independent Office of Educational Accountability
H.F. 2245 [Educational Accountability]
Amends duties of the Independent Office of Educational Accountability as it relates to the commissioner of education's reporting requirements.
http://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/bin/bldbill.php?bill=H2245.2.html&session=ls85...

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MNSigned into law 05/2007P-12School Performance Report Cards
H.F. 2245 [School Performance Report Cards]
Requires the Independent Office of Educational Accountability to convene and faciliate an advisory group of curriculum and measurement experts to consider and recommend how to structure school performance data and school to fully, fairly and accurately report ...

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ARSigned into law 04/2007P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Arkansas Evaluation Center
S.B. 951
Creates the Arkansas evaluation center to: Attract students to existing courses and provide new online and distance learning courses; stimulate university faculty to conduct evaluation and research; provide academic training that consists of a variety of modal...

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ARSigned into law 04/2007P-12SDE staffing for accountability
S.B. 274 (Accountability--Evaluating Performance)
Section 68 changes the position of director of the Division of Public School Accountability of the Department of Education to assistant commissioner and provides for the reassignment of staff needed for the division to fulfill its monitoring and reporting obli...

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ARSigned into law 04/2007P-12Evaluation of state education system
H.B. 2663
Enacts the continuing adequacy evaluation act of 2007 to continually evaluation the state education system by strengthening and preserving the integrity of the Continuing Adequacy Evaluation Act of 2004 by defining its provisions to ensure that future assessme...

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ARSigned into law 04/2007P-12School improvement plans
H.B. 1517
Relates to an act to expand monitoring by the Department of Education of school district implementation of school improvement plans as required by 2006 Act 57 studying the state's system of public education. New provisions detail that the comprehensive school...

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TNSigned into law 04/2007P-12Accountability System Review
S.B. 457
Adds a new section. Directs the office of education accountability to periodically study the overall school accountability system and report to the General Assembly as to its operations and effectiveness, including any suggestions for improvement. Such report ...

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NJSigned into law 03/2007P-12School District Fiscal Accountability
A.B. 5
Amends school district accountability measures; provides that if a school district is spending state education funds for purposes not in compliance with state law, the district receives an adverse, disclaimer or qualified opinion by its independent auditor; pr...

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NJSigned into law 03/2007P-12School District Fiscal Accountability
A.B. 5; S.B 4
Amends school district accountability measures; provides that if a school district is spending state education funds for purposes not in compliance with state law, the district receives an adverse, disclaimer or qualified opinion by its independent auditor; pr...

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COSigned into law 02/2007P-12Growth Model for Student Performance
H.B. 1048
Requires the convening of a technical advisory panel to assist in the development of a longitudinal growth model to measure the academic growth of students; requires the panel to develop a new method to identify schools that demonstrate the highest rate of aca...

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NJSigned into law 01/2007P-12State Accountability System
A.B. 3676
Revises various provisions of The New Jersey Quality Single Accountability Continuum public school district monitoring system, related reporting, and oversight requirements.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2006/Bills/A4000/3676_R1.PDF...

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NJSigned into law 12/2006P-12Evaluation of State Department of Education
S.J.R. 1; A.J.R. 10
Directs Commissioner of Education to contract with independent entity to conduct an evaluation of the Department Of Education and its oversight capacity; relates to public school funding reform.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2006/Bills/SJR/1_I1.PDF...

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OHSigned into law 12/2006P-12District Performance/Reporting, Non-Teaching Personnel
H.B. 276 -- Misc. Sections
Any district that leases a building to a community school [charter] located in the district or that enters into an agreement with a community school located in the district whereby the district and the school endorse each other's programs may elect to have dat...

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DESigned into law 07/2006P-12School District Fiscal Accountability
S.B. 374
Implements enhanced public education financial accountability provisions. Includes vocational- technical school districts and charter school funds and authority.

http://www.legis.state.de.us/LIS/lis143.nsf/vwLegislation/SB+374/$file/legis.html?open...

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GAAdopted 06/2006P-12Comprehensive Academic Performance System (CAPS) Demonstration Site Grant
GAC 160-1-4-.272
Clarifies rules regarding the Comprehensive Academic Performance System (CAPS) Demonstration Site Grant. The intent of the funding is to provide seed resources to stimulate the adoption of a school-based comprehensive academic performance system that consolida...

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FLSigned into law 05/2006P-12Florida Secondary School Redesign Act
H.B. 7087 - Section 19
Defines secondary schools as those serving grades 6-12. Specifies that the following guiding principles must be used in the annual preparation of each secondary school's improvement plan:

(a) Struggling students, especially those in failing schools, need th...

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DESigned into law 05/2006P-12Financial Accountability for Districts and Charters
S.B. 308
Implements enhanced financial accountability provisions for public school districts and charter schools; relates to district and charter school financial responsibility. Chapter Number 264
http://www.legis.state.de.us/LIS/lis143.nsf/vwLegislation/SB+308/$file/...

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TXSigned into law 05/2006P-12Financial Accountability
H.B. 1 C (Sections 2.05; 2.09)
Requires the commissioner, in consultation with the comptroller, to develop and implement a financial accountability
rating system for school districts in this state that: (1) distinguishes among school districts based on levels of financial performance; and
(...

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KYSigned into law 04/2006P-12Annual Research Agenda for the Office of Education Accountability
H.B. 581
Requires, on or before December 1 of each year, that the Education Assessment and Accountability Review Subcommittee adopt an annual research agenda for the Office of Education Accountability. Provides that the agenda shall be amended to include studies direct...

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WASigned into law 03/2006P-12Center for Improvement of Student Learning, Education Ombudsman
H.B. 3127
Declares an intent to reactivate the center for the improvement of student learning, and to create within the center an educational ombudsman to serve as a resource center for parents and students and as an advocate for students in the public education system...

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ILAdopted 02/2006P-12CODE OF REGULATIONS
74 IAC 420.130, 140, 310, 320, 410, 420, 430, 630, 640, 710, 720
Provides standards for the conduct of financial audits of regional offices of education and certain educational service centers. http://www.sos.state.il.us/departments/index/register/register_volume30_issue7.pdf (starts page 329 of 520, see esp. 338 of 520)...

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MSSigned into law 10/2005P-12Hurrican Katrina and school accountability
S.B. 2012
Authorizes the state board of education to exempt certain schools from accountability standards due to Hurricane Katrina of 2005. http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/documents/20055E/pdf/SB/2001-2099/SB2012SG.pdf...

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NVSigned into law 06/2005P-12Statewide system of accountability for school districts and public schools
H.B. 154
The board of trustees of each school district and the principal of each public school must prepare an annual summary of accountability information for public dissemination. This bill changes the requirements for the annual report of accountability and expand...

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NVSigned into law 06/2005P-12Technical assistance partnerships and regional training programs for professional development of teachers and administrators
H.B. 109
Revises provisions governing the statewide system of accountability for public schools; redesignating the four regional training programs for the professional development of teachers and administrators based upon the geographic regions served by those programs...

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COVetoed 06/2005P-12Evaluation of State Accountability System and Revised Designations
S.B. 214 (Section 1-2)
Requires the department to contract every 3 years for an independent evaluation of the state accountability system and the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. Requires the evaluation to include:
(1) The impact of the accountability systems on learning and teach...

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COVetoed 06/2005P-12School Safety and Accountability Reports Content/Design/Layout
S.B. 214 (Section 3)
Requires the department to convene a working group of specified members to evaluate the current rules, definitions and reporting of incidents pertaining to school safety. Requires the working group to submit a report of its findings to the state by November 20...

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NVSigned into law 06/2005P-12Monitoring system for the statewide system of accountability; honor code
S.B. 214
Establishes a monitoring system for the statewide system of accountability; revises various provisions governing the statewide system of accountability; requires the Department of Education to prescribe an educational involvement accord for use in all public s...

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NVSigned into law 05/2005P-12Creates Commission on Educational Excellence.
S.B. 404
Creates the Commission on Educational Excellence; prescribing the membership and duties of the Commission; creating the Trust Fund for Educational Excellence; authorizing school districts and charter schools to apply for grants of money from the Trust Fund to...

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NVSigned into law 05/2005P-12
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Community College
Annual Report of Accountability
H.B. 527
AN ACT relating to education; renaming the University and Community College System of Nevada as the Nevada System of Higher Education; clarifying that the System includes state colleges; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. THE PEOPLE OF THE ...

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TXRule Adoption 05/2005P-12Accountability and Performance Monitoring
19 TAC 2.97.AA.97.1005
Proposes rules concerning accountability and performance monitoring. Describes the Performance- Based Monitoring Analysis System (PBNAS). Adopts applicable excerpts of the PBMAS 2004-2005 Manual. TEXAS REG 97354 (SN)...

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GAAdopted 12/2004P-12Statewide Accountability
GAC 160-7-1-.01 thru .04
Clarifies rules regarding the following: single statewide accountability system; accountability system definitions; accountability profiles; and accountability system awards and consequences.
Single statewide accountability system: http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/_d...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12Nonpublic Schools Serving Special Education Students
A.B. 1858 (multiple provisions)
Requires a master contracts with nonpublic, nonsectarian schools for the provision of special education and related services to include that, with respect to a nonpublic, nonsectarian school that is associated with a licensed children's institution, there be a...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12Insufficient Textbooks and Instructional Materials
S.B. 550 (multiple provisions)
Requires the county superintendent, for purposes of enforcing the use of required textbooks and instructional materials, to specifically review at least annually schools that are ranked in any of deciles 1 to 3, inclusive, of the 2003 base Academic Performance...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12Annual Report on Status of Low-Performing Schools
S.B. 550 (multiple provisions)
Requires the county superintendent to annually present a report to the governing board of each school district under his or her jurisdiction and to the board of supervisors of the county describing the state of the schools in the county and of his or her offic...

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NMRule Adoption 08/2004P-12Public Education Department Administration
NMAC 6.19.1, .3, .7, .8, .9
Amends to reflect the Public Education Department as the issuing agency, current statutory authority, adds and clarifies definitions, and amends indicators and measurement and school ratings sections. Defines adequate yearly progress (AYP) and requires AYP to ...

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ALIssued 08/2004P-12
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Community College
Governor's Commission on Education Spending
Executive Order No. 02-2003
The governor issued Executive Order No. 02-2003 on January 30, 2003, creating the Governor's Commission of Education Spending. The Commission was to engage in a thorough examination of how education dollars have been spent in Alabama during the past ten years....

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MSRule Adoption 08/2004P-12Accountability Standards
(Uncodified)
Establishes rules concerning accountability standards for the four state special schools governed by the Board of Education. MISSISSIPPI REG 9255 (SN)...

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HISigned into law 07/2004P-12Education Reform
H.B. 2002
The education reform in this Act shall be known as the "Reinventing Education Act of 2004." The provisions include (1) establishing a weighted student formula; (2) providing additional information technology; (3) empowering principals through a Hawaii principa...

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GAAdopted 07/2004P-12Statewide Accountability; Definitions; School Profiles
GAC 160-7-1-.01 thru -.04
Clarifies rules regarding statewide accountability, applicable definitions, school profiles, and awards and consequences; creates a single statewide accountability system consistent with state and federal law; provides valid, reliable accountability determinat...

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HISigned into law 06/2004P-12Federal Impact Aid
H.B. 1908
Sets aside funds in federal impact aid for the establishment of a military liaison position within the department of education and to provide funding for the Joint Venture Education Program to facilitate interaction between the military community and the depar...

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LASigned into law 06/2004P-12Education Excellence Fund
H.B. 666
Provides relative to Education Excellence Fund amounts and related investment earnings credited to ineligible entities. Provides that fund
amounts and related investment earnings credited for a recipient entity shall revert to the fund whenever the entity no ...

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AZSigned into law 06/2004P-12Impact Aid Bonds
H.B. 2010
Removes the restriction on accommodation school districts located on a military base from issuing impact aid revenue bonds. The district may hold an election to raise impact aid revenue bonds but may not issue the bonds until after the Federal Base Relocation...

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MSRule Adoption 05/2004P-12Public School Accountability Standards, 2003
(Uncodified)
Revises public school accountability standards, 2003. MISSISSIPPI REG 9117 (SN)...

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DERule Adoption 05/2004P-12Accountability for Schools, Districts and the State
14 DAC 103
Amends regulation to reflect the changes made to Delaware's plan under the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. Changes include: definitions and the addition of State Progress Determinations. DELAWARE REG 1502 (SN) http://legis.state.de.us/LIS/Register.NS...

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AZSigned into law 05/2004P-12Impact Aid for Teacher Housing
H.B. 2475
Allows school districts to use Impact Aid for teacher housing.
http://www.azleg.state.az.us/FormatDocument.asp?inDoc=/legtext/46leg/2r/laws/0209.htm...

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HIVeto override 05/2004P-12Reinventing Education Act of 2004
S.B. 3238
Establishes a weighted student formula; provides additional information technology; empowers principals through a Hawaii principals academy and other means; strengthens community involvement through school community councils and parent-community networking cen...

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GASigned into law 05/2004P-12Education Provisions
H.B. 1190
Provides for the revision of certain provisions regarding education flexibility and accountability; requires the State Board of Education to create a single state-wide accountability system by December 31, 2004; amends provisions regarding school councils; am...

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LAAdopted 04/2004P-12School, District and State Accountability
LAC 28:LXXXIII.303, 311, 1701, 2701, 2702, 2703, 2713, 2715, 2717, 2719, 2721, 3905, 4001, 4003, 4005
Adopts rules relating to the implementation of fundamental changes in the classroom by helping schools and communities focus on student achievement. Clarifies method for calculating a School Performance Score for elementary, middle and high schools. Establishe...

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VASigned into law 04/2004P-12Standards of Learning
S.B. 416
Requires the state board, in consultation with the chairpersons of the eight regional superintendents' study groups, to provide for timely review of the Standards of Learning test scores by school divisions for coding and other errors and prompt reporting to t...

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KYSigned into law 04/2004P-12School Accountability
H.B. 176
Amends KRS 158.6455 to require that a student be enrolled in a specific school for at least 100 days prior to the beginning of the statewide testing period being counted in the school's accountability index. A student's test scores must be counted in the acc...

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WYSigned into law 03/2004P-12Statewide Assessment of Student Performance
H.B. 126
Modifies statewide student assessment (WyCAS) to conform with NCLB by expanding grades assessed from grades 4, 8 and 11 to grades 3 through 8 and grade 11 commencing with school year 2005-2006, and by expanding assessment subjects from reading, writing and mat...

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MSRule Adoption 03/2004P-12Public School Accountability Standards
Appendix A
Revises rules regarding the public school accountability standards. MISSISSIPPI REG 9027 (SN)...

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ARSigned into law 02/2004P-12Department of Education
H.B. 1009
Creates the Division of Public School Accountability and the Arkansas Public Schools Accountability Advisory Council; creates the Division of Public School Academic Facilities to ensure equal access to adequate educational facilities and educational equipment;...

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ARRule Adoption 11/2003P-12Arkansas Comprehensive Testing, Assessment, & Accountability Program and Academic Distress Program
ADE 162
Establishes rules governing the Arkansas Comprehensive Testing, Assessment and Accountability Program and the Academic Distress Program (ACTAAP). http://arkedu.state.ar.us/pdf/ade%20162%20actaap.pdf...

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ILTotal veto stands 11/2003P-12Accountability Council
S.B. 564
Extends the repeal date of a Section requiring the establishment of the Chicago Schools Academic Accountability Council (from June 30, 2004 to June 30, 2009). Extends the repeal date of provisions creating the State Board of Education Fund, the State Board of ...

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TXSigned into law 10/2003P-12
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State Government
H.B. 7
One portion of this bill transfers the performance review of school districts, interscholastic competition, state agencies and state agency records management to the Legislative Budget Board from the Comptroller of Public Accounts. All unexpended and unobliga...

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MSRule Adoption 07/2003P-12Public School Accountability Standards
(Uncodified)
Revises content of the document formerly known as Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards 2001. MISSISSIPPI REG 8796 (SN)...

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FLSigned into law 06/2003P-12
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Charter Schools
H.B. 55-A
Requires emphasis on reading; requires certain accountability measures; eliminates the limitations on the number of charter schools per school district; authorizes community colleges to operate charter schools that provide students with the option of receiving...

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OKSigned into law 05/2003P-12Accountability
H.B. 1414 (Accountability Component)
Requires the state board to develop and implement in accordance with the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 2001 (ESEA), P.L. No. 107-110, also known as the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, an accountability system as provided for in 20 U.S.C., 6311 an...

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OKto governor 05/2003P-12
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Modification of Oversight Commission
H.B. 1767 - Omnibus Bill
Amends membership of Education Oversight Board; assigns responsibility to oversee implementation of the provisions of Enrolled House Bill No. 1017 of the 1st Extraordinary Session of the 42nd Oklahoma Legislature. Also oversees implementation of the provisions...

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TXSigned into law 05/2003P-12Accreditation of Public School Districts
H.B. 2683
Notwithstanding any other provision of this code, for purposes of determining the performance of a school district under this chapter, including the accreditation status of the district, a student confined by court order in a residential program or facility op...

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AZSigned into law 05/2003P-12School Accountability
H.B. 2277
Modifies school achievement profile designations and extends for an additional year the time before a school is classified as a school failing to meet academic standards; provides that a parent of a pupil may apply for reimbursement from the failing schools tu...

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ARSigned into law 04/2003P-12Department of Education Website Requirements
H.B. 2887
Requires certain data be made available on the Department of Education website; includes financial data reports for school districts, administrator and teacher salary and benefit data, and local and state revenue sources. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/...

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ARSigned into law 04/2003P-12Quality Education Act of 2003 - Accountability and Assessment
H.B. 2697 (Omnibus Bill)
Amends 6-15-402 - 6-15-406. Creates the Arkansas Comprehensive Testing, Assessment, and Accountability Program Act; including requiring the State Board of Education to establish standards defining what students should know in content areas and a system for ...

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NMSigned into law 03/2003P-12Office of Education Accountability
H.B. 212 (Omnibus Bill)
Adds Section 69 to create the "office of education accountability" in the legislative council service. The office is to provide an independent evaluation of the Assessment and Accountability Act and the School Personnel Act by: monitoring implementation of bo...

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UTSigned into law 03/2003P-12Duties of Boards
S.B. 154 (Omnibus Bill)
Section 53A-3-402 requires local boards to implement the core curriculum using instructional materials that best correlate to the core curriculum and graduation requirements; administer required tests and create plans to improve student progress; use progress-...

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MSSigned into law 03/2003P-12
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Internal Audits Required at Postsecondary Institutions and Department of Education
H.B. 650
Establishes full-time program of internal auditing at specific state postsecondary institutions, including various community/junior colleges, the University of Mississippi and Mississippi State University, and the department of education. Requires each specifi...

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SDSigned into law 03/2003P-12Accountability System for Public Schools
S.B. 40
Establishes a single, statewide state accountability system. The system is required to hold public schools and public school districts accountable for the academic achievement of their students and must ensure that all public schools and all public school dist...

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NEAdopted 12/2002P-12Regulations and Procedures/Accreditation of Schools
92 NAC 10 (Rule 10)
Establishes major rules regarding regulations and procedures for the accreditation of schools. Repeals 94 NAC 3. NEBRASKA REG 895 (SN)...

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PAAdopted 12/2002P-12No Child Left Behind Act 32 PAB 6096
22 PA. CODE CH. 403
Promulgates rules relating to the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. Ensures that all children have the opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at minimum, proficiency on challenging State achievement standards and academic assessments. Provid...

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UTAdopted 11/2002P-12Annual Assurance of Compliance by School Districts
R277-108
Provides school districts with a comprehensive list of required assurances and provides for accountability to the State Board of Education. These include: (1) the National motto is displayed in schools; (2) a policy has been developed, in consultation with sc...

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CASigned into law 09/2002P-12Quality Education Commission
A.B. 2217
Establishes the California Quality Education Commission for the purpose of developing, evaluating, validating and refining a quality education model for prekindergarten through grade 12. Requires the commission to report its findings and recommendations to the...

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FLSigned into law 08/2002P-12Education Code Re-Write: School Improvement and Accountability Program; Florida School Recognition Program
S.B. 20E
Eliminates commissioner waiver authority in school improvement/accountability system (see bill section 379, page 849, line 29 ff) Places Florida School Recognition Program eligibility on basis of school grades rather than application process. According to legi...

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SCSigned into law 06/2002P-12Membership of Oversight Committee
H.B. 3602
Relates to the education oversight committee, so as to add the state superintendent of education or the superintendent's designee as an ex officio nonvoting member....

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OKSigned into law 06/2002P-12Performance Review
S.B. 1335
Relates to performance review of certain school districts; modifies authority and duties of Office of Accountability related to school performance ; clarifies authorized use of certain funds. Allows the Office of Accountability to contract with an outside ent...

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MDSigned into law 05/2002P-12Baltimore School Board and CEO Requirements, District Bonding, Baltimore Principal Development Program, Environmental Hazards
H.B. 853
Increases maximum of aggregate principal amount of bonds outstanding that Baltimore district may hold from $25 million to $75 million. Require Baltimore board and CEO to ensure increased community involvement and outreach in support of the city's public school...

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KYSigned into law 04/2002P-12Membership and Rules of Education Assessment and Accountability Subcommittee
H.B. 292
Requires the membership of the Education assessment and accountability subcommittee include 4 members from each chamber, including at least 1 member of the minority party in the chamber; provides that a majority of the membership shall constitute a quorum; pro...

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KYSigned into law 04/2002P-12Teacher Quality Duties of the Office of Education Accountability
S.B. 166
Makes it explicit that the Office of Education Accountability has a responsibility to periodically review personnel policies and practices relating to recruitment, selection, evaluation, termination, and promotion of personnel....

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VASigned into law 03/2002P-12Revisions to Standards of Quality
S.B. 201
Requires, to ensure the integrity of the standards of quality, the Board of Education is to exercise its constitutional authority to determine and prescribe the standards, subject to revision only by the General Assembly, by (i) reviewing the standards and (ii...

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WVSigned into law 03/2002P-12Major Education Bill - Accountability/Standards Component
H.B. 4319
Calls for development and implementation of a system to hold schools accountable for student performance and progress toward obtaining a high quality education. Creates a "Process for Improving Education Council" comprised of the Legislative Oversight Commiss...

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ORSigned into law 07/2001P-12Quality Education Commission
H.B. 2295
Establishes Quality Education Commission; directs the Commission to identify quality goals for kindergarten through grade 12; directs the Commission to identify best practices for meeting goals and amount of monies sufficient to implement those practices; dire...

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FLSigned into law 06/2001P-12Florida Education Finance Program
H.B. 1545
2001-157., Requires the designation and publication of district performance grades; revises minimum requirements of the Florida Education Finance Program to include minimum classroom expenditure requirements; authorizes the Legislature to require a school dist...

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TXSigned into law 05/2001P-12Public School Accountability, Various Components
H.B. 1144
Requires that records relating to student performance be coordinated and maintained in standardized, compatible formats that allow the exchange of information between K-12 and higher education and throughout student educational careers; school districts must e...

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OKSigned into law 05/2001P-12Academic Performance
S.B. 810
Requires state to complete draft Academic Performance Index by July 13, 2001. On or before February 28, 2002, must file the final baseline Academic Performance Index with the governor. Makes assessments contigent on funding....

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OKSigned into law 05/2001P-12Reporting Exemptions and Teacher Pay
H.B. 1433
Except for school districts with one or more school sites which are identified as low performing or high challenged, all school districts shall be exempt from reporting to the state board the following legislatively-mandated plans: Comprehensive Local Educatio...

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MDSigned into law 05/2001P-12Grants for Improvement of Low-Performing Schools
S.B. 64
Alters the authorized uses of Schools for Success challenge grant funds and extends the termination date provisions relative to challenge grants for school improvement. The grants are distributed by the department for use in accountability of low-performing sc...

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WVSigned into law 05/2001P-12Performance Audits
H.B. 2934
Creates a system of education performance audits as a tool for determining the quality of education. Stipulates that measures used to evaluate performance: (1) are clearly aligned with the educational goals and expectations established for the student, school...

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WVSigned into law 05/2001P-12Fiscal Audits/Inspections
H.B. 2225
18-9B-13. Eliminates the requirement that audits of school boards be conducted once every three years by the office of chief inspector. The state board of school finance may assign authorized representatives to make inspections and examinations of the fisc...

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MESigned into law 04/2001P-12Use of Impact Fees
H.B. 268
Public Law No. 38., 39 (LD 346) Clarifies that communities that are part of a school administrative district or other single or multicommunity school district may deposit the proceeds of school impact fees in a trust fund to be used to pay their proportionate ...

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NMVetoed 04/2001P-12
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Audits
H.B. 87
Relates to public money; provides for stratified or statistical pre- and post-audits; requires quarterly reports from local public bodies, school districts and certain institutions or higher education....

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PASigned into law 11/2000P-12Interscholastic Athletic Accountability
S.B. 1403
Establishes Pennsylvania Athletic Oversight Council; provides for interscholastic accountability; provides for transportation, education empowerment definitions and lists and districts; provides for empowerment pilot program....

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AZSigned into law 04/2000P-12Statewide Testing
S.B. 1139
States the State Board of Education shall administer the standardized norm-referenced achievement test two times during each academic year to the random statewide representative sample of pupils selected by the technical advisory committee; states the State Bo...

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KYSigned into law 04/2000P-12Oversight
S.B. 280
Requires the Assessment and Accountability Review Subcommittee to advise and monitor the Office of Education Accountability....

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TXSigned into law 06/1999P-12Accreditation and Accountability
H.B. 3 - Section 59 - Part I
Makes former Section 39.071 new Section 39.051, and repeals portions of existing 39.051, "Academic Excellence Indicators." Provides that in determining a district's accreditation status, the commissioner must evaluate performance on the student achievement ind...

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