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Accountability--Measures/Indicators


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State Status/Date Level Summary
UTSigned into law 04/2014P-12School Grading
S.B. 209
Modifies the definition of "sufficient growth". Requires the state board to establish a growth target for a student for each statewide assessment the student takes. Removes "writing" from subject areas for which a school receives points toward demonstrating su...

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COTo governor 03/2014P-12Accountability 2015-16 School Year
H.B. 1182
For the 2015-16 school year, the bill authorizes the Colorado Department of Education to assign accreditation ratings and recommend performance plan types based on the school district's, State Charter School Institute's, or public school's:
• accreditation rat...

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IDSigned into law 03/2014P-12Strategic Plans
H.B. 521
Directs school districts and public charter schools to develop a strategic plan that focuses on improving student performance. Directs professional development funding be provided to local school boards and superintendents, boards of directors and administrato...

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ORSigned into law 03/2014P-12Assessment and Reporting System Standards
H.B. 4150
From bill analysis: Revises assessment and grading system standards for school districts. Establishes standards for proficiency education. Requires allowance of use of accommodations for students who provide work samples to demonstrate proficiency in Essential...

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AKAdopted 03/2014P-12Recognition of High-Performing Schools and Districts
4 AAC 06.885
For recognition as either highest performing or high progress, allows schools with a two-year graduation cohort of fewer than ten students to meet the school recognition graduation rate requirement if all but one student in the graduation cohort graduates.
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AKAdopted 10/2013P-12School and District Accountability
4 AAC 06.812
Amends the chapters to implement new school and district accountability components and repeal accountability measures that no longer apply to schools and districts as a result of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) waiver. Each school and distric...

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OKAdopted 10/2013P-12Criteria for A-F School Report Cards
OK ADC 210:10-13-22
The proposed amendments incorporate the revisions to the criteria for calculation of the A-F school report cards resulting from the recent amendments to 70 O.S. s.1210.545, which go into effect August 23, 2013. (1)Designation of overall school performance ...

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FLIssued 09/2013P-12Florida Plan for Education Accountability
Executive Order 13-276
Directs the commissioner of education to recommend to the state board an open process to procure the next state assessment via a competitive solicitation. Requires next assessment program to meet specified criteria. Directs the commissioner to recommend to the...

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NHSigned into law 07/2013P-12School Performance and Accountability
S.B. 48
Provides that schools shall meet or exceed performance targets based on student assessments, attendance, and high school graduation rates. Establishes definitions of "priority school" and "focus school." Repeals the local education improvement fund established...

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WISigned into law 06/2013P-12
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School and District Accountability Reports
Act 20 - Sections 1746
Requires the Department annually to publish a school and school district accountability report by September (also called a "school report card") that includes multiple measures
to determine a school's performance or a school district's improvement, including:...

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CTSigned into law 06/2013P-12Low Performing District - Including Charter Schools in Accountability
H.B. 6622
Allows a school district designated as an alliance district (school district is among those with the lowest academic performance) to mutually agree with a charter school within the district to use academic achievement scores of the charter school's students as...

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TXSigned into law 06/2013P-12Students in Residential Facilities and District Accountability
S.B. 306
Provides that a student receiving treatment in a residential facility is not considered for accountability purposes to be a student of the school district in which the program or facility is physically located, or of an open-enrollment charter school. http://w...

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TXVetoed 06/2013P-12Texas High Performance Schools Consortium
H.B. 2824
From fiscal note: Requires the participants of the Texas Higher Performance Schools Consortium to submit a report by December 2014 and by December 2016 on the progress participating campuses have made in achieving certain goals as outlined in the legislation. ...

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TXVetoed 06/2013P-12Assessment Instruments
H.B. 2836
From fiscal note: Requires each assessment instrument to be determined to be valid and reliable on the basis of empirical evidence by an entity that is independent of the test developer and the Texas Education Agency (TEA). Requires assessment instruments to b...

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NVSigned into law 06/2013P-12Accountability
A.B. 460
Requires the state department of education to ensure that the statewide system of accountability complies with federal mandates under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Establishes certain requirements for the statewide system of accountabilit...

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NVSigned into law 06/2013P-12Repealing Accountability Provisions
A.B. 460
Repeals provisions related to consequences for public schools and school districts based upon adequate yearly progress (AYP) designations. Previously, public schools and school districts were designated as demonstrating (1) exemplary achievement; (2) high ach...

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IASigned into law 06/2013P-12Attendance Center Peformance Rankings
H.F. 215 - Division VII
Section 73 relates to attendance center peformance rankings: Requires the creation of a Building Performance program – provides accountability at the building level by giving ratings based on student achievement and growth, graduation rates, student and parent...

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OKSigned into law 05/2013P-12Calculation of School Grades
H.B. 1658
Directs the state board to establish the lowest minimum sample size necessary to meet the requirements of statistical reliability and prevention of the unlawful release of personally identifiable student data - when calculating grades of school performance. Mo...

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TXSigned into law 05/2013P-12Evaluating Dropout Recovery Schools
S.B. 1538
Defines "dropout recovery school" for purposes of evaluating performance. Directs the commissioner of education to use the alternative completion rate to determine the student achievement indicator for a dropout recovery school. Directs the commissioner in det...

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MNSigned into law 05/2013P-12District Performance Measures
H.F. 630
Provides performance measures to ensure that districts collectively produce the "world's best workforce." Performance measures include student performance on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NEAP), the size of the academic achievement gap by s...

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MNSigned into law 05/2013P-12College and Career Readiness Performance Measures
H.F. 630
Directs the commission to identify and report measures that demontrate success of learning year program providers in improving students' graduation outcomes. The commissioner, beginning July 1, 2015, must annually report data on four- and six-year graduation r...

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WASigned into law 04/2013P-12Establishing Statewide Indicators of Educational Health
S.B. 5491
Establishes statewide indicators of educational system health and requires the state board, with assistance from the office of the superintendent of public instruction, the workforce training and education coordinating board, the educational opportunity gap ov...

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OKSigned into law 04/2013P-12Academic Performance Data
H.B. 1385
Deletes references to the Academic Performance Index, replacing with "academic performance data" and changes certain references to low performing and high challenge
schools.
http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/cf_pdf/2013-14%20ENR/hB/HB1385%20ENR.PDF...

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OKSigned into law 04/2013P-12Online Student Performance Reported Separately
H.B. 1071
The Academic Performance Index (API) is used to measure performance of schools. This bill excludes the academic performance of certain online students when determining an Academic Performance Index. The academic performance of students who are enrolled full-ti...

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AZSigned into law 04/2013P-12
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Pilot Outcome-based Funding
S.B. 1293
AN ACT prescribing a simulated pilot program for outcome-based funding of schools. Creates a competitive application process where districts and charter schools would apply on an annual basis by January 1 and the State Board of Education select recipients by M...

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ARSigned into law 04/2013P-12School Performance Grades
S.B. 752
Identifies the levels of school performance and improvement on the current school performance rating system as A for "Exemplary," B for "Achieving," C for "Needs Improvement," D for "Needs Improvement--Focus," and F for "Needs Improvement--Priority."
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NMSigned into law 04/2013P-12
Postsec.
Data in School Accountability Reports
H.B. 112
Requires the Higher Education Department to disaggregate student progress and success on the Annual Public Education Accountability Report to the Governor and legislature by ethnicity and race. For K-12, adds ethnicity and race, limited English proficiency, st...

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VASigned into law 03/2013P-12School Performance
H.B. 1999/S.B. 1207
Requires the Board of Education, by October 1, 2015 to report individual school perfromance using a grading system in addition to the standards of accreditation. Bases the grading system on both state and federal accountability requirements and an A to F gradi...

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ALSigned into law 03/2013P-12Innovative School Systems
H.B. 84 - Innovative School Systems
Establishes the Alabama Accountability Act of 2013. Authorizes innovative schools and school systems to be established in Alabama in accordance with this act. Defines "innovation plan" as a school system's flexibility request and plan for annual accountability...

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NMVetoed 03/2013P-12School Rating Modified Assessment Formula
S.B. 370
Amends the A-B-C-D-F Schools Rating Act to create a statutory
framework for a "supplemental accountability model" (SAM) for grading schools, and
establishes an alternative calculation for computing their grade. Defines supplemental accountability model schools...

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NMVetoed 03/2013P-12State School Grades Council
S.B. 587
Creates a 21-member state school grades council to study and make recommendations on school grading. Defines a number of terms, among them: "grade factor" and "standards-based assessments." Requires the Public Education Department (PED) to share the data with ...

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LAAdopted 12/2012P-12Testing, Graduation Rates and Accountability
LAC 28:LXXXIII, Chapter 3, 301, 302, 303, 307, Chapters 4, 5, 6
Reflects new policy as a result of the ESEA flexibility request approved for implementation by the U.S. Department of Education. For K-8 schools, the school performance score will consist of an assessment index (95%) and a dropout/credit accumulation index (5%...

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OHSigned into law 12/2012P-12Academic Performance Rating System Section
H.B. 555
Creates a new, phased-in, academic performance rating system for school districts, individual buildings of districts, community schools, STEM schools, and college-preparatory boarding schools under which each district or school is assigned a letter grade of "A...

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AKAdopted 11/2012P-12Repeals Performance Incentives, Modifies Growth and Proficiency Index
4 AAC 33.500-590
Repeals the Public School Performance Incentive Program, redefines the purpose of the public school growth and proficiency index, and alters the value number table used in calculating the index.
http://education.alaska.gov/regs/filed/4AAC_33.500.pdf...

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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-12Accountability Measures
LAC 28:LXXXIII.409, 705, 707, and 3301
From Louisiana Register: Amends provisions in "Calculating a 9-12 Assessment Index." Provides detail on how incentive points will be earned for End-of-Course (EOC) tests taken during middle school. Provides detail on proficiency levels for the Annual Measurabl...

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CASigned into law 09/2012P-12Accountability, Dropout Recovery High Schools
A.B. 1668
From bill summary: Changes the definition of a dropout recovery high school to mean a school offering instruction in any of grades 9-12 in which 50% or more of pupils are either designated as dropouts or left a school and were not otherwise enrolled in a schoo...

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OKSigned into law 05/2012P-12Advanced Placement Participation and Scores Included as Metrics
H.B. 2494
Specifies that participation and scores in Advanced Placement courses whether taught at a high school, technology center or regional site of the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics will be used to help determine the letter grade a school will receive th...

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LAAdopted 05/2012P-12Assessment System
LAC 28:LXXXIII.409, 515, 707, 3501, 3503, and 3507
From May 2012 Louisiana Register: Removes references in LAC 28:LXXXIII. 409 ("Calculating a 9-12 Assessment Index"), 515 ("State Assessments and Accountability"), 707 ("Safe Harbor"), and 3501 ("Alternative Schools," i.e., including alternative schools in ...

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ALSigned into law 05/2012P-12School and District Grading, School Awards, Funding Flexibility
H.B. 588
Establishes legislative findings. Directs the state superintendent of education to develop a school grading system for schools and districts, using an A, B, C, D, F framework. In developing the system, directs the superintendent to seek input from specified st...

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CTSigned into law 05/2012P-12School Performance Measures
S.B. 458
(Sec. 18) Revamps the education accountability law post-NCLB (renamed as the performance management and support plan), regarding identifying school districts in need of improvement and creates new categories of schools based on student performance on statewide...

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TNSigned into law 05/2012P-12Statewide Accountability
S.B. 2208
Directs commissioner of education to establish appropriate performance goals and measures for LEAs. Rewards LEAs that reach the achievement and achievement gap closure targets. Stipulates corrective action for LEAs that do not meet targets. Requires public rep...

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FLSigned into law 04/2012P-12School Improvement and Education Accountability
H.B. 7127 - School Improvement and Education Accountability
Requires a school improvement plan to include strategies for improving student achievement if a school has a significant student achievement gap for one or more subgroups, has not significantly decreased the percentage of students scoring below satisfactory on...

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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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GASigned into law 04/2012P-12School and School System Indicators of Quality, Report Cards
S.B. 410
Directs the office of student achievement to work in coordination to review, and revise as necessary, indicators of quality. Requires such review to be conducted annually, rather than biennially. Requires that school and school system indicators include financ...

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NESigned into law 04/2012P-12Quality Education Accountability Act
L.B. 870 - Multiple Measures Section
Provide for an accountability system to measure school performance under the Quality Education Accountability Act. Requires by August 1, 2012, that the state board establish an accountability system to measure the performance of schools and districts. Requires...

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AZSigned into law 03/2012P-12Underperforming Schools
H.B. 2663
Enables a school that is assigned a letter grade of "D" for less than three consecutive years to also be assigned a letter grade of "F" if State Board of Education determines that it is not reasonably likely that the school will achieve an average level of per...

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WYSigned into law 03/2012P-12Statewide Accountability System
S.F. 57
Establishes indicators to measure student achievement and school-level performance. Stipulates that indicators will be used to create an overall school performance rating system. Details rewards and sanctions based on where schools are rated. Requires the stat...

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VASigned into law 03/2012P-12High School Accreditation; Industry Certifications
H.B. 642/S.B. 514
Requires the Board of Education to adopt regulations adjusting the formula for calculating the final high school accreditation status to add points for each student obtaining a diploma and certain industry certifications, state licensure, or occupational crede...

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SDSigned into law 03/2012P-12State Accountability System
S.B. 25
Creates a new state accountability system for public elementary and secondary schools to hold public schools accountable for student achievement and ensure that all public schools make yearly progress.

Yearly progress will be measured by multiple indicators...

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CASigned into law 10/2011P-12Dropout Recovery High Schools and Individual Pupil Growth Model
A.B. 180
From bill summary: Existing law requires the superintendent of public instruction, with approval of the state board, to develop an alternative accountability system for specified types of schools, including, among others, community day schools and continuation...

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CAVetoed 10/2011P-12Size of Pupil Subgroups for Purposes of API Reporting
S.B. 512
From bill summary: Requires that reporting for purposes of the Academic Performance Index (API) include performance data for pupil subgroups of 10 or more pupils with valid test scores (previous provision required either at least 50 students with a valid test ...

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CAVetoed 10/2011P-12Education Quality Index
S.B. 547
From bill summary: Makes provisions relating to the Academic Performance Index (API) inoperative on July 1, 2014, and repeals them as of January 1, 2015. Requires the superintendent of public instruction, in consultation with a specified advisory committee, to...

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TXAdopted 07/2011P-12Performance-Based Monitoring Analysis System
19 TAC 97.1005
Adopts excerpted sections of the Performance-Based Monitoring Analysis System (PBMAS) 2011 Manual. From Texas Register: The 2011 PBMAS includes several key changes from the 2010 system. The phase-in of TAKS-Modified and TAKS-Alternate performance results is re...

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TXAdopted 07/2011P-12Accountability Rating System
19 TAC 97.1001
Adopts the 2011 Accountability Manual. Provides earlier versions of the manual will remain in effect with respect to the school years for which they were developed. According to the July 22, 2011 Texas Register, "In 2011, campuses and districts will be evaluat...

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OKSigned into law 05/2011P-12Graduation Rates
S.B. 2
Instructs the state board to adopt a four-year adjusted cohort graduation rate and extended-year adjusted cohort graduation rate to establish a uniform definition of high school graduation rate. Requires the state board to adopt percentage growth targets for h...

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OKSigned into law 05/2011P-12School Grades
H.B. 1456
Adds a new section of that that requires the assignment and reporting of school grades. Requires that grades of schools be based 33 percent upon test scores, 17 percent learning gains in reading and mathematics, 17 percent on improvement of the lowest 25th per...

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UTSigned into law 03/2011P-12School Grading System
S.B. 59
Requires the state board of education to establish a school grading system in which a school receives a grade of A, B, C, D, or F based on the performance of the school's students on statewide assessments, and, for a high school, the graduation rate and measur...

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NMSigned into law 03/2011P-12School Accountability Ratings
S.B. 427
Creates the A-B-C-D-E-F rating system to grade public schools in a way that is easily understandable to parents, school personnel and the community. Establishes the criteria for rating schools; provides funding for failing schools to implement programs linked ...

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WYSigned into law 03/2011P-12Accountability Indicators
S.F. 70--Indicators
Wyoming Accountability in Education Act--Established through legislation and implemented by Department of Education.

PHASE 1
--Establishes "core indicators of student performance" at the school level:
Reading measured by proficiency assessment of Wyoming st...

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AKAdopted 01/2011P-12Assessment/Academic Indicators, Report Card to the Public and Definitions
4 AAC 06.825, 895, 899
Revises various provisions regarding the other academic indicator, including graduation rate, for school, district and state accountability. Repeals provision allowing target to be met by "any" improvement with provisions requiring differential improvement on ...

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CAVetoed 09/2010P-12Including Primary Language Assessment in State Assessment/Accountability System
S.B. 930
From bill summary: Requires that any primary language assessment developed by the department and administered to limited English proficient students, as identified pursuant to existing law, on or after July 1, 2013, be included in the state's assessment system...

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CAVetoed 08/2010P-12Determining Graduation Rates in Lowest-Achieving Schools
A.B. 2083
Existing law provides that persistently lowest-achieving schools include a high school with a graduation rate below 60% in each of the last three years. New provision provides that, until data become available to enable the calculation of this graduation rate,...

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TXAdopted 07/2010P-12Performance-Based Monitoring Analysis System
19 TAC 97.1005
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) proposes an amendment to s.97.1005, concerning accountability and performance monitoring. The section describes the purpose of the Performance-Based Monitoring Analysis System (PBMAS) and manner in which school districts and ch...

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LASigned into law 06/2010P-12School/District Performance Letter Grades
H.B. 925
In addition to any other performance-related labels or designations assigned to schools and districts, the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, in consultation with parents, teachers, school administrators, and other education stakeholders, shall...

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LASigned into law 06/2010P-12Exclusion of Student Data in School Accountability
S.B. 112
Prohibits inclusion of performance data related to students educated in office of juvenile residential centers, justice detention centers, or office of juvenile justice facilities in the school or district performance scores of the public school system where s...

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FLSigned into law 06/2010P-12School Grades
H.B. 1255 - Sec. 6, 29
Amends the formula for calculating school grades to include end-of-course (EOC) assessments taken by middle school students and middle school student attainment of industry certification. Provides that student performance on statewide assessments determine sch...

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AZSigned into law 05/2010P-12School Achievement Profiles
S.B. 1286
Relates to school and school district accountability. Changes the classifications used for school achievement profiles and specifies the data used for their calculation. Expands the Arizona Measure of Academic Progress to high schools and requires the departme...

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CASigned into law 01/2010P-12Academic Performance Index and Student Growth Measurements
S.B. 1E - Section 7
By January 2011, directs the superintendent and state board, in consultation with the advisory committee established through 52052.5(a), to make recommendations to the legislature and governor on approaches to increase the emphasis on science and math in calcu...

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NEAdopted 01/2010P-12Quality Indicators Related to State System of Accreditation
Title 92, NAC Chapter 10 - Multiple Provisions
Adds quality indicators to major provisions. For example, 004.01 K-12 Curriculum. Quality Indicator: The curriculum is comprehensive, coordinated, and sequential and is directed toward locally approved goals and standards for student learning. The instructiona...

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OHSigned into law 12/2009P-12Charter School Accountability During First Two Years of Operation
H.B. 19 - Community Schools
Amends accountability provisions applicable to charter schools. When determining whether a community school meets triggers for certain accountability sanctions, bars the state department of education from considering a community school's performance ratings du...

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OHSigned into law 12/2009P-12Charter Schools
H.B. 218 - Charter Schools
Authorizes specified community schools (charter schools) to operate as conversion schools. Authorizes the governing authority of specified community schools to enter into a contract with a different sponsor that is either a local board, governing board of an e...

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CAVetoed 10/2009P-12Including Improving English Proficiency in State Accountability System
A.B. 1435
Relates to the advisory committee on the creation of the Academic Performance Index and the implementation of the Immediate Intervention/Underperforming Schools Program and High Achieving/Improving Schools Program. By July 2010, directs the advisory committee ...

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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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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12Performance Indicators
H.B. 1 - Section 3302.01 and 3302.02
Partially from the DOE summary of H.B. 1:
3302.01: Amends performance index score to reflect combination of reading and writing tests into one English language arts test.
3302.02: Eliminates the requirement that there be a minimum of 17 performance indicators...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12Report Card Data on College and Work Readiness
H.B. 1 - Section 105.01/3302.032
Repeals 3302.032, which directed the state board, by June 30, 2012, to select one or more methods of measuring high school graduates' preparedness for higher education and the workforce. Required district and building performance on each college-/work-ready me...

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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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MNSigned into law 05/2009P-12Student Academic Achievement and Growth
H.F. 2
Requires the statewide educational accountability and reporting system to measure and separately report the adequate yearly progress of schools and the academic growth of individual students. Requires the system to include statewide measures of high and low st...

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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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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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FLAdopted 11/2008P-12School Improvement and Accountability
FAC 6A-1.09981
Ensures consistency among all schools designated School Performance Grade of D by requiring that they utilize the Bureau of School Improvement educational improvement plans database.
https://www.flrules.org/gateway/readFile.asp?sid=0&tid=6430147&type=1&File=6...

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LAAdopted 10/2008P-12Alternative Assessment Results
LAC 28:LXXXIII.3905
Amends rules relating to the school, district and state accountability system. Relates to the inclusion of alternate assessment results for students with disabilities in accountability system.
http://doa.louisiana.gov/osr/lac/28v83/28v83.doc...

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AKAdopted 07/2008P-12Accountability
4 AAC 06.825(b)(2), (c), .830(c), .885, 33.520(3)(4), .540(a)(2),(5), (6)
Allows more flexibility in determining the graduation rate for purposes of Adequate Yearly Progress. Repeals the interim 2% flexibility. Relates to school and district accountability, academic indicators, subgroups and the performance incentive program.
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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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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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LAAdopted 12/2007P-12School, District and State Accountability System
LAC 28:LXXXIII.301, 517, 613, 707, 709, 903, 1301, 1601-1609, 1901,2101, 2301, 2401, 2501-2505, 2701- 2721, 3301-3303, 3503, 3507, 3701, and 3905.
Amends rules concerning Bulletin 111 - The Louisiana School, District, and State Accountability System. Sets the target graduation rate for schools at 65%. Separates the current School Improvement set of labels and remedies into two separate sets: (1) the "Aca...

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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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CAVetoed 09/2007P-12Accountability
A.B. 400
Requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to incorporate various indicators into the Academic Performance Index, including high school graduation rates, rates by which pupils are offered and complete a course of study at an achievement level that fulfi...

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LAAdopted 08/2007P-12School, District and State Accountability System
LAC 28:LXXXIII.4302 and 4313
Revises the use of Alternative Assessment results in accountability as suggested by the Department of Education's Technical Advisory Committee. Revises district accountability to better align with the high school redesign efforts initiated by the governor. Ame...

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LAAdopted 04/2007P-12District Accountability
LAC 28:LXXXIII.4301, 4302, 4310, 4311, 4313, 4315, 4503, and 4517
Replaces District Responsibility Index with District Responsibility Indicators to provide a more specific picture of how districts are to be held accountable. (Details of the District Accountability Release required clarification because of the 2005 hurricanes...

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WVSigned into law 03/2007P-12High Quality Educational Programs
S.B. 657
From Fiscal Note: The purpose of this bill is to revise the standards, assessment and accountability system to accommodate the higher order thinking and learning skills consistent with the state's 21st Century Initiative. School and district improvement plans ...

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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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LAAdopted 11/2006P-12School Performance Score Component
LAC 28:LXXXIII.301 and 303
Transition made to new accountability system that includes iLEAP and Graduation Index. Page 1: http://www.doa.louisiana.gov/osr/reg/0611/0611RUL.pdf...

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LAAdopted 11/2006P-12School Performance Score Goal and Disaster Considerations for the School and District Subgroup Component
LAC 28:LXXXIII.301 and 4527
Adjusts accountability policy to more effectively address conditions imposed by the hurricanes of 2005 and implementation of a new testing program. Page 2 of 67: http://www.doa.louisiana.gov/osr/reg/0611/0611RUL.pdf...

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CAVetoed 09/2006P-12School Report Card Indicators
S.B. 1510
Deletes certain items from the list of school conditions for which assessments are required to be included in the school accountability report card, including the quality of school instruction and leadership, the degree to which pupils are prepared to enter th...

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LAAdopted 08/2006P-12School, District and State Accountability System
LAC 28:LXXXIII.Chapter 45
Designed to address the impact of natural disasters on schools/districts ability to meet the objectives of the accountability system. Creates one-year waiver from accountability for "severe impact" schools and districts, as defined in rule. Also establishes pr...

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CAAdopted 08/2006P-12High Priority Schools Grant Program
Title 5 CCR Sections 1030.7, 1030.8
Amends rules relating to high priority schools grant program. Provides clarification regarding the use of valid APIs in the determination of significant growth, outlines the process of determining positive API growth for schools without a valid API in one or t...

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IASigned into law 06/2006P-12District Financial Reports
S.B. 2272 - Section 14-15
Directs each local board to annually develop, maintain, and distribute a financial report. Provides that the objective of the financial report shall be to facilitate public access to a variety of information and statistics relating to the education funding re...

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FLSigned into law 05/2006P-12School Performance Grades
H.B. 7087 (Section 45)
Makes revisions to school grade provisions, such as the inclusion of information for students receiving a special diploma and grades for K-3 and alternative schools.

Each school that has students who are tested and included in the school grading system, excep...

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FLAdopted 04/2006P-12School Accountability Ratings
FAC 6A-1.09981
Reviews the current school grading calculation to explore the inclusion of other criteria and/or make current criteria more rigorous. Measures the progress of students and schools in the state. FLORIDA 30430
http://www.firn.edu/doe/rules/6a-1-11.htm#6A-1.09981...

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COSigned into law 04/2006P-12Measuring Student and School Performance
H.B. 1109
Concerns measuring public school effectiveness; identifies the schools that receive the governor's distinguished improvement awards; instructs the technical advisory panel on the measurement of longitudinal academic growth to determine the method by which to i...

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INSigned into law 03/2006P-12Pupil Counts
S.B. 173
Requires each school corporation (district) to conduct an informational count on May 1, 2007, May 1, 2008, and May 1, 2009 -- in the same manner and with the same standards as eligible pupils are counted to determine current ADM. The department must report the...

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FLAdopted 03/2006P-12Science Assessments and Proficiency Levels
FAC 6A-1.09422
Includes the science grade-level scale scores for each achievement level for use in reporting student proficiency levels in science as part of the student achievement testing program known as the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). FLORIDA 30220
http...

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ILAdopted 11/2005P-12
23 IAC 1.10, thru .70, .75, .80,
.85, .90, .95,
Makes changes in the accountability system for public schools. Changes the requirement for adequate yearly progress and the indicators that will be considered; the targets for each aspect of performance; the subgroups of students, their participation in state ...

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KYAdopted 11/2005P-12Accountability Rewards and Consequences
703 KAR 5:020
Amends rules which establish a system for identifying and rewarding successful schools and appropriate consequences for schools failing to meet or exceed their assistance line.
AGENCY CONTACT: Kevin Noland, Deputy Commissioner and General Counsel, Bureau of O...

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TXAdopted 09/2005P-12Annual Accountability Standards
19 TAC 2.97.AA.97.1001
Amends rules regarding the annual accountability standards. Describes the state accountability rating system for districts, campuses, and charter schools, and adopts applicable excerpts of the 2005 Accountability Manual, dated June 2005. TEXAS REG 97908 (SN)...

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TXAdopted 09/2005P-12Institutional Reports
19 TAC 1.17.K.17.101
From background information: Proposed amendment to 19 TAC 97.1001 would describe the state accountability rating system and adopt excerpts of the 2005 Accountability Manual, dated June 2005, into rule. The excerpts, Chapters 2-6, 9, 11-13, 16, and 17 of the 2...

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TXAdopted 09/2005P-12Accountability Ratings and Measures
19 TAC 97.1001
BACKGROUND INFORMATION AND SIGNIFICANT ISSUES: Legal counsel with the Texas Education Agency (TEA) has recommended that the procedures for issuing accountability ratings for public school districts and campuses be adopted as part of the Texas Administrative Co...

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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-12Diagnostic Academic Growth Calculation
S.B. 214 (Section 7-8)
Section 7: Encourages the state board to establish accreditation indicators based in part on the diagnostic academic growth calculation added by paragraph (d), section 22-7-604.3.

Section 8: Creates new paragraph (d) in section 22-7-604.3. States that a diagn...

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CAVetoed 09/2004P-12Public School Performance Accountability Program:Opportunity for Teaching and Learning Index
S.B. 1419
Existing law establishes the Public School Performance Accountability Program which consists of the Academic Performance
Index (API), the Immediate Intervention/Underperforming Schools Program, and the High Achieving/Improving Schools Program. The API
measure...

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TNSigned into law 06/2004P-12Education Performance Goals and Measures
H.B. 3511
Deletes several sections of 49-1-601 and and substitutes new language. Relates to educational performance goals and measures;changes from dropout rates to graduation rates; provides for testing; requires all public schools and local education agencies to make...

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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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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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AZSigned into law 04/2004P-12School Academic Progress Measurement
H.B. 2353
Concerns schools and measures of academic progress; concerns calculation of the measure of academic progress as the extent of academic progress made by each student rather than the percentage of students progressing one academic year. http://www.azleg.state.az...

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WVto governor 03/2004P-12Exemplary Performance and Progress
H.B. 4001- Multiple Sections
Part of H.B. 4001 requires standards for determining exemplary student, school and school system performance and progress. These indicators are to be used only as indicators for determining whether accredited and approved schools and school systems should be g...

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WVto governor 03/2004P-12Indicators of Efficiency
H.B. 4001 - Multiple Sections
Part of H.B. 4001 requires the state board to adopt and periodically review and update indicators of efficiency for use by the appropriate divisions within the department to ensure efficient management and utilization of resources in the public schools....

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WVSigned into law 03/2004P-12School Improvement
H.B. 4001- Mult. Sections - School Improvement
Requires the department to make available through its web site or the West Virginia education information system an electronic unified school improvement plan boilerplate designed for use by all schools to develop a unified school improvement plan which incorp...

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CAVetoed 10/2003P-12School Accountability: Opportunity to Learn Index
S.B. 495
States the intent of the Legislature to establish an Opportunity for Teaching and Learning Index as part of the Public School Performance Accountability Program to measure the opportunity for teaching and learning as evidenced by access to high-quality learnin...

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OHSigned into law 08/2003P-12State Public School Accountability System
H.B. 3--Section 3302.01
Creates the Ohio Accountability Task Force to study the state's accountability system (to make recommendations, periodically review fees for data analysis and reporting, periodically report to the department and state board, to examine the implementation of th...

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OHSigned into law 08/2003P-12AYP
H.B. 3--3302.01
This section defines "performance index score;" defines subgroups as major racial and ethic groups, students with disabilities, economically disadvantaged, and limited English proficient students. Defines "other academic indicators" as attendance rate for ele...

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TXSigned into law 06/2003P-12District Accreditation Standards
S.B. 1820
Currently, Texas law requires the State Board of Education (SBOE) to adopt rules to evaluate the performance of schools using the academic excellence indicators adopted under Sections 39.051(b)(1) through (7), Education Code, including assessment instrument re...

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NVSigned into law 06/2003P-12Alignment with No Child Left Behind Act - Accountability Provisions
S.B. 1 (Omnibus Bill)
The measure revises the public school accountability provisions of the Nevada Education Reform Act and related sections of the law to conform to requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. The bill requires the state board to define the meas...

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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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NMAdopted 12/2002P-12Indicators and Measurements/School Ratings
NMAC 6.19.1.8, 6.19.1.9; 6.19.2.16
Establishes rules annually measuring public schools on the five statewide indicators. All scores, rates, and other measures used in the Accountability Rating System are to be verified by the department. Assessment data is to be considered for accountability ra...

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NMAdopted 12/2002P-12Public School Accountability, General Provisions
6.19.1, 6.19.2 NMAC
Amends rules regarding the annual measurement of schools. http://www.nmcpr.state.nm.us/nmac/parts/title06/06.019.0001.pdf 6.19.1.9 Addresses school ratings: A. A school's rating will determine when intervention is appropriate. B. A school's rating is deter...

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AKAdopted 08/2002P-12School Designators
4 AAC 06 - Article 4
Establishes the indicators and formulas used to measure school performance. http://www.eed.state.ak.us/regs/adopted/4AAC06_schooldesignators.pdf...

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AKAdopted 06/2002P-12School Designators
4 AAC 06
Each school will receive accountability points for each student included in school accountability, based on their performance category ("Advanced," "Proficient," "Below Proficient," or "Not Proficient") Performance on Benchmark Test Accountability Points: Adva...

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COSigned into law 05/2002P-12Alternative Education Campuses
S.B. 94
Requires state board to establish criteria and application process for a school to be designated an alternative education campus. Mandates that criteria and application process include specified components. Permits charter school meeting criteria to be designa...

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AZSigned into law 05/2002P-12Performance Indices, School Classification and Intervention for Failing Schools
H.B. 2658
Requires that the academic achievement profile report for schools serving students grades K-8 include as indicators the Arizona Measure of Academic Progress and the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) test. Academic achievement profile reports for s...

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AZSigned into law 05/2002P-12Annual Reports on Schools and Districts
S.B. 1331
Changes distribution deadline for state board's annual reports for every school and district and the state as a whole from July 1 to September 1; removes "grade equivalents" as an area in which standardized test scores by subject area are to be reported. http:...

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KSSigned into law 05/2002P-12Curriculum Standards Review, State School Report Card, Pupil Performance Study
S.B. 9
Requires review of curriculum standards in certain core academic areas every five instead of three years. Changes date to requires state board to prepare public education performance report card on or before January 1 of each academic year. Eliminates language...

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VASigned into law 03/2002P-12Annual Fall Reports
H.B. 884, S.B. 350
Directs the Board of Education to include, in its annual fall report on public education needs and schools failing to meet the Standards of Quality (SOQ), a complete listing of the current SOQ, justification for each standard, how long each standard has been i...

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WASigned into law 03/2002P-12Disaggregating data
S.B. 6456
Authorizes the Academic Achievement and Accountability Commission to set performance improvement goals for certain groups of students and dropout goals. The goals shall be consistent with student privacy protection provisions of RCW 28A.655.090(7) and shall n...

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OHSigned into law 11/2001P-12Performance Indicators Provision
S.B. 1
Repeals all former district performance indicators, and requires the state board to establish at least 17 new indicators annually through 2006, and every six years thereafter. Requires the state board to notify school districts of new indicators at least two ...

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CASigned into law 10/2001P-12High Priority Schools Grant Program for Low Performing Schools
A.B. 961
Establishes the High Priority Schools Grant Program for Low Performing Schools within the Public Schools Accountability Act. Requires a school that participates in the High Priority Schools Grant Program for Low Performing Schools that maintains kindergarten o...

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ORSigned into law 08/2001P-12Grading Schools and Reporting
S.B. 811
Encourages school districts to implement programs to improve student performance and school personnel satisfaction such as the Initiative for Quality in Education; provides the programs shall allow schools to achieve their individual and unique goals as reflec...

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NHVetoed 07/2001P-12School Performance
S.B. 164
Establishes criteria for measuring school performance standards and creates a watch list for schools which are not making satisfactory progress in school performance areas; establishes an education improvement fund in the Department of Education, which shall b...

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TXSigned into law 06/2001P-12At Risk Guidelines
S.B. 702
Texas law defines a "student at risk of dropping out of school" by age
rather than grade level for students in grade levels higher than seventh
grade. This definition is used in determining portions of a school
district's funding. S.B. 702 expands the definit...

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COSigned into law 06/2001P-12New rankings for school report cards
S.B. 98
Directs new rankings for school report cards; adds new categories of information to be included in school report cards; requires low performing schools to develop a school improvement plan; provides for financial assistance on a matching basis for certain low ...

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DESigned into law 06/2001P-12School Accountability Program
H.B. 220
Relates to school and district accountability for student outcomes; provides for notification to the public of school rankings; provides technical and financial assistance to schools classified as needing improvement....

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FLFiled as Chapter No 05/2001P-12School Performance Grades
H.B. 1633
2001-90. Revises provisions relating to the designation of school performance grade categories; revises the basis for such designations; revises provisions relating to statewide annual assessments; revises provisions relating to the use of a statistical system...

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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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SCSigned into law 05/2001P-12Performance Indicators
H.B. 3600
Relates to the education oversight committee's academic performance ratings and performance indicators under the education accountability act, so as to provide that the committee in all ratings rather than just in the improvement rating shall consider certain ...

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INSigned into law 05/2001P-12Staff Performance Evaluation Plan
S.B. 165
Section formerly required each school to develop staff performance evaluation plan that would examine each employee's performance. New language requires each school's staff performance evaluation plan to evaluate "the school's and the school's educators' perfo...

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INSigned into law 05/2001P-12Accountability System
S.B. 165
Eliminates language that defined "expected [school] performance level" by student attendance rates, remediation rates, assessment scores and graduation rates; replaces it with definition of "student performance improvement level" which refers to "improvement i...

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NMVetoed 04/2001P-12Students Tested; Reporting
S.B. 660
Relates to annual school accountability reporting. There are five indices through which public school performance shall be measured and reported to school districts: (1) student achievement as measured by a nationally norm-referenced or criterion-referenced t...

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COSigned into law 03/2001P-12Attendance Rates Reported
H.B. 1222
Concerns the replacement of information on student dropout rates with information on school attendance rates in reports for elementary schools....

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CASigned into law 09/2000P-12School Accountability Report Card
S.B. 1632
Requires the State Department of Education to develop and recommend for adoption a standardized template for the school accountability report card, as specified, and definitions for the elements required to be included in the school accountability report card....

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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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