|MO||Signed into law 07/2014||P-12||CTE & Accountaibility|
Prohibits the Department from penalizing school districts for students who complete approved career and technical education programs and fail to be placed in occupations directly relating to their training within six months of graduation. Requires the Departme...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2014||P-12||Academic Growth Awards|
Creates an academic growth award to annually recognize the public high school in each classification that achieves the highest level of student academic growth. The classifications mirror the school groupings created by the statewide association for high schoo...
|MS||Signed into law 04/2014||P-12||Teacher Salaries|
Revises the minimum salary schedule. Provides that a teacher can receive only one salary supplement regardless of the number of certifications held. Creates a performance incentive program for outstanding teachers and staff in highly productive schools beginni...
|AK||Adopted 03/2014||P-12||Recognition 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.
|AK||Adopted 10/2013||P-12||School 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...
|NV||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Accountability|
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...
|IN||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||Performance Qualified Schools|
Provides for the designation of performance qualified school districts and high schools so as to provide flexibility in administration and instruction to school corporations and high schools that are placed in the highest performance and improvement category o...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||District Flexibility|
Allows districts identified as high-performing to seek state waivers of certain accountability measures, to explore alternative teacher evaluation systems, and add educational days to the school calendar. Provides that high-performing districts will be identif...
|KS||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||District Financial Incentive|
Rewards districts where students graduate with an industry-recognized credential. "Industry recognition" defined as programs and certifications approved by the state Secretary of Labor....
|AL||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||School and District Grading, School Awards, Funding Flexibility|
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...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Statewide Accountability|
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...
|AZ||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||School District Regulator Exemptions|
Exempts school districts that have received a letter grade of "A" for three consecutive years and do not have any schools within the district that have received a letter grade of "F" during the same three-year period from certain statutes and rules; Allows a q...
|GA||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||School and School System Indicators of Quality, Report Cards|
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...
|GA||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Achievement Grants|
H.B. 706 - Achievement Grants
Repeals Section Section 20-2-253, relating to achievement grants to recognize schools and school systems with high achievement, high levels of improved achievement, or to raise the performance of low-performing schools. Page 6 of 11: http://www.legis.ga.gov/Le...
|WY||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||Statewide Accountability System|
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...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||More Efficiency and Effectiveness|
H.B. 153 - More Efficiency and Effectiveness
Directs the department of education to develop a system to rank all districts, community schools and STEM schools according to: (1) performance index score for district/community school/STEM school and for each separate building of such; (2) Student performanc...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Distinction Designations and Charter Schools|
Specifies that an open-enrollment charter school may not be awarded a distinction designation if the charter school is evaluated under alternative education accountability procedures adopted by the commissioner. Specifies that for purposes of the subchapter of...
|NY||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||School District Performance Improvement Awards Grant|
S.B. 2808 - Part B, Sec. 2
Creates the School District Performance Awards Grant program. Directs the commissioner of education to award competitive grants to school districts that have demonstrated the most improved academic achievement gains and student outcomes, and/or have implemente...
|FL||Signed into law 07/2010||P-12||Repeals Secondary School Improvement Award Program|
HB 7037 - Sec 25
Repeals Subsection (5) of section 1003.413, which directed the commissioner of education to implement the Secondary School Improvement Award Program to reward secondary schools that demonstrate continuous student academic improvement and show the greatest stud...
|TX||Adopted 06/2010||P-12||District Awards for Teacher Excellence|
19 TAC 102.1073
Establishes procedures and adopts guidelines for the administration of awards for teacher excellence. Incorporates statutory changes resulting from H.B. 3646, 81st Texas Legislature, 2009. Pages 1-6 of 182: http://www.sos.state.tx.us/texreg/pdf/backview/0618/0...
|OK||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||Rewards for Performance|
Relates to the Academic Achievement Award program; modifyies number of awards granted under the program and adds or specifies award levels; changes date for distributing monetary award; directs the State Board of Education to identify school sites for the var...
|WA||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||Accountability|
Creates a coherent and effective accountability framework for improvement for all schools and districts to provide an excellent and equitable education, the tools necessary for accountability, including the necessary accounting and data reporting systems, asse...
|VA||Signed into law 02/2010||P-12||Recognizing and Reqwarding Significant Progress|
S.B. 145/H.B. 1172
Codifies a current recognition program for schools and local school divisions that recognizes and rewards fully accredited schools and school divisions that make significant progress toward achieving advance proficiency levels in reading, mathematics, science,...
|CA||Signed into law 01/2010||P-12||Race to the Top|
S.B. 1E - Section 8
Adds Chapter 18 (commencing with Section 53100) to the Education Code. Numbers below relate to new section numbers.
53100: For purposes of implementing the federal Race to the Top program, (1) authorizes the state superintendent and president of the state bo...
|DE||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Pilot Academic Achievement Awards program|
Creates a pilot Academic Achievement Awards program, which would use federal stimulus funds to make financial awards to schools that significantly close the achievement gap and schools that exceed their adequate yearly progress for two or more consecutive year...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Educator Excellence Awards Program|
Adds national board-certified teachers as a group of educators eligible to be awarded stipends for improved student achievement through the educator excellence awards program. http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/81R/billtext/pdf/HB00709F.pdf...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Teacher and Principal Awards|
H.B. 3646 - Sections 11-14
Section 11: Provides that the educator excellence fund will be annually funded by an amount determined by legislative appropriation, rather than by $1,000 per teacher. Eliminates reference in 21.703(a) to awards for student achievement program. Bill also repea...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||School Recognition|
H.B. 3 - Section 59 - Part VI (Distinction Designations and Awards)
Establishes new Subchapter G, "Distinction Designations". Directs the commissioner at the beginning of each school year to award distinction designations to districts and campuses. Directs the commissioner by rule to establish a recognized and exemplary rating...
|OK||Vetoed 05/2009||P-12||Academic Achievement Award Program|
Amends Academic Achievement Award program to allow for more schools to receive awards (was limited to four). Adds and clarifies award levels; directs the State Board of Education to identify school sites for awards; establishes API score requirements for award...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Education Pays Pilots|
Encourages each local district to develop an Education Pays pilot program for at-risk students to encourage student academic achievement through award of Education Pays rewards. An "Education Pays reward" is a reward of cash or other thing of value given to st...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Accountability|
H.B. 2261--Section 501-507, Accountability
Section 501-507 relates to shared accountability for school and district improvement. Legislature recognizes that comprehensive education finance reform and increased investment of public resources necessary to implement that reform must be accompanied by a ne...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||Accountability 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...
|LA||Adopted 12/2007||P-12||School, 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...
|TX||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Modifies Use of Rewards|
House Bill 2399 amends the Education Code to allow a school campus to use the 25 percent of its student achievement program award that is not allocated for classroom teacher incentive payments on a teacher retention demonstration project that uses innovative, ...
|LA||Adopted 07/2007||P-12||Rewards Eligibility and Corrective Actions|
LAC 28:LXXXIII.1301, 4313, 4903, and 4905
Amends the following Sections of Bulletin 111:
• §1301 Reward Eligibility: Changes one requirement for exemplary academic growth to 2.0 points improvement in a subgroup assessment index rather than growth in a subgroup performance score
• §4313 Corrective Acti...
|OK||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Academic Achievement Award Program|
Relates to the Academic Achievement Award (AAA) program: expanding the program to the top four schools in each category; adding an award for schools that achieve a certain Academic Performance Index (API) score; directing the state board to make certain determ...
|AK||Adopted 04/2007||P-12||PUBLIC SCHOOL PERFORMANCE INCENTIVE|
4 AAC 33.520
Amends rules to the Department of Education and Early Development.Amends the participation rate in the Public School Performance IncentiveProgram.
Law allows for certificated and noncertificated staff to receive incentive payments on top of their base salary....
|CA||Vetoed 09/2006||P-12||Flexible Funding for Pupil Achievement Program|
Establishes the Flexible Funding for Pupil Achievement Program. Requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to administer the program. Permits a specified percentage of schools in the state to participate in the program at any one time. Requires the Supe...
|ID||Temporary Rule Adoption - Concurrently Proposed 08/2006||P-12||School Rewards|
Pending legislative approval in 2007: Gives responsibility of calculating school rewards for purposes of NCLB to the state department of education (SDE). The SDE currently makes all calculations for AYP and can use the same data to calculate the rewards. The S...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Florida 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...
|CO||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||Measuring Student and School Performance|
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...
|IN||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||U.S. Savings Bonds for Students Earning Academic Honors Diploma|
Allows districts that before January 1, 2006 purchased U.S. savings bonds for graduates who earned an academic honors diploma to continue to do so for students graduating in 2006 and 2007. http://www.in.gov/legislative/bills/2006/SE/SE0231.1.html...
|KY||Adopted 11/2005||P-12||Accountability 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...
|KY||Adopted 11/2005||P-12||District Accountability Rewards and Sanctions|
703 KAR 5:130
Establishes a local school district accountability program. Establishes eligibility for district rewards, and procedures for determining assistance and other consequences for local school districts. AGENCY CONTACT: Kevin Noland, Deputy Commissioner and Gener...
|OK||Adopted 08/2005||P-12||Academic Achievement Award Program|
OAC 210:20-26-1, -2, -3
Implements the Academic Achievement Award Program. OKLAHOMA 13819
|GA||Adopted 07/2005||P-12||Accountability System|
GAC 160-7-1-.01 thru -.04
Clarifies rules regarding the statewide accountability system, including definitions, profiles and awards and school- and district-level consequences. Also sets forth state audit and record retention requirements for schools and districts. http://www.doe.k12.g...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2005||P-12||Rewards for growth|
The personnel in participating schools that achieve a level of expected growth greater than one hundred percent (100%) at a level to be determined by the State Board of Education are eligible for financial awards in amounts set by the State Board. Schools and ...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12|
|International General Certificate of Secondary Education (pre-AICE) and Advanced International Certificate of Education|
Adds International General Certificate of Secondary Education (pre-AICE) and Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) to public school choice options and to rigorous academic programs parents must have the opportunity to learn about. Adds Advance...
|CO||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12||Sufficient Academic Growth|
Modifies definition of "sufficient academic growth" for purposes of diagnostic assessment. Makes related changes to governor's distinguished improvement awards. Repeals provision requiring the state board to contract with a nationally recognized, independent a...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Academic Achievement Award (AAA) Program|
New section of law: 3-152.1 of Title 70. Requires the state board of education to develop an Academic Achievement Award (AAA) program. The AAA program is to provide monetary awards to qualified employees at schools that attain the highest overall student achi...
|WA||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Apple Award|
Adds a new section to chapter 28A.655 RCW. The Apple Award program is created to honor and reward public elementary schools that have the greatest combined average increase in the percentage of students meeting the fourth grade reading, mathematics, and writin...
|IN||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Academic Honors Diploma Awards|
H.B. 1001 (Section 201)
Districts are eligible for the academic honors diploma awards according to the number of students who successfully completed an academic honors diploma program in the school year ending in the previous calendar year. Reduces the amount for which districts are ...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||End-of-Course Success Incentive Program|
H.B. 1983 (multiple provisions)
Creates the End-of-Course Success Incentive Program under the department of education. Awards schools $50.00 for each student passing the end-of-course assessment on his or her first attempt. These funds must be utilized in the schools to improve student acade...
|GA||Adopted 12/2004||P-12||Statewide 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...
|ID||Temporary Rule Adoption - Concurrently Proposed 08/2004||P-12||Distinguished Schools, Additional Yearly Growth Award|
Proposes rules regarding awards, distinguished schools, and Additional Yearly Growth (AYG) Award. http://www2.state.id.us/adm/adminrules/rules/idapa08/0203.pdf...
|GA||Adopted 07/2004||P-12||Statewide 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...
|OH||Rule Adoption 05/2004||P-12||Identification of Excellent Schools and Districts|
OAC 3301-15-01 thru -05, -56-01
Rescinds rules pertaining to process and indicators used to identify excellent schools and districts, corrective action plans, state monitors, and academic watch and academic emergency districts. Amends rules regarding provisions for granting exemptions from s...
|WV||to governor 03/2004||P-12||Exemplary 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...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2004||P-12||Public Education Amendments|
Modifies the membership and terms of the nominating and recruiting committee that selects candidates for membership on the State Board of Education (from 4 year terms to 2-year terms, nominated by the governor); provides definitions: "Competency" means a demon...
|WV||Signed into law 01/2004||P-12||Education|
Requires the state board to adopt system standards, including student performance and progress, school and school system progress, etc. Requires performance measures to incude graduation rate, dropout rate, attendance, student performance; percentage of gradu...
|AR||Signed into law 01/2004||P-12||Public School Funding Act of 2003|
Relates to the Public School Funding Act of 2003; provides equitable funding to public schools; provides a system for monitoring public school expenditures; increases minimum teacher salaries; establishes a knowledge and skills-based pay system for teachers; p...
|AR||Signed into law 01/2004||P-12||Student Assessment and Educational Accountability Act of 2004 - Rewards|
S.B. 33 § 6
Adds Ark. Code 6-15-1902(e), 6-15-1907. School receiving annual improving category Level 5 or Level 4 are eligible for school recognition awards and performance-based funding; outlines rewards. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003s2/public/SB33.pdf...
|NJ||Signed into law 12/2003||P-12||Outstanding Educational Services Professionals|
Establishes the Governor's Annual Award for Outstanding Educational Services Professionals....
|NY||Emergency Rule Adoption 11/2003||P-12||Prepayment Methods of Academic Performance Awards|
Title 8 NYCRR 2206.3
Prepayment Methods of General and Academic Performance Awards. Reflects the prepayment method which results in cost savings and improves administrative efficiency. NEW YORK REG 16380 (SN)...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2003||P-12||School Accountability|
Makes changes concerning school recognition standards for student performance and school improvement, recognition levels, rewards and acknowledgements for schools and school districts, academic warning and watch statuses for schools and districts, school and d...
|MI||Signed into law 08/2003||P-12||State Payment of National Board Certification Application Fee and Rewards|
H.B. 4391 (multiple provisions)
Sec. 704. From the funds appropriated in part 1 for national board certification, the department shall pay 1/2 of the application fee for teachers who are deemed by the department to be qualified to apply to the national board for professional teaching standar...
|LA||Signed into law 07/2003||P-12||School Rewards Fund-School Improvements|
Allows state board to provide for and department to use monies (remaining after department provision of all school rewards in school accountability system) for school improvement as an optional secondary use for money in the statutory school rewards fund. http...
|MD||Rule Adoption 06/2003||P-12||Review and Recognition of Schools under NCLB|
A. The State Board and the State Superintendent of Schools shall annually review the progress of each local school system to determine if the school system is making AYP in reading and in mathematics and shall publicize the results of the review to each local ...
|DE||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Education Profile Reports|
Requires the State Department of Education to issue Delaware Public Education Profiles for all public schools, including charter schools and vocational-technical school districts, on or before August 1 of each year. The purpose of the profiles is to report on ...
|FL||Signed into law 08/2002||P-12||Education Code Re-Write: School Improvement and Accountability Program; Florida School Recognition Program|
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...
|MO||Signed into law 06/2002||P-12||Major Bill - Accountability Component|
Department is required to identify high-achieving schools as performance schools and specify the waivers of rule applicable to those schools. Schools or districts that are academically deficient, unaccredited or provisionally accredited, or that achieve none ...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Summer School Grant Program and Teacher Pay Incentive Program|
Expands the Summer School Grant Program to provide funding to school districts for the operation of intensive literacy and reading comprehension education services to students preparing to enter the first grade who scored at an unsatisfactory level on the kind...
|HI||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Incentive Bonuses|
Provides an incentive bonus equal to 10% of any nonstate grant or subsidy that is awarded to a school or school teacher on a competitive basis; provided that (1) Not more than $25,000 is credited to any one elementary, middle or high school per fiscal year; an...
|LA||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||School and District Accountability Rewards Fund|
Reestablishes a dedicated fund to set aside funds for providing rewards to schools earning rewards pursuant to the accountability system. http://www.legis.state.la.us/bills/byinst.asp?sessionid=021ES&billtype=SB&billno=14...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2001||P-12||Changes In the States Accountability Reward System|
Deletes the provision by which schools that meet the State target are eligible for the Governor's Performance Award Program and would require a school, including a school participating in the Immediate Intervention/Underperforming Schools Program, to meet at a...
|DE||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||School Accountability Program|
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....
|OK||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Rewards, Continuing Education, Teacher Shortages,|
H.B. 1499--Multiple Components
Concerns Academic Performance Awards Programs, continuing education for mathematics teachers, National Board certification; removes authority of Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education to establish repayment of certain student loans program; establishes te...
|UT||Signed into law 09/2000||P-12||Establishment of U-PASS Assessment Program|
Puts into legislation recommendations of Task Force on Learning Standards and Accountability in Public Education created by 1999 legislation. Creates both norm-referenced and criterion-referenced tests for students in most grades; writing assessments for stud...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12||Florida's Accountability System|
Requires each school district with school designated as performance grade category F to permit transfer of teachers with certain qualifications; provides bonuses for certain teachers; requires Education Commissioner to adopt rules to define teaching mastery; r...
|CT||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12||Underperforming Schools - Assistance and Incentives|
Concerns underperforming schools; provides grants for boards of education with schools in need of improvement; provides for partnerships with public libraries; provides for actions necessary to become accredited; improves literacy and parental involvement; pro...
|AL||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Financial Rewards for Schools and Boards|
Establishes the Governor's Academic Achievement Program; provides financial rewards to public schools and local boards of education that improve their academic status....
|MS||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Incentives for Low-Performing Schools|
Empowers and directs the State Board of Education to establish and implement an improving and high performing schools program for identifying and granting financial incentives to low performing schools that improve and to the highest performing schools in thei...
|MS||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Financial Incentives for Schools|
Establishes and implements a superior-performing and exemplary schools program for identifying and granting financial incentives to low performing schools that improve and to the highest performing schools in their classification; provides for school improveme...
|NM||Vetoed 03/2000||P-12||Intervention, Incentives|
Relates to interventions for school improvements; changes the distribution of the incentives for school improvement fund....
|GA||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Omnibus Bill - Education Oversight Committee & Office of Education Accountability|
The Governor may appoint study commissions as he deems appropriate to study education questions, issue findings and make recommendations to the Education Coordinating Council. This provision will go into effect upon signature to allow the current Education Ref...