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Accountability--School Improvement


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State Status/Date Level Summary
MOSigned into law 07/2014P-12CTE & Accountaibility
S.B. 701
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...

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LAVetoed 06/2014P-12Accountability Metrics and Value-Added Assessments
H.B. 953
Directs the state board to collect statewide results from the English language arts assessments administered to students in the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 school years, to define the student achievement expectations to be used in the school and district accountab...

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NESigned into law 04/2014P-12Priority Schools Designation
L.B. 438
Requires the state board to designate priority schools based upon school and district performance scores beginning with data from the 2014-15 school year. Priority schools are to be in the lowest performance category. No more than three schools may be designat...

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WASigned into law 04/2014P-12Date for Challenged School Identification
H.B. 2167
Changes from December 1 to February 1 the date for identifying challenged schools in need of improvement and a subset of the
schools that are the persistently lowest-achieving schools in the state.
Note: The Governor vetoed section 2 of the bill, which contain...

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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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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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AZSigned into law 06/2013P-12School Accountability
S.B. 1447
Directs the Arizona Department of Education to publish criteria for a school or school district's exit status from a previous assignment of a letter grade of F. Requires these criteria to: prescribe the necessary actions and results in order to comply with sc...

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AZVetoed 05/2013P-12School and District Accountability
S.B. 1445
Directs ADE to publish criteria for a school or school district's exit status from a previous assignment of a letter grade of F and requires this criteria to prescribe the necessary actions and results in order to comply with school improvement requirements, i...

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WVSigned into law 05/2013P-12High Quality Educational Programs
H.B. 3157
Eliminates over 20 accountability and reporting requirements. Reaffirms Goal 2020 Educational Goals related to curriculum and instruction; statewide assessment; talent acquisition; and goal-aligned funding incentives for districts and schools. The Legislative ...

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VASigned into law 05/2013P-12Statewide School Division: The Opportunity Educational Institution
S.B. 1324
Creates astatewide school division called the Opportunity Educational Institution to be administered and supervised by the Opportunity Educational Institution Board (also established by this bill). Requires any school that has been denied accreditation and p...

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WASigned into law 04/2013P-12Transforming Persistently Failing Schools
S.B. 5329
Defines a statewide system to hold all schools, including low-performing schools, accountable for the academic improvement of their students.
Performance goals: Requires needs assessments, academic performance audits, and improvement action plans that are exp...

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MSSigned into law 04/2013P-12Improvement Plans Required for Underperforming High Schools
S.B. 2658 - Section 2
S.B. 2658 Section 2 expands high school graduation requirements to require district school boards to report by school, information on graduation rates. Directs high schools with graduation rates lower than 80% to submit a plan to the department of education t...

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WVSigned into law 04/2013P-12School/District Efficiency
S.B. 359
Outlines alternative school and district measurements to ensure that all students receive thorough, efficient education. Delineates roles of schools, districts, and state board of education. Requires state board to reform the statewide assessment program and d...

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ARSigned into law 04/2013P-12Innovation Districts
S.B. 66
Creates a school improvement program. Designates district eligibility rules.
http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2013/2013R/Bills/SB66.pdf...

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CASigned into law 07/2012P-12Evaluation of Appointed Administrator for Emergency Apportionment District
A.B. 2278
From bill summary: Authorizes the governing board of a qualifying district, after one complete fiscal year has elapsed following the district's acceptance of an emergency apportionment, to conduct an annual advisory evaluation of the administrator appointed by...

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LASigned into law 06/2012P-12Technical Assistance to Districts
S.B. 494 - Technical Assistance to Districts
Section 1: Requires that the department establish a program of technical assistance for local public school systems (previous language offered assistance to parish and municipal school systems). Requires that technical assistance on teacher selection provide i...

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LASigned into law 06/2012P-12School Improvement Plans and Trend Data Reports
S.B. 309
Provides relative to certain requirements for educational improvement plans. Removes certain requirements related to school improvement plans. Requires the department of education to provide trend data reports to the governing authority of each public school. ...

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OKSigned into law 06/2012P-12School Improvement Plans
H.B. 2306
Requires that school district alternative education plans be included in the school improvement plans school districts must adopt every six years. School districts with one or more school sites on the needs improvement list must submit school improvement and c...

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ALSigned into law 05/2012P-12Use of Specified At-Risk Funds
S.B. 318 - Use of Specified At-Risk Funds
From K-12 appropriations bill: Specifies that funds appropriated to the Governor's Local School and School System Academic and Financial Improvement Program are to be used for specified purposes, including to employ personnel under short-term contracts to prov...

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TNSigned into law 05/2012P-12K-2 Assessment
S.B. 3155
Requires standardized testing of K-2 students in low-performing schools to determine how to best target student learning needs and assess whether any learning disparities exist.
http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/107/Bill/SB3155.pdf...

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CTSigned into law 05/2012P-12School Improvement Efforts
S.B. 458
(Sec. 19) Establishes the education commissioner's network of schools to improve the student academic achievement in low-performing schools and establishes steps the commissioner, district turnaround committees, and local and regional boards of education must ...

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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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FLSigned into law 04/2012P-12Reading Instruction
H.B. 5101 - Reading Instruction
For the 2012-13 and 2013-14 school years, requires each district with one or more of the 100 lowest-performing elementary schools based on the state reading assessment to use specified funds to provide intensive reading instruction during an additional hour of...

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GASigned into law 04/2012P-12Achievement 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...

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NYSigned into law 03/2012P-12Contract for Excellence
A.B. 9057 - Contract for Excellence
Part A, Section 2: Requires a district that submitted a contract for excellence for the 2011-12 school year, unless all schools in the district are identified as in good standing, to submit a contract for excellence for the 2012-13 school year that must provid...

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LASigned into law 06/2011P-12Community Outreach Plans
S.B. 216
Requires the superintendent of the Recovery School District (New Orleans) to develop a community outreach plan to engage parents and community leaders in the successful operation and academic improvement of all schools under its jurisdiction and to solicit inp...

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NVSigned into law 06/2011P-12Small Learning Communities
S.B. 365
Makes requirements imposed by statute on school districts and public schools to adopt a pilot program to provide a program of small learning communities in certain middle schools, junior high schools and high schools; extending the effective date for the imple...

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NCVeto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 06/2011P-12School Improvement Plans, School Improvement Teams, etc.
H.B. 200 - School Improvement Plans, School Improvement Teams, etc.
Removes all statutory references to school improvement plans, building school improvement teams, local safe school plans, and local school system technology plans.
Pages 48-52 of 342: http://www.ncleg.net/Sessions/2011/Bills/House/PDF/H200v9.pdf...

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NVSigned into law 06/2011P-12Governance
S.B. 197
Removes the provisions creating the 10-member elected State Board of Education and provides for the election and appointment of members whose terms will commence on January 8, 2013. Bill provides for the appointment of the superintendent of public instruction ...

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ORSigned into law 06/2011P-12Improvement Plans
S.B. 560
Specifies that Department of Education may not require, except under certain circumstances, school districts or schools
to conduct self-evaluations or update local district continuous improvement plans more frequently than biennially. Modifies
filing requirem...

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NCSigned into law 06/2011P-12Repeals the Teacher Academy and the Professional Teaching Standards Commission
H.B. 22
Budget Technical Corrections Legislation:
Section 7.31 - Repeals the statutory provisions of the Teacher Academy, created to establish a statewide network of high quality, integrated, comprehensive, collaborative, and substantial professional development for t...

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NVSigned into law 05/2011P-12Accountability
A.B. 113
Revising the contents of plan to improve the academic achievement of pupils prepared by the State Board of Education to require a 5-year strategic plan; revising the dates on which determinations must be made whether public schools and school districts are mak...

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COSigned into law 04/2011P-12Parental Involvement and School Improvement Plans
H.B. 1126
Encourages districts to adopt policies to increase parental involvement. Requires schools that must develop improvement plans to notify parents of the issues giving rise to the need for such a plan, and to include other relevant information about the plan and ...

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NYSigned into law 03/2011P-12Contracts for Excellence
S.B. 2808 - Part A, Sec. 1 and 2
Section 1: Provides that a district that submitted a contract for excellence for the 2009-10 school year, unless all schools in the district are in good standing, must submit a contract for excellence for the 2011-12 school year, which must provide for the exp...

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AKAdopted 07/2010P-12School Improvement Grants
4 AAC 06.835, 882
The Department of Education & Early Development proposes to adopt regulation changes in Title 4 of the Alaska Administrative Code, 4 AAC 06.835, Designations, and 4 AAC 06.882, Ranking of schools, having to do with school improvement grants. ALASKA REG 219666 ...

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NVAdopted 07/2010P-12Corrective Actions for Schools
NAC 385
Establishes provisions relating to corrective actions for schools
http://www.leg.state.nv.us/NAC/NAC-385.html#NAC385Sec558...

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OKSigned by Governor 06/2010P-12Improvement Plans
S.B. 1617
Amends law to require each school district identified as in need of improvement for four years to submit a plan for compliance with this section to the State Department of Education, in a manner prescribed by the Department. Beginning December 31, 2010, and an...

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GASigned into law 05/2010P-12Research-Based Approaches for Low-Performing High Schools
H.B. 400 - New Section 20-2-326, 328 and 329
20-2-326 defines:
--"Career academy" as (1) a specialized charter school established by a partnership between one or more local boards of education and a technical school or college or (2) a small learning community where a student receives academic instructio...

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MSSigned into law 04/2010P-12Schools At Risk
H.B. 1097
Requires the Department of Education to provide assistance to certain schools not meeting adequate performance of accreditation standards. Requires schools at-risk to be identified by specified criteria. Authorizes evaluation teams to conduct on- site audits. ...

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TNSigned into law 01/2010P-12Tennessee First to the Top Act of 2010 - Multiple Provisions
S.B. 7005A - H.B. 7010A
Enacts the Tennessee First to the Top Act of 2010. From fiscal note: Authorizes the Commissioner of Education to move any public
school or local education agency (LEA) into or out of a newly created "Achievement School District" (ASD) if the school is in the f...

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IASigned into law 01/2010P-12Race to the Top Initiative
S.B. 2033
Excerpts from the fiscal note: modifies Iowa Code to meet the requirements of the federal Race to the Top (RTTT) initiative. . . [e]nactment of the Bill will qualify school districts with persistently lowest achieving schools eligible to receive U.S. Departmen...

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KYEmergency Rule Adoption 01/2010P-12Low-Achieving Schools
703 KAR 5:180
Establishes the processes to be followed during a school leadership assessment and district leadership assessment after a school is identified as low-achieving, per 2010 H.B. 176 (http://www.lrc.ky.gov/record/10RS/HB176/bill.doc). Defines "assessment team", "d...

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KYSigned into law 01/2010P-12Interventions for Persistently Low-Achieving Schools and Advanced Placement
H.B. 176
Amends accountability provisions in KRS 160.346. Defines "persistently low-achieving school". Defines "school intervention" as a process chosen by a school council, a superintendent and a local board, or the commissioner of education or designee with state boa...

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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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CASigned into law 01/2010P-12Race 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...

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ILAdopted 11/2009P-12Public Schools Evaluation, Recognition and Supervision
23 IAC 1.20, .30, .100, .240, .420, .465, .480, .510, .737
Partially from "Notice of Adopted Amendments" in Illinois Register (changes from this rulemaking but not listed below are technical in nature or echo recent changes in legislation):

Section 1.20: Revised to distinguish among the appropriate levels of sign-of...

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ILSigned into law 07/2009P-12Charter Schools
S.B. 612
Increases statewide charter school cap and charter school cap for Chicago. Above and beyond caps, permits five Chicago charters (and specified numbers of campuses and enrollment seats within those five charters) to be devoted to serving returning high school d...

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ILSigned into law 07/2009P-12Innovation, Intervention, and Restructuring Task Force
S.B. 2119
Creates, in accordance with the goals outlined in the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the Innovation, Intervention, and Restructuring Task Force to develop recommendations for the innovation, intervention, and restructuring of schools, ...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12Accountability Compliance Commission
H.B. 1 - Section 3306.34
Provides that a separate accountability compliance commission must be established for each school district for which the state superintendent opts to establish a commission due to noncompliance with financial budgeting or reporting requirements per section 330...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12Model Peer Assistance and Review Program
H.B. 1 - Section 265.70.50
By December 31, 2010, directs the department of education, in consultation with the educator standards board, to develop a model peer assistance and review program, and to develop recommendations to expand the use of peer assistance and review programs through...

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NCSigned into law 06/2009P-12Requires School Improvement Plans to be Data-Driven
H.B. 1446
Amends the law relating to school improvement plans; requires that such plans be data-driven; requires school improvement teams to analyze student data to identify root causes for problems and to determine actions to address them; decreases the period of time ...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12School Leadership Pilot Program for Principals
H.B. 4435
Clarifies requirement for mandatory participation in the School Leadership Pilot Program for Principals. Specifies that only a principal who was employed as a principal at a campus rated academically unacceptable the previous school year must participate in th...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12School Leadership Pilot Program
H.B. 3 - Section 9
Clarifies language in Section 11.203 regarding participation in the school leadership pilot program for principals. Specifies that an individual serving as principal of a school rated academically unacceptable the previous school year must participate in the p...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12Regional Education Service Center Plans
H.B. 3 - Section 4
Modifies content of improvement plans regional education service centers must annually develop to describe services to be provided schools in need. Former legislation required services to be geared to campuses identified as academically unacceptable. New legis...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12Assistance to Low-Performing Districts and Schools
H.B. 3 - Section 59 - Part IV
Amends language regarding actions the commissioner may take as regards a district that does not satisfy accreditation criteria, academic performance standards or any financial accountability standard. Provides that the commissioner may order the preparation of...

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NVSigned into law 06/2009P-12Accountability
S.B. 389
Relates to public schools that are designated as demonstrating need for improvement; eliminates the requirement for the Department of Education to establish a support team for a school; requires a school district or charter school to conduct a comprehensive au...

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NVAdopted 06/2009P-12Improvement of Public Schools
NAC 385
Revises the criteria for designation of a public school as demonstrating exemplary, high or adequate achievement or need for improvement and for recognition of a public school as demonstrating significant improvement.
www.leg.state.nv.us/NAC/CHAPTERS.HTMl...

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FLSigned into law 05/2009P-12Florida's Equal Opportunity in Education Act - School Improvement and Accountability
H.B. 991
Designates the "Florida's Equal Opportunity in Education Act"; revises provisions relating to powers & duties of district school boards to implement state system of school improvement & education accountability; requires that State Board of Education comply wi...

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OKSigned into law 05/2009P-12Inner City Schools Rescue Program
H.B. 1837
Authorizes the Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation to establish the Inner City Schools Rescue program; states purpose of the program; defines an inner city school; directs the Commission to take certain steps to fulfill the objectives of the program; p...

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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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NYSigned into law 04/2009P-12Contracts for Excellence
A.B. 157 - Part A, Sections 1-5
Provides that a district that submitted a contract for excellence for the 2008-09 school year must submit a contract for excellence for the 2009-10 school year unless all schools in the district are identified as in good standing. Provides that a district that...

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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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WASigned into law 04/2009P-12Accountability
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...

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OHAdopted 03/2009P-12Exemptions from Statutes/Rules
OAC 3301-46-01
Authorizes the governing board of any educational service center, or the administrative authority of any chartered nonpublic school to submit an application to the state board for an exemption from specific statutes and/or rules in order to implement a propose...

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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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CAVetoed 09/2008P-12Accountability sanctions
A.B. 2438
Requires the determination regarding growth targets for the Immediate Intervention/Underperforming Schools Program (IIUSP) be averaged for funding. Requires a school that fails to meet or exceed certain growth targets but shows significant growth in a certain ...

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AKAdopted 08/2008P-12SCHOOL AND DISTRICT IMPROVEMENT
4 AAC 06.850, .872
Adds sections that clarify and expand the department's role in the school and district improvement process. New code requires a district to submit a district improvement plan to the department for approval not later than 90 days after designation as needing im...

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LASigned into law 07/2008P-12Assistance to Low-performing Schools
S.B. 582
Requires the state Department of Education to develop a program that provides for early identification of low performing chools that are at risk of being labeled "academically unacceptable" and provides targeted interventions that are designed to address ident...

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SCSigned into law 06/2008P-12Teacher and Principal Specialists
H.B. 4662 -- Amends Multiple Provisions
For schools or districts designated as "at risk" (changed from "unsatisfactory), teacher specialists may be assigned to work across grade levels and subject areas. Such teachers will receive their salary and a supplement equal to 50% of the current southeaster...

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MOSigned into law 05/2008P-12School Improvement
H.B. 2191
Allows school districts to participate in the A+ schools program irrespective of their accreditation status; provides that vocational schools may participate in the program if they are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission; provides that private school ...

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MEIssued 05/2008P-12P-16 Task Force
Exec. Order 12 FY 08/09
The Pre-K through Adult Advisory Council is charged as follows:
a. Furthers the goal of increasing the percentage of Maine's adults with four-year college degrees to 30% of adults;
b. Furthers the goal of raising Maine's high school-to-college rate from 55% t...

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CAVetoed 09/2007P-12Accountability
A.B. 438
Relates to the Public Schools Accountability Act of 1999 which establishes the Immediate Intervention/Underperforming Schools Program to provide funding to schools that perform below the 50th percentile on certain achievement tests. Establishes guidelines for ...

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ORSigned into law 07/2007P-12School Improvement Plans
H.B. 2263C -- Improvement Plan Components
Requires state superintendent to assign school ratings. Requires schools rated as in need of improvement to file school improvement plan. Such plans must include:
(a) A rigorous curriculum aligned with state standards;
(b) High-quality instructional programs;...

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SCVeto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 06/2007P-12Parent Orientation
H.B. 3254
Adds a new section (59-18-1600) to provide that a school that has received an unsatisfactory absolute academic performance rating on its most recent report card to offer an orientation class for parents to focus on certain issues (the value of education, disci...

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TNSigned into law 06/2007P-12School Improvement Plans
H.B. 472
During the first year a system or school is on probation, the commissioner of education shall: (A) Have the authority to approve a school system's allocation of financial resources to a system or school on probation; (B) Have the authority to appoint a local c...

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TXSigned into law 05/2007P-12Math Coaches Pilot, Other Instructional Assistance
H.B. 2237 (Technical Assistance, Professional Development Provisions)
A portion of this large bill establishes grants of up to $2.5 million per year to provide technical assistance and professional development activities for teachers and administrators. In addition, the bill requires the commissioner, from appropriated funds, to...

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MDBecame law without governor's signature 04/2007P-12School District Master Plans
S.B. 907
Requires county boards of education to submit comprehensive master plans to the State Department of Education on or before October 1, 2008, and every 5 years thereafter; clarifies that comprehensive master plans extend for a 5-year period.
http://mlis.state.md...

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NYSigned into law 04/2007P-12Standards and Accountability
S.B. 2107 - Part A, Section 1
Adds new sections 211 (see separate record), 211-a, 211-b and 211-c to the education code.

Section 211-a: Directs the regents, by the beginning of the 2008-2009 school year, to establish an interim, modified accountability system for schools and districts th...

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NYSigned into law 04/2007P-12Contract for Excellence
S.B. 2107 - Part A, Section 12
Requires every district with at least one school currently identified as requiring academic progress or in need of improvement or in corrective action or restructuring status to prepare a contract for excellence if the district receives an increase in total fo...

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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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WVAdopted 04/2007P-12Regional Education Service Agencies
Title 126, Series 72
Amends rules regarding the establishment and operation of regional education service agencies. Clarifies the role of the State Superintendent ofSchools, establishes additional requirements for personnel and fiscal policies,replaces the Plan of Services with a ...

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TXAdopted 02/2007P-12Early Identification of Schools
19 TAC Chapter 97 (97-1002)
House Bill 1, 79th Texas Legislature, Third Called Session, 2006, amended the TEC, Chapter 39, by adding 39.1322 requiring the commissioner of education to select and assign a technical assistance team (TAT) to a campus rated Academically Acceptable in the st...

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ILAdopted 09/2006P-12Class Size Reduction Grants
23 IAC 565.10, .20, .30, .40, .50, .60, .110, .120, .130, .140, .150,.160
Establishes rules regarding the K-3 class size reduction grant program, and a class size reduction pilot project. Specifies that eligible districts are only those in which one or more schools serving students in grades K-3 are in Academic Early Warning or Acad...

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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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LAAdopted 06/2006P-12Accountability System
LAC 28:LXXXIII.Chapters 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 14, 15, 17, 21, 24, 35, 41,43, and 45
Full text of language on pages 8-20 of 62: http://www.doa.louisiana.gov/osr/reg/0606/0606RUL.pdf

Changes define/outline/clarify the following:
--school performance score goals (page 8-10 of 62);
--calculating the SPS (School Performance Scores) component (p...

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ILSigned into law 06/2006P-12School/District Improvement Plans
S.B. 2829 - School/District Improvement Plans
Deletes existing provisions related to the approval of a district improvement plan for a district on academic early warning status or watch status. Replaces with language clarifying that such plans must be approved by the school board. Requires all districts...

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ILSigned into law 06/2006P-12Local Learning Objectives and Assessment
S.B. 2829 - Local Learning Objectives
Deletes language related to local learning objectives and assessment. Makes districts' setting of student learning objectives optional rather than mandatory.

Eliminates requirement that a district's school improvement plan address specific activities the dis...

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GAAdopted 05/2006P-12Academic Coach Improvement Grant
GAC 160-1-4-.271
Provides for the employment of an academic coach at a public school based on the teaching and learning needs identified in the school improvement plan for the 2006-07 school year. ...

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FLSigned into law 05/2006P-12School Improvement Plans
H.B. 7087 (Section 11)
School boards must annually approve improvement plans for all schools that address student achievement goals and strategies based on state and school district proficiency standards. The plans must include an accurate, data-based analysis of student achievement...

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FLSigned into law 05/2006P-12Intervention and Monitoring Plans for Low-Performing Students
H.B. 7087 (Section 42)
School in which low-performing students are enrolled must develop, in consultation with the student's parent, and must implement a progress monitoring plan. A progress monitoring plan is intended to provide the school district and the school flexibility in mee...

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AZSigned into law 04/2006P-12School Achievement Profiles and Improvement Plans
H.B. 2359
Relates the district profiles and accountability for schools failing to meet academic standards. Describes information, procedures and other requirements related to school achievement profiles and action plans.
http://www.azleg.gov/legtext/47leg/2r/bills/hb235...

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KYSigned into law 04/2006P-12Assistance to Underperforming Schools
H.C.R. 214
Directs the Interim Joint Committee on Education to complete a study on how to effectively provide assistance to schools not meeting established goals for student achievement. Requires the study to be completed by October 15, 2006, with a written report, incl...

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MESigned into law 04/2006P-12Services by Nongovernment Education Organizations
H.B. 989; LD 1425
Provides financial support to existing nongovernment education organizations that create and manage statewide and regional networks that provide learning results implementation support and services to educators and school systems, such as professional developm...

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CASigned into law 04/2006P-12Accountability and Funding for Low-Performing Schools
A.B. 1758
Provides that 36 months after the receipt of funding to implement a school action plan, all schools that are not subject to state monitoring are eligible for a 4th year of funding; requires a school for which the most recent base API places the school in decil...

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COSigned into law 03/2006P-12School Improvement and Reviews
H.B. 1240
Concerns measures to improve the academic performance of unsatisfactory public schools; allows a school that receives an overall academic performance rating of unsatisfactory to operate under a school improvement plan for 2 full school years; provides for revi...

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KYAdopted 11/2005P-12District 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...

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CASigned into law 10/2005P-12School Intervention Contract Criteria
H.B. 953
This bill would require the Superintendent to provide a list of approved school assistance and intervention teams with which a school
district may contract if it receives funding under the Immediate Intervention/Underperforming Schools Program.. The bill would...

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OKEmergency Rule Adoption 08/2005P-12Timeline for Six Year Comprehensive Local Education Plan
OAC 210:15-8-1, -2
Establishes the submission date for the Plan to the Board of Education for school districts with one or more school sites which are identified for school improvement. No later than three months after being identified as a school in need of school improvement d...

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ILSigned into law 08/2005P-12The Parental Participation Pilot Project
S.B. 10
Provides that by the beginning of the 2006-2007 school year, the State Board of Education shall by rule establish a parental participation pilot project to provide grants to the lowest performing school districts to help these districts improve parental partic...

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COVetoed 06/2005P-12Corrective Action
H.B. 1216
Repeals and reenacts the corrective action provisions for underperforming public schools. Requires the state board to annually notify each district and the state charter school institute as to which, if any, of its schools received a "low" or "unsatisfactory" ...

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OKSigned into law 05/2005P-12Performance Reviews
S.B. 982, Section 14
Amends Section 3-118.1 to allow for performance reviews by the Office of Accountability. If the Office requests such a review, the Office of Accountability is to pay the full amount. If a districts requests a review, the Office bears 75% of the responsibility...

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ARSigned into law 04/2005P-12Arkansas Online Professional Development Initiative
H.B. 2489
Creates the Arkansas Online Professional Development Initiative. Requires the director of the department of education to prioritize identified teacher professional development needs and develop a statewide online professional development program. Requires onli...

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ARSigned into law 03/2005P-12Leadership Academy School Support Program
H.B. 2434
Creates the Arkansas Leadership Academy School Support Program to train principals and teachers in schools and districts designated as being in school improvement. Specifies that any school district in school improvement may be invited, strongly encouraged, or...

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KYSigned into law 03/2005P-12
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Role of Colleges and Universities in Achieving State Educational Goals
H.B. 93 (Section 1, paragraph 7)
Requires colleges and universities to:

(a) Utilize institution-wide resources to work with elementary and secondary educators and other entities to align curriculum content to ensure that students who achieve proficiency on standards established at the prekin...

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KYSigned into law 03/2005P-12Role of Department of Education in Achieving State Educational Goals
H.B. 93 (Section 1, paragraph 4)
Mandates that the Kentucky Department of Education provide assistance to schools and teachers, including publicizing professional development opportunities, methods of measuring effective professional development, the availability of high quality instructional...

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WVSigned into law 12/2004P-12Education Performance Improvement
H.B. 308
Relates to the procedures governing the process for improving performance education and removing impediments to improving performance and progress....

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CAVetoed 09/2004P-12Pupil Achievement Grant Program
A.B. 2152
Establishes the Pupil Achievement Grant Program to consolidate funding and provide flexibility at the schoolsite in the use of funds from specified categorical education programs in schools identified as underperforming in at least one of the three preceding f...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12Teachers
A.B. 3001 (multiple provisions)
SEC. 1: Existing law requires the county superintendent of schools to report to the Superintendent of Public Instruction on the financial condition of a school district if the county superintendent determines a school district may be unable to meet its financi...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12Technical Assistance Areas
A.B. 3001 (multiple provisions)
Existing law requires the State Department of Education to establish a statewide system of school support that provides intensive and sustained support and technical assistance for school districts, county offices of education, and schools in need of improveme...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12Low Performing Schools and Teacher Job Applications
A.B. 3001 (multiple provisions)
SEC. 11: Declares that the Legislature encourages school districts to provide all the schools it maintains that are ranked in deciles 1 to 3, inclusive, of the Academic Performance Index first priority to review resumes and job applications received by the dis...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12Requirements for High Priority Schools Grant Candidates
A.B. 3001 (multiple provisions)
Requires that, commencing with the 2004–05 fiscal year, for a district with a school initially applying to participate in the High Priority Schools Grant Program on or after July 2004, the report include whether at least 80% of the teachers assigned to the sch...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12Applicants to High Priority Schools Grant Program
S.B. 550 (multiple provisions)
Requires schools initially applying to participate in the High Priority Schools Grant Program on or after the 2004–05 fiscal year to include highly qualified teachers and appropriately credentialed teachers for English learners in the component on quality of s...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12High Priority Schools Grant Program
A.B. 1987
Provides that a school participating in the High Priority Schools Grant Program that received a planning grant in the 2001-02 fiscal year is eligible to receive program funding in only the 2002-03, 2003-04 and 2004-05 fiscal years. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pu...

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CAVetoed 09/2004P-12Recognized High Schools: Grant Programs
A.B. 1841
Provides that if a high school participating in either the High Priority Schools Grant Program or the Immediate Intervention/Underperforming Schools Program is reorganized into more than one high school, each of those high schools shall continue to receive a s...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12Underperforming Schools Program
A.B. 2066
Requires the state department of education to identify and notify local educational agencies that are in danger of being identified within three to four years as program improvement local educational agencies under the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 200. ...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12School Districts: Four-Day School Week
S.B. 1138
Authorizes specified school districts to operate one or more schools in their districts on a 4-day school week, so long as the school district complies with specified requirements. Revokes the authority of a school added by the bill to operate a 4-day school w...

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ILSigned into law 08/2004P-12Student Achievement Improvement Grant Program
S.B. 2360
Requires the State Board of Education to implement and administer a student achievement improvement grant program to provide 2- year grants to school districts on the academic watch list and other school districts that have the lowest achieving students. Requi...

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RIBecame law without GOVERNOR'S signature. 07/2004P-12Student Investment Initiative
H.B. 7986
Requires district strategic plans to extend the range at which the improvement of reading is addressed to include students in grade four (4) and grade five (5)....

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LASigned into law 06/2004P-12Education Accountability
H.B. 1659
Defines "academically in crisis" district and "academically unacceptable" school. Requires state superintendent to notify the state board, the president of the local board and the local superintendent when a district is found to be academically in crisis. Limi...

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FLTo governor 05/2004P-12Middle Grades Reform Act
S.B. 354
Creates the "Middle School Reform Act;" provides definitions; prescribes program criteria and content; provides a timeline for implementation; requires an academic performance study of middle grade students and schools with recommendations for increase in perf...

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VASigned into law 04/2004P-12Enhanced Compensation and Retirement Benefits for Turnaround Specialists
H.B. 576
Authorizes local school boards to employ turnaround specialists to address conditions at a public school that may impede educational progress and effectiveness and academic success. The bill also authorizes local school boards to offer increased retirement ben...

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WVSigned into law 03/2004P-12On-site Reviews
H.B. 4001
On-site review processes are to be conducted only at the specific direction of the state board upon its determination that the performance and progress of the school or school system are persistently below standard or other circumstances exist that warrant an ...

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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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ARSigned into law 02/2004P-12Educational Renewal Zones
H.B. 1056
Creates the office of education renewal zones; provides for renewal zones to improve student achievement in smaller schools and districts; provides for collaboration with higher education partners, including community and technical colleges; enables small, rur...

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ARSigned into law 01/2004P-12Student Assessment and Educational Accountability Act of 2004 - Technical Assistance
S.B. 33 5, 8
Adds Ark. Code 6-15-1808, 6-15-2001. Requires the state department of education to development and provide technical assistance to school districts that are designated as Level 1 or Level 2. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003s2/public/SB33.pdf...

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COEmergency Rule Adoption 12/2003P-12School Improvement Plan
1 CCR 301-52
Establishes rules regarding the administration of the School Improvement Plan. COLORADO REG 7620 (SN)
http://www.cde.state.co.us/cdeboard/download/bdregs_301-52%20feb04va.pdf...

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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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ILAmendatory veto by Governor - Bill Dead 11/2003P-12School Improvement and Student Achievement
S.B. 207
Amends the School Code. Requires the State Board of Education to implement and administer a student achievement improvement grant program to provide 2- year grants to school districts on the academic watch list and other school districts that have the lowest a...

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CASigned into law 09/2003P-12School Improvement Programs
A.B. 1266 9 - 13
Amends the Immediate Intervention/Underperforming Schools Program (IIUSP) to specify timelines for entering into a contract with a school assistance and intervention team and for adopting the team's recommendations. Specifies per pupil allocation of funds and ...

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ILSigned into law 08/2003P-12School Accountability
S.B. 878
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...

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OHSigned into law 08/2003P-12Intensive, Ongoing Support
H.B. 3 - School Support
Directs the department to establish a system of "intensive, ongoing support" for the improveoment of school districts and buildings. Eliminates the requirement that the department provide the Ohio SchoolNet Commission with an annotated bibliography of successf...

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CASigned into law 07/2003P-12School Improvement
A.B. 36
Encourages the governing board of a school district to discuss Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) test scores and to analyze the results of those assessments. Authorizes the governing board of a school district with a school not meeting a certain specif...

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ARRule Adoption 06/2003P-12Comprehensive Testing/Assessment/Accountability Program
ADE 188
Requires the development of a single Arkansas comprehensive testing, assessment and accountability program (ACTAAP); ensures all public school students have an equal opportunity to demonstrate grade-level academic proficiency; improves student learning and cla...

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DERule Adoption 06/2003P-12School Accountability for Academic Performance
14 DAC 101, 103
Amended regulation to conform to state and federal statutes that address school, district and state accountability for student performance; added five levels of performance for students in grades 2, 4, 6, 7 and 9 in reading, writing and mathematics beginning i...

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COSigned into law 06/2003P-12Achievement Gap
S.B. 254
Concerns closing achievement gap; creates a program to assist schools that have received an unsatisfactory rating or have a significant achievement gap; establishes a commission to propose actions to close the achievement gap. http://www.leg.state.co.us/2003a/...

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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-12Quality Education Act of 2003 - School Improvement
H.B. 2697 (Omnibus Bill)
Amends 6-15-420 - 6-15-429. Requires the state board to establish a clear concise system of reporting the academic performance of each school on the state mandated criterion reference exam which conforms with the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act...

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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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COSigned into law 03/2003P-12Unsatisfactory Schools Classification; Charter School Proposals
S.B. 137
Concerns modifications for notifying schools districts of unsatisfactory schools. Concerns deadlines for charter school proposals. http://www.leg.state.co.us/2003a/pubhome.nsf...

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OKSigned into law 05/2002P-12Improvement Plans
H.B. 2341
Relates to the Comprehensive Local School Plan; deletes certain review and submission requirements; modifies the adoption cycle for school improvement plans; relates to review of the adopted curriculum; modifies the review cycle of curriculum; requires a revie...

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MDSigned into law 05/2002P-12Principal Training Pilot Program
H.B. 7
Establishes the Principal Training Pilot Program; requires that the State Board of Education award incentive funding under the program to provide school principals with instruction and training in specified and optional areas; establishes eligibility requireme...

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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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