|CA||Vetoed 09/2014||P-12||Consolidated Application for Categorical Programs; Single Plan for Pupil Achievement|
From bill summary: Adds references to programs funded through the local control funding formula and to districtwide advisory committees on bilingual education to provisions relating to (1) consolidated district applications state and federal categorical progra...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2014||P-12||Membership of California Collaborative for Educational Excellence|
From bill summary: Adds a representative of charter schools, appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules, and a parent of a California public school pupil, appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly, to
the governing board of the California Collaborative for Educ...
|AR||Adopted Regulations 08/2014||P-12||Testing, Assessment and Accountability Program (ACTAAP) and Academic Distress Program|
ADC 005.01.17-1.0 through 13.00
Revises the Testing, Assessment and Accountability Program (ACTAAP) and Academic Distress Program to develop a single comprehensive testing, assessment and accountability program, which applies to and governs all public schools and public school districts in A...
|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...
|LA||Vetoed 06/2014||P-12||Accountability Metrics and Value-Added Assessments|
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...
|NE||Signed into law 04/2014||P-12||Priority Schools Designation|
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...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2014||P-12||Date for Challenged School Identification|
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...
|ID||Signed into law 03/2014||P-12||Strategic Plans|
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...
|NH||Signed into law 07/2013||P-12||School Performance and Accountability|
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...
|AZ||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||School Accountability|
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...
|AZ||Vetoed 05/2013||P-12||School and District Accountability|
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...
|WV||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||High Quality Educational Programs|
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 ...
|VA||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||Statewide School Division: The Opportunity Educational Institution|
Creates a statewide 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...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Transforming Persistently Failing Schools|
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...
|MS||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Improvement 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...
|WV||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||School/District Efficiency|
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...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Innovation Districts|
Creates a school improvement program. Designates district eligibility rules.
|CA||Signed into law 07/2012||P-12||Evaluation of Appointed Administrator for Emergency Apportionment District|
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...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||Technical 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...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||School Improvement Plans and Trend Data Reports|
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. ...
|OK||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||School Improvement Plans|
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...
|AL||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Use 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...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||K-2 Assessment|
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.
|CT||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||School Improvement Efforts|
(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 ...
|FL||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||School 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...
|FL||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Reading 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...
|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...
|NY||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||Contract 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...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Community Outreach Plans|
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...
|NV||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Small Learning Communities|
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...
|NC||Veto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 06/2011||P-12||School 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...
|NV||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Governance|
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 ...
|OR||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Improvement Plans|
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
|NC||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Repeals the Teacher Academy and the Professional Teaching Standards Commission|
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...
|NV||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Accountability|
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...
|CO||Signed into law 04/2011||P-12||Parental Involvement and School Improvement Plans|
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 ...
|NY||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Contracts 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...
|AK||Adopted 07/2010||P-12||School 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 ...
|NV||Adopted 07/2010||P-12||Corrective Actions for Schools|
Establishes provisions relating to corrective actions for schools
|OK||Signed by Governor 06/2010||P-12||Improvement Plans|
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...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Research-Based Approaches for Low-Performing High Schools|
H.B. 400 - New Section 20-2-326, 328 and 329
--"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...
|MS||Signed into law 04/2010||P-12||Schools At Risk|
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. ...
|TN||Signed into law 01/2010||P-12||Tennessee 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...
|IA||Signed into law 01/2010||P-12||Race to the Top Initiative|
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...
|KY||Emergency Rule Adoption 01/2010||P-12||Low-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...
|KY||Signed into law 01/2010||P-12||Interventions for Persistently Low-Achieving Schools and Advanced Placement|
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...
|MA||Signed into law 01/2010||P-12||Underperforming or Chronically Underperforming Schools|
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...
|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...
|IL||Adopted 11/2009||P-12||Public 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...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Charter Schools|
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...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Innovation, Intervention, and Restructuring Task Force|
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, ...
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Accountability 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...
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Model 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...
|NC||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Requires School Improvement Plans to be Data-Driven|
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 ...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||School Leadership Pilot Program for Principals|
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...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||School 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...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Regional 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...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Assistance 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...
|NV||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Accountability|
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...
|NV||Adopted 06/2009||P-12||Improvement of Public Schools|
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.
|FL||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Florida's Equal Opportunity in Education Act - School Improvement and Accountability|
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...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Inner City Schools Rescue Program|
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...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Improving Parents' Access to Public School Data|
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...
|NY||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Contracts 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...
|MS||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Task Force on Failing Schools Districts|
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...
|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...
|OH||Adopted 03/2009||P-12||Exemptions from Statutes/Rules|
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...
|FL||Adopted 11/2008||P-12||School Improvement and Accountability|
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.
|CA||Vetoed 09/2008||P-12||Accountability sanctions|
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 ...
|AK||Adopted 08/2008||P-12||SCHOOL 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...
|LA||Signed into law 07/2008||P-12||Assistance to Low-performing Schools|
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...
|SC||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||Teacher 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...
|MO||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||School Improvement|
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 ...
|ME||Issued 05/2008||P-12||P-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...
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 ...
|OR||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||School 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;...
|SC||Veto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 06/2007||P-12||Parent Orientation|
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...
|TN||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||School Improvement Plans|
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...
|TX||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Math 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...
|MD||Became law without governor's signature 04/2007||P-12||School District Master Plans|
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.
|NY||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Standards 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...
|NY||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Contract 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...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||School improvement plans|
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...
|WV||Adopted 04/2007||P-12||Regional 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 ...
|TX||Adopted 02/2007||P-12||Early 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...
|IL||Adopted 09/2006||P-12||Class 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...
|CA||Adopted 08/2006||P-12||High 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...
|LA||Adopted 06/2006||P-12||Accountability 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...
|IL||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||School/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...
|IL||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Local 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...
|GA||Adopted 05/2006||P-12||Academic Coach Improvement Grant|
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. ...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||School 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...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Intervention 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...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||School Achievement Profiles and Improvement Plans|
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.
|KY||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||Assistance to Underperforming Schools|
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...
|ME||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||Services 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...
|CA||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||Accountability and Funding for Low-Performing Schools|
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...
|CO||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||School Improvement and Reviews|
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...
|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...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2005||P-12||School Intervention Contract Criteria|
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...
|OK||Emergency Rule Adoption 08/2005||P-12||Timeline 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...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2005||P-12||The Parental Participation Pilot Project|
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...
|CO||Vetoed 06/2005||P-12||Corrective Action|
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" ...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Performance 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...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Arkansas Online Professional Development Initiative|
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...
|AR||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Leadership Academy School Support Program|
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...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12|
|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...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Role 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...
|WV||Signed into law 12/2004||P-12||Education Performance Improvement|
Relates to the procedures governing the process for improving performance education and removing impediments to improving performance and progress....
|CA||Vetoed 09/2004||P-12||Pupil Achievement Grant Program|
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...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Teachers|
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...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Technical 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...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Low 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...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Requirements 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...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Applicants 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...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||High Priority Schools Grant Program|
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...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2004||P-12||Recognized High Schools: Grant Programs|
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...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Underperforming Schools Program|
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. ...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||School Districts: Four-Day School Week|
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...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2004||P-12||Student Achievement Improvement Grant Program|
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...
|RI||Became law without GOVERNOR'S signature. 07/2004||P-12||Student Investment Initiative|
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)....
|LA||Signed into law 06/2004||P-12||Education Accountability|
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...
|FL||To governor 05/2004||P-12||Middle Grades Reform Act|
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...
|VA||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Enhanced Compensation and Retirement Benefits for Turnaround Specialists|
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...
|WV||Signed into law 03/2004||P-12||On-site Reviews|
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 ...
|WV||Signed into law 03/2004||P-12||School 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...
|AR||Signed into law 02/2004||P-12||Educational Renewal Zones|
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...
|AR||Signed into law 01/2004||P-12||Student 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...
|CO||Emergency Rule Adoption 12/2003||P-12||School Improvement Plan|
1 CCR 301-52
Establishes rules regarding the administration of the School Improvement Plan. COLORADO REG 7620 (SN)
|AR||Rule Adoption 11/2003||P-12||Arkansas Comprehensive Testing, Assessment, & Accountability Program and Academic Distress Program|
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...
|IL||Amendatory veto by Governor - Bill Dead 11/2003||P-12||School Improvement and Student Achievement|
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...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2003||P-12||School 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 ...
|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...
|OH||Signed into law 08/2003||P-12||Intensive, 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...
|CA||Signed into law 07/2003||P-12||School Improvement|
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...
|AR||Rule Adoption 06/2003||P-12||Comprehensive Testing/Assessment/Accountability Program|
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...
|DE||Rule Adoption 06/2003||P-12||School 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...
|CO||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Achievement Gap|
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/...
|AZ||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||School Accountability|
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...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Quality 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...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Quality 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 ...
|CO||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Unsatisfactory Schools Classification; Charter School Proposals|
Concerns modifications for notifying schools districts of unsatisfactory schools. Concerns deadlines for charter school proposals. http://www.leg.state.co.us/2003a/pubhome.nsf...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Improvement Plans|
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...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Principal Training Pilot Program|
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...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Grants for Improvement of Low-Performing Schools|
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...