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From the ECS State Policy Database
High School--Exit Exams


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This database is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States (ECS). Most entries are legislative, although rules/regulations and executive orders that make substantive changes are included. Every effort is made to collect the latest available version of policies; in some instances, recent changes might not be reflected. For expediency purposes minimal attention has been paid to style (capitalization, punctuation) and format.

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State Status/Date Level Summary
LASigned into law 06/2014P-12Student Promotion, Individual Graduation Plans, and Graduation for Students with Disabilities
H.B. 1015
Requires a student's Individualized Education Program (IEP) team to determine promotion to the next grade for a student with a disability who fails to meet the achievement level required for promotion on a statewide test, provided the student meets certain cri...

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OKVetoed 06/2014P-12End-of-Course Tests for Graduation
H.B. 3170
HB 3170 exempts students that have attained at least a proficient score on their end of instruction (EOI) tests for Algebra I, English II and two of the other required tests, from having to take any of the
remaining EOI tests. The measure expands an exemption...

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FLSigned into law 05/2014P-12Statewide Assessments
H.B. 7031 - Statewide Assessments
Section 71: Removes statutory references to Common Core and FCAT assessments. Provides when the reading and writing (former FCAT) assessments are replaced by online English Language Arts (ELA) assessments, ELA assessments must be administered to students in gr...

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SCSigned into law 04/2014P-12High School Exit Exams
H.B. 3919
Amends code on high school exit exams. Students who do not pass the exam may still graduate with their class. A person who is no longer enrolled in a public school and who previously failed to receive a high school diploma or was denied graduation solely for f...

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WASigned into law 06/2013P-12Assessments in Public Schools
H.B. 1450
From the bill digest: Reduces the overall costs of the state assessment system by implementing the eleventh grade English language arts and mathematics assessments being developed by a multistate consortium in which Washington is participating. Maximizes use o...

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

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AKAdopted Text or Summary of Text 06/2013P-12Statewide Student Assessment
4 AAC 06.710, 730, 735
Repeals the standardized norm referenced test administration and replaces it with a standards-based test to measure student attainment of the state's standards.
http://education.alaska.gov/regs/filed/4AAC_06_07_34_090.pdf...

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NVSigned into law 06/2013P-12Alternative High School Diplomas
A.B. 288
Removes references to the General Education Development [GED] test. Requires the state board of education to select a high school equivalency assessment. Provides for the recognition of this future assessment in state statute. Eliminates the high school profic...

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LASigned into law 06/2013P-12Exclusion of Certain Exceptional Students from Testing
H.B. 343
Excludes a public high school student with an exceptionality, excluding a gifted or talented student, who is not pursuing a high school diploma, from administration of any statewide assessment, including the ACT, unless the student's Individualized Education P...

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OKSigned into law 05/2013P-12Allows Certain Scores to Demonstrate Mastery
S.B. 559
Provides that students who score 10% above cut scores approved by the State Board of Education on the ACT, SAT, ACT Plan or Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying tests will have demonstrated mastery for subjects in which alternative tests have ...

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OKSigned into law 05/2013P-12Remediation and Intervention for Students Who Fail End-of-instruction Requirements
S.B. 226
Students who have been denied a standard diploma by the school district in which the student is or was enrolled for failing to meet requirements of this section may re-enroll in the school district that denied the student a standard diploma following the denia...

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TNSigned into law 05/2013P-12Occupational Diploma
S.B. 886
Requires state board of education to create an occupational high school diploma for students with disabilities. Directs board to set appropriate standards, benchmarks for attendance, academic achievement, and job readiness skills. Waives high school assessment...

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INSigned into law 05/2013P-12
Postsec.
College Readiness
H.B. 1005
Requires school counselor to meet with students who do not achieve passing score on graduation exam to explore available remediation options to meet requirements necessary for a graduation waiver. Requires a secondary school's continuous school improvement and...

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INSigned into law 05/2013P-12Exit Exams; Graduation Waivers
H.B. 1005
Removes alternative pathway provisions for students who failed the graduation exam. Existing law allowed students to receive a graduation waiver if they completed remediation, maintained 95% attendance, a certain GPA. New law requires schools and districts to ...

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AZSigned into law 04/2013P-12Student Assessment
H.B. 2425
Repeals several assessment provisions. New law allows statewide assessment of subjects other than reading, writing, and math for satisfying high school graduation requirements. Eliminates requirement for the development, use of a nationally standardized, norm-...

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CASigned into law 08/2012P-12Exit Exam and Students with Disabilities
A.B. 1705
Delays until Class of 2016 the implementation of alternative means for students with disabilites to demonstrate achievement of standards as required for high school exit exam (i.e., extends exemption of students with disabilities from exit exam requirement). A...

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TXAdopted 08/2012P-12Implementation of the Academic Content Areas Testing Program
19 TAC 101.3004, 3041
Provides that the commissioner of education is responsible for determining the level of performance considered to be satisfactory on the assessment instruments. Identifies the performance standards established by the commissioner for state-developed assessment...

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CASigned into law 06/2012P-12Appropriations and Reappropriations
S.B. 1016 - Appropriations and Reappropriations
From section 56 of bill summary: Reduces by various amounts appropriations made for supplemental school counseling, special education, partnership academies, instructional support to help pupils pass the high school exit examination, English language tutoring ...

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OHSigned into law 06/2012P-12Common Core and State Assessment Scoring Ranges
S.B. 316 - Common Core and State Assessment Scoring Ranges
By December 31, 2013, directs the state board to submit recommended scoring ranges on the state English language arts assessments (including on 3rd grade ELA assessment to be promoted to 4th grade) and Ohio graduation tests necessary to successfully implement ...

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OHSigned into law 06/2012P-12Scores on State Assessments, Including OGT
S.B. 316 - Scores on State Assessments, Including OGT
Directs the department or a contractor responsible for scoring of assessments to send each district board a list of the individual scores of all persons taking any of specified state assessments within 75 days of assessment administration; requires that scores...

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TXAdopted 05/2012P-12Implementation of Testing Program
19 TAC 101.3001, 3003, 3011, 3021, 3022, 3023, 3024
From Texas Register: Repeals §101.3001 and §101.3003 and adopts new §§101.3011 and 101.3021-101.3024, concerning implementation of testing program.

Adopted new 101.3011, Implementation and Administration of Academic Content Area Assessment Instruments, retai...

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

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FLSigned into law 04/2012P-12
Postsec.
End-of-Course Assessments
H.B. 7059 - End-of-Course Assessments
Beginning with the 2012-2013 school year, requires that the end-of-course assessment in Algebra I be administered four times annually. completion of a full academic year, which begins with the fall term. Provides district reporting requirements for a full-time...

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MNSigned into law 04/2012P-12Mathematics Exit Exam Alternatives
H.F. 2949
Extends certain alternatives for students who do not pass the graduation test requirement for math for the 2012-13 and 2013-14 school years.
Article 2, Sec. 4, Subd. 1 https://www.revisor.mn.gov/data/revisor/law/2012/0/2012-239.pdf...

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OKSigned into law 04/2012P-12High School Tests
H.B. 2970
Adds provisions requiring the state board to adopt rules establishing an appeal process for students who have been denied a standard diploma by the school district in which the student is or was enrolled for failing to meet the requirements for graduation esta...

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CAAdopted 04/2012P-12CAHSEE Alternative Means
5 CA ADC 1216.1
Adopts emergency regulation to extend to January 1, 2013 deadline for state board to implement regulations providing for an "alternative means" high school exit examination for students with disabilities. Pages 20-21 of 28: http://www.oal.ca.gov/res/docs/pdf/n...

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OHSigned into law 03/2012P-12American History and American Government
S.B. 165
Directs the state board to incorporate into the grades 4-12 social studies standards content regarding the Declaration of Independence, the Northwest Ordinance, the U.S. Constitution and its amendments, with emphasis on the Bill of Rights, and the Ohio Constit...

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WYSigned into law 03/2012P-12Statewide Assessment System
S.F. 57
Creates an integrated district and statewide assessment system. Requires state superintendent to establish a program for administering a standardized computer-adaptive college placement and job skills assessment to all students in grades 11 and 12. Finds that ...

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AZSigned into law 03/2012P-12Alternate High School Graduation Requirement
S.B. 1252
Removes the requirement for a 12th-grade student to have taken the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) each time it was administered in order to substitute a minimum score determined by the State Board of Education on a national college entrance exa...

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SCSigned into law 03/2012P-12End-of-Course Tests
S.J.R. 1201
Provides that students who take two courses based on the same academic standards for which there is an end-of-course test would take the test for the first course and the score would count as 20% of the final grade. If the student passes the first course, the ...

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MNSigned into law 07/2011P-12Statewide Testing
H.F. 26
Provides that a school, district or charter school include on a student's high school transcript the current pass status for each subject that has a required graduation assessment. Previously a student's highest scores on specified assessments were listed on h...

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CTSigned into law 07/2011P-12Secondary School Reform Act Delay/Teacher Evaluations/Tenure/Student Governance Councils/6th Grade Student Success Plan
H.B. 6498
Secondary School Reform Act - Delays by two years the implementation of the secondary school reform requirements enacted in 2010 that: (1) Increase the minimum number of credits required to graduate from high school; (2) Require school districts to offer stude...

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OHSigned into law 06/2011P-12Exit Exam
H.B. 153 - Exit Exam
Removes requirement that the state assessment program assess "other skills necessary in the twenty-first century" (beyond English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies). Page 6 of 1000: http://www.legislature.state.oh.us/BillText129/129_HB_15...

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OHSigned into law 06/2011P-12State Assessments
H.B. 153 - State Assessments
Provides that for administrations of each state assessment in the 2011-2012 school year and thereafter, the administrations are not to be public record (previously at least 40% of the questions were to be public record).

Amends provisions related to the exit...

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OHSigned into law 06/2011P-12Ranges of Scores on State Assessments
H.B. 153 - Ranges of Scores on State Assessments
Directs the state board not to prescribe the three ranges of scores for the assessments prescribed by division (A)(2) of section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/3301.0710, as amended by Am. Sub. H.B. 1 of the 128th General Assembly, unt...

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FLSigned into law 06/2011P-12Digital Learning Now Act
H.B. 7197
Creates Digital Learning Now Act. Requires school districts to establish virtual instruction options. Authorizes establishment of virtual charter schools. Authorizes blended learning courses. Authorizes Florida Virtual School (FLVS) to provide full-time instru...

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FLSigned into law 06/2011P-12
Postsec.
Statewide Assessment Provisions
H.B. 1255 - Sec. 16, 18, 25, 26
Allows a principal to waive the civics end-of-course (EOC) assessment requirement for a transfer student who already completed a civics course (Sec. 25). Establishes an exemption from the intensive reading course requirement for certain students (Sec. 16, 18)....

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FLSigned into law 05/2011P-12
Postsec.
Repeals Various Obsolete Education Provisions
H.B. 7087
Repeals provisions relating to programs that were never implemented or are no longer funded. The programs are: Digital Divide Council and the associated Pilot Project for Discounted Computers and Internet Access for Low-Income Students; the Institute on Urban ...

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SCSigned into law 05/2011P-12Clarifies Science Course Requirement for Receiving a High School Diploma
S.J.R. 686
Clarifies the science course requirement for receiving a high school diploma. Current law requires students to pass a science course in a subject in which the end-of-course assessment is administered to earn a state high school diploma. Amends current law to p...

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OKSigned into law 05/2011P-12Reporting Achievement on Transcripts
H.B. 1680
The measure requires districts to report on transcripts all levels of students' achievements on end-of-instruction tests, rather than just end-of-instruction tests on which they score proficient or higher.
http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/cf/2011-12%20ENR/hB/...

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WASigned into law 04/2011P-12Assessments
H.B. 1412
Allows students in the classes of 2012 and 2013 to meet the standard on only one high school mathematics end-of-course assessment.
Effective 07/22/2011
http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documents/billdocs/2011-12/Pdf/Bills/House%20Passed%20Legislature/1412.PL.pdf...

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ARSigned into law 04/2011P-12End-of-Course Assessments
S.B. 383
Concerning the high-stakes end-of-course assessments for English II. Beginning with the 2014-2015 (changed from 2013-14) school year, all initial high-stakes end-of-course assessments for English II must be administered by grade ten (10).

(Secs 18-)
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GAAdopted 07/2010P-12Waivers and Variances of High School Graduation Assessments
160-1-3-.09
Amends provisions providing alternatives to students who fail the high school graduation assessment. http://public.doe.k12.ga.us/_documents/doe/legalservices/160-1-3-.09.pdf...

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LASigned into law 06/2010P-12Exams for Career/Tech Students
S.B. 490
Relates to xaminations administered to students pursuing a career major curriculum and a career diploma. Requires that construction of end-of-course examination questions reflect content and method of instruction used for related courses.
http://www.legis.stat...

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GASigned into law 05/2010P-12CTE Exams Substituting for Portions of High School Graduation Exam
H.B. 400 - Amended Section 20-2-281
Directs the state board to consider passage of an industry certification exam or state board-approved licensure exam when considering granting a student a variance from one or more portions of the high school graduation test. Provides that before granting a va...

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CTSigned into law 05/2010P-12Increases Minimum High School Graduation Requirements
S.B. 438 - Sec. 16
Increases the minimum credits required for high school graduation from 20 to 25 and gives greater emphasis to math, science and world languages, beginning with the class of 2018. Students in the Class of 2018 will also be expected to complete "end of the schoo...

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SCSigned into law 05/2010P-12End-of-Course Assessments Task Force
H.J.R. 4823 - Sec. 7
Directs the state Department of Education, in collaboration with the Education Oversight Committee, to convene a task force to include, but not be limited to, district level instructional and assessment personnel to examine the feasibility of shifting from the...

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FLSigned into law 04/2010P-12Redefines Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test
S.B. 4 - Sec. 1-4
Redefines the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test in math and reading as end-of-course exams. Provides that: (1) Beginning with students entering grade 9 in the 2010-2011 school year, in addition to the Algebra I credit requirement, one of the 4 credits in m...

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FLSigned into law 04/2010P-12Statewide Assessment Program
S.B. 4 - Sec. 8
Statewide Assessment Program - Discontinues the 9th and 10th grade math Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) and the high school math and science FCAT for the 2011-2012 school year; Requires all students currently enrolled in Algebra l (or equivalent) ...

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UTSigned into law 03/2010P-12
Postsec.
Money-Saving Measures
H.B. 166
Section 1: Directs the state board, by December 31, 2010, to review mandates provided for in administrative rule, to determine whether some could be waived to remove funding pressures on public schools temporarily.

Sections 2-4: Eliminates the requirement to...

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NYAdopted 01/2010P-12Regents Requirements for Students with Disabilities
Title 8 NYCRR Section 100.5
Amends section 100.5 to extend the Regents Competency Test (RCT) safety net provision for an additional year, thereby allowing students with disabilities who first enter grade 9 prior to September 2011 and who fail one or more of the required Regents exams to ...

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AZAdopted 10/2009P-12Exit Exams
R7-2-302.06 thru 302.09
Existing rule, effective through the graduating Class of 2010, allows a student who fails to achieve a passing score on the AIMS assessment for high school graduation to graduate if the student meets alternative graduation requirements based on classroom perfo...

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LAAdopted 09/2009P-12High School Graduation Requirements
LAC 28:CXV.2319
Amends rules relating to high school graduation requirements. Provides students the opportunity to complete requirements for the senior project to sit for the IBC exam, post graduation as an alternative to the required industry-based certification in the stude...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12State Assessment System
H.B. 1 - Section 3301.079, 3301.0710, 3301.0711, 3301.0712
Replaces all references to "tests" to "assessments".
Section 3301.079: Existing law requires the state board to inform all districts when any achievement test has been completed; new provision extends this notification requirement to community schools, STEM sc...

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TNSigned into law 06/2009P-12Dates of Assessments
H.B. 1393
Requires commissioner to establish dates for the administration of assessments required for graduation that provide the maximum number of instructional days possible prior to testing while maintaining compliance with federal law; requires the commissioner to e...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12College-Ready Indicators on End-of-Course Assessments
H.B. 3 - Section 27
Eliminates provision that a student's performance on a college-ready question on an end-of-course assessment may not be used to determine the student's performance on the assessment.
Pages 25-26 of 180: http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/81R/billtext/pdf/HB0...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12College Readiness Standards
H.B. 3 - Section 53, Part I
Defines "college-readiness" as the level of preparation a student must attain in English language arts and math to enroll and succeed, without remediation, in an entry-level general education course in that subject at a general academic teaching institution, a...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12State Assessments
H.B. 3 - Section 50 through 52
Directs the state education agency, in developing state assessments for math, reading, writing, social studies and science for grades 3-8, to allow student scores to provide reliable information relating to a student's satisfactory performance for each perform...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12Student Assessment Data Portal
H.B. 3 - Section 48 and 49
Deletes provision that education Internet portal provides secure access to student assessment data. Amends 32.258 to direct the state education agency to create a student assessment data portal for use by school districts, teachers, parents, students and publi...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12End-of-Course Assessments and Exit Exam Transition
H.B. 3 - Section 54
Repeals existing language on means to determine completion of end-of-course assessment requirements. Replaces with language requiring students to achieve a cumulative score that is at least equal to the
product of the number of end-of-course assessment instrum...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12Determining Performance Standards on State Assessments
H.B. 3 - Section 53, Part II
Transfers from the state board to the commissioner the duty of determining the performance level considered satisfactory on specified assessments. Directs the commissioner, in collaboration with the commissioner of higher education, to determine the level of p...

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MNSigned into law 05/2009P-12High School Exit Exams
H.F. 2
Ties course credits to state and local academic standards. Requires Minnesota students to successfully pass state graduation exams effective August 1, 2012, and applicable to 9th grade students beginning in the 2012-2013 school year and later.
https://www.revi...

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MNSigned into law 05/2009P-12State Assessment System
H.F. 2
Aligns high school tests with required academic standards.  Strikes the requirement for constructed response questions.  Makes GRAD tests applicable in 2012-2013 to those few students who have not passed the Minnesota basic skills tests. Requires the state ass...

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TNSigned into law 05/2009P-12Removes Comprehensive Test Passage as Graduation Requirement
S.B. 2312
Removes requirement of passage of the Tennessee comprehensive assessment program tests in order to receive a full diploma. (No impact of substance for end-of-course assessments.)
http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/106/Bill/SB2312.pdf...

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GAVetoed 05/2009P-12Career Test Substituting for Exit Exam
S.B. 178, Section 11
Directs the state board to consider a passing score on an employer or industry certification exam or state board-approved state licensure exam when considering whether to grant a student a waiver from one or more sections of the graduation exam requirement. Pr...

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NVAdopted 04/2009P-12Proficiency Examinations
NAC 389
Revises various provisions governing proficiency examinations, include pass of proficiency examinations and an alternative method to demonstrate proficiency in science, social studies, and automobile technology . http://www.leg.state.nv.us/NAC/CHAPTERS.HTMl...

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ARSigned into law 04/2009P-12End of Course Requirements
H.B. 1959
Adds transcript requirements to provide evidence of end-of-course assessment credit for Algebra I and/or English II for specified future school years.
http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2009/R/Acts/Act1307.pdf...

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WAAdopted 03/2009P-12Alternative Assessment Method
WAC 392-501-510
Complies with the legislative directive to implement an alternative assessment method that shall be an evaluation of a collection of work samples prepared and submitted by an applicant to demonstrate achievement of the state content areas in which the student ...

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MDAdopted 02/2009P-12High School Graduation Requirements
COMAR 13A.03.02.09-1
Establishes rules relating to the graduation requirements in public high schools in the state. In particular, procedures for denial of high school diploma and appealing such decisions.
http://www.dsd.state.md.us/comar/13a/13a.03.02.09-1.htm...

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NMAdopted 01/2009P-12High School Assessment System
NMAC 6.19.7.1, .2, .3, .4, .5, .6, .7, .8, .9, .10, .11
The objective of this rule is to establish procedures for implementing the high school readiness assessment system, including: (a) the process for identifying acceptable short-cycle diagnostic type assessment instruments for grades nine and ten; (b) identifica...

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UTSigned into law 10/2008P-12Assessment System
S.B. 2002A
Allows the State Board of Education to exempt a school district or charter school from testing requirements under the Utah Performance Assessment System for Students (U-PASS) if the school district or charter school pilots an assessment system that incorporate...

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AZSigned into law 08/2008P-12Assessment Task Force
H.B. 2211
Creates a seven-member Task Force on the Arizona Assessment of Achievements Test with members drawn from diverse urban and rural areas who are to be appointed by the State Board of Education. Requires the Task Force to (a) examine the experiences and outcomes...

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ALAdopted 05/2008P-12Alabama High School Graduation Exam
290-4-2-.02
Deletes reference to the Alternate Adult High School Diploma option for students who do not pass specified sections of the high school graduation exam....

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ALAdopted 05/2008P-12Graduation Requirements and Other Changes
290-3-1-.02
Increases the minimum number of teaching days in the school year from 175 to 180 (in compliance with 2003 S.B. 4). Permits secondary school students (in both summer school and regular school year) to demonstrate mastery of Alabama course of study content stand...

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WASigned into law 03/2008P-12Washington Assessment of Student Learning Modifications and End-of-course Exams
H.B. 3166
Beginning with the 2009 administration of the Washington assessment of student learning (WASL), the superintendent is directed to redesign the assessment in math, reading and science in all grades except high school by reducing the number of questions (short a...

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NMSigned into law 02/2008P-12
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Community College
College and Workplace Readiness Assessment
S.B. 460
Relates to public schools; changes the statewide college and workplace readiness assessments; allows the eleventh grade standards-based assessments to serve as the assessment required for graduation; provides that financial literacy shall be offered as an elec...

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LAadopted 01/2008P-12Statewide Assessment Standards and Practices
LAC 28:CXI.303, 305, 312, 315, 701, 1351, and 1355
Amends chapters of Bulletin 118 - Statewide Assessment Standards and Practices relating to test security, assessment program overview, and graduation exit examination. Makes changes to several Sections of Chapter 3, language is removed from §305 that reference...

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PAAdopted 01/2008P-12Graduation Competency Assessments
Chapter 4 Revisions
New state board regulations change high school graduation requirements to ensure the academic preparedness of high school seniors. These regulations institute a series of optional, end-of-course high school exams in the core academic areas of math, science, En...

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ALAdopted 12/2007P-12Alabama Exit Exam and Students with Disabilities
AAC 290-4-2-.02
Allows alternate requirements for students currently protected by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation act of 1973 to receive the Alabama High School Diploma. Specifies that if a student with a disability does not pass one subject-area test of the Alabama High Sc...

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CAProposed Rule COMMENT DEADLINE: 05/07/2007 Rule Adoption 12/2007P-12HIGH SCHOOL EXIT EXAMINATION
Title 5 CCR Sec(s) 1200, 1202, 1204, 1204.5, 1205, 1207, 1207.1,1207.2, 1207.5, 1209, 1210, 1211, 1211.5, 1215, 1215.5, 1216, 1217, 1218, 1219,1225
Introduces a fee for local educational agencies (LEA) that order excessive test materials, requires LEAs to submit unlisted accommodations and modifications to Department of Education (CDE) for review and approval, requires charter schools to annually designat...

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CAVetoed 10/2007P-12Exit exams
S.B. 123
Requires a school district or state special school to grant a diploma to a pupil with a disability who is scheduled to graduate in a specified year, that has not passed the high school exit examination, has not received a exam waiver, and meets specified crite...

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CAVetoed 10/2007P-12Assessments, Exit Exams
A.B. 144
Requires the Department of Education to provide the mathematics portion of the high school exit examination to the Franklin-McKinley School District for administration to pupils enrolled in grade 8 on the dated designated for the administration of that portion...

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CASigned into law 09/2007P-12High school exit exam, remediation
A.B. 347
Relates to funding for intensive instruction for pupils that have not satisfied the exit examination requirements, the use by a school district of its uniform complaint process to identify and resolve deficiencies related to availability of the intensive instr...

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CAVetoed 09/2007P-12High school exit exam
A.B. 1379
Requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to identify alternative criteria and measures by which high school pupils who are regarded as proficient but unable to pass the high school exit examination may demonstrate their competence and receive a high s...

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NVSigned into law 06/2007P-12
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Dropout Reporting, Exit Exam Alternatives, Competency Based Credits
S.B. 312
Expands the annual reports of accountability information to include the rate of pupils who drop out of school in grades 6, 7 and 8. Requires the State Board to prescribe alternative criteria that a pupil may satisfy to receive a standard high school diploma if...

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TNSigned into law 06/2007P-12Diagnostic Exams
S.B. 2175
Present law requires that, before graduation, every high school student have the opportunity to take an exit examination as adopted by the state board of education. The results of these examinations are shared with the legislative oversight committee on educat...

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TXSigned into law 06/2007P-12End-of-course Assessments
S.B. 1031
From bill analysis: This bill would phase out TAKS and replace it with end of course exams in the four core subject areas in grades 9-12. The end of course exams would count as 15% of the student's overall grade in a class. The bill would maintain accountabili...

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TXVetoed 05/2007P-12Substitute Assessments for Military Dependents
S.B. 960
Extends the provision allowing students transferring into Texas schools to use their SAT or ACT scores to "test out" of the math and language arts portions of the TAKS exit exams to military dependents in their junior or senior year and requires the Texas Educ...

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MNSigned into law 05/2007P-12GRAD Assessments
H.F. 2245 [Statewide Testing and Reporting System]
Amends laws concerning state's assessment system. Transitions from to MCA IIs to GRAD assessment program at the high school level.
http://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/bin/bldbill.php?bill=H2245.2.html&session=ls85...

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

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MNSigned into law 05/2007P-12State Assessment System
H.F. 2245 [High School Assessment]
Amends state's high school assessment system. Phases out MCA II's and phases in Graduation Required Assessment for Diploma (GRAD) exam. Establishes achievement levels necessary for passge of exam. (Sections 10 + 36)
http://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/bin/bldbi...

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WASigned into law 04/2007P-12High School Graduation Exam Options
S.B. 6023
A conditional delay of the Washington Assessment of Student Learning (WASL) as a graduation requirement in mathematics is created for the graduating classes of 2008 through 2012, to graduate without a Certificate of Academic Achievement (CAA) or Certificate of...

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LAAdopted 03/2007P-12Statewide Assessments
LAC 28:CXI.305 and Chapter 19
Approves for advertisement revisions to Bulletin 118- Statewide Assessment Standards and Practices. Consolidates statewide test information. Provides easy access to that information. Incorporates guidelines for newly adopted statewide assessments. Adds new lan...

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VASigned into law 03/2007P-12Standards, Assessment, Professional Development & Code of Conduct Updates
S.B. 795
Provides for the phasing out of the eighth grade cumulative history test in the 2007-2008 school year, and the implementation of the United States History to 1877, United States History: 1877 to the Present, and Civics and Economics tests in the 2008-2009 scho...

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MAAdopted 03/2007P-12Competency Standards and Certificate of Mastery for High School Graduation
603 CMR 30.00, -31.00
Enhances the Competency Determination standard for high school graduation and revises the Certificate of Mastery to increase the proportion of public high school graduates prepared for college, careers and citizenship. Changes the criteria for Certificates of ...

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UTAdopted 12/2006P-12Adult Education Exit Exam Exemption
R277-705
Exempts adult education students from attempting or passing the Utah Basic Skills Competency Test (UBSCT) in order to qualify for an adult education diploma; makes adult education students eligible only for an adult education secondary diploma; after the 2006-...

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AKAdopted 12/2006P-12Passing Scores
4 AAC 06.739, .755
Amend rules to the Department of Education and Early Development,dealing with 10th grade standards based assessments. Repeals and readopts new 10th grade proficiency scores in reading, writing and mathematics. Establishes new cut scores for the High School Gra...

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UTAdopted 11/2006P-12Non-traditional Student Participation in State Achievement Tests
R277-604
Provides definitions, criteria and procedures for private school students, home school students, electronic high school (EHS) students, and Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) students to participate in the state's public education school achievement tests required...

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CASigned into law 09/2006P-12High School Exit Exam Assistance
S.B. 638
Relates to the 21st Century High School After School Safety and Enrichment for Teens Program to assist pupils in passing high school exit exams. Provides hours of operation per week for each program. Revises grant application procedures and requirements for sc...

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CASigned into law 09/2006P-12Exit Exam and Students w/ Disabilities
S.B. 267
Relates to the State High School Exit Examination. Extends provisions relating to the granting or denial of a high school diploma by a school district or state special school to pupils with disabilities who are scheduled to graduate from high school in 2007, a...

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CASigned into law 09/2006P-12
Community College
Postsec.
Dual Enrollment and Exit Exams
S.B. 1303
Relates to prohibiting a principal from recommending, for any particular grade level, for community college summer session attendance, more than 5% of the total number of pupils who completed that grade prior to the time of recommendation. Exempts a pupil reco...

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CAVetoed 09/2006P-12Exit Exam Standards Evaluation
A.B. 2937
Requires the Department of Education to conduct a study to determine which of the Standards Tests or combination of those tests, is equivalent to the English language arts portion or the mathematics portion of the high school exit examination, and the performa...

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CASigned into law 08/2006P-12Reporting Exit Exam Results
S.B. 1592
Requires the superintendent of public instruction to report on the number and percentage of pupils who failed to receive a diploma of graduation from high school in 2006 due to the failure of those pupils to pass the high school exit examination, aggregated by...

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CARule Adoption 07/2006P-12High School Exit Exams
Title 5 CCR Sections 1204.5, 1207.1, 1207.2
Establishes emergency rules relating to high school exit examination.
a) Eligible pupils in grade 11 who have not yet passed one or both sections of the examination shall have up to two opportunities per year to take the section(s) of the examination not yet ...

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MDAdopted 07/2006P-12High School Exit Exam
COMAR 13A.03.02.08
Extends to students graduating before 2009 the option of substituting participation in a Department-approved test for participation in a Maryland High School Assessment. MARYLAND 10594
http://www.dsd.state.md.us/comar/subtitle_chapters/13A_Chapters.htm#Subtitl...

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VARule Adoption 07/2006P-12Standards For Accrediting Public Schools
8 VAC 20-131-10 thru -320 non seq.
Amends regulations establishing standards for accrediting public schools in Virginia. The amendments include additional options for students to meet the requirements for graduation; change the methodology for calculating accreditation ratings; create greater ...

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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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FLSigned into law 05/2006P-12High School Graduation Requirements for Students with Disabilities
H.B. 7087 - Section 23 (3) - (8)
Requires local boards to modify basic courses, as necessary, to to assure exceptional students the opportunity to meet the graduation requirements for a standard diploma, using one of the following strategies:
1. Assignment of the exceptional student to an exc...

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OKSigned into law 05/2006P-12NCLB and End-of-Instruction Assessments
S.B. 1792 - Section 4
Clarifies that testing for grades 3, 4, 6 and 7 is contingent on the availability of federal and state funds. Eliminates grade 3 stand-alone language arts test. Clarifies that grade 5 social studies assessment must include U.S. history, the Constitution and ...

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OKSigned into law 05/2006P-12End-of-Instruction Exams
S.B. 1792 - Section 6
Clarifies that 2 of the 6 end-of-course exams all students must pass effective with the Class of 2012 are Algebra I and English II. Provides that students must pass 2 additional end-of-course exams chosen from Algebra II, Biology I, English III, geometry and ...

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MDRule Adoption 05/2006P-12High School Math Assessment Requirements
COMAR 13A.03.02.04, .12
Amends rules regarding exemption of students from taking the Maryland High School Assessment for algebra/data analysis if they completed and passed algebra in a nonpublic middle school or an out-of- state middle school and have mastered the core learning goals...

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AZSigned into law 05/2006P-12Alternative High School Graduation Requirements
S.B. 1443
Describes alternative high school graduation requirements.
http://www.azleg.gov/legtext/47leg/2r/bills/sb1443s.pdf...

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FLSigned into law 05/2006P-12Statewide Assessments - Subjects, Grades, Rigor
H.B. 7087 (Section 40)
Revises policies for the statewide Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test. Previously, the FCAT was being administered annually in grades 3 through 10 to measure reading, writing, science, and mathematics. This legislation directs the commissioner to administer...

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FLSigned into law 05/2006P-12
Postsec.
High School Achievement Tests
H.B. 7087 (Section 40)
The State Board of Education must analyze the content and concordant data sets for widely used high school achievement tests, including, but not limited to, the PSAT, PLAN, SAT, ACT, and College Placement Test, to assess if concordant scores for FCAT scores ca...

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IDSigned into law 04/2006P-12Distance Learning and Remedial Coursework
H.B. 847 Section 9
Specifies that $1,100,000 of the appropriation in section 3 of the bill be distributed to the Idaho Digital Learning Academy, as follows:
(1) $200,000 shall be utilized to reduce or eliminate tuition charged by the Idaho Digital Learning Academy to Idaho stu...

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AZAdopted 03/2006P-12High School Exit Exam
R7-2-302.05, -302.06
Exempts rules relating to high school students taking the ArizonaInstrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) test and test scores for students in the2006 and 2007 graduating classes. ARIZONA 3965...

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SCSigned into law 03/2006P-12State Assessments
H.B. 4328
Existing provision provides for the Budget and Control Board to issue a request for proposals for the purpose of conducting a study to determine the feasibility and cost of converting the state assessment program to a computer-based or computer-adaptive format...

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WASigned into law 03/2006P-12Alternative Methods of Assessment and Appeal
S.B. 6475
Requires state superintendent to implement alternative methods of assessment and appeal processes for the certificate of academic achievement. Declares that one alternative assessment method shall be a combination of the applicant's grades in applicable course...

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CAAdopted 03/2006P-12High School Exit Examination Administration
Title 5 CCR Sections 1204.5 thru 1207.2
1204.5. Grades 11 and 12 and Adult Education Testing Dates.
(a) Eligible pupils in grade 11 and eligible adult students who have not yet passed one or both sections of the examination shall have up to two opportunities per year to take the section(s) of the ex...

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LAAdopted 02/2006P-12Statewide Assessment Standards and Practices
LAC 28:CXI.107, 305, 307, 309, 313, 315, 701, 1101, 1115, 1141, 1151,1153, 1301, 1313, 1335, 1345, 1347, 1349, 1351, 1355, 1501, 1701, 1901, 2001,2501, 2701, 3303, 3305, 3307
Amends Bulletin 118--Statewide Assessment Standards and Practices.

(1) Revise the names of two of Louisiana's statewide assessment tests by removing for the 21st Century from each. Graduation Exit Examination (GEE) and
Louisiana Educational Assessment Progr...

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CASigned into law 01/2006P-12One-year Exit Exam Exemptions for Students with Disabilities
S.B. 517
Requires school districts or state special schools to grant a high school diploma to a pupil with a disability who is scheduled to graduate from high school in 2006, has not passed the high school exit examination, has not received a high school exit examinati...

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LAAdopted 12/2005P-12General Education Exam and Students with Disabilities
LAC 28: CXV.2319
Allows the Superintendent of Education to waive the final component of the General Education Exam for student with disabilities if the Department of Education determines that the student's disability significantly impacts their ability to pass the final requir...

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GAAdopted 12/2005P-12Procedures for Exemption from Graduation Exam
GAC 160-1-3-.09
Establishes "variance" procedure for a student not eligible for waiver (not rendered incapable of passing a section of the GHSGT or the
GHSWT due to a disability or substantial hardship) to demonstrate proficiency on Georgia High School Graduation Tests (GHSGT...

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CAVetoed 10/2005P-12Exit Exams Waivers for Students with Disabilities
S.B. 586
High school exit examination: pupils with disabilities. This bill would require a school district to grant a high school
diploma to a pupil with a disability, if he or she is scheduled to graduate from high school in 2006 or 2007, does not qualify for that
hig...

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CAVetoed 10/2005P-12High School Exit Exams - Alternative Assessments
H.B. 1531
An act to add Section 60856.1 to the Education Code, relating to academic assessment. This bill would permit a pupil to satisfy the English language arts or mathematics portion of the high school exit examination by passing an alternative performance assessmen...

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CASigned into law 10/2005P-12Charter Schools and High School Exit Exams
H.B. 1610
An act to amend Sections 33054, 47605, 47605.6, 47607, 47612.5, and 51745.6 of, and to add Section 47612.6 to, the Education Code, relating to charter schools. Existing law requires that charter schools meet specified statewide standards and conduct the specif...

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CAVetoed 09/2005P-12Adult Learners May Take Exit Exam
A.B. 1057
An act to add Section 60851.3 to the Education Code, relating to education. Require the exit examination to be offered to a person regularly enrolled in an adult education program. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/bill/asm/ab_1051-1100/ab_1057_bill_20050908_enrol...

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CASigned into law 09/2005P-12Assistance to Students Failing the Exit Exam
A.B. 128
States that funds received through section 37252 for supplemental instruction may be used to provide intensive instruction and services to students who have failed one or both parts of the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE). Requires the state su...

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NYEmergency Rule Adoption 07/2005P-12State Assessment, Graduation and Diploma Requirements
100.5 Title 8 NYCRR
Revises requirements for obtaining a Regents high school diploma, a Regents diploma with advanced designation, and a local high school diploma. This amendment phases in the 65 passing score on the five required Regents exams to meet graduation requirements: ...

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MARule Adoption 07/2005P-12Comprehensive Assessment System and Standards
603 CMR 30.00
Amends the Comprehensive Assessment System and Standards for Competency Determination rules. Adds one discipline in science and technology and engineering to the subjects to be included in the competency determination required for high school graduation starti...

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GAAdopted 07/2005P-12Student Assessments
GAC 160-3-1-.07
Clarifies rules regarding testing programs and student assessment. Clarifies assessment participation requirements for English language learners, students with disabilities, students in each grade K-8, and students taking the Georgia High School Graduation Tes...

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TNSIGNED BY GOVERNOR. 06/2005P-12Bonus Points for
S.B. 1015/Act 446
Authorizes the state board of education to promulgate regulations whereby a student, who narrowly misses passage of one or more of the Tennessee comprehensive assessment program tests, including one or more parts of the Gateway examination, may petition for an...

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WAPassed 06/2005P-12Washington Assessment of Student Learning (WASL)
WAC 180-57-070
Amends rule regarding the Washington Assessment of Student Learning (WASL). Corrects problem of not adequately covering the reasons why a student might not take the WASL and might not be able to show the statutorily required scale score on the transcript. WASH...

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OKSigned into law 05/2005P-12Achieving Classroom Excellence Act of 2005
S.B. 982
New law establishing the Achieving Classroom Excellence Act of 2005. One new section establishes the Oklahoma Mathematics Improvement Program. The purpose is to improve student mastery of the Priority Academic Student Skills (PASS) for sixth-grade mathematics ...

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AZSigned into law 05/2005P-12Remediation Funding
S.B. 1516 (Section 2)
Replaces reference to "reimbursement" with reference to "certificate of supplemental instruction" for student attending a school designated
as an underperforming school or a school failing to meet academic standards. Eliminates option for parent to request rei...

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AZSigned into law 05/2005P-12AIMS Requirements
S.B. 1038
States that a student who does not pass the AIMS must receive a high school diploma if the student meets the alternative graduation requirements established in section 15-701.02. Creates new section 15-701.02 that allows a student in the Class of 2006 and 2007...

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NVAdopted 05/2005P-12High School Proficiency Examinations
NAC 389.027, .051, .056, .058, .061, .071
Amends provisions governing high school proficiency examinations. NEVADA REG 3705 (SN)...

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DESigned into law 05/2005P-12
H.B. 3
Eliminates multi-tiered diplomas in Delaware, establishing instead the "State of Delaware High School Diploma" to each student graduating from a Delaware public high school, beginning with the Class of 2008. Mandates that, beginning with the Class of 2008, dip...

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DESigned into law 05/2005P-12High School Graduation Requirements and Exit Exams
S.B. 72
Provides that high school diplomas issued in 2005 will be the same as were awarded in 2004. States that in 2006, the department must award a "State of Delaware High School Diploma" to a student who completes the state course requirements, or the district requ...

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OKSigned into law 05/2005P-12End-of-Course Tests
S.B. 982, Sections 6 and 8
Creates new section. Beginning with students entering the ninth grade in the 2008-2009 school year, every student must demonstrate mastery of the state academic content standards in a minimum of four out of six selected subject areas in order to receive a high...

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OKSigned into law 05/2005P-12Achieving Classroom Excellence Task Force
S.B. 982, Section 4
Section 4 creates the Achieving Classroom Excellence Task Force. The purpose of the task force is to study the testing requirements for eighth-grade students and high school students. The task force is to study, hold public hearings, and make recommendations ...

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INSigned into law 04/2005P-12
Postsec.
Core 40 Curriculum
S.B. 200
Beginning with the 2010-2011 school year, requires, with certain exceptions, a student to complete the Core 40 curriculum in order to graduate from high school. Beginning with the 2011-2012 academic year, requires, with certain exceptions, a student to have co...

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AZSigned into law 04/2005P-12Special Education and the AIMS
S.B. 1352
States that a student with an individualized education program (IEP) is not required to earn a passing score on a competency test required for high school graduation unless the student is learning at a level appropriate for the student's grade level in a speci...

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AZVetoed 04/2005P-12Department Reporting and Student Testing
H.B. 2033
Requires the department to report to specified members of the legislature on its budget status every two months for the first half of each fiscal year and every month thereafter. Requires every report to include the department's current funding surplus or shor...

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ARSigned into law 04/2005P-12Grade 3-8 Assessments, End-of-Course Exams and Remediation
H.B. 2824
Requires a student not passing an immediately previous grades 3-8 benchmark assessment or in a secondary level end-of-course assessment to participate in remediation activities as required in the student's individualized academic improvement plan beginning in ...

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VASigned into law 03/2005P-12Credits for Industry Certification
S.B. 1045
Directs the Board of Education to provide for the award of verified credits for passing scores on industry certifications, state licensure examinations, and national occupational competency assessments approved by the Board of Education. School boards shall re...

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MDRule Adoption 02/2005P-12General Instructional Programs
COMAR 13A.01.04.04, .05, .03.02.02, .04, .01 thru .09
Adopts rules to the Maryland State Board of Education. Deals with graduation requirements in public high schools in Maryland. Merges the English Grade 9 High School Assessment with the Grade 10 Reading Assessment to create a single test - an English High Schoo...

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OHSigned into law 02/2005P-12Parent's Week, Teacher Compensation, Testing Sections
H.B. 493
Designates the fourth week of September as Parent's Week; revises provisions governing child support collection. Qualifies teachers employed by chartered nonpublic schools for annual stipends for holding valid certificates issued by the National Board for Prof...

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CAVetoed 09/2004P-12High School Remediation Funding Flexibility Program
A.B. 2647
Establishes the High School Remediation Funding Flexibility Program for the purpose of providing funding flexibility for remediation instruction for high school pupils in grades 9 to 12 who are at risk of not passing the high school exit examination. Provides ...

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NYVetoed 09/2004Postsec.Student Admission Minimum Standardized Test Score
A.B. 7143
Precludes the use of a minimum standardized test cut-off score for student admission to or rejection by the State University of New York and City University of New York; permits overall assessment of student qualifications for admission, including consideratio...

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TXRule Adoption 07/2004P-12Texas Success Initiative
19 TAC 1.4.C.4.54
Amends rules concerning exemption from the requirements of the Texas Success Initiative. Exempts high school students who achieve certain standards on the Mathematics and/or English/Language Arts sections of the exit-level Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Ski...

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LAVetoed 07/2004P-12Certificates of Attendance
H.B. 740
Provides for the awarding of certificates of attendance by the board of elementary and secondary education to any public high school student who fails to pass the graduation exit exam but has completed all required coursework and all other graduation requireme...

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DESigned into law 05/2004P-12High School Diploma Issuance
S.B. 285
Requires the Department of Education to award diplomas based on current rules and regulations for students who graduate in 2004; allows the national panel of experts to examine the performance levels and math cut scores of the Student Testing Program and deter...

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FLSigned by Governor 05/2004P-12
Postsec.
Accelerated High School Graduation, High Stakes Testing, Reading Deficiencies
S.B. 364
Revises course requirements in college & career preparatory accelerated high school graduation program; amends requirements for grade point average that must be earned; establishes requirements for selection of accelerated graduation options; authorizes SAT & ...

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VASigned into law 04/2004P-12Standard Diploma
H.B. 1257
Amends an uncodified act to direct local school boards to adopt procedures, pursuant to Board of Education guidelines, to award verified units of credit for standard diplomas to students who have entered the ninth grade for the first time during the school yea...

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VASigned into law 04/2004P-12Notification to Parents of Rights of Students
S.B. 438
Directs local school boards to notify parents of the educational rights of students who fail to graduate or who have failed to achieve the number of verified units of credit required for graduation as provided in the standards of accreditation or who have been...

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WASigned into law 03/2004P-12State Assessment Standards
H.B. 2195
1) The high school assessment system shall include but need not be limited to the Washington assessment of student learning, opportunities for a student to retake the content areas of the assessment in which the student was not successful, and if approved by t...

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ALAdopted 03/2004P-12Alternate Requirements for Students Failing Exit Test
AAC 290-3-1-.02
Allows high schools to confer the High School Diploma on students with disabilities who have failed a subject area test of the Graduation Exam in the area in which they have a disability(s), using alternate requirements for/instead of assessment in conjunction...

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ALEmergency Rule Adoption 03/2004P-12Student Assessment Required for High School Diploma
AAC 290-4-2-.02
Allows students with disabilities who fail one portion of the Alabama High School Graduation Exam and meet certain other criteria to receive the Alabama High School Diploma. http://www.alabamaadministrativecode.state.al.us/UpdatedMonthly/VolXXIIN6/p189.htm#T1...

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MSRule Adoption 03/2004P-12Graduation Requirements and Exit Examinations
THF-1
Revises rules regarding graduation requirements and exit examinations. MISSISSIPPI REG 9026 (SN)...

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TXRule Adoption 11/2003P-12Program Services and Educational Programs
37 TAC 3.91.B.91.41, 91.43
Amends rules relating to basic education. Clarifies that commission youth are administered state educational assessments required to complete a high school diploma. TEXAS REG 90170 (SN)...

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CASigned into law 10/2003P-12Special Education High School Exit Examination
S.B. 964
Requires the superintendent of public instruction to develop a request for a proposal for an independent consultant to assess options and provide recommendations for alternatives to the high school exit examination for pupils with disabilities to be eligible f...

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TXAdopted 09/2003P-12Performance Standards
19TAC §101.23 & 101.33
Requires the state board to determine the level of performance considered to be satisfactory on the assessment instruments. Sets the "commended" and "met" standards based on spring 2003 operational test forms. The adopted amendment to §101.23 incorporates into...

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TXRule Adoption 09/2003P-12Development and Administration of Tests
19 TAC 101.23, .33
§101.23. Performance Standards. (a)  Except as otherwise provided by the Texas Education Code (TEC), Chapter 39, Subchapter B, the State Board of Education (SBOE) shall determine the level of performance considered to be satisfactory on the assessment instrume...

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MARule Adoption 07/2003P-12Standards for Competency Determination on MCAS
603 CMR 30.03
Students in the graduating class of 2003 shall meet or exceed the Needs Improvement threshold scaled score of 220 on both the English Language Arts and the Mathematics MCAS grade 10 tests in order to satisfy the requirements of the Competency Determination. Th...

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NCSigned into law 06/2003P-12School Competency Test
H.B. 801
Modifies the state competency testing program to ensure that high school students who do not pass the competency test are given an opportunity to take an alternative test. http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/Sessions/2003/Bills/House/PDF/H801v4.pdf...

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FLSigned into law 06/2003P-12High School Graduation
H.B. 23
Provides learning opportunities for out-of-state and out-of- country transfer students and students needing additional instruction to meet high school graduation requirements; provides requirements for certain transfer students; provides for alternate assessme...

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NVSigned into law 06/2003P-12High School Exit Examination Component
S.B. 1 (Omnibus Bill)
Addresses the mathematics portion of the high school proficiency exam. A passing score on this exam is required for Nevada students to obtain a high school diploma. The bill requires the Department of Education to reset the passing score in accordance with a...

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TXto governor 06/2003P-12Personal Graduation Plans
S.B. 1108 (Section 28.0212)
Requires the principal or other staff to identify each student who (1) hasn't performed well on assessments; (2) is not likely to receive a diploma before the fifth year of high school and then develop a graduation plan for each student that (1) identifies edu...

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TXSigned into law 05/2003P-12Reciprocity Agreements
H.B. 591
To facilitate the transfer of military personnel and their dependents to and from the public schools of this state, the agency is required to pursue reciprocity agreements with other states governing the terms of those transfers. Reciprocity agreement must pe...

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MNSigned into law 05/2003P-12Profile of Learning, High School Graduation Requirements, NCLB-Compliant Testing System, State Standards
H.F. 302 (multiple provisions)
Effective the 2003-04 school year and later, bars the state education commissioner from implementing the profile of learning portion of the state's results-oriented graduation rule, or classroom assessments that schools must use. Replaces references to "result...

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MNSigned into law 05/2003P-12
Postsec.
Commissioner Recommendation Required on Provisions of State High School Tests
H.F. 302 (multiple provisions)
Effective the day after enactment, requires the commissioner to provide written recommendations to the committees of the legislature having jurisdiction over kindergarten through grade 12 education policy and budget issues by February 1, 2004, that: (1) identi...

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WAEmergency Rule Adoption 04/2003P-12Washington Assessment of Student Learning (WASL)
WAC 180-51-063
Establishes emergency rules to indicate notation on the high school transcript regarding the secondary Washington assessment of student learning (WASL) results. WASHINGTON REG 21518 (SN)...

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NMSigned into law 03/2003P-12Graduation Requirements
H.B. 212 (Omnibus Bill)
Amends Section 22-13-1.1. Increases graduation requirements: 4 units of English, with major emphasis on grammar and literature; 3 units of math, at least one of which is equivalent to algebra 1 or higher; 2 units of science, one of which has a lab requiremen...

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VASigned into law 03/2003P-12Remediation for Certain Students
H.B. 1757
Requires school boards to provide programs of prevention, intervention, and remediation for students failing an end-of-course test required for the award of a verified unit of credit needed by student for graduation; requires these students to participate in s...

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MSRule Adoption 12/2002P-12Graduation Requirements
MS ADC 36 000 001, Graduation Requirements, Code IHF-2
The section is revised to read as follows: "Policies for Subject Area Testing
• Students will not be required to pass any end-of-course Subject Area Test in a course for which the Carnegie unit was earned by the student in a Mississippi public school prior to ...

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AKAdopted 12/2002P-12High School Graduation Examinations
4 AAC 06.755
Requires every sophomore to take the high school graduation exam. Juniors who have failed must be retested at least once each school year on the portions of the exam that they have not yet passed. On their school reports, high schools must state the number a...

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ALAdopted 10/2002P-12Student Assessment Required for Alabama High School
AAC 290-4-2-.02
Establishes rules amending the current rule by delaying implementation of the social studies subject- area test of the Alabama High School Graduation Exam by one year. ALABAMA REG 5859 (SN)...

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CAVetoed 09/2002P-12Data on Exam Failure Rates
S.B. 1408
Requires the governing board of each school district that grants a diploma of graduation from high school annually to compile the number of pupils who participate in certain programs, by grade level, who attempted and failed any part of the high school exit ex...

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CASigned into law 09/2002P-12Longitudinal Achievement Data
S.B. 1453
Requires the State Department of Education to contract for the development or proposals that will provide for the retention and analysis of longitudinal pupil achievement data on the Standardized Testing and Reporting and English Language Development tests and...

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CAVetoed 09/2002P-12Exit Exam Prep Class
A.B. 1794
Authorizes a school district that offers adult education to offer a program, course, or class of supplemental instruction in preparation for the high school exit examination exclusively to persons who complete grade 11 and fail the high school exit examination...

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CAVetoed 09/2002P-12Alternate assessments for exit examination for individuals with disabilities
A.B. 2600
Requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction and the advisory committee established by this bill to develop guidelines regarding the method and content of alternate assessments to the high school exit examination for those individuals with disabilities wh...

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CASigned into law 09/2002P-12Changes/Clarifications in the exit exam system
S.B. 1476
Provides that language arts, with respect to the high school exit exam, refers to English language arts. Requires a school principal, to submit a request for a waiver of the requirement to successfully pass the high school exit examination to the governing boa...

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UTSigned into law 07/2002P-12Status of 10th Grade Competency Test
H.B. 5007E
Modifies the State System of Public Education by extending for one year the pilot status of the tenth grade basic skills competency test....

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FLSigned into law 06/2002P-12Education Code Re-Write: Assessment Cutoff Scores, Accommodations
S.B. 20E
Grandfathers in the scores of 10th-graders who took the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) in spring 2001. Requires that when state board sets higher cutoff scores for 10th-grade FCAT, higher cutoff scores affect only those students who have not yet ...

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TNSigned into law 05/2002P-12Exit Exam
H.B. 2897
Makes the single exit exam prior to high school graduation optional instead of mandatory; requires results be shared with legislative oversight committee on education. - Amends Title 49, Chapter 6, Part 60....

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VASigned into law 04/2002P-12Standard Diploma for "Transition" Students
S.B. 609
Directs the Board of Education to develop guidelines for local school boards to award verified units of credit for a standard diploma for "transition" students: students entering the ninth grade in the 2000, 2001, and 2002 school years using criteria different...

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VASigned into law 03/2002P-12Industry Certification
S.B. 477
Authorizes the Board of Education to substitute industry certification and State licensure examinations for Standards of Learning assessments for the purpose of enhancing the quality of career and technical education and awarding verified units of credit for c...

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VASigned into law 03/2002P-12Diploma Requirements
H.B. 493, S.B. 609
Directs the Board of Education to develop guidelines for local school boards to award verified units of credit for a standard diploma for transition students, students entering the ninth grade in the 2000, 2001 and 2002 school years using criteria different fr...

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OHSigned into law 11/2001P-12Ohio Graduation Tests (OGT) Provision
S.B. 1
Delays the requirement for students to pass all five tests to receive a high school diploma from the class of 2001 to the class of 2007. Provides an alternative graduation requirement for students who pass all of the Ohio Graduation Tests (OGT) except for one...

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CASigned into law 09/2001P-12High School Exit Exam
A.B. 1609
Specifies that 2000-01 school year is the only year in which ninth-graders may take the high school exit examination. Creates new section requiring the state superintendent to contract for an independent study regarding the requirement of passage of the high s...

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DESigned into law 06/2001P-12Changes in the States Assessment System
S.B. 106
This piece of legislation makes adjustments in the states High Stakes assessment system. These changes include looking at measures other than state test scores to determine if students are up to standards. In addition it changes the titles of the state's dif...

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AKSigned into law 06/2001P-122 Year Transition for the High School Grad. Requirement
S.B. 133
Relates to a 2 year transition for implementation of the public high school competency examination; establishes an essential skills examination as a high school graduation requirement; provides for an effective date....

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WASigned into law 06/2001P-12Delays Assessments
S.B. 5686
Delays assessments timelines in areas other than reading and math....

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NVSigned into law 06/2001P-12Assessments, National Board Certification, Professional Development
S.B. 3A
Relates to achievement and proficiency examinations administered in public schools; revises provisions governing the increase of salary for a teacher who is certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards; requires school districts to creat...

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NVSigned into law 05/2001P-12Informational Pamphlet on the High School Proficiency Examiniation
A.B. 318
Requires the department to develop an informational pamphlet concerning the high school proficiency examination; requires boards of each school district to provide a copy to each junior high, middle school or high school within the school district for posting....

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SCSigned into law 05/2001P-12Section 3
H.B. 3534
Amends Section 59-18-310(B). The statewide assessment program in the four academic areas shall include grades 3 through 8, an exit examination which is to be first administered in grade 10, and end-of-course tests for gateway courses in English/language arts, ...

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VAVetoed 05/2001P-12State Licensure Exams as Standards of Learning Assessments
S.B. 1056
Requires the Board of Education to authorize, in its regulation for accrediting public schools, the substitution of industry certification and state licensure examinations for Standards of Learning assessments for the purpose of awarding verified units of cred...

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OKSigned into law 05/2000P-12Assessment
S.B. 491
Modifies the Oklahoma School Testing Program by administering a norm-referenced test in the third-grade beginning with the 2000-2001 school year to continue until the third-grade criterion-referenced test (CRT) is implemented. Field testing of the third grade...

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DESigned into law 05/2000P-12Professional Development and Educator Accountability Act
S.B. 260
Creates the Professional Development and Educator Accountability Act. Beginning in 2002, at least 20% of educator's performance evaluation will be tied to student improvement -- teachers and administrators who fail to measure up can be dismissed. Establishes m...

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MNSigned into law 05/2000P-12Profiles of Learning
S.F. 3286
Amends the Profile of Learning. Highlights: Allows districts to phase in the number of content standards required of students for graduation; empowers teachers to participate in the decision about student standard requirements; allows districts to permit this...

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GASigned into law 03/2000P-12Omnibus Bill - High School Graduation Exams
H.B. 1187
The High School Graduation Tests will be eliminated when the end of course tests are put in place. Local boards of education shall have the option of allowing scores on end-of-course assessments to be counted as part of a student's grade in the course. ...

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