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No Child Left Behind--Choice/Transfer


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State Status/Date Level Summary
LAAdopted 12/2012P-12Sanctions for Low-Performing Schools
LAC 28:LXXXIII, Chapter 14, 16, 19, 23
Repeals §1401, §1403, §1405, which related to levels to, entry and movement in academic assistance. Amends §1601, "Entry into Academically Unacceptable School Status" and §1603, "Requirements for Academically Unacceptable Schools." Adds §1607, which requires a...

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NYAdopted 12/2009P-12Differentiated Accountability Pilot under No Child Left Behind
Title 8 NYCRR 100.2(p), 120.2, 120.3, 120.4
Amends rule to implement the No Child Left Behind differentiated accountability pilot program. One of the key components of this rule is the repeal of the current paragraph 100.2(p)(6), "School Requiring Academic Progress", and its replacement with a new parag...

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NYSigned into law 06/2008P-12Extension of NCLB Provisions
S.B. 7672
Extends the sunset date to June 30, 2009 on provisions related to supplemental educational services, attendance at a safe public school and the suspension of pupils who bring a firearm to or possess a firearm at school; relates to implementation of the No Chil...

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LAAdopted 12/2007P-12School, District and State Accountability System
LAC 28:LXXXIII.301, 517, 613, 707, 709, 903, 1301, 1601-1609, 1901,2101, 2301, 2401, 2501-2505, 2701- 2721, 3301-3303, 3503, 3507, 3701, and 3905.
Amends rules concerning Bulletin 111 - The Louisiana School, District, and State Accountability System. Sets the target graduation rate for schools at 65%. Separates the current School Improvement set of labels and remedies into two separate sets: (1) the "Aca...

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ARSigned into law 04/2007P-12Student Mobility
S.B. 274 (NCLB, Choice)
Section 26. New provision requires district to provide, within ten days, students records and prohibiting holding the student records back for fines which are due. (Act No. 1573)
http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2007/public/SB274.pdf...

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OHSigned into law 12/2006P-12Amends Educational Choice Scholarship Pilot Program
H.B. 79 -- Section Sec. 3310.02,
Sets a number of 14,000 scholarships and amends priorities for distribution, particularly for when the applications exceed the number of available scholarships. Amendments focus on eligibility of students in low-performing schools. See full text for details (a...

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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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GASigned into law 12/2005P-12Accountability and Interventions
S.B. 35
Makes the department responsible for the implementation of a single statewide system of accountability. Adds school systems to the system of review and accountability. Strikes subparagraph (D) of paragraph (6) of subsection (a) of Code Section 20-14-41, relati...

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GAAdopted 07/2005P-12Accountability System
GAC 160-7-1-.01 thru -.04
Clarifies rules regarding the statewide accountability system, including definitions, profiles and awards and school- and district-level consequences. Also sets forth state audit and record retention requirements for schools and districts. http://www.doe.k12.g...

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CASigned into law 08/2004P-12Pupil Records
A.B. 1636
Authorizes a public officer or agency to allow the use of records concerning a individual that relates to free or reduced-price meal eligibility by a school district employee to identify pupils eligible for public school choice and supplemental educational ser...

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ARRule Adoption 06/2004P-12Opportunity Public School Choice Act
ADE 173
Establishes rules regarding the guidelines, procedures and enforcement of the Arkansas Opportunity Public School Choice Act of 2004. http://arkedu.state.ar.us/pdf/ade%20173%20opportunity%20school%20choice.pdf...

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TNSigned into law 05/2004P-12Education
S.B. 2207
Povides for notification to parents of student subgroups not making adequate yearly progress of option to transfer their children to another school in that system.
http://www.state.tn.us/sos/acts/103/pub/pc0680.pdf
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WVto governor 03/2004P-12Transfers from Seriously Impaired Schools
H.B. 4001 -- Multiple Sections
Establishes that whenever a school is determined to be seriously impaired and fails to improve its status within one year, following state intervention in the operation of the school to correct the impairment, any student attending the school may transfer once...

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WVSigned into law 01/2004P-12Education
H.B. 4111
Requires the state board to adopt system standards, including student performance and progress, school and school system progress, etc. Requires performance measures to incude graduation rate, dropout rate, attendance, student performance; percentage of gradu...

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ARSigned into law 01/2004P-12Arkansas Opportunity Public School Choice Act of 2004
S.B. 33 §§ 6, 7
Adds Ark. Code 6-15-1903, 6-18-227. Students attending schools receiving an annual performance category Level 1 for two consecutive years must be offered a transfer under the Arkansas Opportunity Public School Choice Act of 2004. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/...

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ARSigned into law 01/2004P-12Arkansas Opportunity Public School Choice Act of 2004 - Timely ID
S.B. 33 § 7
Add Ark. Code 6-18-227. Requires parental/student notification as soon as practicable that school has been designated Level 1 performance for two or more consecutive years and available options including transfer. The state is responsible for necessary transpo...

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ARRule Adoption 10/2003P-12Arkansas Public School Choice Act
ADE 157
Establishes rules governing the guidelines, procedures and enforcement of the Arkansas Public School Choice Act. http://arkedu.state.ar.us/pdf/ade%20157%20school%20choice%20rule.pdf...

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CASigned into law 10/2003P-12Education: Foster or Homeless Children
A.B. 490
Requires a school district to accept for credit full or partial coursework satisfactorily completed by a pupil while attending a public school, juvenile court school, or nonpublic, nonsectarian school or agency. Requires pupils paced in licensed children's ins...

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MOSigned into law 07/2003P-12Intra-District Student Transfer
S.B. 666
Requires school board of each school district with multiple attendance centers containing the same grade levels to, no later than July 1, 2004, develop, and make available to the public, a policy regarding the transfer of that school district's students to oth...

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ARRule Adoption 06/2003P-12Public School Choice Act
Uncodified
Establishes rules regarding guidelines, procedures, and enforcement of the Arkansas Public School Choice Act.
http://arkedu.state.ar.us/pdf/school%20choice%20regs.pdf...

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PARule Adoption 06/2003P-12Persistently Dangerous Schools
22 PA. CODE CH. 403
Establishes rules pertaining to compliance with the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. PENNSYLVANIA REG 3807 (SN) Defines violent criminal offense as any of the following offenses that are set forth in 18 Pa.C.S. (relating to Crimes Code): (i)  Kidnapping. (ii...

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MDRule Adoption 06/2003P-12Unsafe School Choice Transfer Policy
COMAR 13A.08.01.20
A. Each local school system shall allow a student attending a public elementary or secondary school to attend a safe public elementary or secondary school within the school system if the student:
(1) Attends a persistently dangerous public elementary or second...

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NDSigned into law 04/2003P-12Student Transfers
H.B. 1086
A student's parent may apply to a contiguous school district for admission of the student at any time during the school year if: a. The student was a victim of violence occurring within the school in which the student was enrolled and the violence was document...

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COSigned into law 04/2003P-12Opportunity Contract Pilot Program
H.B. 1160
Establishes the "Colorado Opportunity Contract Pilot Program" beginning in the '04-'05 school year, which requires school districts with eight or more low or unsatisfactory schools to allow eligible students to attend a participating nonpublic school under the...

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ARSigned into law 04/2003P-12Schools Districts and Public School Choice
S.B. 242
Requires all school districts to participate in public school choice. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003/public/SB242.pdf...

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COSigned into law 04/2003P-12Student Transfers
H.B. 1087
Concerns requirements related to student transfers; districts should consider adopting policies that give transfer enrollment priority to a student with unsatisfactory proficiency ratings attending a school rated unsatisfactory. http://www.leg.state.co.us/2003...

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NMSigned into law 03/2003P-12Open Enrollment (Choice) Section
H.B. 212 (Omnibus Bill)
Amends Section 22-1-4. Requires boards to adopt and promulgate rules governing enrollment and re-enrollment at public schools other than charter schools within the school district. Admissions must give students enrolled in a school ranked as a school that nee...

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UTRule Adoption 02/2003P-12Persistently Dangerous Schools
R277-483
Provides criteria and procedures designating schools as persistently dangerous and provides for parent notification and transfers for students if residents of a designated school or a victim of a specific violent criminal offense. UTAH REG 25965 (SN)...

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ILSigned into law 06/2002P-12NAEP Testing, School Report Cards, Parental Notification of Child Placement in Bilingual Program, Supplemental Aid to Low-Income Districts
S.B. 1983
Requires schools that are part of the sample drawn by the National Center for Education Statistics to administer the biennial State academic assessments of 4th and 8th grade reading and mathematics under the National Assessment of Educational Progress. Provide...

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OHSigned into law 11/2001P-12Levels of Intervention
S.B. 1
Requires the state board to establish a standard unit of improvement for buildings and requires districts that are not excellent or effective to develop district-wide continuous improvement plans and to develop continuous improvement plans for buildings within...

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