|CO||Signed into law 02/2014||P-12||Clarification of Definition of Public School|
Clarifies that, for purposes of the accreditation statutes, a public school includes an on-line school but not an on-line program.
|TX||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Investigation of Alleged Inaccurate Data Being Reported|
Permits (previously required) the commissioner of education to authorize special accreditation investigations under specified circumstances. Authorizes a special accreditation investigation to be conducted in response to a complaint to the agency regarding all...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||K-12 Accreditation Criteria for Alternative Education Campus|
Requires that state board accreditation rules for districts and state charter school institutes take into consideration the performance of students in the district or institute's alternative education campuses, taking into account the unique purposes of the ca...
|VA||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||Statewide School Division: The Opportunity Educational Institution|
Creates a statewide school division called the Opportunity Educational Institution to be administered and supervised by the Opportunity Educational Institution Board (also established by this bill). Requires any school that has been denied accreditation and p...
|MT||Vetoed 04/2013||P-12||Processes for Changes to Any Accreditation Standard|
SB 302 requires the Board of Public Education (BPE), prior to adoption or amendment of any accreditation standard, to submit proposals to the Education and Local Government Interim Committee (ELG). During periods that the legislature is not in regular session,...
|WV||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||School/District Efficiency|
Outlines alternative school and district measurements to ensure that all students receive thorough, efficient education. Delineates roles of schools, districts, and state board of education. Requires state board to reform the statewide assessment program and d...
|MT||Adopted 10/2012||P-12||Accreditation, Including Teacher Evaluation|
Modifies accreditation. One modification deletes old section on teacher evaluation and replaces with new. Requires that evaluation system for licensed staff:
(i) be conducted at least annually for nontenure staff and on a regular schedule adopted by the distri...
|MT||Adopted 10/2012||P-12||Assessment Required for Accrediation|
Chapter 55 Accreditation Standards provide a framework to ensure the constitutional right of every Montana student to a basic system of free quality public
schools that develops the full educational potential of every student and that 1. recognizes the uniquen...
|MS||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Authorizes Consolidation of Low-Performing Schools and School Districts in Emergency Situations|
Relating to low-performing schools and school districts: Provides that if a local school district violates accreditation standards determined to be the basis for immediate withdrawal of accreditation, there shall be a show cause hearing conducted by the commis...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Temporary Waiver for Certain Mandates|
Extends the period during which schools cannot be penalized or denied accreditation for failure to comply with certain standards such as textbook adoption. Allows schools to not comply with certain education mandates for two more years --until June 30, 2013, a...
|ID||Adopted 05/2012||P-12||Rules Governing School Accreditation and Uniformity|
ID ADC 08.02.02.140
All public secondary schools, serving any grade(s) 9-12, will be accredited. Accreditation is voluntary for elementary schools, grades K-8, and private and parochial schools.
Schools will develop continuous school improvement plans focused on the improvement ...
|ID||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||Creating a Process to Ensure all Schools can Participate in State Functions Such as Playoffs|
Directs the state department of education to define and implement a process outlining secondary school accreditation requirements for the purpose of participation in
extra-curricular activities so as to remove current regulatory barriers to schools' ability to...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||High School Accreditation; Industry Certifications|
H.B. 642/S.B. 514
Requires the Board of Education to adopt regulations adjusting the formula for calculating the final high school accreditation status to add points for each student obtaining a diploma and certain industry certifications, state licensure, or occupational crede...
|NH||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Accountability Standards met with NEASC Accreditation|
Allows a school to demonstrate compliance with New Hampshire's input-based school accountability standards by furnishing evidence that it has received full accreditation from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC); a school may demonstrate...
|NC||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||High School Accrediation|
Provides that the State Board of Education (SBE) is an authorized accrediting entity for public schools. Requires the SBE to adopt rigorous academic standards for accrediation taking into consideration: (1) Standards of regional and national accrediting agenci...
|ND||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Certification System for Public and Nonpublic Schools|
Establishes a certification system for the approval of public and nonpublic schools. Authorizes the Superintendent of Public Instruction to withhold state aid from public schools that are not in compliance. If a nonpublic school is not in compliance, the Super...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2011||P-12||Charter School Reporting|
Requires a public charter school to annually submit a report detailing: (1) The number of applications for enrollment received; (2) The number of applicants with a disability identified under the Individuals with Disabilities Act; (3) The number of application...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Alternative Accreditation|
Provides that any school board, on behalf of one or more of its schools, may request from the Board of Education releases from state regulations and approval of an individual School Accreditation Plan.
|VA||Signed into law 02/2011||P-12||Delayed Implementation of Certain Statutes and Regulations|
H.B. 1554/S.B. 810
Provides for the delayed implementation of statutes and regulations upon which the accreditation of schools in the Commonwealth is based that were not already in effect on June 30, 2008, with the exception of the graduation and completion rate index and the ec...
|TX||Adopted 07/2010||P-12||Accreditation Status, Standards, and Sanctions|
19 TAC 97.1051-1073
Makes various changes to state accountability provisions. Language below primarily from July 23, 2010 Texas Register.
97.1051: Amends definitions. Changes the definition of "campus closure" to remove references to "repurposing," which is now defined in statute...
|MO||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||Accreditation|
H.B. 1543--Multiple Provisions
In fiscal years 2011 through 2013, the Department of Education cannot penalize a school district on its accreditation review for failing to achieve resource standards if the school funding formula or transportation categorical is underfunded as specified and t...
|MS||Signed into law 04/2010||P-12||Schools At Risk|
Requires the Department of Education to provide assistance to certain schools not meeting adequate performance of accreditation standards. Requires schools at-risk to be identified by specified criteria. Authorizes evaluation teams to conduct on- site audits. ...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||Delaying Implementation of Certain Statutes|
H.B. 111/S.B. 352
Relates to delayed implementation of certain statutes and regulations upon which accreditation is based, with the exception of the graduation and completion rate index, unless such statutes or regulations are also specifically required by federal code, federal...
|IA||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||Deaccreditation of Districts and/or Nonpublic Schools|
Allows for the deaccreditation of districts or nonpublic schools. Allows the director of the department of education to order the positive fund balances held by a deaccredited school district to be transferred to the school's general fund if the school's gener...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Special Accreditation Investigations|
H.B. 3 - Section 59 - Part II
Adds to circumstances under which special accreditation investigations must be conducted. Directs the commissioner to authorize special accreditation investigations to be conducted when:
(1) A significant pattern of decreased academic performance has develope...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Assistance to Low-Performing Districts and Schools|
H.B. 3 - Section 59 - Part IV
Amends language regarding actions the commissioner may take as regards a district that does not satisfy accreditation criteria, academic performance standards or any financial accountability standard. Provides that the commissioner may order the preparation of...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||School Accountability and Accreditation|
Repeals and reenacts the Educational Accreditation Act of 1998 to align accountability and accreditation measures and procedures; assigns specified related duties to the State Board of Education in regard to accountability to include measuring student academic...
|IA||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Accreditation|
Relates to the accreditation of school districts and nonpublic schools and the reorganization of school districts. If a recommendation is for the district to no longer be accredited, requires a list of deficiencies and a list of available resources for technic...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||Delay of Accreditation Implementation|
Provides for the delayed implementation of statutes, regulations and standards upon which the accreditation of schools or school divisions in the Commonwealth is based that are not already in effect; relates to passing rates for full accreditation based on ass...
|MS||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||School District Accreditation Levels|
Relates to school district accreditation levels; revises accreditation terminology.
19 TAC Chapter 97
Adopts new 19 TAC Chapter 97, Planning and Accountability, Subchapter EE, Accreditation Status, Standards, and Sanctions. The new subchapter defines the accreditation statuses of Accredited, Accredited-Warned, Accredited-Probation, and Not Accredited-Revoked a...
|UT||Adopted 08/2007||P-12||Accreditation of Secondary Schools|
Deletes previous Northwest Association of Accredited Schools and State Board of Education accreditation standards and provides newly revised standards.
|SD||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||Expands Use of State Institute Fund|
Adds support activities related to school accreditation and teacher training and retention to the list of purposes for use of the State Institute Fund by the Department of Education.
|VA||Rule Adoption 07/2006||P-12||Standards 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 ...
|WV||Rule Adoption 06/2006||P-12||Performance Based Accreditation System|
Title 126, Series 13
Amends rules regarding a process for improving education and a performance-based accreditation system. http://www.wvsos.com/csrdocs/pdfdocs/126-013.pdf ...
|KS||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||School Accreditation and Resource Allocation|
S.B. 549 - Section 1
Provides that whenever the state board determines that a school has failed either to meet the accreditation requirements or standards adopted by the state board
or provide the curriculum required by state law, the state board must notify the district in which ...
|MO||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Lapse of Provisional Accrediation|
If a school district has been classified as unaccredited within the previous five school years and the district is subsequently classified as provisionally accredited, the district will be subject to lapse on June 30 of any school year in which the state board...
|MI||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||New High School Graduation Requirements|
Establishes statewide high school graduation requirements effective with the class of 2010, including 4 units English; 3 units science, including biology and either chemistry or physics. Strongly encourages students to complete a fourth credit in science, such...
|MS||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Exempting Level 4 or 5 Accredited Districts from Certain Requirements|
Relates to school districts; establishes home rule; exempts Level 4 or 5 accredited districts from certain requirements. Authorizes the State Board of Education to exempt any school district meeting Level 4 or 5 state accreditation standards from any compulsor...
|WV||Rule Adoption 07/2005||P-12||Performance Based Accreditation System|
Title 126, Series 13
Amends rules relating to a performance based accreditation system to improve education. WEST VIRGINIA REG 4602 (SN)...
|CO||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12||Accreditation Indicators and Dropout/Graduation Rates|
Standardizes the calculation of graduation rates and dropout rates that are required to be reported by school districts for accreditation. Standardizes and requires the reporting of continuing education rates and mobility rates by school districts for accredit...
|CO||Vetoed 06/2005||P-12||Evaluation of State Accountability System and Revised Designations|
S.B. 214 (Section 1-2)
Requires the department to contract every 3 years for an independent evaluation of the state accountability system and the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. Requires the evaluation to include:
(1) The impact of the accountability systems on learning and teach...
|CO||Vetoed 06/2005||P-12||School Accountability Reports and State Accreditation|
S.B. 214 (Section 4-6)
Section 4: Repeals and reenacts 22-7-605 pertaining to the content and format of state-mandated school accountability reports.
Section 5: Adds new subsection requiring the department to print selected school accountability reports in Spanish. Requires the de...
|CO||Vetoed 06/2005||P-12||Diagnostic Academic Growth Calculation|
S.B. 214 (Section 7-8)
Section 7: Encourages the state board to establish accreditation indicators based in part on the diagnostic academic growth calculation added by paragraph (d), section 22-7-604.3.
Section 8: Creates new paragraph (d) in section 22-7-604.3. States that a diagn...
|KS||Became law without governor's signature 04/2005||P-12|
H.B. 2247 (section 6)
Requires every accredited school to teach the subjects and areas of instruction adopted by the state board of education as of January 1, 2005. Requires every accredited high school to also teach the subjects and areas of instruction necessary to meet the gradu...
|KS||Became law without governor's signature 04/2005||P-12||2010 Commission|
H.B. 2247 (section 7-9)
Establishes the 2010 Commission. States that the commission shall cease to exist on December 31, 2010. Requires the commission to:
(a) Conduct continuous and on-going monitoring of the implementation and operation of the school district finance and quality per...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Accreditation Standards|
Requires the department of education to conduct an on-campus Standards for Accreditation of Arkansas Public Schools review for each school district in the state at least once every four years. Authorizes the department of education to visit any school campus f...
|OH||Rule Adoption 10/2004||P-12||Accreditation of Education Programs|
Amends rules regarding accreditation of education programs, applications, fees, suspensions, and revocations. OHIO REG 11562 (SN)...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Special Education in Private Schools|
A.B. 1858 (multiple provisions)
Require the Superintendent of Public Instruction to conduct an investigation onsite at any time without prior notice when there is substantial reason to believe that there is an immediate danger to the health, safety, or welfare of a child, and to monitor the ...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Nonpublic Schools Serving Special Education Students|
A.B. 1858 (multiple provisions)
Requires a master contracts with nonpublic, nonsectarian schools for the provision of special education and related services to include that, with respect to a nonpublic, nonsectarian school that is associated with a licensed children's institution, there be a...
|WV||Rule Adoption 07/2004||P-12||Performance Based Accreditation System|
Title 126, Series 13
Amends rules regarding a process for improving education through a performance based accreditation system. WEST VIRGINIA REG 4415 (SN)...
|VA||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Standards of Quality|
S.B. 479, H.B. 1014
Reorganizes the Standards of Quality and makes substantive amendments that would (i) increase from one half-time to one full-time principal in elementary schools with fewer than 300 students; (ii) provide one full-time assistant principal for each 400 students...
|AR||Rule Adoption 11/2003||P-12||Standards for Accreditation of Public Schools|
Establishes rules governing standards of accreditation of Arkansas public schools. http://arkedu.state.ar.us/pdf/ade%20156%20standards.pdf...
|AR||Rule Adoption 06/2003||P-12||Standards/Accreditation of Arkansas Public Schools|
Establishes rules regarding standards for accreditation of Arkansas public schools; describes the process for how public schools or districts will be cited or placed in probationary status for failure to meet standards of accreditation; establishes enforcement...
|TX||Rule Adoption 05/2003||P-12||Youth Commission Schools|
37 TAC 91.41
Amends rules concerning education administration. Clarifies that Youth Commission schools are accredited under certain provisions. TEXAS REG 85576 (SN)...
|AR||Emergency Rule Adoption 04/2003||P-12||Emergency Amendment to Standards of Accreditation|
Allow the Arkansas State Board of Education to waive the minimum of 178 days required in the Standards for Accreditation of Arkansas Public Schools for the purposes of professional development or natural necessity due to inclement weather, fire, natural disast...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Quality Education Act of 2003 - Accreditation|
H.B. 2697 (Omnibus Bill)
Amends §§ 6-15-202 - 6-15-209. Revises state accreditation regulations and consequences for schools and districts failing to meet Arkansas Standards of Accreditation. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003/public/HB2697.pdf...
|CO||Signed into law 06/2002||P-12||Testing and Reporting of K-12 ESL Students|
Requires department to develop single test for districts to identify students eligible to participate in K-12 English language proficiency programs; establish statewide proficiency levels and accomodations on test; and disaggregate testing data to track the ac...
|KS||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Curriculum Standards Review, State School Report Card, Pupil Performance Study|
Requires review of curriculum standards in certain core academic areas every five instead of three years. Changes date to requires state board to prepare public education performance report card on or before January 1 of each academic year. Eliminates language...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12||Guidance Counselors, Reading Specialists|
Amends the Standards of Quality to require, within the Standards of Accreditation, guidance counselors in elementary schools at the following staffing levels: one hour per day per 100 students, one full-time at 500 students, and one hour per day additional tim...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2001||P-12||Posting Information on losing accreditation|
Chapter No.598, Requires a school board to give official notice at a school board meeting if a public school within the district that has elected to be accredited loses its accreditation. Requires written notice to parents or guardians of students if a school ...
|NV||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Exemption from Accreditation|
Exempts elementary and secondary education institutions operated by churches, religious organizations and faith-based ministries from requirements of the Private Elementary and Secondary Education Authorization Act. Before a child enrolls in an institution th...
|ND||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Waivers|
Allows any school or school district to apply to the superintendent of public instruction for a waiver
of any rule governing the accreditation of schools, provided the waiver encourages innovation, has
the potential to result in improved education opportuniti...
|NM||Vetoed 04/2001||P-12||Accreditation Process|
Increases the cycle of accreditation from three years to six years. The language in the bill leaves the cycle open so that some schools can be visited more often than the current three years, and some less often. These changes support an effort to shift the fo...
|AR||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||Minimum Wage for School Employees|
From the legislation:
FULL-TIME CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEE SHALL NOT RECEIVE AN HOURLY RATE OF COMPENSATION LESS THAN SIX DOLLARS AND TWENTY FIVE CENTS ($ 6.25) PER HOUR. ...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||Admission Contingent on Accreditation|
Provides that the failure of a Virginia public high school to achieve full accreditation pursuant to the Standards of Accreditation promulgated by the board of education shall not be the sole criterion for denial of admission and enrollment of a student gradua...
|MT||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||Multiyear accreditation of schools; accreditation of 7th and 8th grades funded at high school rates|
Allows for multiyear accreditation of schools; requires compliance with teacher certification laws to receive multiyear accreditation; provides for accreditation of 7th and 8th grades funded at high school rates....
|VA||Signed into law 02/2001||P-12||Using Accreditation as Factor for Admission|
Provides that the failure of a Virginia public high school to achieve full accreditation shall not be the sole criterion for denial of admission and enrollment of a student graduating from such high school to a public institution of higher education in Virgini...
|CO||Vetoed 06/2000||P-12||State Board Accreditation of Schools|
Concerns accreditation by the State Board of Education; provides that the Board of Education will appraise and accredit school districts in this state and submit recommendations to the Governor and General Assembly for improvements in education....
|IA||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Accreditation Standards|
Provides for the adoption of administrative rules; requires school districts and accredited nonpublic schools to adopt policies relating to health services, media services programs and guidance programs as part of the accreditation standards applicable to scho...
|VA||Signed into law 02/2000||P-12||Transfer of Credits, Accreditation|
Provides that the Board of Education recognizes, for purposes of facilitating the transfer of academic credits for students who have attended private schools and are now enrolling in public schools and to satisfy the accreditation requirement for an exemption ...
|TX||Signed into law 06/1999||P-12||Accreditation and Accountability|
H.B. 3 - Section 59 - Part I
Makes former Section 39.071 new Section 39.051, and repeals portions of existing 39.051, "Academic Excellence Indicators." Provides that in determining a district's accreditation status, the commissioner must evaluate performance on the student achievement ind...