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Accountability--Sanctions/Interventions


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State Status/Date Level Summary
INSigned into law 03/2014P-12Turnaround Academies
S.B. 205
Requires the state board to determine, during a turnaround academy's fifth year of operation, whether the turnaround academy will be returned to the operation of the school corporation, become a charter school, or be subject to an additional intervention. Spec...

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MSSigned into law 03/2014P-12School Districts
S.B. 2571
Section 5. Sets July 31 as the date by which school districts that have an alternative school program must submit their annual report on the program. Allows the Mississippi Department of Education to sanction districts that fail to file the mandatory annual re...

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AKAdopted 10/2013P-12School and District Accountability
4 AAC 06.812
Amends the chapters to implement new school and district accountability components and repeal accountability measures that no longer apply to schools and districts as a result of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) waiver. Each school and distric...

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ALAdopted 09/2013P-12Flexibility for Students in Failing Schools
AL ADC 290-4-1-.04
Implements the requirements of the Alabama Accountability of 2013. Directs the state superintendent to prepare a list of failing schools under the provisions of the Alabama Accountability Act of 2013. Establishes procedures for local boards to notify parents t...

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CASigned into law 07/2013P-12Appointed Trustee for Insolvent District (education finance omnibus)
A.B. 86 - Appointed Trustee for Insolvent District
From bill summary: Authorizes the superintendent of public instruction to appoint a trustee with the powers and responsibilities of an administrator when a school district becomes insolvent and requires an emergency apportionment from the state. http://www.leg...

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NVSigned into law 06/2013P-12Accountability
A.B. 460
Requires the state department of education to ensure that the statewide system of accountability complies with federal mandates under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Establishes certain requirements for the statewide system of accountabilit...

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VTSigned into law 05/2013P-12Multiple Components - School Closings; Guidelines for Teacher Advisory System
H.B. 521
Two of multiple components. Creates a committee to study the implications of public schools closing to become independent schools. Creates a working group to develop best practice guidelines for teacher advisory systems.
http://www.leg.state.vt.us/docs/2014/A...

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ALSigned into law 05/2013P-12Educational Accountability and Intervention Act
S.B. 60
Educational Accountability and Intervention Act. Authorizes the state board to assume direct control over governing boards in low-performing districts. Authorizes parents of a student assigned to a failing school to use a state income tax credit to help offset...

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MOSigned into law 05/2013P-12Unaccredited School Districts
S.B. 125
Requires public comment be obtained on the appropriate scoring guides, instruments, and procedures used in determining the accreditation status of a district at least fourteen days in advance of a meeting on the accreditation status.
Removes the two-year wait...

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

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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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OHSigned into law 12/2012P-12Persistently Poor Performing Schools and Districts
H.B. 555
This section requires the state board to submit to the General Assembly recommendations for a comprehensive statewide plan to intervene in and improve the performance of persistently poor performing schools and school districts.
http://www.legislature.state.o...

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TXAdopted 07/2012P-12Accreditation Status, Standards, and Sanctions
19 TAC 97.1065, 1067
Section 97.1065 addresses provisions relating to repurposing, alternative management, or campus closure, including actions requested by parent petition or local board request for alternative to approach identified in parent petition. Section 97.1067 addresses ...

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OHSigned into law 06/2012P-12Parent Trigger in Columbus
S.B. 316 - Parent Trigger in Columbus
From final bill analysis: Specifies that the provisions of the "parent trigger" restructuring petition, under the Columbus pilot program, prevail over the general restructuring law for low-performing schools, if a district school becomes subject to both, unles...

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PASigned into law 06/2012P-12Authority of a Commonwealth Partnership School District
H.B. 1901 - Sec. 1704-B
Section 1704-B continues provisions of the Empowerment Act that were scheduled to expire June 30, 2012. A Commonwealth Partnership School District is authorized to: 1) cancel or renegotiate any contract, other than collective bargaining agreements, for the pur...

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CTSigned into law 05/2012P-12Low Performing Districts
S.B. 458
(Sec. 34) Defines an alliance district as a town whose school district is among those with the lowest academic performance as measured by a district performance index (DPI) the bill establishes. For FY 13, the bill requires the education commissioner to design...

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TNSigned into law 05/2012P-12Statewide Accountability
S.B. 2208
Directs commissioner of education to establish appropriate performance goals and measures for LEAs. Rewards LEAs that reach the achievement and achievement gap closure targets. Stipulates corrective action for LEAs that do not meet targets. Requires public rep...

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LASigned into law 04/2012P-12Transferring Low-performing School to Recovery District and Parent Petitions
H.B. 976
Allows for a public school to be transferred to the Recovery School District (RSD) if such transfer is approved by the state board of education and both of the following conditions are met: (1) Parents or legal guardians representing at least 51% of the studen...

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LASigned into law 04/2012P-12School Choice and Voucher Program
H.B. 976
Expands the current choice program, Student Scholarships for Educational Excellence Program, beyond schools in the New Orleans district to students statewide who meet eligibility requirements. Provides scholarships to eligible students to attend public and non...

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WYSigned into law 03/2012P-12Statewide Accountability System
S.F. 57
Establishes indicators to measure student achievement and school-level performance. Stipulates that indicators will be used to create an overall school performance rating system. Details rewards and sanctions based on where schools are rated. Requires the stat...

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SDSigned into law 03/2012P-12State Accountability System
S.B. 25
Creates a new state accountability system for public elementary and secondary schools to hold public schools accountable for student achievement and ensure that all public schools make yearly progress.

Yearly progress will be measured by multiple indicators...

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CAVetoed 10/2011P-12Parent Trigger Amendments
A.B. 203
From bill summary: Requires interventions to be implemented for a school that is identified as persistently lowest-achieving but does not receive specified school improvement grant funding. Requires a governing board of a local educational agency to allow pare...

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ILSigned into law 08/2011P-12Full-Year School Plan
H.B. 1415
Provides that if certain specified schools remain on academic watch status for two years, subject to the availability of federal appropriation money, the state board must allow the local school board to operate the school on a state board-approved pilot full-y...

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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-12Parent Trigger Pilot for Columbus
H.B. 153 - Parent Trigger Pilot for Columbus
Establishes a pilot project for any school operated by the Columbus school district that has been ranked in the lowest 5% of all public schools statewide for three or more consecutive years. Requires the district board to implement any of five requested reform...

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OHSigned into law 06/2011P-12Sanctions for the Lowest-Performing Schools
H.B. 153 - Sanctions for the Lowest-Performing Schools
Provides that for any building that is ranked in the lowest 5% of all public school buildings statewide for three consecutive years and is declared to be under an academic watch or in a state of academic emergency, the district board must do one of the followi...

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OHSigned into law 06/2011P-12Licensure Exam Retakes for Teachers in Lowest-Performing Schools
H.B. 153 - Licensure Exam Retakes for Teachers in Lowest-Performing Schools
Directs the board of education of each city, exempted village, and local school district, the governing authority of each community school, and the governing body of each STEM school with a building ranked in the lowest 10% of all public school buildings accor...

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HISigned into law 06/2011P-12Reconstituting Public School and Charter School
S.B. 1485
Allows the superintendent of education to reconstitute a public school, except for charter schools. Directs the department to negotiate with the respective unions the process of reassigning employees of the school to be reconstituted to other positions within ...

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TXSigned into law 06/2011P-12Parent Trigger Law--Local Board May Trump
S.B. 738
Provides that if the commissioner is presented with a written petition signed by the parents of a majority of the students enrolled at a campus that has an "unacceptable" performance rating for three consecutive school years after the campus is reconstituted, ...

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OKSigned into law 05/2011P-12Graduation Rates
S.B. 2
Instructs the state board to adopt a four-year adjusted cohort graduation rate and extended-year adjusted cohort graduation rate to establish a uniform definition of high school graduation rate. Requires the state board to adopt percentage growth targets for h...

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GASigned into law 05/2011P-12Increased Flexibility for Increased Accountability
H.B. 192
Extends until end of 2014-15 school year the provision that each local school system either notify the department of its intention to request increased flexibility through local school board flexibility contract or elect not to request increased flexibility in...

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INSigned into law 05/2011P-12Accountability
H.B. 1001--Turnaround Academies
Provides that a school that remains in the lowest performance category for a fifth year becomes a turnaround academy. Requires the state board of education to set specific goals for a turnaround academy, and allows the turnaround academy to be operated by a sp...

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GASigned into law 04/2011P-12School Board Member Terms
S.B. 79
Provides that members of local boards of education must serve terms of no less than four years. Provides for a phase-in period and for exceptions. Provides for the composition and election of county boards of education in counties in which there is a homestead...

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AZSigned into law 04/2011P-12Accountability
H.B. 2234
Amends section 15-241. Changes the method used to calculate a school's classification and replaces the current labels of "excelling", "highly performing", "performing", "underperforming" or "failing to meet academic standards" with a letter grade system of A, ...

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ARSigned into law 04/2011P-12District Takeovers by State Board
S.B. 383
If the state board orders the takeover of a school district under authority and also orders the removal of the school district board of directors, the state board may assume all authority of the school district board of directors as may be necessary for the da...

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MISigned into law 03/2011P-12Supervision of Lowest-achieving Schools
S.B. 157
Provides that if a school included on the list of lowest-achieving 5% of public schools was operated by a district in which an emergency manager was in place under the Local Government and School District Fiscal Accountability Act, the Superintendent of Public...

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CAAdopted 09/2010P-12Parent Empowerment
5 CA ADC 4800, 4801, 4802, 4803, 4804, 4805, 4806, 4807
Adopts emergency regulations to implement Senate Bill 4, Chapter 3, 5th Extraordinary Session of 2010. This Senate Bill and these emergency regulations establish the parent empowerment process whereby parents of students who are or will be enrolled in up to 75...

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TXAdopted 07/2010P-12Accreditation 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...

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

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OKSigned into law 06/2010P-12Four Intervention Models
S.B. 2033
This section of S.B. 2033 establishes and defines four intervention models, one of which a school identified as being among the persistently lowest-achieving schools in the state is required to implement (turnaround, closure, restart or transformation).
http:...

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NYSigned into law 05/2010P-12School Takeovers by Educational Partnership Organizations
A.B. 11171, Section 6
From "Summary of Specific Provisions" on Assembly Web site:

Section 6 of this bill would add a new S21l-e to the Education Law to authorize the board of education of a school district, or the Chancellor of the New York City School District, to contract with ...

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OKSigned into law 05/2010P-12
S.B. 509
Authorizes a district board of education for a district with an average daily membership of more than 30,000 which implements an alternative governance arrangement to use the following procedures, upon approval of the district board and concurrence of the exec...

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CTSigned into law 05/2010P-12School Governance Council
S.B. 438 - Sec. 21
Permits the local/regional board of education for a school that has been identified as in need of improvement pursuant or designated as a low achieving school (due to such school failing to make adequate yearly progress in mathematics and reading at the whole ...

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CTSigned into law 05/2010P-12Monitoring of Reconstituted Schools
S.B. 438 - Sec. 22
Requires the department of education to monitor, within available appropriations, those schools that have reconstituted (See section 21 of this bill) to determine whether such schools have demonstrated progress with regard to the following indicators: (1) the ...

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MSSigned into law 04/2010P-12New Start School
S.B. 2293
Creates a New Start School Program. Requires a New Start School to be established in each public school that is considered failing. Provides for the conversion of underperforming schools into conversion charter schools, for contracts relating to such conversio...

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

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WISigned into law 04/2010P-12Act 215 - Multiple Provisions
S.B. 437
Act 215. For a district in need of improvement for 4 consecutive years, new section requires district boards to take certain actions (additional learning time; system of academic and behavioral supports; use data to differentiate instruction; employ a research...

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WASigned into law 03/2010P-12Accountability
S.B. 6696
Creates a coherent and effective accountability framework for improvement for all schools and districts to provide an excellent and equitable education, the tools necessary for accountability, including the necessary accounting and data reporting systems, asse...

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

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

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

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MASigned into law 01/2010P-12Underperforming or Chronically Underperforming Schools
S.B. 2247
Repeals and replaces existing policies relating to Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education to designate a school as underperforming or chronically underperforming. Defines Commissioner's and State Board's authority and duties. Authorizes takeover of...

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CASigned into law 01/2010P-12Race to the Top
S.B. 1E - Section 8
Adds Chapter 18 (commencing with Section 53100) to the Education Code. Numbers below relate to new section numbers.

53100: For purposes of implementing the federal Race to the Top program, (1) authorizes the state superintendent and president of the state bo...

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CASigned into law 01/2010P-12Parent Empowerment
S.B. 4E - Parent Empowerment
Creates new sections 53300 and ff. of the Education Code, establishing new "Parent Empowerment" section. Provides that for any school not identified as a persistently low-achieving school under new Section 53201 (see enacted S.B. 1E http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/p...

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MISigned into law 01/2010P-12Reform Failing Schools
H.B. 4787 - Sec. 1280c
Part of Michigan's Race to the Top Legislation. Beginning in 2010, not later than September 1 of each year, the state superintendent is required to publish a list of the lowest achieving 5% of all public schools. Once a building is identified as being in the l...

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NMAdopted 12/2009P-12Academic Proficiency, Attendance and Driving Permits
NMAC 6.30.11
Establishes requirements for demonstrating 9th grade math & reading proficiency and meeting school attendance standards prior to receiving an MVD driving permit for the year 2011.
http://www.nmcpr.state.nm.us/nmac/parts/title06/06.030.0011.htm...

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

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

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GAAdopted 11/2009P-12Athletics Participation, No Pass No Play Grades 6-12
GAC 160 -5-1-.18, -.19
Adds that retention of students for athletic purposes is prohibited. Repeals rule 160-5-1-.19 "Grades 6-8: Competitive Interscholastic Activities" and adds provisions related to no pass no play for middle grades students to rule 160 -5-1-.18. Requires students...

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ILSigned into law 08/2009P-12Leadership of Districts in Financial Trouble
H.B. 2674
Authorizes a district under the authority of a Financial Oversight Panel to appoint a district superintendent with a specified certification or a chief executive officer upon expiration of the current superintendent's contract. Requires the superintendent or c...

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CASigned into law 08/2009P-12CTE Programs at Regional Occupation Centers/Programs
S.B. 640
Requires an employer advisory board to recommend measures, criteria and methods to evaluate the skills and knowledge of students in a regional occupation center or program established and maintained by a county board of education. Requires an employer advisory...

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

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

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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12Failure to Comply with Finance Provisions
H.B. 1 - Section 3306.33
By July 2011, directs the department of education to provide technical assistance to that either has failed to comply with any applicable expenditure or reporting standard prescribed by rule adopted under section 3306.25, or that fails to submit a spending pla...

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LAVetoed 07/2009P-12Low-performing Schools
H.B. 495
Specifies criteria that exempts a school from being transferred to the state-run Recovery School District, even if the school is low performing.
http://www.legis.state.la.us/billdata/streamdocument.asp?did=664617...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12Triggers for Automatic Closure of Community Schools
H.B. 1 - Section 3314.35
From DOE summary of H.B. 1: Revises the current performance criteria that trigger automatic closure of a community school after July 1, 2009, as follows: (1) For schools that do not offer a grade higher than 3, requires closure if the school has been in academ...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12Bonds
H.B. 3646 - Sections 69-72
Section 69: Adds new section 45.0531. Authorizes the state board by rule to establish a percentage of the cost value of the permanent school fund to be reserved from use in guaranteeing bonds.
Section 70: Requires districts seeking state guarantee of eligible ...

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

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12Participation in Teacher Reading Academy
H.B. 3 - Section 24
Amends action that triggers a teacher's participation in a teacher reading academy. Former provision required teacher to participate in reading academy if teacher provided instruction in reading, math, science or social studies to students in any grades 6-8 an...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12Schools Liable to Reconstitution, Alternative Management, "Repurposing"
H.B. 3 - Section 59 - Part V
Directs a campus intervention team to assist a reconstituted campus in developing an *updated targeted* improvement plan (former language called for development of a "school improvement plan") and in submitting the updated targeted improvement plan to the loca...

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

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OHAdopted 06/2009P-12School Building and District Improvement Planning
OAC 3301-13-01, -02, -37-01 thru -12, -56-01
Rescinds and adopts new rules relating to school building and district improvement planning, parent notification and intervention. Requires districts and schools identified for improvement to be categorized as low support, medium support or high support based ...

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OKSigned into law 05/2009P-12Alternative Governance for Schools in Need of Improvement
S.B. 268
Requires district boards of education for schools identified for improvement for a specified number of consecutive years to implement alternative governance arrangements; provides that such arrangements include reopening the school as a public charter school, ...

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OKSigned into law 05/2009P-12Accepting Support Team Assistance
H.B. 1461
Requires schools identified as not making Adequate Yearly Progress to utilize school support team assistance; provides that the support team shall assist the school in incorporating strategies that will strengthen the core academic subjects and address specifi...

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

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WASigned into law 04/2009P-12Accountability
H.B. 2261--Section 501-507, Accountability
Section 501-507 relates to shared accountability for school and district improvement. Legislature recognizes that comprehensive education finance reform and increased investment of public resources necessary to implement that reform must be accompanied by a ne...

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MSSigned into law 03/2009P-12Children First Act of 2009
S.B. 2628
Prohibits public school students in 7th-12th grades who fail to maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 from participating in extracurricular activities. Authorizes and directs the state board to define failing schools and school districts under certain standards. Re...

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LASigned into law 07/2008P-12Academic Crisis Schools
H.B. 909
The recovery district shall retain jurisdiction over any school transferred to it for academic crisis purposes for a period of not less than five school years not including the school year in which the transfer occurred if the transfer occurred during a school...

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

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LASigned into law 07/2008P-12Student Attendance and Driver's License
S.B. 275
Authorizes the denial or suspension of a driver's license or learner's permit of a minor who is not enrolled in or has not completed school or an adult education program or who is habitually absent or tardy; authorizes school boards, the Recovery School Distri...

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LASigned into law 06/2008P-12Academically Unacceptable School Plans
H.B. 463
Relates to schools that have been labeled academically unacceptable or failed schools for which a school board has not presented or implemented an acceptable reconstitution plan; provides a retention period for schools transferred to a Recovery School District...

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TNSigned into law 06/2008P-12Processes for Schools in Improvement
H.B. 4148
Outlines procedures to be followed re: schools identified as in improvement.
http://www.legislature.state.tn.us/bills/currentga/Chapter/PC1006.pdf...

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NYAdopted 06/2008P-12Contracts for Excellence
Title 8 NYCRR Sections 100.13 and 170.12
Establishes allowable programs and activities, criteria for public reporting by school districts of their total foundation aid expenditures, and other requirements for purposes of preparation of contracts for excellence by certain specified school districts. P...

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COVetoed 05/2008P-12No Penalties for Students Missing State Assessment
H.B. 1186
Excepts from the calculation of a school's academic performance ratings and from determining accreditation, the assessment scores of students absent on the days assessments are administered under the student assessment program and students' scores that are inv...

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AZSigned into law 04/2008P-12Accountability
H.B. 2711
Relates to intervention in mismanaged school districts.
A. Provides the Department of Education shall investigate a school district for systemic educational mismanagement if: 1) fifty percent or more of the schools in the district are designated underperformin...

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AZVetoed 04/2008P-12fiscal accountability
H.B. 2560
Concerns school districts compliance; relates to withholding monies; provides if the Department of Education, the Auditor General or the Attorney General determines that a school district is substantially and deliberately not in compliance and if the district ...

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AZSigned into law 04/2008P-12Fiscal Accountability
H.B. 2469
An emergency measure which delays and extends the payback period for over-expenditures for Saddle Mountain Unified School District and Union Elementary School District and provides incentives for the unification or consolidation of these districts with neighbo...

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MSSigned into law 04/2008P-12Removal of Superintendents in Underperforming Districts
S.B. 2149
Provides that the appointed or elected superintendent of education in an underperforming school district for a specified number of consecutive school years shall be removed from office by the school board at the end of the school year. Provides for the appoint...

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MSSigned into law 04/2008P-12Low-Performing Schools
S.B. 2666
Relates to low performing schools and school districts. Changes the designation of priority schools to schools at risk. Modifies and expands the definition of an at risk school. Commits the Legislature to the appropriation of adequate funds for the support of ...

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MSSigned into law 03/2008P-12Task Force on Underperforming Schools and Districts
S.B. 2405
Creates a task force to study and report on the status of underperforming schools and districts in the state, effectiveness measures for improvement of those schools and school districts and enhancement of accountability and sanctions imposed on those schools ...

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NYAdopted 01/2008P-12Contracts for Excellence
Title 8 NYCRR Sections 100.13 and 170.12
The board of regents has readopted, by emergency action effective January 22, 2008, the emergency rule adopted at the September 10, 2007 Regents meeting, and readopted at the October 23, 2007 Regents meeting, that added a new section 100.13 and amended section...

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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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TXAdopted 12/2007P-12Accountability
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...

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NYEmergency Rule Extension 11/2007P-12Contracts for Excellence
Title 8 NYCRR Sections 100.13 and 170.12
Readopts, by emergency action effective November 25, 2007, the emergency rule adopted at the September 10, 2007 Regents meeting that added a new section 100.13 and amended 170.12 of the Commissioner's Regulations.
http://www.dos.state.ny.us/info/register/2007...

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LAAdopted 11/2007P-12Louisiana School, District, and State Accountability System
LAC 28:CXI.2007, Bulletin 118
In accordance with R.S. 49:950 et seq., the Administrative Procedure Act, the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education has amended Bulletin 111—The Louisiana School, District, and State Accountability System (LAC Part Number LXXXIII). The changes in 301 ex...

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LAAdopted 10/2007P-12Louisiana School, District, and State Accountability System
LAC 28:LXXXIII.603, 613, and 4313
Revises Bulletin 111 - The Louisiana School, District, and State Accountability System (LAC Part Number LXXXIII).

Revises section 603 to include all students in the state-level cohort regardless or entry or exit dates.

Revises section 613 to clarify that s...

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CAVetoed 09/2007P-12Reinstating authority
A.B. 45
Requires the Fiscal Crisis and Management Assistant Team, until all operational areas have been returned to the governing board of the Oakland Unified School District, to prepare and submit a progress report on the district's assessment and recovery plan. Requ...

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

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NYAdopted 07/2007P-12Contracts for Excellence
Title 8 NYCRR Sections 100.13 and 170.12
Establishes allowable programs and activities, criteria for public reporting by school districts of their total foundation aid expenditures, and other requirements for purposes of preparation of contracts for excellence by certain specified school districts. P...

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LAAdopted 07/2007P-12Rewards Eligibility and Corrective Actions
LAC 28:LXXXIII.1301, 4313, 4903, and 4905
Amends the following Sections of Bulletin 111:
• 1301 Reward Eligibility: Changes one requirement for exemplary academic growth to 2.0 points improvement in a subgroup assessment index rather than growth in a subgroup performance score
• 4313 Corrective Acti...

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CATo governor 07/2007P-12Special education
A.B. 485
Relates to special education. Prohibits a nonpublic, nonsectarian school or agency whose certification has been revoked, and certain other administrators and entities involved with the school or agency, from being eligible to apply for recertification for 2 ye...

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

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PASigned into law 07/2007P-12Distressed School Districts
H.B. 842, Sec. 5 (Section 113 (c) of the Act)
These provisions set parameters for how staff of a "distressed" district in which pupils have been reassigned to another district are to be hired. For example, employees go into a pool and are to be offered employment by bordering districts whenever there is a...

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TNSigned into law 06/2007P-12No Pass No Drive Amended to Include One Year Suspension/Expulsion
H.B. 2260
Adds making a threat, including a false report, to use a bomb, dynamite, any other deadly explosive or destructive device including chemical weapons on school property or at a school sponsored event as a zero tolerance event. Also adds new language as a new se...

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TXSigned into law 06/2007P-12Exemptions for No-Pass No-Play Law
S.B. 1517
Standardizes the exemptions for students enrolled in certain advanced courses from the requirement that a student be suspended from participation in extracurricular activities for receiving an unsatisfactory grade.
http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/tlodocs/80R/bi...

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

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

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

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AKAdopted 04/2007P-12PUBLIC SCHOOL PERFORMANCE INCENTIVE
4 AAC 33.520
Amends rules to the Department of Education and Early Development.Amends the participation rate in the Public School Performance IncentiveProgram.
Law allows for certificated and noncertificated staff to receive incentive payments on top of their base salary....

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ARAdopted 04/2007P-12Comprehensive Testing, Assessment and Accountability
005.19.06-002, ADE 247
Adopts rules to develop a single comprehensive testing, assessment and accountability program which utilizes the most current and effective testing, evaluation and assessment research information designed to achieve the following: 1) clear academic standards t...

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ARSigned into law 03/2007P-12charter school, accountability
H.B. 1504
Provides a major revision of the Public Charter School Law. Amends Public Charter School Law to allow for obtaining conversion public charter school status, open-enrollment public charter school status, or limited public charter school status. Defines the th...

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MSSigned into law 03/2007P-12Sanctions Applicable to Schools/Districts Under Conservatorship
S.B. 2960
Revises and clarifies sanctions applicable to schools and districts which are under conservatorship due to a declaration of an emergency or designation as a priority school. Clarifies that the state board my abolish and assume control of a school or district. ...

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SDSigned into law 02/2007P-12Sanctions for Cheating
H.B. 1033
Establishes process for following up on allegations of certified personnel and teachers for compromising the integrity of a state-required academic achievement test. Allows the suspension or revocation of the certificate of any certified staff person who knowi...

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NJSigned into law 01/2007P-12State Accountability System
A.B. 3676
Revises various provisions of The New Jersey Quality Single Accountability Continuum public school district monitoring system, related reporting, and oversight requirements.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2006/Bills/A4000/3676_R1.PDF...

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LAAdopted 10/2006P-12Compliance Monitoring Procedures
LAC 28:XCI.107, 109, and 309 (Bulletin 1922_
Reverts back to having the state board rather than the state superintendent withhold federal funds under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) when continuing noncompliance with IDEA is noted in a local school district. Pages 58-59 of 133: htt...

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LASigned into law 06/2006P-12Districts Academically in Crisis
H.B. 310
Repeals R.S. 17:10.6(C) and (D). Section (C) limited the power of local boards of districts identified as academically in crisis. Section (D) removed the power of such boards to contract or employ a superintendent or terminate the contract or employment of th...

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

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

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

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

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ILAdopted 04/2006P-12Deadline for Status Appeal
23 IAC 1.95
Modifies deadline for a district's status appeal to within 30 days of receipt of notification from the state board of the school's or district's status level, recognition level, or corrective action, OR by September 1 of the calendar year in which the notifica...

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MDVeto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 04/2006P-12State Takeover of Low Performing Schools
H.B. 1215; S.B. 914
Prohibits the State Board of Education and the State Superintendent of Schools from imposing a certain restructuring of a governance arrangement of specified schools in Baltimore City or from removing a public school from the direct control of the City Board o...

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

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NJSigned into law 04/2006P-12School District Fiscal Accountability Act
A.B. 2684
Provides for appointment of a state monitor in school districts with fiscal issues such as deficit balances or whose audits found material weaknesses; allows for an advance state aid payment to certain districts and requires repayment of that advance; appropri...

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

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SDSigned into law 03/2006P-12District Funding Related to Meeting Adequate Yearly Progress
S.B. 198
Appropriates funds to increase funding to education and to assist sparse school districts; requires legislation as part of the final report of the study of school funding. School districts that meet adequate yearly progress in reading and math under the terms ...

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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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LASigned into law 11/2005P-12Recovery School District
H.B. 121A
Establishes procedures for identifying underperforming schools to be transferred to the Recovery School District. Requires the Recovery School District to provide all educational services to students in transferred schools. Requires the recovery district to ...

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ILAdopted 11/2005P-12
23 IAC 1.10, thru .70, .75, .80,
.85, .90, .95,
Makes changes in the accountability system for public schools. Changes the requirement for adequate yearly progress and the indicators that will be considered; the targets for each aspect of performance; the subgroups of students, their participation in state ...

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LAAdopted 11/2005P-12AYP and Sanctions for Underperforming Schools
LAC 28:LXXXIII.517, 1101, 1501, 1705, 2301, 3301, and 3303
Defines growth label changes for three-star schools. Defines the movement of three-star schools into Academic Assistance if performance significantly declines. Addresses the requirement of districts to address the learning needs of mobile students, the writing...

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MSSigned into law 10/2005P-12Hurrican Katrina and school accountability
S.B. 2012
Authorizes the state board of education to exempt certain schools from accountability standards due to Hurricane Katrina of 2005. http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/documents/20055E/pdf/SB/2001-2099/SB2012SG.pdf...

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

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

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GASigned into law 05/2005P-12No Pass No Drive Revisions
S.B. 35 - Attendance Provisions
Amends No Pass No Drive law. Adds provision that a student who is pursuing a general education development (GED) diploma will not have his/her drivers license suspended. Amends absences or other behaviors that trigger suspension to include ten or more school d...

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ARSigned into law 04/2005P-12Public School Facilities Program Act
S.B. 593
Establishes the Arkansas Public School Academic Facilities Program Act. Requires the Division of Public School Academic Facilities and
Transportation to develop a comprehensive Arkansas Public School Academic Facilities Program that includes an academic facili...

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VAEmergency Rule Adoption 02/2005P-12Conducting Division-Level Academic Reviews
8 VAC 20-700-10 thru -50
Outlines the process and procedures for conducting the division-level academic review and submitting the corrective action plan to the Board of Education. Addresses the criteria for selection for the division- level academic review and improvement plans.. VIRG...

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GAAdopted 12/2004P-12Statewide Accountability
GAC 160-7-1-.01 thru .04
Clarifies rules regarding the following: single statewide accountability system; accountability system definitions; accountability profiles; and accountability system awards and consequences.
Single statewide accountability system: http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/_d...

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SCSigned into law 07/2004P-12School Districts Rated Unsatisfactory
S.B. 90
Authorizes the state board to implement a training program for the school district board of trustees and the district superintendent; authorizes the state board to act as a mediator of personnel issues between the district board and district superintendent; pr...

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GAAdopted 07/2004P-12Statewide Accountability; Definitions; School Profiles
GAC 160-7-1-.01 thru -.04
Clarifies rules regarding statewide accountability, applicable definitions, school profiles, and awards and consequences; creates a single statewide accountability system consistent with state and federal law; provides valid, reliable accountability determinat...

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

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RITo governor 06/2004P-12No Pass No Drive
S.B. 2594
Provides that if a minor accumulates fifteen (15) unexcused absences within ninety (90) calendar days, they are ineligible for driving privileges and would provide for enforcement, notification, compliance, reinstatement and jurisdiction of this provision. Thi...

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RIBecame law without governor's signature 06/2004P-12Drivers License Requirement
H.B. 7397
Would set eligibility requirements for school attendance to obtain a driver's license for minor students. This act would take effect on January 15, 2005. ...

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TNSigned into law 06/2004P-12Low Performing Schools and Districts
H.B. 1175
Chapter No. 832. Renames low performing schools and school districts as high priority schools and school districts; allows the commissioner to award grants to individual school systems of up to $50,000, to LEAs for planning and implementation purposes. Allows ...

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TNSigned into law 06/2004P-12Education Performance Goals and Measures
H.B. 3511
Deletes several sections of 49-1-601 and and substitutes new language. Relates to educational performance goals and measures;changes from dropout rates to graduation rates; provides for testing; requires all public schools and local education agencies to make...

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OKSigned into law 05/2004P-12Reading Sufficiency
H.B. 2477
Part of this bill relates to the Reading Sufficiency Act; limits certain students who are excluded from the reading goals and program of reading instruction; modifies reading skills to include vocabulary; requires the demonstration of reading proficiency for d...

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VASigned into law 04/2004P-12School Academic Review
H.B. 1294
Modifies provisions. When the state board has obtained evidence through the school academic review process that the failure of schools within a division to achieve full accreditation status is related to division level failure to implement the Standards of Qu...

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NMSigned into law 03/2004P-12Early Identification of Unexcused Absences
H.B. 106
Relates to compulsory school attendance; provides for early identification of unexcused absences and truancy; provides for enforcement of habitual truancy; provides for suspension of an habitual truant's driver's license....

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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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TXRule Adoption 12/2003P-12Accountability
19 TAC 2.97.A.97.1 thru 97.4
Repeals old rules and establishes rules relating to public school accountability. Each school district must be assigned an accountability rating by the Texas Education Agency (TEA). The accountability rating of a school district is based primarily on its overa...

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ARRule Adoption 11/2003P-12Arkansas Comprehensive Testing, Assessment, & Accountability Program and Academic Distress Program
ADE 162
Establishes rules governing the Arkansas Comprehensive Testing, Assessment and Accountability Program and the Academic Distress Program (ACTAAP). http://arkedu.state.ar.us/pdf/ade%20162%20actaap.pdf...

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OHSigned into law 08/2003P-12Consequences for Schools
H.B. 3--Section 3302.03
Spells out what constitutes school or district status of "excellent," "effective," "in need of continuous improvement," "academic watch" and "academic emergency." Sets out requirements for processes and consequences of failing to meet adequate yearly progress ...

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ILSigned into law 08/2003P-12School Accountability
S.B. 878
Makes changes concerning school recognition standards for student performance and school improvement, recognition levels, rewards and acknowledgements for schools and school districts, academic warning and watch statuses for schools and districts, school and d...

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CASigned into law 07/2003P-12High-Priority Schools
A.B. 96
Designates low-performing schools as high-priority schools for purposes of the Academic Performance Index. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/postquery?bill_number=ab_96&sess=CUR&house=B&author=bermudez...

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

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NHBecame law without governor's signature 06/2003P-12School Peformance and Accountability Chapter
H.B. 139 (193-G:1)
Requires state commissioner to make public a list of schools not meeting performance targets. Establishes strategic responses for local education improvement plans. Requires state department to work cooperatively with the school or district(s). Establishes ...

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LASigned into law 06/2003P-12Temporary Driver's License Revocation for School Disciplinary Infractions
H.B. 1686
Requires the principal of any public or private school to notify the office of motor vehicles when any student between the ages of 14 and 18 has been subjected to any of the following disciplinary actions: expulsion or suspension from school for ten or more co...

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MDRule Adoption 06/2003P-12State Reconstitution
COMAR 13A.01.04.10
A. If the State Board of Education rejects a local board of education reconstitution proposal, school improvement plan, or annual update, or approves the recommendation of the State Superintendent of Schools for State reconstitution of a school, the State Boar...

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NVSigned into law 06/2003P-12Consequences for Low-Performing Schools
S.B. 1 (Omnibus Bill)
The act sets forth the consequences for public schools and school districts that are designated as demonstrating need for improvement. Schools and school districts must be designated as "in need of improvement" on the basis of two consecutive years of data, a...

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TXSigned into law 06/2003P-12Low Performing Public Schools
S.B. 618
Requires the commissioner of education to reconstitute any campus rated as low performing for two consecutive years, removing closure
of the school program as one of the possible penalties. Provides that a special campus intervention team would decide which
ed...

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LASigned into law 05/2003P-12Transfer of Failed School or Failed Charter to Recovery School District
S.B. 710
Specifies that any elementary or secondary school found academically unacceptable under the state school accountability system must be designated a "failed school." If the local board 1) does not present the state board with a plan to reconstitute the failed ...

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DESigned into law 05/2003P-12Education Profile Reports
S.B. 76
Requires the State Department of Education to issue Delaware Public Education Profiles for all public schools, including charter schools and vocational-technical school districts, on or before August 1 of each year. The purpose of the profiles is to report on ...

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SCBecame law without GOVERNOR'S signature. 04/2003P-12Impaired Local School District
H.B. 3872
(Joint Resolution) Approves regulations of the Board of Education; relates to intervention where quality of education in a local school district is impaired. The state department recommends the repeal of Regulation 43-301, Intervention Where Quality of Educat...

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ARSigned into law 04/2003P-12Quality Education Act of 2003 - Districts in Fiscal Distress
H.B. 2697 (Omnibus Bill)
Adds 6-20-1901- 6-15-1911. Creates the Arkansas Fiscal Assessment and Accountability Program; to establish and implement a program at the Department of Education to identify, assess and address school districts in fiscal distress. http://www.arkleg.state.ar...

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ARSigned into law 04/2003P-12Quality Education Act of 2003 - Governance
H.B. 2697 (Omnibus Bill)
Amends 6-13-1403 - 6-13-1405; 6-13-1410. Outlines the conditions and the policies under which the State Board of Education may annex school districts who fail to meet the requirements of The Quality Education Act of 2003. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftpro...

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WVSigned into law 03/2003P-12No Pass No Drive Changes
S.B. 162
Expunges motor vehicle license information for nineteen-year-olds when suspensions or revocations of their licenses are due to school attendance....

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NMSigned into law 03/2003P-12Takeover Provisions
H.B. 212 (Omnibus Bill)
Amends Sections 22-2-6 and Section 22-2-14 to allow the state department to take over the control and management of a public schools or district that has failed to meet requirements of law or state board rules and standards. The state board may suspend a board...

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NMSigned into law 03/2003P-12Adquate Yearly Progress (AYP) for Schools
H.B. 212 (Omnibus Bill)
Outlines procedures and timelines for schools that have failed to make adequate yearly progress for two consecutive years (ranked as a school that needs improvement). These schools must develop an improvement plan with documentation of performance measures in...

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NMAdopted 12/2002P-12Indicators and Measurements/School Ratings
NMAC 6.19.1.8, 6.19.1.9; 6.19.2.16
Establishes rules annually measuring public schools on the five statewide indicators. All scores, rates, and other measures used in the Accountability Rating System are to be verified by the department. Assessment data is to be considered for accountability ra...

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NMAdopted 12/2002P-12Public School Accountability, General Provisions
6.19.1, 6.19.2 NMAC
Amends rules regarding the annual measurement of schools. http://www.nmcpr.state.nm.us/nmac/parts/title06/06.019.0001.pdf 6.19.1.9 Addresses school ratings: A. A school's rating will determine when intervention is appropriate. B. A school's rating is deter...

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PASigned into law 12/2002P-12Distressed School Districts
H.B. 2644
Authorizes the state superintendent to petition the court in the county to take over any district that has been declared "distressed." http://www.legis.state.pa.us/WU01/LI/BI/BT/2001/0/HB2644P4690.HTM...

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CAVetoed 09/2002P-12Requires State Takeover
A.B. 1904
Requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to assume all the legal rights, duties and powers of the governing board of the West Fresno Elementary School District. Authorizes the superintendent to appoint an administrator to act on its behalf in exercisi...

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CASigned into law 09/2002P-12Sanctions
S.B. 1310
Sets deadlines regarding sanctions applied to state-monitored schools, allows for the placement of a trustee at a low-performing school. Specifies the duties and obligations of a school district with regard to a state-monitored school. Subjects a school, with ...

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CTRepealed 09/2002P-12Low-Performing Schools List
C.G.S. 10-223 b-c
In 1999, the State Board of Education prepared a list of elementary and middle schools, by school district, that are in need of improvement based on student performance and performance trends on the state-wide mastery examinations. A new list will be prepared ...

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NCSigned into law 09/2002P-12Takeover of Schools
S.B. 1275
Requires the Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee to report to the state board if a local board and school are not responsive to its recommendations. If the state board determines that the school and local board have failed to take appropriate step...

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NYSigned into law 08/2002P-12Conforms to Provisions of No Child Left Behind Act of 2001
A.B. 11858
Amends the Education Law to conform to the provisions of the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001; directs the Commissioner of Education to establish procedures for the approval of providers of supplemental educational services; authorizes school districts...

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TNSigned into law 07/2002P-12Intervention in Low-Performing Schools
H.B. 3159
By September 1 of each year, the commissioner is required to recommend for approval to the state board a listing of all schools to be placed on notice or probation for failure to make adequate progress. If a school system is deemed by the commissioner as not c...

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AKSigned into law 06/2002P-12School Performance Designation and Improvement Deadlines Pushed Back
H.B. 352
Requires school report cards to include performance designations and the department to monitor the progress of the implementation of school improvement plans starting in January 2005 rather than January 2003. Requires the department to begin assigning performa...

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NYSigned into law 06/2002P-12Governance Reorganization
A.B. 11627
Reforms the governance structure of New York City schools. The new law gives the mayor control over city schools, including the power to appoint the chancellor. The law also eliminates the city's existing 32 community school boards in June 2003 and sets up a t...

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ILActive 06/2002P-12Academic Watch Process
N/A
In 1992 the Academic Watch List was enacted into law in Illinois; the Academic Early Warning List
(AEWL) became law in 1996. Schools with low or declining assessment results were identified as not
having met state standards and were placed on the state's Acade...

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MOSigned into law 06/2002P-12Major Bill - Accountability Component
H.B. 1711
Department is required to identify high-achieving schools as performance schools and specify the waivers of rule applicable to those schools. Schools or districts that are academically deficient, unaccredited or provisionally accredited, or that achieve none ...

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AZSigned into law 05/2002P-12Performance Indices, School Classification and Intervention for Failing Schools
H.B. 2658
Requires that the academic achievement profile report for schools serving students grades K-8 include as indicators the Arizona Measure of Academic Progress and the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) test. Academic achievement profile reports for s...

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CASigned into law 05/2002P-12Intermediate Intervention/Underperforming Schools Program
S.B. 508
Modifies 1999 Immediate Intervention/Underperforming Schools Program (IIUSP), which formerly required that every participating school district contract with an external evaluator for assistance in development of the school's action plan. Bill allows district t...

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MDSigned into law 05/2002P-12Prince George's County Governance and Administration
H.B. 949
Establishes appointed New Prince George's County Board of Education and requirements for membership. Provides for compensation of board members. Allows for nonvoting student member. Establishes Chief Executive Officer as executive officer, secretary, and treas...

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MDSigned into law 05/2002P-12Baltimore School Board and CEO Requirements, District Bonding, Baltimore Principal Development Program, Environmental Hazards
H.B. 853
Increases maximum of aggregate principal amount of bonds outstanding that Baltimore district may hold from $25 million to $75 million. Require Baltimore board and CEO to ensure increased community involvement and outreach in support of the city's public school...

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FLSigned into law 05/2002P-12
Postsec.
Education Code Re-Write: State Board Oversight Enforcement Authority
S.B. 20E
Creates new section giving state board oversight of all public school boards and public postsecondary institution boards, gives state board authority to undertake sanctions, including withholding funds, against school district or public postsecondary education...

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

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MDSigned into law 05/2002P-12Districts to Develop Comprehensive Master Plans
S.B. 856
Requires each county board to develop and implement comprehensive master plan that states the goals and strategies to be used to raise student achievement and meet state and local performance standards in each segment of the student population. Plans must be s...

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NYSigned into law 04/2002P-12Roosevelt Union Free School District Takeover
S.B. 6617
Authorizes the removal of the Board of Education of the Roosevelt Union Free School District and the appointment of an interim board of education; provides for special academic improvement grants; grants the Commissioner of Education and the Education Departme...

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NYSigned into law 03/2002P-12Takeover Powers Extension
A.B. 9916
Extends from April 9,2002 to July 1, 2005, the expiration and repeal of provisions of law which authorizes the chancellor of the city school district of the City of New York to order the supersession of a community school board, or the suspension or removal of...

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VASigned into law 03/2002P-12No Pass No Drive Modifications
H.B. 160
Modifies the current statute regarding suspension of driver's licenses for truancy to provide, upon a finding of a second or subsequent truancy offense, for the denial of a driver's license for a period of one year or until the juvenile reaches the age of 18, ...

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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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CASigned into law 10/2001P-12High Priority Schools Grant Program for Low Performing Schools
A.B. 961
Establishes the High Priority Schools Grant Program for Low Performing Schools within the Public Schools Accountability Act. Requires a school that participates in the High Priority Schools Grant Program for Low Performing Schools that maintains kindergarten o...

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PASigned into law 10/2001P-12School Districts in Distress
S.B. 640
Amends the Public School Code. Relates to distress in school districts. Authorizes a school reform commission to assume control of a district after declaration of a school district in distress. Makes provisions regarding school district taxes and non-tax reven...

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NHVetoed 07/2001P-12School Performance
S.B. 164
Establishes criteria for measuring school performance standards and creates a watch list for schools which are not making satisfactory progress in school performance areas; establishes an education improvement fund in the Department of Education, which shall b...

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NVSigned into law 05/2001P-12Accountability and Various Provisions
S.B. 165
Revises provisions governing the accountability of public schools; revises provisions governing the requirements for a person to take tests on general education development; revises provisions governing the pupil count and the calculation of basic support unde...

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SCSigned into law 05/2001P-12Technical Assistance
H.B. 3890
(Joint Resolution) States that schools may qualify for technical assistance based on the criteria established by the Education Oversight Committee for school ratings and on the most recently available Palmetto Achievement Challenge Tests scores. The funding pr...

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INSigned into law 05/2001P-12Placement of School in Academic Receivership
S.B. 165
Deletes language permitting local board to place school in academic receivership if school fails for four consecutive school years to attain expected performance levels. Beginning with 2002-03 school year, requires local board to place school in academic recei...

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TNBecame law without governor's signature 05/2001P-12No Pass No Drive Amendments
S.B. 146
Increases from five to ten unexcused absences allowed prior to suspension or denial of driver license of minor individual enrolled in GED courses....

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NMVetoed 04/2001P-12Omnibus Bill with Appropriations
S.B. 307
Creates public school reading proficiency fund to help train teachers to teach reading and writing to students below grade level; sets up "enterprise centers" to provide fee-for-service assistance to districts; creates "probationary school intervention funds" ...

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VASigned into law 03/2001P-12Admission Contingent on Accreditation
S.B. 1324
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...

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VASigned into law 02/2001P-12Using Accreditation as Factor for Admission
H.B. 2144
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...

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CASigned into law 09/2000P-12Extended School Year for Low-Performing Schools
S.B. 1387
Extends the date of repeal of existing law authorizing the Compton Unified School District to identify low-performing schools in the district and make pupils in K-12 in those schools eligible for extended school year instruction, to 1/1/2002....

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UTSigned into law 09/2000P-12Establishment of U-PASS Assessment Program
H.B. 177
Puts into legislation recommendations of Task Force on Learning Standards and Accountability in Public Education created by 1999 legislation. Creates both norm-referenced and criterion-referenced tests for students in most grades; writing assessments for stud...

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CASigned into law 07/2000P-12Possible Change In the School Calendar
A.B. 2162
Adjusts the prescribed dates, and would provide that the school action plan pursuant to the Immediate Intervention/Underperforming Schools Program may propose to increase the number of instructional days and may propose to increase up to a full 12 months the a...

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CTSigned into law 06/2000P-12Underperforming Schools - Assistance and Incentives
H.B. 5737
Concerns underperforming schools; provides grants for boards of education with schools in need of improvement; provides for partnerships with public libraries; provides for actions necessary to become accredited; improves literacy and parental involvement; pro...

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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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PASigned into law 05/2000P-12
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Community College
Accountability, Funding
S.B. 652
Act No. 16 of 2000., Amends the Public School Code. Provides funding for basic education, services to nonpublic schools, special education, professional development, school lunch and breakfast programs, higher education, full-time student community college rei...

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MSSigned into law 04/2000P-12Financial Incentives for Schools
H.B. 1134
Establishes and implements a superior-performing and exemplary schools program for identifying and granting financial incentives to low performing schools that improve and to the highest performing schools in their classification; provides for school improveme...

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WVSigned into law 04/2000P-12Determining High Quality
H.B. 4674
Relates to high quality education programs and standards, efficiency standards and indicators, performance measures, the process for improving education, education performance audits, the office of education performance audits, on-site reviews, assessment and ...

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FLSigned into law 04/2000P-12Extracurricular Eligibility
S.B. 92
Relates to student standards for participation in interscholastic extracurricular student activities; relates to the grade point average of students participating in interscholastic extracurricular activities; requires execution of a contract if a student fall...

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COSigned into law 03/2000P-12Omnibus Bill - Accountability
S.B. 186
Directs the Department of Education to evaluate the academic performance and safety environment of every public school within the state; specifies the methodology for such evaluation; requires the department to develop a comprehensive data collection and repor...

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NMVetoed 03/2000P-12Intervention, Incentives
S.B. 40
Relates to interventions for school improvements; changes the distribution of the incentives for school improvement fund....

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GASigned into law 03/2000P-12Omnibus Bill - Administrative Salaries and Performance of Schools
H.B. 1187
The state will reduce funding for all administrative salaries of schools which are deemed to be failing for three years and who have not implemented interventions. However, these schools shall continue to earn funds for nurses, secretaries, visiting teachers, ...

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GASigned into law 03/2000P-12Omnibus Bill - Education Oversight Committee & Office of Education Accountability
H.B. 1187
The Governor may appoint study commissions as he deems appropriate to study education questions, issue findings and make recommendations to the Education Coordinating Council. This provision will go into effect upon signature to allow the current Education Ref...

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GASigned into law 03/2000P-12Omnibus Bill - Accountability - Rewards/Sanctions Component
H.B. 1187
If a school is consistently underperforming, the local board of education may request from a RESA an instructional care team. RESAs must develop a registry of potential instructional care team members. Each RESA shall provide rules and regulations for the purc...

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UTSigned into law 03/2000P-12Fees for Repeated Classes
S.B. 146
Establishes the presumption that public school students will pay the fees associated with courses they are repeating or remediation; provides alternatives to waiving the fees in cases of financial hardship; provides for a partial or full waiver in cases of ext...

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VASigned into law 03/2000P-12Attendance/Driving Privileges
H.B. 490
Requires the juvenile and domestic relations court to order the denial of driving privileges for at least 30 days to any child at least 13 years of age upon a finding that the child has failed to comply with certain school attendance and parent-school conferen...

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