|CA||Signed into law 10/2013||P-12||Student Assessments and Early Assessment Program|
From bill summary: Upon approval of the state board, authorizes the superintendent of public instruction to not provide an API score to a school or district for the 2013–14 and 2014–15 school years due to a determination by the superintendent of public instruc...
|AR||Adopted 07/2013||P-12||Rules Governing the Positive Youth Development Grant Program|
Admin. Code 005.08.5 et seq.
Amends rules governing the Positive Youth Development Program, which delivers developmentally appropriate learning experiences that help children and youth ages five through 19 develop educational, social, emotional, and physical skills during out-of-school ti...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Statewide Reading and Math Assessments in Grades 3-8|
Reduces grades administered statewide reading and math assessments to grades 3, 5, and 8. Defines "minimum satisfactory adjusted scale score," and requires the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to determine minimum satisfactory adjusted scale score for each statewi...
|TX||Vetoed 06/2013||P-12||Texas High Performance Schools Consortium|
From fiscal note: Requires the participants of the Texas Higher Performance Schools Consortium to submit a report by December 2014 and by December 2016 on the progress participating campuses have made in achieving certain goals as outlined in the legislation. ...
|TX||Vetoed 06/2013||P-12||Assessment Instruments|
From fiscal note: Requires each assessment instrument to be determined to be valid and reliable on the basis of empirical evidence by an entity that is independent of the test developer and the Texas Education Agency (TEA). Requires assessment instruments to b...
|AK||Adopted Text or Summary of Text 06/2013||P-12||Statewide Student Assessment|
4 AAC 06.710, 730, 735
Repeals the standardized norm referenced test administration and replaces it with a standards-based test to measure student attainment of the state's standards.
|IA||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Assessments|
H.F. 215 - Division V
Division V of H.F. 215 requires that beginning July 1, 2016, all students in grades 3-11 are to be administered an assessment during the last quarter of the school year in math and reading and science in grades 8 and 11. Assessments are to be aligned with the ...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||College and Career Readiness Benchmark|
Directs the Commissioner of Education to contract for a series of assessments that are aligned with state academic standards, and include career and college readiness benchmarks. Math, reading, and writing assessments for grade 8 and 10 students must be predic...
|AL||Adopted 04/2013||P-12||Grades 3-8 Summative Assessments|
ACT Aspire as Alabama's 3-8 Summative Assessment
Resolution to adopt ACT Aspire as summative assessment for grades 3-8 beginning in the 2013-14 school year, as recommended by the Assessment and Accountability Task Force. Alabama's NCLB waiver application mentions the assessments' use for accountability purp...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||College Readiness Assessments & Interventions|
Amends definition for "college and career readiness measurement" to include a criterion-referenced measurement of students' acquisition of skills needed to be successful in first-year college courses. Designates cut scores, approved assessments. Details proced...
|ND||Signed into law 03/2013||P-12||State Academic Achievement Tests - High School|
Adds requirement that state reading and mathematics assessments be given in at least one selected grade level between grade 9 and grade 11. For state science assessments, specifies that it be given in at least one selected grade level between grade 10 and grad...
|OH||Signed into law 12/2012||P-12||Diagnostic and Other Assessments Section|
This section moves administration of the state achievement assessments in social studies to grades four and six, from grades five and eight as under prior law. Reinstates the permanent requirement for five scoring ranges on the state achivement assessments. El...
|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...
|LA||Adopted 09/2012||P-12||Retesting Due to Testing Irregularity|
Provides that where retests on an assessment required for accountability are available, LEAs may request that School Performance Score (SPS) calculations include retest results through a waiver request to the state board for accountability purposes. In such wa...
|PA||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||Keystone Exam|
H.B. 1901- Sections 102, 121
Defines "Keystone Exam" as "An assessment developed or caused to be developed by the Department of Education pursuant to 22 Pa. Code § 4.51(f) (relating to State assessment system)." Requires that, subject to annual appropriation and by the 2020-2021 school ye...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||Common Core and State Assessment Scoring Ranges|
S.B. 316 - Common Core and State Assessment Scoring Ranges
By December 31, 2013, directs the state board to submit recommended scoring ranges on the state English language arts assessments (including on 3rd grade ELA assessment to be promoted to 4th grade) and Ohio graduation tests necessary to successfully implement ...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||Scores on State Assessments, Including OGT|
S.B. 316 - Scores on State Assessments, Including OGT
Directs the department or a contractor responsible for scoring of assessments to send each district board a list of the individual scores of all persons taking any of specified state assessments within 75 days of assessment administration; requires that scores...
|DE||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||Kindergarten Readiness Assessment|
Provides that the Department of Education establish a statewide readiness tool that will review a child's readiness for learning when they enter kindergarten. The tool will be phased in starting in Fall 2012 with statewide implementation no later than Fall 201...
|CO||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||Common Core Assessments|
H.B. 1240 (section 58)
Indicates that Colorado will participate as a governing board member, at least until January 2014, in the consortium of states that are developing and will implement assessments that support the Common Core State Standards. The state board is encouraged to con...
|IA||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Assessment of Student Progress on Core Academic Indicators|
S.F. 2284 - Division II
Directs the state board to specify the approved district-wide assessments measuring student progress on core academic indicators in any rule adopted by the state board associated with the core academic indicators. The district assessment specified by state boa...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Student Achievement - Core Content Areas|
Requires the county board to include in its master plan to improve student achievement a description of how it plans to ensure and measure academic proficiency in specified core academic subjects for students. Adds social studies and science to list of core ac...
|LA||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Student Assessment and Statewide Standards|
Relates to the Louisiana Competency-Based Education Program and the Louisiana Educational Assessment Program. Provides greater clarity to the definition of state content standards. Indicates that criterion-referenced tests will be replaced by standards-based a...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12|
|High School Early Assessment and Intervention|
H.B. 1345 (sections 13 to 15)
Allows districts and charter schools to administer to 9th-12th-grade students the basic skills placement or assessment tests that are used for first-time college freshmen. Districts can administer the test as often as necessary, but the state education departm...
|OR||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||Task Force on Accountable Schools (Section 22)|
Establishes and sets membership for the Task Force on Accountable Schools to develop a plan to improve accountability practices for schools and make recommendations. The task force is to recommend:
(a) A new student summative assessment to be used in Oregon s...
|NM||Adopted 02/2012||P-12||Study of Costs of All School Assessments|
Requests an analysis of the cost, both in instructional time and money, of all assessments of New Mexico students, including proposed assessments related to common core state standards.
|CA||Signed into law 10/2011||P-12||Assessment System|
A.B. 250 - Assessment System
From bill summary: Requires the superintendent of public instruction to develop recommendations, to be reported to the fiscal and appropriate policy committees of both houses of the legislature by November 2012, for the reauthorization of the statewide pupil a...
|TX||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Physical Fitness Assessment|
S.B. 8 - Physical Fitness Assessment
From bill summary: Limits a school district's required annual physical fitness assessment of students in grade three or higher to students enrolled in a course that satisfies the curriculum requirements for physical education.
Bill text (page 15 of 19): http:...
|CT||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Closing the Achievement Gap/Early Literacy|
Sec. 1 - Establishes a task force to address the academic achievement gaps in Connecticut by considering effective approaches to closing the achievement gaps in elementary, middle and high schools. Requires the task force to submit a master plan to the General...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||State Assessments|
H.B. 153 - State Assessments
Provides that for administrations of each state assessment in the 2011-2012 school year and thereafter, the administrations are not to be public record (previously at least 40% of the questions were to be public record).
Amends provisions related to the exit...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||English Language Arts Assessments in Elementary Grades|
H.B. 153 - English Language Arts Assessments in Elementary Grades
Provides the administration of the English language arts assessments for elementary grades as a replacement for the separate reading and writing assessments shall not be required until a date prescribed by rule of the state board of education. Until that date,...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Ranges of Scores on State Assessments|
H.B. 153 - Ranges of Scores on State Assessments
Directs the state board not to prescribe the three ranges of scores for the assessments prescribed by division (A)(2) of section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/3301.0710, as amended by Am. Sub. H.B. 1 of the 128th General Assembly, unt...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Elementary Writing and Social Studies Assessments|
H.B. 153 - Elementary Writing and Social Studies Assessments
Directs the department of education in the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 school years not to furnish, and school districts and schools not to administer, the elementary writing and social studies achievement assessments prescribed by section 3301.0710 of the Revised...
|NC||Signed into law 06/2011||Postsec.|
|Common Core State Standards/Remediation/Vocational, Career Courses|
Directs the State Board of Education (SBE) to continue to participate in the development of the Common Core State Standards in conjunction with the consortium of other states, review all national assessments developed by both multistate consortia, and implemen...
|DE||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Comprehensive Assessment Definitions|
Amends Delaware Code to reflect changes from the Delaware Student Testing program (DSTP) to the new state assessment system, including language changes removing the "DSTP" references and changes in test security because of the on-line nature of the new Delawar...
|HI||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Transitioning Assessment System to Common Core State Standards|
Permits the administration of nationally norm-referenced testing in any content area for certain grades at the discretion of individual schools and complexes at the school or complex's own expense. Repeals the administration of nationally norm-referenced testi...
|NV||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Assessment|
This bill eliminates the statutory requirement for the administration of norm-referenced examinations and revises
existing law to delete references to the norm-referenced examinations.
|OR||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Assessments|
Directs State Board of Education to adopt guidelines for best practices of administering statewide assessments of students
|TX||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Assessing Students Taking Courses Above Their Grade Level|
Specifies that state policy does not require a 5th or 8th grader to be administered a criterion-referenced assessment if the student is enrolled in a course above the student's grade level and will be administered an assessment for that course, or is enrolled ...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||College Readiness|
H.B. 3468 - College Readiness
Directs the Texas Education Agency, in consultation with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, to conduct a study of best practices for and existing programs offering early assessments of high school students to determine college readiness, identify a...
|WA||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||End-of-Course Assessment|
Amends RCW 28A.655.061; adding a new section to chapter 28A.655 RCW; and creating a new section 2011 WA SB 5226. Deterination has been made that the financial resources for developing additional end-of-course-assessment for high school sience are not available...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12|
|Statewide Assessment Provisions|
H.B. 1255 - Sec. 16, 18, 25, 26
Allows a principal to waive the civics end-of-course (EOC) assessment requirement for a transfer student who already completed a civics course (Sec. 25). Establishes an exemption from the intensive reading course requirement for certain students (Sec. 16, 18)....
|ME||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Updating High School Graduation Requirements|
S.P. 295 (L.D. 949)
Proposes to amend the current education laws to update high school graduation requirements. Requires the Department of Education (DOE) to submit a report to the Legislature by December 1, 2011 consisting of:
1. Draft legislation to require that, in order to g...
|SC||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Report Cards/WorkKey Assessments/Teacher Loans|
Suspends the requirement that the Department of Education (DOE) provide printed copies of 2011 district and school report cards. Requires a school district or school within the district to provide parents with a link to the report cards via email or other comm...
|OR||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Assessment|
Requires Department of Education to grant waiver to allow school districts to contract with entity that meets specified criteria for purpose of administering nationally normed assessments. Directs department to reimburse school district for cost of assessments...
|WA||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Student Assessment|
Modifies the state board of education's responsibilities with regard to performance standards for the statewide student
|NV||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||High School Proficiency Exam|
Authorizes the principal of a high school or the principal's designee to postpone the administration of the high school proficiency
examination in the subject area of mathematics or science, or both, for a pupil enrolled in grade 10 for not more than 1 year i...
|OR||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Assessments|
Requires assessments to show whether student meets or exceeds academic content standards of student's grade level and to show student's progress toward becoming proficient in continuum of knowledge and skills. Effective 07/01/2012...
|WV||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||School Curriculum Teams and Local School Collaborative Processes|
Amends and reenacts the law relating to the authority of school curriculum teams and local school collaborative processes with respect to selection and use of testing and assessment instruments not required by statute or state board when certain conditions are...
|NM||Signed into law 04/2011||P-12||Suspension of Specified Assessments|
Due to financial crisis, temporarily suspends requirements for districts to administer specified assessments for 2011-12. In addition, a student who has completed the course
requirements for high school graduation in 2011-12 may graduate without demonstrating ...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||K-3 Reading Improvement Program|
Directs the state board of education to approve a benchmark assessment for districts and charter schools to assess the reading proficiency of 1st, 2nd and 3rd graders at the beginning, middle and end of the school year, and report the assessment results to a s...
|NC||Became law without governor's signature 03/2011||P-12||Eliminates Statewide Standardized Testing Unless Required By the Feds|
Eliminates statewide standardized testing in the public schools, except as required by federal law or as a condition of a federal grant. http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/Sessions/2011/Bills/House/PDF/H48v4.pdf...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Secure Mandatory Testing: Exclusion of Students|
Adds the act of excluding students from testing who are required to be assessed to the conditions under which the Board of Education may (i) bring a cause of action, (ii) suspend or revoke an administrative or teaching license, or (iii) initiate or cause to be...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||VIP Incentive Program|
H.B. 2172/S.B. 953
Requires the Board of Education to take into account in its guidelines for the Virginia Index of Performance program a school division's increase in enrollments and elective course offerings in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
|WY||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Assessment|
State Board of Education:
--Pilot statewide benchmark adaptive assessment for school year 2011-2012
(1) Results of pilot program will be used to establish student achievement level alignment with the statewide summative
assessment and performance targ...
|IL||Adopted 02/2011||P-12||Definition of Grade 11|
23 ADC 1.30
Clarifies that students in grade 11 must be administered the Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE) or the Illinois Alternate Assessment (IAA), if applicable. Defines grade 11 as the point in time when a student has earned the number of credits necessary...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2010||P-12||Evaluation of STAR Assessment Program|
Requires the superintendent of public instruction, by April 1, 2011, to contract for an independent evaluation of the Standardized Testing and Reporting Program (STAR Program). Requires that numerous specified aspects of the STAR Program be evaluated, and that...
|AK||Adopted 08/2010||P-12||Work Ready/College Ready Transitional Skills Curriculum and Benchmark Assessments|
4 AAC 06.715
Amends the Alaska Administrative Code, 4 AAC 06. 715(b), regarding Work Ready/College Ready transitional skills curriculum and benchmark assessments. Provides that in each school year that the state obtains the license to allow districts to administer the Work...
|TN||Signed into law 07/2010||P-12||Assessments Count 20% of Final Grade|
Requires a student's score on a Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) test to comprise 15%-20% of the student's final grade for the subject to which the test corresponds. Also sets a new testing window: no earlier than first Monday on or after Apri...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2010||P-12||Consumer Education Proficiency Test|
Repeals policies relating to the Annual Consumer Education Proficiency Test, for students in grades 9-12 who elected to take the test. Students who demonstrated proficiency on the test were excused from the receiving instruction in consumer education as a prer...
|AK||Adopted Text or Summary of Text 06/2010||P-12||Nonstandardized Assessment Administrative Manual|
4 AAC 06.775
The Department of Education & Early Development proposes to adopt regulation changes in Title 4 of the Alaska Administrative Code, 4 AAC 06.775(i) having to do with the Nonstandardized Assessment Administrative Manual. The district's special education director...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||State Assessment Program|
Relates to the test type options as part of the Louisiana Educational Assessment Program. Beginning with the 1998-1999 2010-2011 school year, the Louisiana Educational Assessment Program shall include one criterion-referenced test, one national norm-referenced...
|NH||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12|
|Reporting on Pupil Indicators|
Requires early childhood programs and postsecondary institutions to submit a report to the department of education containing information on pupil indicators
in the following areas:
(a) Attendance rates.
(b) Annual and cumulative drop-out rates of high school...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||Revision to Students with Disabilities Provisions|
H.B. 1255 - Sec. 8, 10, 15, 16
Establishes a waiver from the results of end of course (EOC) assessments for certain students with disabilities. Requires restraint or seclusion incident reports to include age, grade, and ethnicity. Establishes an auditory-oral education program. Adds service...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||School Grades|
H.B. 1255 - Sec. 6, 29
Amends the formula for calculating school grades to include end-of-course (EOC) assessments taken by middle school students and middle school student attainment of industry certification. Provides that student performance on statewide assessments determine sch...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12|
|Visual and Peforming Arts Standards|
Amends several provisions of the Preschool to Postsecondary Education Alignment Act to specifically incorporate visual arts and performing arts education into the standards, assessments, and postsecondary and workforce readiness program that the state board of...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Test Retakes|
If a school district is unable to administer the tests online to all students taking the test for the first time and all students retaking the test during the testing window time set by the Board, allows the school district to elect to administer any of the te...
|SC||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Suspends Writing Assessments|
H.J.R. 4823 - Sec. 3
Requires the state department of education, for the 2010-2011 school year, to suspend the writing assessments in grades 3, 4, 6 and 7; Provides that writing assessments may be administered only to students in grades 5 and 8 and that writing assessments may not...
|SC||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||High Schools May Offer State-funded WorkKeys|
H.J.R. 4823 - Sec. 4
Permits high schools to offer state-funded WorkKeys (i.e., a job skill assessment system) to 10th grade students using funds appropriated for the assessment of PSAT or PLAN; Provides that the selection of the test for each student should be informed by the stu...
|SC||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||End-of-Course Assessments Task Force|
H.J.R. 4823 - Sec. 7
Directs the state Department of Education, in collaboration with the Education Oversight Committee, to convene a task force to include, but not be limited to, district level instructional and assessment personnel to examine the feasibility of shifting from the...
|ID||Signed into law 04/2010||P-12|
|Mastery Advancement Pilot Program|
Creates the Mastery Advancement Pilot Program (MAPP) to provide students with the opportunity and incentive to move more rapidly through the curriculum. Directs the State Department of Education to accept and approve applications to the program. Participating ...
|OR||Rule Adoption 04/2010||P-12||Alternate Assessment, Fingerprinting of Teachers and Administrators|
OAR 584-050-0015, 584-050-0100, 584-052-0030, 584- 070-0111,584-080-0153, 584-090-0050
Amends rules relating to alternative assessment, transitional counselors, restricted transitional administrators, reinstatement of licenses and fingerprinting in regards to licensing of teachers and school administrators.
|FL||Signed into law 04/2010||P-12||Redefines Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test|
S.B. 4 - Sec. 1-4
Redefines the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test in math and reading as end-of-course exams. Provides that: (1) Beginning with students entering grade 9 in the 2010-2011 school year, in addition to the Algebra I credit requirement, one of the 4 credits in m...
|FL||Signed into law 04/2010||P-12||Statewide Assessment Program|
S.B. 4 - Sec. 8
Statewide Assessment Program - Discontinues the 9th and 10th grade math Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) and the high school math and science FCAT for the 2011-2012 school year; Requires all students currently enrolled in Algebra l (or equivalent) ...
|ID||Signed into law 03/2010||Postsec.||Teacher Preparation|
The Idaho Comprehensive Literacy Assessment has been given to each Idaho prospective
kindergarten through 8th grade teacher since 2002 and places responsibility for the development
of the assessment with the state board of education. This legislation will redi...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12|
Section 1: Directs the state board, by December 31, 2010, to review mandates provided for in administrative rule, to determine whether some could be waived to remove funding pressures on public schools temporarily.
Sections 2-4: Eliminates the requirement to...
|OR||Rule Adoption 03/2010||P-12||Oregon Statewide Assessment|
Specifies requirements for development of Oregon Statewide Assessment for public school students.
|UT||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||State Assessment System|
Provides for the statewide assessment of students in grades 2-12 in basic skills courses using criterion-referenced tests or online computer adaptive tests, as determined by the state board of education. Eliminates the requirement to administer a statewide nor...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||Workplace Readiness Skills|
Requires each local school board to include in its annual report to the Board of Education the number of students who passed the state Workplace Readiness Skills assessment.
|CA||Signed into law 01/2010||P-12||California Assessment of Academic Achievement|
S.B. 1E - Sections 9, 12, 14, 15, 16
Numbers below relate to Section numbers in Education Code.
60601: Extends repeal date on Chapter 5 of Education Code, "California Assessment of Academic Achievement", to January 2014.
60604.5: Adds new section establishing legislative intent that the reautho...
|AR||Adopted 12/2009||P-12||End-of-Course Assessments and Remediation|
Adopts rules governing public school end-of-course assessments and remediation. Provides that beginning with the 2009-10 school year and each school year thereafter, every student required to participate in the statewide program of educational assessments may ...
|CA||Vetoed 10/2009||P-12||Evaluation of STAR Assessment Program|
Requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to contract with an independent evaluator by April 2010 for evaluation of the Standardized Testing and Reporting Program. Enumerates elements the evaluation must include, and the findings that the evaluator's r...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2009||P-12||College-Readiness Tests|
Requires the department to ensure that a California Standards Test that is augmented for the purpose of determining readiness for college-level coursework inform a pupil in grade 11 that he or she may request that results from that assessment be released to a ...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||Prairie State Achievement Exam|
Reduces the number of opportunities to take the Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE) from two to one during the spring semester of grade 11. Eliminates provision allowing students wishing to improve their score to retake the PSAE in grade 12. Provides ...
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Writing and Social Studies Assessments|
H.B. 1 - Section 265.20.18
From DOE summary of H.B. 1:
Prohibits the administration of the elementary writing and social studies assessments during the 2009-10 and 2010-11 school years, unless the superintendent of public instruction determines the department has sufficient funds to p...
|OR||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Assessments|
Relates to a certain required assessment of students in grade 10; requires the Department of Education to grant a waiver for a school district to enter into a contract with a nonprofit entity other than the required contractor selected by the department. Chapt...
|TN||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Dates of Assessments|
Requires commissioner to establish dates for the administration of assessments required for graduation that provide the maximum number of instructional days possible prior to testing while maintaining compliance with federal law; requires the commissioner to e...
|NY||Adopted 06/2009||P-12||Using Inservice Days to Rate State Assessments|
Title 8 NYCRR 175.5
Amends rule to extend to 2013 the provision allowing use of up to two professional development days for teacher scoring of state assessments. Adopted as published on pages 21-22 of 43: http://www.dos.state.ny.us/info/register/2009/apr8/pdfs/rules.pdf...
|DE||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Eliminating the DSTP|
Eliminates the DSTP; requires its replacement beginning in the 2010-2011 school year with a test administered in English language arts and math in grades 2-10 at the beginning of the school year and at least one more time later in the year; assesses student pr...
4 AAC 6.715, .717
Amends rules concerning work ready/college ready transitional skills assessments. ...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||State and National Norms of Test Averages|
Relates to certain standards for group-administered achievement tests used by school districts; requires that state and national norms of averages be computed using data not more than 8 years old. http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/81R/billtext/pdf/SB00759F....
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||College-Ready Indicators on End-of-Course Assessments|
H.B. 3 - Section 27
Eliminates provision that a student's performance on a college-ready question on an end-of-course assessment may not be used to determine the student's performance on the assessment.
Pages 25-26 of 180: http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/81R/billtext/pdf/HB0...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||College Readiness Standards|
H.B. 3 - Section 53, Part I
Defines "college-readiness" as the level of preparation a student must attain in English language arts and math to enroll and succeed, without remediation, in an entry-level general education course in that subject at a general academic teaching institution, a...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Student Assessment Data Portal|
H.B. 3 - Section 48 and 49
Deletes provision that education Internet portal provides secure access to student assessment data. Amends 32.258 to direct the state education agency to create a student assessment data portal for use by school districts, teachers, parents, students and publi...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Annual Improvement Needed for Student Success on Assessments|
H.B. 3 - Section 58
Previous legislation on measuring annual improvement from one year to the next required the state education agency to determine the necessary annual improvement required each year for a student to be prepared to perform satisfactorily on the end-of-course asse...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||End-of-Course Assessments and Exit Exam Transition|
H.B. 3 - Section 54
Repeals existing language on means to determine completion of end-of-course assessment requirements. Replaces with language requiring students to achieve a cumulative score that is at least equal to the
product of the number of end-of-course assessment instrum...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Determining Performance Standards on State Assessments|
H.B. 3 - Section 53, Part II
Transfers from the state board to the commissioner the duty of determining the performance level considered satisfactory on specified assessments. Directs the commissioner, in collaboration with the commissioner of higher education, to determine the level of p...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Limiting Test Prep|
H.B. 3 - Section 55
Amends 39.0262. Specifies that a district may not administer locally-required assessments designed to prepare students for state-administered assessments to any student on more than 10% of any school year's instructional days. Adds that a campus-level planning...
|OH||Adopted 06/2009||P-12||State Assessments|
Clarifies circumstances under which a student may be excused from taking a state test required at the student's grade level. Clarifies that a student in grades 3-8 who was retained in the same grade level from one school year to the next school year, must take...
|NV||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Norm-Referenced Assessment|
Relates to the administration of certain tests, examinations and assessments by the boards of trustees of school districts; suspends temporarily the administration of norm-referenced examinations in public schools. Chapter 423
|FL||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12|
|Public Records Law Exemption for Information Obtained in a Department of Education Testing Impropriety Investigation|
Provides an exemption from public records requirements for personally identifiable information of any personnel of any school district or postsecondary educational institution, or any specific allegations of misconduct obtained or reported in connection with a...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||State Assessment System|
Aligns high school tests with required academic standards. Strikes the requirement for constructed response questions. Makes GRAD tests applicable in 2012-2013 to those few students who have not passed the Minnesota basic skills tests. Requires the state ass...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||College and Career-Readiness Workgroup|
Establishes a college and career-readiness workgroup headed jointly by MDE and the U of M to evaluate and make recommendations to the commissioner and the legislature on the design of the state high school assessment system, levels of and mechanisms for accoun...
|OR||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Assessment|
Allows Department of Education to make available assessment system that measures student's progress in achieving academic content standards at current grade level, determines grade level of student's understanding, knowledge or ability, tracks and provides rep...
|ND||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Assessment - Formative & Summative|
H.B. 1400 - Secs. 22, 24, 25 Assessment
Requires districts to administer annually to students in grades 2-10 the measures of academic progress test or any other interim assessment approved by the superintendent of education. Requires all 11th grade public and nonpublic school students to take the AC...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Assessment|
Relates to statewide assessments and curricula; states findings of the Legislature; requires the superintendent of public instruction to revise the number of open-ended questions and extended responses in the statewide achievement assessment in specified grade...
|NV||Adopted 04/2009||P-12||Proficiency Examinations|
Revises various provisions governing proficiency examinations, include pass of proficiency examinations and an alternative method to demonstrate proficiency in science, social studies, and automobile technology . http://www.leg.state.nv.us/NAC/CHAPTERS.HTMl...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Accomodations for Students with Difficulty with Sensory Processing|
Allows reasonable accommodation by the Department of Education and each school district for a student who has difficulty with sensory processing in reaction to oversensitivity to full spectrum light when taking state required tests; allows a student to use col...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||College and Career Readiness Planning Program Act|
Creates the College and Career Readiness Planning Program Act. Defines "college and career readiness". Beginning with the 2010-11 school year, directs public schools to administer the EXPLORE to 8th graders, and either the PLAN or PSAT to 10th graders. Permits...
|UT||Adopted 04/2009||P-12||Exemption from U-PASS Testing Requirements|
Adds a new section regarding student achievement testing exceptions. Provides the state board may exempt a district or charter school from U-PASS testing requirements if a district or charter school pilots an assessment system that incorporates:
(1) online cla...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||Interim Assessment System|
S.B. 1 Section 19
Directs the the state board of education and the state department of education, prior to the development and implementation of a new state assessment system for 2011-12, to provide for a systematic interim process that will lead to a new state student assessme...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||Transition to New Assessment and Accountability System|
S.B. 1 Section 18
Provides that whereas it is imperative that schools, administrators, teachers, parents and policymakers maintain high expectations for students, and it is important that there be an orderly transition from the current state assessment to the new assessment and...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||Online Writing Assessment|
Modifies the State Performance Assessment System for Students by requiring online writing assessments in grades 5 and 8. Encourages a school district or charter school, as applicable, to administer an online writing assessment to students in grade 11. Allows t...
|WA||Adopted 03/2009||P-12||Assessment Requirement Appeals|
WAC 392-501-600, -601, -602
Complies with legislative directive to implement procedures allowing student rights to appeal state assessment requirements under conditions of special, unavoidable circumstances. WASHINGTON 28944...
|VA||Signed into law 02/2009||P-12||Industry Certification and State Licensure Examinations|
Directs the Board of Education in prescribing Standards of Learning assessments to also provide the option of industry certification and state licensure examinations in lieu of administering tests to assess the progress of students.
|LA||Adopted 02/2009||P-12||Revisions to End of Course Tests|
LAC 28:CXI.1801, 1803, 1805, 1807, 1809, 1811, 1813, 1815, 1817
Amends rules relating to statewide assessment standards and practices, specifically, End of Course Tests (EOCT).
|SD||Signed into law 02/2009||P-12||Repeals Academic Achievement Test Advisory Council|
Repeals the provisions for the state Academic Achievement Test Advisory Council.
|TX||Adopted 02/2009||P-12||Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills|
19 TAC 2.101.B.101.23
Sets the standard of satisfactory performance on the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS), as appropriate for the reading and mathematics assessments in Grades 3-8 based on the implementation of a vertical scale. http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/rules/...
|NM||Adopted 01/2009||P-12||High School Assessment System|
NMAC 126.96.36.199, .2, .3, .4, .5, .6, .7, .8, .9, .10, .11
The objective of this rule is to establish procedures for implementing the high school readiness assessment system, including: (a) the process for identifying acceptable short-cycle diagnostic type assessment instruments for grades nine and ten; (b) identifica...
|FL||Adopted 01/2009||P-12||COMPREHENSIVE MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM|
Amends rule to provide guidance relating to the statewide public school student progression law eliminating social promotion by removing the FCAT Norm Referenced Test (NRT) as an alternative assessment good cause exemption for students scoring at Level 1 on th...
|MI||Signed into law 12/2008||P-12||High School Merit Exam|
Revises the administration and requirements of the state merit examination; provides that pupils in grade 12 may take the exam if they did not complete it in grade 11; provides for a writing component of the test; allows use of the test as an indicator of work...
|GA||Adopted 12/2008||P-12||State Assessments|
Eliminates reference to Georgia Kindergarten Assessment Program - Revised (GKAP-R). Provides all kindergarten students must be assessed using the Georgia Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills (GKIDS). Eliminates provisions that all students at grades 3, ...
|UT||Signed into law 10/2008||P-12||Assessment System|
Allows the State Board of Education to exempt a school district or charter school from testing requirements under the Utah Performance Assessment System for Students (U-PASS) if the school district or charter school pilots an assessment system that incorporate...
|Workforce Readiness Assessments|
1 CCR 301-77
Addresses the administration of the Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness Assessments Pilot Program. Beginning in the 2008-09 academic year, directs the department to implement a pilot program for the purpose of evaluating standards and collecting data regardi...
Requires the State Board of Education to minimize the amount of testing time and duplication required to complete the state standards tests, but without the reduction of testing rigor or standards. Requires the board to revise testing requirements so that pupi...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2008||P-12||electronic learning assessment|
Amends existing law which requires the Learning Resource Network to establish review criteria for electronic learning assessment resources and requires the review to include a descriptive model. Requires the model to include the extent to which the product is ...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2008||P-12|
|Early Assessment Program|
Expresses legislative intent that the Early Assessment Program (EAP) be expanded to include state community colleges. Authorizes community college districts to use the State Standards Test (CST) and augmented CST to provide diagnostic advice to prospective com...
|CA||Vetoed 07/2008||P-12||Charter School Assessments|
Requires a charter school or group of charter schools that directly administer pupil assessments to submit a notice of direct administration to the Superintendent of Public Instruction. Allows a charter school to terminate administering those assessments by su...
|CA||Signed into law 07/2008||P-12||Data Analysis|
Allows a teacher to fulfill requirement to receive follow up training and instruction in areas that include data analysis, alignment of assessment and instruction, implication of data analysis and effect on increasing pupil achievement, impact on pupil success...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12|
Requires the State Board of Education to replace the Sunshine State Standards with the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards; relates to tests by private schools for the Corporate Income Tax Credit Scholarship Program, graduation designations, assessments (...
|SC||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||Amends Multiple Accountability Provisions|
Revises the Education Accountability Act. Adds poverty, limited English proficiency status, disability status, or other groups required by federal statutes or regulations to the requirement for disaggregation of achievement data. Changes terminology from "impr...
|OK||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||Support for Summer Reading, Survey on District Online Testing Capacity|
Relates to schools; provides a school district which has a certain amount of students participating in a summer reading program may be allocated a base amount of moneys for the program which shall be in addition to the per-student reimbursement amount provided...
|OK||Vetoed 06/2008||P-12||End-of-Course Assessments|
Sets the testing window dates for the administration of each end-of-instruction criterion-referenced test required to be taken by students prior to graduation shall be between twenty-five (25) days prior to the last full day of the end of the course and the la...
|CO||Vetoed 05/2008||P-12||No Penalties for Students Missing State Assessment|
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...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||Norm-Referenced Assessments|
Relates to the assessment of effectiveness of educational programs under the Quality Basic Education Act. Provides that each local school system may elect to administer, with state funding, nationally norm-referenced instruments in reading, mathematics, scienc...
|MN||Vetoed 05/2008||P-12||Omnibus Education Policy Bill|
Authorized a parent or guardian of a student to designate an individual to participate in a school conference involving the child of the parent or guardian. Authorized the Minnesota Department of Education and the Minnesota Office of Higher Education may each ...
|IA||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||Student Readiness for College or Work|
S.F. 2216 - Generally
Concerns state and local measures for preparing a student for a career or for postsecondary education, including a mandated statewide core curriculum for school districts and accredited nonpublic schools and a state designated career information and decision m...
|NE||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12||Statewide Assessments|
From the fiscal note: Changes the current assessment system to provide for statewide assessments in reading and mathematics to be administered in seven grades, rather than three. The bill also establishes an additional statewide science assessment. The science...
|WA||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||Washington Assessment of Student Learning Modifications and End-of-course Exams|
Beginning with the 2009 administration of the Washington assessment of student learning (WASL), the superintendent is directed to redesign the assessment in math, reading and science in all grades except high school by reducing the number of questions (short a...
|LA||Adopted 03/2008||P-12||Online Assessment Data Systems and End-of-Course Tests|
LAC 28:CXI.305 and 1801
Incorporates guidelines for usage of the statewide online assessment data systems and updates the names of content areas to be assessed through end-of-course tests. Pages 431-432: http://doa.louisiana.gov/osr/reg/0803/0803.doc...
|LA||Adopted 03/2008||P-12||Revisions to State Assessment Policies|
Amends several rules relating to the statewide assessment standards and practices for testing, including: testing security, administrative errors, coordinators, end-of-course exams and field testing. See full text below.
|NJ||Signed into law 03/2008||Postsec.|
|Alternative Testing Arrangements|
Pertains to institutions of higher education. Requires alternative testing arrangements be provided to certain students unable to attend tests at their regular administration due to religious observance.
|AK||Adopted 02/2008||P-12||Work-Ready/College-Ready Transitional Skills Assessment|
4 AAC 06.715, .717
Establishes a program curriculum and benchmark assessments to ensure that students in Alaska have the basic or transitional skills required for a successful transition into college and/or the workplace. ALASKA 3558...
|LA||adopted 01/2008||P-12||Statewide Assessment Standards and Practices|
LAC 28:CXI.303, 305, 312, 315, 701, 1351, and 1355
Amends chapters of Bulletin 118 - Statewide Assessment Standards and Practices relating to test security, assessment program overview, and graduation exit examination. Makes changes to several Sections of Chapter 3, language is removed from §305 that reference...
|ID||Adopted 12/2007||P-12||alternative assessment|
Proposes to align the Alternative Assessment Extended Content Standards with the Idaho Content Standards; Sets appropriate cut scores; Implements the Alternative Assessment Extended Achievement Standards. IDAHO 7472...
|OH||Signed into law 11/2007||P-12||Test Administration Timing|
H.B. 190 - Multiple Components
One section of this bill revises the scheduling of the spring administration of the elementary achievement tests from no earlier than the week containing May 1, as under current law, to no earlier than the week containing April 24. Provides for the elementary ...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2007||P-12||language arts assessment|
Authorizes the Department of Education to make a primary language assessment available to public schools for assessing pupils enrolled in dual language immersion programs that include the primary language of the assessments at their own expense. Requires distr...
|GA||Adopted 09/2007||P-12||Student Assessment Programs|
Adds language regarding the Assessing Comprehension and Communication in English State to State for English Language Learners (ACCESS for ELLs), an English language proficiency test administered annually to all English language learners (ELLs) to determine stu...
|WV||Adopted 09/2007||P-12||Performance Based Accreditation System|
Title 126, Series 13
Amends rules regarding standards, assessment, and accountability for student performance and progress. Incorporates 21st Century skills into the standards; revises the statewide assessment program; provides annual performance measures for the No Child Left Beh...
|The Readiness Project|
Executive Order No. 489
Establishes the Readiness Project to develop a plan to implement fundamental and systemic reforms to public education in the Commonwealth over the next ten years. The project will have three chairs appointed by the Governor.
The plan will include recommenda...
|LA||Adopted 06/2007||P-12||Integrated LEAP and Accommodations for Special Populations|
LAC 28:CXI.1709-1729, 3306, and 3307
Provides information regarding addition of achievement level descriptors for iLEAP, which causes a reformatting of a chapter. Adds language regarding iLEAP accommodations for special populations (page 21 of 168). Pages 2- of 168: http://www.doa.louisiana.gov/o...
|DE||Passed 06/2007||P-12||Task Force|
This Resolution requires a transition to a statewide student assessment system that is economical, focused, requires less testing time, measures each child's academic growth, and returns faster and more useful results to teachers, parents and students. It crea...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Adminstering International Assessments|
Establishes a program for school districts to administer international assessment tests to students in the district and specifies a funding source for the program. This program allows
the commissioner of education to compare the performance of Texas students t...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||End-of-course Assessments|
From bill analysis: This bill would phase out TAKS and replace it with end of course exams in the four core subject areas in grades 9-12. The end of course exams would count as 15% of the student's overall grade in a class. The bill would maintain accountabili...
|NE||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Statewide Assessment and Reporting System|
Requires the state board to implement a statewide assessment and reporting reporting system; grade level standards and assessments; and the tracking of individual student achievement. Requires a statewide assessment of reading beginning in 2009-10 and a statew...
|NV||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||District-Wide Assessments|
Limits the district-wide tests, examinations and assessments that the board of trustees of a school district may administer between July 1, 2007, and January 1, 2009. Authorizes the board of trustees of each school district to require, beginning on January 1, ...
|TX||Vetoed 05/2007||P-12||Substitute Assessments for Military Dependents|
Extends the provision allowing students transferring into Texas schools to use their SAT or ACT scores to "test out" of the math and language arts portions of the TAKS exit exams to military dependents in their junior or senior year and requires the Texas Educ...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||GRAD Assessments|
H.F. 2245 [Statewide Testing and Reporting System]
Amends laws concerning state's assessment system. Transitions from to MCA IIs to GRAD assessment program at the high school level.
|MN||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||State Assessment System|
H.F. 2245 [High School Assessment]
Amends state's high school assessment system. Phases out MCA II's and phases in Graduation Required Assessment for Diploma (GRAD) exam. Establishes achievement levels necessary for passge of exam. (Sections 10 + 36)
|TX||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||End-of-Course Tests|
H.B. 2237 (End of Course Assessment Provisions)
Requires development and implementation of college-prep courses and end-of-course assessments (mathematics, science, social studies, and English language arts) in school districts beginning with the 2014-2015 school year, with implementation of the requirement...
|MS||Adopted 04/2007||P-12||Assessment of Special Populations|
State Board of Education Policy 7601
Proposes approval of the Administrative Procedures Act process.Revises the policy for Statewide Assessment System Assessment of SpecialPopulations.
|NH||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Civics and Economics Assessments|
Adds civics and economics to the required areas of assessment in the statewide improvement and assessment program. Specifies that the assessment will be conducted in grades 3rd-8th and one grade in high school.
|NM||Vetoed 04/2007||P-12||State Payment for Mandatory Assessments|
Requires the public education department to pay the costs of mandatory assessments.
|NM||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Reporting of Student Performance on Standards-Based Tests|
Requires the public education department to provide districts with their respective students' scores on all required standards-based academic performance tests prior to the commencement of the school year.
|AR||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||assessments and teacher license|
S.B. 274 (Technical corrections)
Act makes corrections in code including modifying references to state-mandated tests or benchmark exams to references to "augmented, criterion-referenced or norm-referenced assessments" and changing the term "certified" to "licensed", repealing and amending ou...
|AR||Adopted 04/2007||P-12||Comprehensive 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...
|WV||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||High Quality Educational Programs|
From Fiscal Note: The purpose of this bill is to revise the standards, assessment and accountability system to accommodate the higher order thinking and learning skills consistent with the state's 21st Century Initiative. School and district improvement plans ...
|LA||Adopted 03/2007||P-12||Statewide Assessments|
LAC 28:CXI.305 and Chapter 19
Approves for advertisement revisions to Bulletin 118- Statewide Assessment Standards and Practices. Consolidates statewide test information. Provides easy access to that information. Incorporates guidelines for newly adopted statewide assessments. Adds new lan...
|AR||Signed into law 03/2007||Postsec.||Rising Junior Exam|
Relates to an act to repeal the requirement that college juniors take the Rising Junior Exam.
|UT||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||State Assessment System (U-PASS)|
Modifies U-PASS (Utah Performance Assessment System for Students) by: expanding the basic skill courses tested to include intermediate algebra; eliminating criterion-referenced testing in grade 1; eliminating norm-referenced testing in grade 11; and adding a r...
|SD||Signed into law 02/2007||P-12||Writing Assessments|
Revises the required grade levels for assessment of writing skills by every public school district. Changes from grades 5 and 9 to "at least two grade levels."
|AK||Adopted 02/2007||P-12||TEST SECURITY|
4 AAC 06.765, 34.055
Amends rules to the Department of Education and Early Development.Provides test security guidelines for the English Language assessment. Adds newsubsection that sets out guidelines for breach of test security. Clarifies theplan of service for Limited English p...
|NJ||Active 01/2007||P-12||End-of-Course Biology Assessment|
States that beginning in spring 2008, New Jersey will begin administering an end-of-course assessment in biology. Per memo: "This direction will entail not merely a redesign of science testing specifications, but recommendations to the state board for establis...
|UT||Adopted 12/2006||P-12||Adult Education Exit Exam Exemption|
Exempts adult education students from attempting or passing the Utah Basic Skills Competency Test (UBSCT) in order to qualify for an adult education diploma; makes adult education students eligible only for an adult education secondary diploma; after the 2006-...
|UT||Adopted 11/2006||P-12||Non-traditional Student Participation in State Achievement Tests|
Provides definitions, criteria and procedures for private school students, home school students, electronic high school (EHS) students, and Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) students to participate in the state's public education school achievement tests required...
|WV||Adopted 09/2006||P-12||State Assessment System Administration & Operation|
Title 126, Series 14
Amends rules regarding the administration and operation of the West Virginia Measures of Academic Progress, which is the state's assessment system to measure student performance. http://www.wvsos.com/csrdocs/pdfdocs/126-014.pdf ...
|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 ...
|NY||Signed into law 07/2006||P-12||Assessments on days of Religious Observation|
Directs the board of regents to schedule any state mandated examinations on days other than days of religious observation....
|DE||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||NCLB Assessments|
Makes a change to the student testing program to be in compliance with the federal No Child Left Behind Act; includes the provision that the assessments in English Language Arts and mathematics are administered at least once in grades 3 through 8, and at least...
|IA||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||K-3 Diagnostic Assessments|
S.B. 2272 - Section 5
If the diagnostic assessments administered to K-3 students indicate that a child is reading below grade level, requires the district to submit a report of the assessment results to the parent, which the parent must sign and return to the district. Provides th...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Achieving Classroom Excellence Steering Committee|
Creates the Achieving Classroom Excellence (ACE) steering committee to assist the state board with implementation of the student assessment requirements in the ACE Act. The ACE steering committee will advise the board on: (1) curriculum alignment of third thro...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||NCLB and End-of-Instruction Assessments|
S.B. 1792 - Section 4
Clarifies that testing for grades 3, 4, 6 and 7 is contingent on the availability of federal and state funds. Eliminates grade 3 stand-alone language arts test. Clarifies that grade 5 social studies assessment must include U.S. history, the Constitution and ...
|MD||Rule Adoption 05/2006||P-12||High School Math Assessment Requirements|
COMAR 13A.03.02.04, .12
Amends rules regarding exemption of students from taking the Maryland High School Assessment for algebra/data analysis if they completed and passed algebra in a nonpublic middle school or an out-of- state middle school and have mastered the core learning goals...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Statewide Assessments - Subjects, Grades, Rigor|
H.B. 7087 (Section 40)
Revises policies for the statewide Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test. Previously, the FCAT was being administered annually in grades 3 through 10 to measure reading, writing, science, and mathematics. This legislation directs the commissioner to administer...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12|
|High School Achievement Tests|
H.B. 7087 (Section 40)
The State Board of Education must analyze the content and concordant data sets for widely used high school achievement tests, including, but not limited to, the PSAT, PLAN, SAT, ACT, and College Placement Test, to assess if concordant scores for FCAT scores ca...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12|
|High School and College Readiness Assessments|
Requires the state assessment system, by the 2007-2008 school year, to include:
1. A high school readiness examination to assess English, reading, math and science in grade 8;
2. A college readiness examination to assess English, reading, math and s...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||End-of-Course Exams|
Creates a new section of KRS Chapter 158 to define core courses. Requires the Kentucky Department of Education to begin developing standardized end-of- course (EOC) examinations in Algebra I, Algebra II and geometry and pilot the tests at the end of the 2007-...
|MD||Adopted 03/2006||P-12||Algebra Assessment for NCLB Requirements|
COMAR 13A.01.04.04, .05, 13A.03.02.04, .07 thru .09
Proposes to adopt rules to the Board of Education. Replaces the Geometry Maryland School Assessment with the Algebra High School Assessment as the measure of high school mathematics achievement for accountability under the No Child Left Behind Act. Discontinue...
|IN||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Overhaul of State Testing System|
Mandates that the department and the state board review the current statewide testing program and develop a long term plan that is subject to the approval of the state board for the transition to a testing program with the following objectives:
(1) To ...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Release of Assessments|
H.B. 1059, S.B. 34
Adds a condition to the release of Standards of Learning assessments by the state board that the release of such assessments to the public may not limit the ability to test students on demand and provide immediate results in the web-based assessment system.
|WA||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Civic Education and Assessment|
Finds that instruction in social studies, arts, health, and fitness is important to ensure a well-rounded and complete education. In particular, the civic mission of schools is strengthened and enhanced by comprehensive civics education and assessments. The le...
|WA||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Assessment|
Directs the Washington state institute for public policy to conduct a study to explore options to augment the current system of assessments to provide additional opportunities for students to demonstrate that they have met the state learning standards. The stu...
|FL||Adopted 03/2006||P-12||Science Assessments and Proficiency Levels|
Includes the science grade-level scale scores for each achievement level for use in reporting student proficiency levels in science as part of the student achievement testing program known as the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). FLORIDA 30220
|VA||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Special Provisions|
Provides that the Board of Education may adopt special provisions related to the administration and use of any SOL test or tests in a content area as applied to accreditation ratings for any period during which the SOL content or assessments in that area are b...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Alleged Violations|
Authorizes the Board of Education to initiate a review of any alleged violation of its regulations by a local school board or local school board employee responsible for the distribution or administration of tests. The bill also allows the Board to recover the...
|VA||Signed into law 02/2006||P-12||Making State Assessments Publicly Available|
S.B. 34, H.B. 1059
Requires the state board to make the Standards of Learning assessments publicly available in a timely manner and as soon as practicable following the administration of such tests, so long as it does not limit the ability to test students on demand and provide ...
|VA||Signed into law 02/2006||P-12||Review of Alleged Violations|
Authorizes the Board of Education to initiate a review of any alleged violation of its regulations by a local school board or local school board employee responsible for implementing the regulations of the Board, including the distribution or administration of...
|AK||Adopted 12/2005||P-12||Standards-based science assessment|
4 AAC 04.140 thru 06.825
Requires the commissioner to select a standards-based science assessment and school districts to administer the assessment in selected grades.
AGENCY CONTACT: Dorothy Knuth, Commissioner's Office at the Department of Education & Early Development, 801 W 10th...
|CA||Vetoed 10/2005||P-12||Assessment Accommodations for English Language Learners|
This bill would require a pupil to take achievement tests in his or her primary language, if the pupil is identified as limited English proficient, and is either literate in his or her primary language or receives instruction in his or her primary language. Th...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2005||P-12||Assessing English Language Learners; and Posting State Test Items|
This bill would require a pupil identified as limited English proficient who is enrolled in any of grades 2 to 11, and who either receives instruction in his or her primary language or has been enrolled in a school in the United States for less than 12 months,...
|NC||Signed into law 08/2005||P-12||School testing program|
Streamline School Testing Program....
|DE||Signed into law 07/2005||P-12||Best Practices of Other State Assessment Programs|
This Resolution creates a Task Force to examine best practice models of other state assessment programs for the purpose of providing recommendations for the improvement and/or changes to the Delaware Student Testing Program (DSTP). http://www.legis.state.de.us...
|OR||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12||Assessment Dates|
Deleted requirement that an assessment shall be administered to students on or after March 1 of a school year if the
assessment is: (A) A mathematics assessment that tests problem solving skills; or (B) An English assessment that tests writing skills; and
|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...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Achieving Classroom Excellence Act of 2005|
New law establishing the Achieving Classroom Excellence Act of 2005. One new section establishes the Oklahoma Mathematics Improvement Program. The purpose is to improve student mastery of the Priority Academic Student Skills (PASS) for sixth-grade mathematics ...
|MI||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Provisions in original MEAP authorizing statute relating to administration of state assessment program|
AN ACT to amend 1970 PA 38, entitled "An act to provide for assessment and remedial assistance programs of students in reading, mathematics and vocational education," by amending section 2 (MCL 388.1082)
|MS||Rule Adoption 05/2005||P-12||Statewide Assessment System|
Provides that the information contained within the Guidelines for Testing Students with Disabilities and the Guidelines for Educational Services and Assessement for English Language Learners and any subsequent updates shall apply to all public school personnel...
|WA||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Potential Alternative Assessments|
Directs the superintendent of public instruction to review the course requirements and assessments in one or more representative career and technical programs that lead to industry certification to determine the alignment of the courses and assessments with th...
|IN||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Phonologic Weakness|
Defines "phonologic weakness." Requires the department of education to develop and implement a plan to
(1) train teachers, especially the teachers directly involved in reading and language arts, about phonologic weakness and its role in reading development;
|WA||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Mandatory Norm Referenced Student Assessments|
From the fiscal note: The bill eliminates the mandatory requirement for norm referenced testing in the third, sixth, and ninth grade classes.
School districts are permitted to offer norm referenced assessments at the districts' own expense and make diagnostic ...
|AZ||Vetoed 04/2005||P-12||Department Reporting and Student Testing|
Requires the department to report to specified members of the legislature on its budget status every two months for the first half of each fiscal year and every month thereafter. Requires every report to include the department's current funding surplus or shor...
|UT||Rule Adoption 04/2005||P-12||Makeup Days: Basic Skills Competency Testing Requirements|
Amends rule to provide for makeup days in administration of required Utah Basic Skills Competency Test (UBSCT). Changes add language for schools to provide a makeup window not to exceed five school days following administration of UBSCT. Amendments also add pa...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||End of Course Assessment Requirements|
H.B. 1983 (multiple provisions)
Establishes system for districts to report all students' scores on end-of-course assessments. Requires the division of public school accountability to:
(i) Match each student's end-of-course test score with the letter grade received in the corresponding cours...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Grade 3-8 Assessments, End-of-Course Exams and Remediation|
Requires a student not passing an immediately previous grades 3-8 benchmark assessment or in a secondary level end-of-course assessment to participate in remediation activities as required in the student's individualized academic improvement plan beginning in ...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||End-of-Course Success Incentive Program|
H.B. 1983 (multiple provisions)
Creates the End-of-Course Success Incentive Program under the department of education. Awards schools $50.00 for each student passing the end-of-course assessment on his or her first attempt. These funds must be utilized in the schools to improve student acade...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12|
|Eligibility for the Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship Program|
H.B. 1983 (multiple provisions)
Modifies eligibility requirements for the Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship Program, effective for applicants graduating from an Arkansas high school after December 31, 2009. Requires an applicant to have completed the Smart Core curriculum and have met...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12|
|Career Counseling for Students|
Requires each district's student services plan to include a district-level tracking system for students who fail to reach proficiency on state-mandated assessments. Specifies that guidance and counseling services in each district's "student services program" i...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12|
|Student Achievement Improvement|
H.B. 93 (Section 1, multiple provisions)
Sets forth legislative intent related to early diagnosis of and intervention for elementary students struggling in reading and mathematics, state student achievement goals, provision and quality of diagnostic and intervention services to students below profici...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12|
|Committee for Mathematics Achievement|
H.B. 93 (Section 2)
Defines terms, including "mathematics coach," "mathematics diagnostic assessment," "mathematics intervention program," "mathematics leader," "mathematics mentor," and "numeracy." Establishes the Committee for Mathematics Achievement to develop a multi-faceted ...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Mathematics Achievement Fund|
H.B. 93 (Section 3)
Creates the mathematics achievement fund to provide developmentally appropriate diagnostic assessment and intervention services to students, primary through grade 12, to help them reach proficiency in mathematics on the state assessments and in compliance with...
|TX||Adopted 03/2005||P-12||Student Testing Requirements|
The adopted amendments update and revise the rules to align with current statute (3-10 testing rather than 3-8). http://www.tea.state.tx.us/rules/board/adopted/0305/101-005-two.pdf...
|NM||Rule Adoption 02/2005||P-12||Examination Opportunities, Results, Verification|
11.12, 11.13, 11.15, 11.16
Proposes rules regarding examination opportunities, exam results, verification of exam results, and examination of record purposes. NEW MEXICO REG 4231 (SN)...
|UT||Rule Adoption 02/2005||P-12||Testing Procedures|
Removes 'Constructed response portions' from definitions and language. Updates Criterion Reference Test (CRT) assessment window and adds new language regarding Utah State Office of Education responsibilities and school responsibilities for crisis indicators in...
|MI||Signed into law 12/2004||P-12|
|Merit Award Scholarships|
Replaces high school MEAP test with the Michigan Merit Examination in determining eligibility for Michigan Merit Award scholarships.
|MI||Signed into law 12/2004||P-12||Test Replacement in School Aid Act|
Provides for replacing high school MEAP test with the Michigan Merit Examination in the School Aid Act.
|MI||Signed into law 12/2004||P-12|
Provides for replacing high school MEAP test with the Michigan Merit Examination in Postsecondary Enrollment Options Act.
|MI||Signed into law 12/2004||P-12||Merit Examination|
Provides for replacing high school MEAP test with the Michigan Merit Examination in the School Code for administration under certain conditions.
|MI||Signed into law 12/2004||P-12|
|Career and Technical Preparation Act|
Provides for replacing high school MEAP test with the Michigan Merit Examination in the Career and Technical Preparation Act.
|MI||Signed into law 12/2004||P-12||Education Assessment Program|
Amends the State School Aid Act of 1979; provides that the Michigan Education Assessment Program tests shall be administered during the last 90 school days, instead of the last 30 school days, of grade 11.
|MI||Signed into law 10/2004||P-12||Timing of High School MEAP Tests|
Revises the School Code; provides that the Michigan Education Assessment Program tests be administered to pupils during the last 90 days, other than the las 30 days, of grade 11.
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||State Reimbursement for the School Accountability Report Card and the STAR Program|
A.B. 2855 (multiple provisions)
SEC. 19: Existing law requires the governing board of a school district maintaining an elementary or secondary school to develop and cause to be implemented for each school in the school district a school accountability report card that includes specified info...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Inclusion of Documents in History-Social Science Framework|
A.B. 2855 (multiple provisions)
Section 2: Repeals the requirement that pupils in American government and civics courses required for high school graduation read and be taught specified documents, including the Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution and the Gettysburg Ad...
Places a prohibition from carrying on a program of specific preparation of the pupils for the statewide pupil assessment program or a particular test used in the statewide pupil assessment program on a charter school. Authorizes the use of instructional materi...
|NY||Vetoed 09/2004||Postsec.||Student Admission Minimum Standardized Test Score|
Precludes the use of a minimum standardized test cut-off score for student admission to or rejection by the State University of New York and City University of New York; permits overall assessment of student qualifications for admission, including consideratio...
|Governor's Commission on Education Spending|
Executive Order No. 02-2003
The governor issued Executive Order No. 02-2003 on January 30, 2003, creating the Governor's Commission of Education Spending. The Commission was to engage in a thorough examination of how education dollars have been spent in Alabama during the past ten years....
|CA||Signed into law 08/2004||P-12||Pupil Assessment and Student Records|
Extends the repeal date of the Leroy Greene California Assessment of Academic Achievement Act to January 1, 2011. Excludes testing students in grade 2 effective July 1, 2007. Permits the release of a pupils record of accomplishment and the results of achieveme...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2004||P-12|
|FY 2005 Budget Implementation (Education) Act|
Creates the FY2005 Budget Implementation (Education) Act. Creates several education related funds for receipt of federal moneys for education and other areas; addresses subjects students must be tested on; provides transitional assistance payments; increases t...
|CO||Signed by Governor 06/2004||P-12||Measuring Student Academic Growth|
Requires the Department of Education, no later than 15 days after the effective date of the act, to choose a public or private entity to develop a model to calculate students' annual academic growth for diagnostic purposes; directs the department to calculate ...
|MO||To governor 05/2004||P-12||Education Accountability Standards|
Amends certain policies with regard to MAP testing. Provides that the performance standards of the MAP so that such indicators meet the standards of the National Assessment Educational Progress exam.
This act amends policies with regard to MAP testing by stat...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2004||P-12||Charter Schools|
From the fiscal note: Requires charter schools to administer state value-added testing for their students. Current law, T.C.A. 49-13-111(a)(2), provides that a public charter school shall meet the same performance standards and requirements adopted by the stat...
|FL||Signed by Governor 05/2004||P-12|
|Accelerated High School Graduation, High Stakes Testing, Reading Deficiencies|
Revises course requirements in college & career preparatory accelerated high school graduation program; amends requirements for grade point average that must be earned; establishes requirements for selection of accelerated graduation options; authorizes SAT & ...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2004||P-12||Education Provisions|
Provides for the revision of certain provisions regarding education flexibility and accountability; requires the State Board of Education to create a single state-wide accountability system by December 31, 2004; amends provisions regarding school councils; am...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Study of Commonwealth Accountability Testing System (CATS)|
Direct the Office of Education Accountability to conduct a study of the Commonwealth Accountability Testing System and to provide Education Assessment and Accountability Review Subcommittee a draft of the report by September 15, 2004. The study must include bu...
|DE||Issued 04/2004||P-12||Creating Review Panels For School Assessments And Performance Standards|
Executive Order #54
1. The Delaware Department of Education shall convene a panel of three national experts in the areas of assessment, accountability, and/or standard setting. Said experts will be chosen as follows: one by Delaware Department of Education, one by the members of ...
|DE||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Student Assessment Program|
Changes the grades where mandatory State testing is required from grades K-10 to grades 2-10. School districts will have the responsibility to assess student progress in grades Kindergarten and 1 and to provide student progress reports to parents. http://www.l...
|WY||Signed into law 03/2004||P-12||Statewide Assessment of Student Performance|
Modifies statewide student assessment (WyCAS) to conform with NCLB by expanding grades assessed from grades 4, 8 and 11 to grades 3 through 8 and grade 11 commencing with school year 2005-2006, and by expanding assessment subjects from reading, writing and mat...
|MA||Rule Adoption 03/2004||P-12||Comprehensive Assessment System Performance Appeals|
603 CMR 30.00
Amends rules relating to the Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) performance appeals process, and incorporates provisions regarding student with disabilities. MASSACHUSETTS REG 8280 (SN)...
|OH||Signed into law 03/2004||P-12||Teaching Success|
· Creates an Educator Standards Board to develop and submit to the State Board of Education recommendations for statewide educator standards and carry out other functions recommended by the Governor's Commission on Teaching Success.
· Directs the Department o...
|NM||Signed into law 03/2004||P-12||Public Schools|
Relates to public schools; changes the writing test for certain grades; amends provisions regarding the English Language Reading Test; makes provisions for students determined to be limited English proficient. http://legis.state.nm.us/Sessions/04%20Regular/fin...
|SC||Became law without GOVERNOR'S signature. 02/2004||P-12||Basic Skills Assessment Program|
(Joint Resolution) Approves regulations of the Board of Education; relates to basic skills assessment program writing text; relates to minimum standards of student achievement....
|MA||Emergency Rule Adoption 02/2004||P-12||Comprehensive Assessment System and Standards|
603 CMR 30.00
Establishes emergency rules relating to students with disabilities. Revises rules that relates to performance appeals. MASSACHUSETTS REG 8283 (SN)...
|AR||Signed into law 02/2004||P-12||Reporting Test Results|
Allows the Department of Education to extend the deadline for test results if the deadline substantially increases the cost of administration of the tests or compromises the validity of the test results. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003s2/publi...
|WV||Signed into law 01/2004||P-12||Education|
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...
|AR||Signed into law 01/2004||P-12||Student Assessment and Educational Accountability Act of 2004 - Assessment|
S.B. 33 §§ 1, 4, 5
Amends Ark. Code § 6-15-404; adds 6-15-433 and 6-15-1803. Creates the Student Assessment and Educational Accountability act of 2003; establishes a comprehensive system of testing students, known as the Arkansas Comprehensive Assessment Program exams, including...
|AR||Signed into law 01/2004||P-12||Student Assessment and Educational Accountability Act of 2004 - Reading|
S.B. 33 § 5
Adds Ark. Code 6-15-1804. Students exhibiting a reading deficiency will receive intensive reading instruction and beginning with the 2005-06 school year, child's parents will be notified of student's deficiency and available services. http://www.arkleg.state.a...
|MI||Signed into law 01/2004||P-12||MEAP Accreditation Exemption|
Provides exemption from school accreditation requirements for schools whose Michigan Educational Assessment Program answer sheets were lost by the Department of Education or an assessment contractor; provides this exemption does not preclude the department fro...
|OK||Emergency Rule Adoption 11/2003||P-12||School Administration and Instructional Services|
OAC 210:10-13-2 thru -18 (non seq.)
Establishes emergency rules regarding school administration and instructional services. Concerns School Testing Program scope and general administration. OKLAHOMA REG 12999 (SN)...
|AR||Rule Adoption 11/2003||P-12||Arkansas Comprehensive Testing, Assessment, & Accountability Program and Academic Distress Program|
Establishes rules governing the Arkansas Comprehensive Testing, Assessment and Accountability Program and the Academic Distress Program (ACTAAP). http://arkedu.state.ar.us/pdf/ade%20162%20actaap.pdf...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2003||P-12||Achievement Tests|
A.B. 1485 §§ 4 - 7
Amends the existing Leroy F. Greene California Assessment of Academic Achievement Act that provides a system of individual assessment of pupils. The existing act establishes the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program and requires each school distric...
|OH||Signed into law 08/2003||P-12||State Assessments|
H.B. 3--Section 3301.0710
Requires the state board to develop tests to revise the system of statewide achievement testing to include annual achievement tests in reading and math in grades three through eight. Requires the state board to designate five ranges of scores on the tests (ad...
|OH||Signed into law 08/2003||P-12||AYP|
This section defines "performance index score;" defines subgroups as major racial and ethic groups, students with disabilities, economically disadvantaged, and limited English proficient students. Defines "other academic indicators" as attendance rate for ele...
|TX||Emergency Rule Adoption 07/2003||P-12||Texas Success Initiative|
19 TAC 4.51 thru .60
Establishes rules to implement the Success Initiative. Provides purpose, authority, and definitions. Specifies exemptions and exceptions. Concerns assessment instruments, minimum passing standards, advisement and plan for academic success, and determination of...
|DE||Signed into law 07/2003||P-12||Summer School|
Allows the use of indicators other than assessments prior to mandatory summer school; permits other indicators to be used to determine if a student has demonstrated proficient performance relative to the state content standards prior to summer school; provides...
|AR||Rule Adoption 06/2003||P-12||Comprehensive Testing/Assessment/Accountability Program|
Requires the development of a single Arkansas comprehensive testing, assessment and accountability program (ACTAAP); ensures all public school students have an equal opportunity to demonstrate grade-level academic proficiency; improves student learning and cla...
|SC||Rule Adoption 06/2003||P-12||Basic Skills Assessment Program - Writing Test|
Establishes that the standards for student achievement be a matter of public record through information and policy rather than through regulation. Relates to the Basic Skills Assessment Program, Writing Test which sets the minimum standards of student achievem...
|CT||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||No Child Left Behind Act|
Requires testing in compliance with the No Child Left Behind Act; states an elementary teaching endorsement is valid for kindergarten to grade 6 and a comprehensive special education teaching endorsement is valid for kindergarten to grade 12; requires the stat...
|DE||Rule Adoption 06/2003||P-12||School Accountability for Academic Performance|
14 DAC 101, 103
Amended regulation to conform to state and federal statutes that address school, district and state accountability for student performance; added five levels of performance for students in grades 2, 4, 6, 7 and 9 in reading, writing and mathematics beginning i...
|OK||Vetoed 06/2003||P-12||Performance Levels|
The performance standard and cut points are to be determined by a standard of what the average student in the applicable grade level should know relative to the content of the state academic standards set in the Priority Academic Student Skills. The performan...
|NV||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Alignment with No Child Left Behind Act - Accountability Provisions|
S.B. 1 (Omnibus Bill)
The measure revises the public school accountability provisions of the Nevada Education Reform Act and related sections of the law to conform to requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. The bill requires the state board to define the meas...
|TX||to governor 06/2003||P-12|
|Programs of Mutual Benefit|
S.B. 1108 (Section 29.910)
Requires state commissioner to develop, in coordination with appropriate representatives of institutions of higher education and school districts: (1) a diagnostic and assistance program for each subject assessed by an assessment instrument; and (2) other ac...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Oklahoma School Testing Program Act|
H.B. 1414 (Assessment Component)
Brings the state testing program in compliance with the No Child Left Behind Act. The measure institutes the testing configuration:
3rd: Reading, Math
4th: Reading, Math
5th: Reading, Math, Science, Social Studies, Writing
6th: Reading, Math
7th: Reading, Mat...
|CO||Vetoed 05/2003||P-12||Writing Assessments|
Concerns a suspension of the administration of statewide assessments in writing. http://www.leg.state.co.us/2003a/inetcbill.nsf/fsbillcont/C2AD9B7F773A7D3287256CCB00775965?Open&file=309_enr.pdf...
|AZ||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Technology Assisted Pilot Program|
Requires pupils enrolled in the Technology Assisted Project Based Instruction Program (TAPBI) to be subject to testing requirements, and students who fail to meet testing requirements may not be able to participate in the Program the following year, unless mor...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Assessment, Maximum Class size, Instruction, Revenue|
Revises provisions relating to payment of fees for advanced placement tests; revises provision relating to the release of certain test questions; deletes provision that students with alternate assessments shall not count for accountability purposes; changes pr...
|NY||Proposed Rule 05/2003||P-12||Students with Limited English Proficiency|
8 NYCRR 154
Establishes criteria for the identification and assessment of students with limited English proficiency through use of the Language Assessment Battery-Revised test and the New York State English as a Second Language Test. Establishes curriculum and reporting r...
|CO||Vetoed 05/2003||P-12||Reading and Mathematics Assessments|
Suspends the administration of the reading and mathematics assessments for students in the ninth grade and the curriculum based, achievement college entrance exam to students in the eleventh grade. http://www.state.co.us/gov_dir/leg_dir/olls/sl2003a/2003SLSEN....
|IA||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Early Intervention Block Grant Program Repeal Date|
H.B. 549 (omnibus bill)
Changes repeal date from 2003 to 2004 on chapter establishing statewide early intervention block grant program. Components of this program include K-3 class size reduction and K-3 diagnostic reading assessments. Chapter requires districts to annually report to...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||State-Level Assessment Advisory Committee|
H.F. 302 (multiple provisions)
Language is effective immediately and applies to 2005-06 school year and later. Establishes assessment advisory committee of up to 11 members, all of whom are chosen by the state commissioner of education. Specifies required membership of commission. Requires ...
|ND||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Reading, Mathematics, Science Assessments|
Relates to assessment of public school students in reading, mathematics and science. From the Fiscal Note: SB 2065 requires the state to develop and implement state assessments in reading/English language arts, mathematics, and science in identified grades a...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Quality Education Act of 2003 - School Improvement|
H.B. 2697 (Omnibus Bill)
Amends §§ 6-15-420 - 6-15-429. Requires the state board to establish a clear concise system of reporting the academic performance of each school on the state mandated criterion reference exam which conforms with the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Quality Education Act of 2003 - Accountability and Assessment|
H.B. 2697 (Omnibus Bill)
Amends §§ 6-15-402 - 6-15-406. Creates the Arkansas Comprehensive Testing, Assessment, and Accountability Program Act; including requiring the State Board of Education to establish standards defining what students should know in content areas and a system for ...
|NM||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Assessment and Accountability Act|
H.B. 212 (Omnibus Bill)
Adds Section 22-2A-3 and Section 22-2A-4. Requires the state board to adopt content and performance standards in mathematics, reading and language arts, science and social studies. Section 22-2A-4 requries the state board to establish a statewide assessment ...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Duties of Boards|
S.B. 154 (Omnibus Bill)
Section 53A-3-402 requires local boards to implement the core curriculum using instructional materials that best correlate to the core curriculum and graduation requirements; administer required tests and create plans to improve student progress; use progress-...
|SD||Signed into law 02/2003||P-12||Assessments Required in Public Schools|
Revises the achievement assessments required in public schools, and the grades to be assessed....
|TX||Adopted 01/2003||P-12||Implementation of Testing Program|
19 TAC 101.3001, 101.3003
Establishes rules relating to assessment. Implements certain requirements for the new testing program, called the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS). Clarifies transitional issues related to this new testing program. TEXAS REG 84616 (SN)...
|UT||Became law without GOVERNOR'S signature. 01/2003||P-12||Education Testing|
Relates to education testing amendments. Eliminates the requirement to include constructed response test times in certain achievement tests. Directs that the savings resulting from this change be used to pay for online test administration....
|UT||Adopted 11/2002||P-12||Testing Procedures|
Amends rules to provide additional definitions, terminology changes and new testing windows. Sets turnaround time for certain assessments. http://www.rules.utah.gov/publicat/bull_pdf/2002/b20021001.pdf and http://www.rules.utah.gov/publicat/code/r277/r277-473....
|MI||Signed into law 10/2002||P-12||Department Notification of Assessment Scoring or Administration Irregularities|
Requires the Department of Treasury to notify a school district or public school academy about suspected irregularities in the district's or academy's administration of or preparation of pupils for the Michigan Education Assessment Program; forbids the Departm...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2002||P-12||Longitudinal Achievement Data|
Requires the State Department of Education to contract for the development or proposals that will provide for the retention and analysis of longitudinal pupil achievement data on the Standardized Testing and Reporting and English Language Development tests and...
|AL||Adopted 09/2002||P-12||Testing Program|
During the summer of 2003, the state board will review the data on the reading and language subject-area tests of the AHSGE and determine if the passing scores should be revised to a higher level; during the 2002-2003 school year Alabama will administer a new ...
|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...
|CT||Passed 06/2002||P-12||English Language Assessment|
The Board, pursuant to Section 10-17f of the Connecticut General Statutes and the requirements of the No Child Left Behind
legislation, approved the LAS as the instrument to annually assess the acquisition of English of all limited-English-proficient
|FL||Signed into law 06/2002||P-12||Education Code Re-Write: Assessment Cutoff Scores, Accommodations|
Grandfathers in the scores of 10th-graders who took the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) in spring 2001. Requires that when state board sets higher cutoff scores for 10th-grade FCAT, higher cutoff scores affect only those students who have not yet ...
|MO||Signed into law 06/2002||P-12||Major Bill - Assessment Component|
For students who receive special education services, the state board must, through a teacher panel, determine if appropriate alternate assessments exist or, if not, create such an assessment. When it is determined by the student's individualized education pla...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Potential Testing in Mathematics and Science|
Provides that if sufficient funding from the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 is obtained, directs the Department of Education to administer, starting at the latest in spring 2006, a statewide assessment in mathematics to public school students grades ...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Diagnosing Student Needs Through Assessments|
Requires the department to ensure that assessments administered through the Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP) are designed to generate results that may be used as diagnostic tools for improving student performance. Department must implement the recomm...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Alternative Education Campuses|
Requires state board to establish criteria and application process for a school to be designated an alternative education campus. Mandates that criteria and application process include specified components. Permits charter school meeting criteria to be designa...
|HI||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||NCLB-Aligned Reading and Math Testing|
Provides for expansion of the statewide educational assessment program to include norm-referenced testing in the same grades as required by the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 standards- based assessments in reading and math. http://www.capitol.hawaii...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12|
|PSAT for 10th-Graders|
Requires the department to distribute grants in qualified distressed counties for the administration of the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test to 10th-graders in FY03 and 04, and to each county in FY05 and each subsequent fiscal year. Subject to availability...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12|
|Need-Based Financial Aid Programs for Undergraduate and Professional Degrees; College Readiness Mentoring Program; PSAT for 10th-Graders, K-16 Leadership Council, Middle School Teacher Certificate|
Requires the department to distribute a grant in specified amounts to distressed counties in FY 03 and 04 and to all counties in FY05 and subsequent years for the administration of the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test to 10th-graders. Funding should be su...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Writing Assessment|
Relates to comprehensive writing assessment scheduling....
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Public Access to Nationally Standardized|
Requires any nationally standardized test that is administered to pupils in multiple states and any questions, answers or scoring keys from any such test that appear in any bid, proposal, contract, documentation or other materials to be exempt from inspection ...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Membership and Rules of Education Assessment and Accountability Subcommittee|
Requires the membership of the Education assessment and accountability subcommittee include 4 members from each chamber, including at least 1 member of the minority party in the chamber; provides that a majority of the membership shall constitute a quorum; pro...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Deadline for Reporting State Assessment Results|
Changes the time frame for reporting state assessment results from September 15 to 150 days following the first day the assessment can be administered. http://www.lrc.state.ky.us/record/02rs/HB621/bill.doc...
|IA||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Numerous Program Changes|
Adds one nonvoting student member to state board, making total board membership 10, provides for application process and appointment of student member. Also requires school districts and nonpublic schools to report number of ninth graders who do not graduate f...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12||Curriculum, Assessments|
Modifies provisions related to the State System of Public Education by requiring the State Board of Education to consult with teachers and parents in establishing the core curriculum; aligns the core curriculum and tests administered under the Utah Performance...
|ID||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12||Attendance Requirement for Inclusion in Reading Assessment|
Amends existing law to define the students who shall be included in calculations relating to the reading assessment. Students counted must have attended at least 90% of school days between the fall and spring test administrations....
|IN||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12||District Review of Programs to Consider Consequences of Tracking, Ability Grouping or Screening of Students by Test Results|
Requires every district to review district's programs to judge if district's practices of separating students by ability, placing students into educational tracks, or using test results to screen students result in the systematic separation of students by race...
|OH||Signed into law 11/2001||P-12||Standards, Assessments|
Eliminates the requirement that school districts implement competency-based education programs. Directs the State Board of Education to develop statewide academic standards for each of grades K-12 in reading, writing, math, science, and social studies; diagnos...
|CA||Vetoed 10/2001||P-12||Appropriations for the State's Assessment Program|
Appropriates funds to the Superintendent of Public Instruction for allocation to school districts for the purposes of standards-based instructional materials as specified by the Schiff-Bustamante Standards-Based Instructional Materials Program. Appropriates fu...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2001||P-12||Standardized Testing and Reporting Program|
Extends the repeal date concerning provisions of the Standardized Testing and Reporting Program. Requires the achievement test to contain English and language arts, mathematics and science and makes other conforming changes. Names the standards-based achieveme...
|NV||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||8th Grade Assessment|
Makes an appropriation to the Department of Education for the development of a new criterion-referenced test for pupils in grade 8....
|CA||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||Requirements For State Test Results|
Requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to return achievement test results to a district in the timeframe specified by the Board of Education; requires the test publisher and district to provide makeup tests for absent pupils within the testing perio...
|CT||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||Taking the State Test in the Junior year instead of the Sophomore Year|
Changes the academic year that students take the Connecticut Academic Performance Test from the sophomore to the junior year....
|FL||Filed as Chapter No 05/2001||P-12||School Performance Grades|
2001-90. Revises provisions relating to the designation of school performance grade categories; revises the basis for such designations; revises provisions relating to statewide annual assessments; revises provisions relating to the use of a statistical system...
|NV||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Assessment Issues|
Requires the Department of Education and each school district to adopt a plan setting forth procedures concerning the security of certain examinations; prohibits retaliatory action against an official of a school district or charter school who discloses inform...
|TX||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Exemptions from Testing|
Exempts higher education students from taking the Texas Academic Skills Program (TASP) test if the person graduates from a public high school or an accredited private high school in any state with a gradepoint average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale or the equ...
|TX||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Public School Accountability, Various Components|
Requires that records relating to student performance be coordinated and maintained in standardized, compatible formats that allow the exchange of information between K-12 and higher education and throughout student educational careers; school districts must e...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Academic Performance|
Requires state to complete draft Academic Performance Index by July 13, 2001. On or before February 28, 2002, must file the final baseline Academic Performance Index with the governor. Makes assessments contigent on funding....
|OR||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Math & English Assessments|
Requires statewide math problem solving and English writing assessments to be given on or after March 1 in grades 3, 5, or 8. Requires the Board of Education to establish criteria and a process for granting waivers to school districts for the testing dates. Fi...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Timely Test Score Data|
Requires the state department to provide raw test score data to local education agencies as soon as practicable after receipt of such data, but in no case later than June 30. Amends TCA Section 49-1-606....
|ND||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Reading and Math Tests|
H.B. 1293--One Component
Beginning during the second half of the 2001-02 school year and annually thereafter, the superintendent of public instruction shall administer to public school students a test that is aligned to the state content standards in reading and mathematics. This test...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Exempting Schools with a large amount of students who have IEPs|
Authorizes the State Board of Education by rule to exclude a school from receiving an academic performance grade if more than 95% of the students at the school have individual educational programs; clarifies which students scores will not be used in a school's...
|MO||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Assessment Requirements for Limited English, Low-Performing and Special Education Students|
Provides that assessment scores of students for whom English is a second language (ESL) shall not be counted until the student has been educated in a school where English is the primary language for three full years. Also, the act eliminates the mandatory rete...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Testing Accomodations|
Requires the state department of education to develop alternative assessment for disabled students. The department is required to develop two alternative assessments as follows: (1) An academic skills assessment to be administered at an appropriate level of ac...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Comparing Test Scores to Student Grades|
Requires the Department of Education to develop a plan to compare a school district's student gradepoint averages with student ACT and ACTAP scores....
|AR||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Arkansas Blue Ribbon Commission on Public Education.|
Creates the Arkansas Blue Ribbon Commission on Public Education.
From the legislation: The purpose of the General Assembly in establishing the Arkansas Blue Ribbon Commission on Public Education is to: (1) seek to actively involve the private sector as full a...
|NM||Vetoed 04/2001||P-12||Students Tested; Reporting|
Relates to annual school accountability reporting. There are five indices through which public school performance shall be measured and reported to school districts: (1) student achievement as measured by a nationally norm-referenced or criterion-referenced t...
|TX||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Accomodation for Mobility and Language|
Students are exempt from testing for a period of up to one year after initial enrollment in a school in the United States if the student is of limited English proficiency and has not demonstrated proficiency in English as determined by the assessment system; e...
|ID||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||Reading Evaluations|
Provides statewide goals for reading evaluations conducted in public schools; provides additional assistance to schools which fail to achieve specified goals....
|UT||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||Disaggregated Data, Professional Development|
Modifies provisions related to the State System of Public Education to address issues related to the Utah Performance Assessment System for Students (U-PASS); expands the categories for disaggregating student performance data to include limited English profici...
|SD||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||Standards-Based Assessment|
Every school district shall administer the same national norm-referenced academic achievement test to all students in 2, 4, 8, and 11, and every school district shall administer to all students in grades 5 and 9 an achievement test to assess writing skills. In...
|AR||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12|
|Expanding ACT Assistance Pilot Program|
Clarifies the General Assembly's intent to continue the Arkansas American College Test Assessment Assistance Pilot Program; increases the number of pilot locations....
|AR||Signed into law 03/2001||Postsec.||Use of the Rising Junior Exam|
Until such time as the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board approves other assessment processes or exams to be used by Arkansas colleges and universities, the Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency exam, known as the "rising junior exam," shall ...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2000||P-12||Changes in The State's Academic Performance Index|
Makes clarifying changes in those provisions pertaining to the indicators used to evaluate the performance of schools in the Academic Performance Index; makes a specified appropriation available for allocation and expenditure in the 2000-01 fiscal year....
|CA||Signed into law 09/2000||P-12||State Standardized Test|
Deletes the intent of the Legislature regarding the augmentation of the achievement test and instead would require the Superintendent of Public Instruction, with approval of the State Board of Education, to provide for the development of an assessment instrume...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2000||P-12||Assessment of Special Education Students|
Requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to develop, and the State Board of Education to adopt, performance goals for individuals with exceptional needs; requires individuals with exceptional needs to be included in general statewide and districtwide ...
|UT||Signed into law 09/2000||P-12||Establishment of U-PASS Assessment Program|
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...
|TN||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12||Assessing Students with Disabilities|
Urges Department of Education to modify and revise portfolio assessment piloted for evaluating students with disabilities who do not participate in statewide assessment....
|OK||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Assessment|
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...
|PA||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12|
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...
|AL||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||State Assessment Requirements|
Relates to the assessment of student achievement in the public schools; removes the requirement that the board implement a nationally normed test in specified grades; requires that the board implement an assessment program in specified grades and assessment an...
|AL||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12|
|Tutoring Services for SAT|
Relates to Stanford Achievement Tests (SAT) given to students in public schools as required by the State Department of Education; provides for tutoring services for reading and other subjects in which a student scores or is assessed at a below average range....
|MN||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Profiles of Learning|
Amends the Profile of Learning. Highlights: Allows districts to phase in the number of content standards required of students for graduation; empowers teachers to participate in the decision about student standard requirements; allows districts to permit this...
|MN||Signed by governor 05/2000||P-12||Statewide Tests|
Specifies that the passing scores in reading and mathematics are the equivalent of 70 percent correct for students entering grade 9 in 1996 and 75 percent correct for those entering grade 9 in 1997 and thereafter, as based on the first uniform test administrat...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Statewide Testing|
States the State Board of Education shall administer the standardized norm-referenced achievement test two times during each academic year to the random statewide representative sample of pupils selected by the technical advisory committee; states the State Bo...
|DE||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Testing Program Logistics|
Requires the Department of Education to make a report on the logistics of the Delaware Student Testing Program and to provide a plan regarding the test turnaround time so that local school districts can plan summer school effectively and efficiently....
|AZ||Vetoed 04/2000||P-12||State Testing|
Establishes the 15-member Maintenance and Operations Task Force and the 21-member Joint Legislative Study Committee on the Impact of State Required Student Tests Committee; lowers the grade levels that are offered by the nationally standardized norm-referenced...
|LA||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Testing|
Exempts certain testing instruments, test answers, and individual student test scores from the public records laws....
|NE||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Local Assessment System|
Directs the state board to develop sufficiently clear and measurable model academic content standards. Additionally, each school district in the state is required to develop measurable academic standards that would need to be the same as, equally rigorous as o...
|VA||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Multiple Assessments|
Authorizes the Board of Education to provide multiple assessments; includes on-line computer tests, field tests, and evaluation of student progress during and after remediation....
|VA||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Option for End-of-Course Tests|
Relates to social studies; requires the Board of Education, in prescribing the Standards of Learning assessments, to provide local school boards the option of administering end-of-course tests for United States History to 1877, United States History: 1877 to t...
|CO||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Omnibus Bill - Accountability|
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...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||More Timely Results/Standards of Learning|
Directs the Board of Education to schedule the administration of Standards of Learning assessments to be graded by computerized or other automated means to occur no earlier than 2 weeks before the end of the relevant course....
|VA||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Standards of Learning Assessments|
Requires the Board of Education to make publicly available the Standards of Learning assessments in a timely manner and as soon as practicable following the administration of these tests, so long as this release does not compromise test security or deplete the...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Accelerated Learning|
Requires Board of Education to establish requirements to facilitate acceleration of students who are qualified under standard of learning assessment to sit for relevant test and to obtain credit, including verified credit upon achieving a passing score....
|GA||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Omnibus Bill - Assessment Components|
Mandates Criterion Reference Competency Tests (CRCT's) in grades 1-8. English, language arts, math and reading will be assessed in grades 1-8. Science and social studies will be added for grades 3-8. End-of-course tests in high school for core subject areas wi...
|GA||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Omnibus Bill - Student IEP as Alternative Assessment|
A student's IEP may serve as the alternative assessment....
|VA||Signed into law 02/2000||P-12||Diploma Requirements|
Requires the Board of Education to include, in the requirement for verified credits for the standard and advanced studies diplomas, a provision that allows students completing elective classes into which the Standards of Learning for any required course have b...