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From the ECS State Policy Database
Assessment


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

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State Status/Date Level Summary
NHSigned into law 08/2014P-12State Assessment Program Modifications
S.B. 343
Modifies existing requirements to prohibit the assessment of non-academic components as part of the statewide education improvement and assessment program. http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2014/SB0343.pdf...

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NHSigned into law 07/2014P-12Student Assessment Availability
H.B. 1238
Requires the department of education to make part of a student's assessment, including questions asked and the student's answers among other things, available on the department's website as soon as possible after the statewide assessment results are released. ...

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DESigned into law 07/2014P-12Assessments
H.B. 334
Allows for the transition of the statewide student assessment system to the Smarter Balanced Assessment System by removing references to multiple assessments. Amends existing state assessment requirements to require school districts to assess students in kinde...

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ILTo governor 06/2014P-12Task Force to Review Standardized Assessments
H.B. 5330
Requires the state superintendent to appoint a task force to review standardized assessments. Establishes membership of the task force and which school districts must be reviewed. Requires that the task force review the content and design of standardized asses...

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CASigned into law 06/2014P-12State Assessment and Primary Language Assessment for ELLs
S.B. 858 - State Assessment and Primary Language Assessment for ELLs
From bill summary: Changes the name of the Measurement of Academic Performance and Progress (MAPP) to the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). Authorizes a local educational agency to administer, as part of CAASPP, the primary l...

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NCSigned into law 06/2014P-12Assessments, Reading Programs, and Kindergarten Entry Assessment
H.B. 230
Sections 1, 2, 4, and 10-17. Requires the state board of education to approve and provide alternative reading comprehension assessments at the request of LEAs, and to annually review all alternative assessments. Allows schools to use the language and literacy ...

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COSigned into law 06/2014P-12Study Implementation, Waivers and Accountability of Statewide and Local Assessments
H.B. 1202
Creates the standards and assessments task force to study the implementation of statewide assessments and local assessments, the feasibility of waiving certain statewide assessment requirements, and accountability for school districts that may receive waivers ...

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MISigned into law 06/2014P-12Assessments & Transcripts
H.B. 5314
Requires districts to use the Michigan Education Assessment Program rather than Smarter Balanced Assessment.

Requires each student's high school transcript to include:
The student's scaled score on each subject area component of the Michigan merit examination...

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SCSigned into law 05/2014P-12Standards & Assessments
H.B. 3893
Provides that state content standards may not be revised, adopted or implemented without approval by the education oversight committee and the general assembly. However, exceptions may apply to the department of education. Requiresa cyclical review of English...

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TNSigned into law 04/2014P-12Information on Testing
S.B. 2404
Requires dissemination by the department of education and LEAs to parents of information concerning state and LEA mandated tests.The information shall include the name of the test, the purpose and use of the test, the grade or class in which the test is to be ...

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SCSigned into law 04/2014P-12College and Career Readiness Assessment
H.B. 3919
Requires a college and career readiness assessment exam for all students entering the eleventh grade for the first time in school year 2014-2015 and subsequent years. Results must be added as part of each student's permanent record and maintained at the depart...

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MDSigned into law 04/2014P-12Maryland College and Career-Ready Standards and Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) Implementation Review Workgroup
H.B. 1164
Creates the Maryland College and Career-Ready Standards and Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for Colleges and Careers (PARCC) Implementation Review Workgroup. Defines membership, staffing, latest date by which they will meet, and the chair responsibilit...

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DCSigned into law 04/2014P-12Student Assessment Amendment Act of 2013
L.B. 311 - Assessment Section
Amends the State Education Office Establishment Act of 2000 to authorize the Office of the State Superintendent of Education to develop and administer student assessments, to require the office to develop guidelines to govern the administration of practice and...

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IDSigned into law 04/2014P-12Assessment Review Committee
S.B. 1396
States the intent of the Legislature to ensure that parents of students, teachers and administrators in Idaho's public education system can participate in reviewing the type and kinds of questions that are posed in state assessments. Provides for the organizat...

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VASigned into law 04/2014P-12Math and Reading Assessments for Third Graders
S.B. 270
Directs the Board of Education to require only math and English reading Standards of Learning assessments for third graders.
http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?141+ful+SB270ER+pdf...

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VASigned into law 04/2014P-12Standards of Learning Assessments
H.B. 930/S.B. 306
Limits the number and type of Standards of Learning assessments to 17 specified assessments in grades three through eight. Requires each local school board to certify that it has provided instruction and administered an alternative assessment, in conformance w...

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UTSigned into law 04/2014P-12Parental Rights and Accountability in Public Education
S.B. 122
Defines "reasonably accommodate". Provides that the parent is primarily responsible for a student's education, and the state is in a secondary and supportive role to the parent. Provides that as such, the parent has a right to reasonable accommodations from th...

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IDSigned into law 03/2014P-12Public Schools Math Initiative
H.B. 577
From bill analysis: This legislation codifies the public schools Math Initiative as a matter of policy. The Math Initiative has existed continuously since FY 2008, but has only existed pursuant to the annual intent language in the public schools appropriation ...

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VASigned into law 03/2014P-12Standards of Learning Assessments
H.B. 930/S.B. 306
Provides that the number and type of Standards of Learning assessments shall not exceed 17 specified assessments in grades three through eight. Requires each local school board to certify that it has provided instruction and administered an alternative assessm...

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INSigned into law 03/2014P-12High-Performing Students on Statewide Assessment
H.B. 1319
Requires the department of education to disaggregate from the ISTEP results the percentage of students in each school and grade whom the district identifies as high ability because of their ISTEP score, unless this disaggregation would reveal personally identi...

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DCSigned into law 11/2013P-12Testing Integrity Act of 2013
L.B. 109
Establishes procedures and protocols to ensure the integrity of tests results of the Districtwide assessments administered to students; and amends the State Education Office Establishment Act of 2000 to provide the responsibilities that the Office of State Sup...

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CASigned into law 10/2013P-12Student Assessments and Early Assessment Program
A.B. 484
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...

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FLIssued 09/2013P-12Florida Plan for Education Accountability
Executive Order 13-276
Directs the commissioner of education to recommend to the state board an open process to procure the next state assessment via a competitive solicitation. Requires next assessment program to meet specified criteria. Directs the commissioner to recommend to the...

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NCSigned into law 07/2013P-12Limit on Assessment Administration
S.B. 402
Limits administration of all final exams and federally required testing of students to the final 10 instructional days of each school year, and to the last 5 instructional days of a semester for a semester-long course. Exceptions can be made for children with ...

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FLSigned into law 06/2013P-12Technology Infrastructure/Connectivity/Capacity and State Assessments
H.B. 7009 - Technology Infrastructure/Connectivity/Capacity and State Assessments
From bill summary: Requires that full implementation of online assessments for Next Generation Sunshine State Standards in English/language arts and mathematics for all K-12 public school students occur only after the technology infrastructure, connectivity, a...

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FLSigned into law 06/2013P-12District Testing Schedules
S.B. 1664 - District Testing Schedules
Requires each district to establish and approve testing schedules for district-mandated assessments, publish the schedules on its website, and report the schedules to the department of education. Page 26 of 42: http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Documents/...

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TXSigned into law 06/2013P-12Statewide Reading and Math Assessments in Grades 3-8
H.B. 866
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...

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

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TXVetoed 06/2013P-12Assessment Instruments
H.B. 2836
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...

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

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IASigned into law 06/2013P-12Assessments
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 ...

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MNSigned into law 05/2013P-12College and Career Readiness Benchmark
H.F. 630
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...

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ALAdopted 04/2013P-12Grades 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...

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ARSigned into law 04/2013P-12College Readiness Assessments & Interventions
S.B. 814
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...

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NDSigned into law 03/2013P-12State Academic Achievement Tests - High School
S.B. 2102
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...

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OHSigned into law 12/2012P-12Diagnostic and Other Assessments Section
H.B. 555
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...

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MTAdopted 10/2012P-12Assessment Required for Accrediation
ARM 10.56.101
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...

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LAAdopted 09/2012P-12Retesting Due to Testing Irregularity
LAC 28:CXI.312
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...

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PASigned into law 06/2012P-12Keystone 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...

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

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

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DESigned into law 06/2012P-12Kindergarten Readiness Assessment
H.B. 317
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...

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COSigned into law 06/2012P-12Common 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...

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IASigned into law 05/2012P-12Assessment 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...

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MDSigned into law 05/2012P-12Student Achievement - Core Content Areas
H.B. 1227
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...

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LASigned into law 05/2012P-12Student Assessment and Statewide Standards
H.B. 707
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...

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COSigned into law 05/2012P-12
Postsec.
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...

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ORSigned into law 03/2012P-12Task Force on Accountable Schools (Section 22)
H.B. 4014
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...

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NMAdopted 02/2012P-12Study of Costs of All School Assessments
S.M. 73
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.
http://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/12%20Regular/memorials/senate/SM073.pdf...

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CASigned into law 10/2011P-12Assessment 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...

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TXSigned into law 07/2011P-12Physical 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:...

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CTSigned into law 07/2011P-12Closing the Achievement Gap/Early Literacy
S.B. 929
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...

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

Amends provisions related to the exit...

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OHSigned into law 06/2011P-12English 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,...

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

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OHSigned into law 06/2011P-12Elementary 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...

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NCSigned into law 06/2011Postsec.
Community College
Common Core State Standards/Remediation/Vocational, Career Courses
S.B. 479
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...

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DESigned into law 06/2011P-12Comprehensive Assessment Definitions
S.B. 78
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...

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HISigned into law 06/2011P-12Transitioning Assessment System to Common Core State Standards
S.B. 1282
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...

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NVSigned into law 06/2011P-12Assessment
A.B. 498
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.
http://www.leg.state.nv.us/Session/76th2011/Bills/AB/AB498_EN.pdf...

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ORSigned into law 06/2011P-12Assessments
S.B. 801
Directs State Board of Education to adopt guidelines for best practices of administering statewide assessments of students
http://www.leg.state.or.us/11reg/measures/sb0800.dir/sb0801.en.html...

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TXSigned into law 06/2011P-12Assessing Students Taking Courses Above Their Grade Level
H.B. 2135
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 ...

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TXSigned into law 06/2011P-12College 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...

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WASigned into law 06/2011P-12End-of-Course Assessment
H.B. 1410
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...

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

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MESigned into law 06/2011P-12Updating 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...

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SCSigned into law 06/2011P-12Report Cards/WorkKey Assessments/Teacher Loans
H.B. 3663
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...

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ORSigned into law 05/2011P-12Assessment
S.B. 331
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...

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WASigned into law 05/2011P-12Student Assessment
H.B. 2115
Modifies the state board of education's responsibilities with regard to performance standards for the statewide student
assessment.
http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documents/billdocs/2011-12/Pdf/Bills/House%20Passed%20Legislature/2115-S.PL.pdf...

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NVSigned into law 05/2011P-12High School Proficiency Exam
A.B. 290
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...

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ORSigned into law 05/2011P-12Assessments
H.B. 2220
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...

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WVSigned into law 05/2011P-12School Curriculum Teams and Local School Collaborative Processes
H.B. 3116
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...

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NMSigned into law 04/2011P-12Suspension of Specified Assessments
S.B. 360
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 ...

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UTSigned into law 03/2011P-12K-3 Reading Improvement Program
H.B. 302
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...

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NCBecame law without governor's signature 03/2011P-12Eliminates Statewide Standardized Testing Unless Required By the Feds
H.B. 48
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...

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VASigned into law 03/2011P-12Secure Mandatory Testing: Exclusion of Students
H.B. 2077
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...

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VASigned into law 03/2011P-12VIP 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.
http://lis.virg...

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WYSigned into law 03/2011P-12Assessment
S.F. 70--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...

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ILAdopted 02/2011P-12Definition 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...

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CAVetoed 09/2010P-12Evaluation of STAR Assessment Program
A.B. 391
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...

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AKAdopted 08/2010P-12Work 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...

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TNSigned into law 07/2010P-12Assessments Count 20% of Final Grade
S.B. 3427
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...

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ILSigned into law 07/2010P-12Consumer Education Proficiency Test
S.B. 3608
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...

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AKAdopted Text or Summary of Text 06/2010P-12Nonstandardized 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...

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LASigned into law 06/2010P-12State Assessment Program
S.B. 83
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...

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NHSigned into law 06/2010P-12
Postsec.
Reporting on Pupil Indicators
S.B. 503
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...

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FLSigned into law 06/2010P-12Revision 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...

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FLSigned into law 06/2010P-12School 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...

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COSigned into law 05/2010P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Visual and Peforming Arts Standards
H.B. 1273
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...

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OKSigned into law 05/2010P-12Test Retakes
S.B. 1799
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...

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SCSigned into law 05/2010P-12Suspends 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...

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SCSigned into law 05/2010P-12High 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...

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

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IDSigned into law 04/2010P-12
Postsec.
Mastery Advancement Pilot Program
H.B. 493
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 ...

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ORRule Adoption 04/2010P-12Alternate 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.
http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/rules/OA...

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

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

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IDSigned into law 03/2010Postsec.Teacher Preparation
H.B. 637
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...

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

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

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ORRule Adoption 03/2010P-12Oregon Statewide Assessment
OAR 581-022-0620
Specifies requirements for development of Oregon Statewide Assessment for public school students.
http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/rules/OARS_500/OAR_581/581_tofc.html...

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UTSigned into law 03/2010P-12State Assessment System
S.B. 16
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...

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VASigned into law 03/2010P-12Workplace Readiness Skills
S.B. 630
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.
http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?101+ful+SB630ER+pdf...

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CASigned into law 01/2010P-12California 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...

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ARAdopted 12/2009P-12End-of-Course Assessments and Remediation
005.15.09
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 ...

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CAVetoed 10/2009P-12Evaluation of STAR Assessment Program
A.B. 476
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...

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CASigned into law 10/2009P-12College-Readiness Tests
S.B. 511
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 ...

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ILSigned into law 08/2009P-12Prairie State Achievement Exam
S.B. 2014
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 ...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12Writing 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...

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ORSigned into law 06/2009P-12Assessments
S.B. 976
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...

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

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NYAdopted 06/2009P-12Using 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...

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DESigned into law 06/2009P-12Eliminating the DSTP
S.B. 68
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...

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AKAdopted 06/2009P-12CURRICULUM
4 AAC 6.715, .717
Amends rules concerning work ready/college ready transitional skills assessments. ...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12State and National Norms of Test Averages
S.B. 759
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....

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

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

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

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12Annual 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...

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

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

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12Limiting 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...

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OHAdopted 06/2009P-12State Assessments
OAC 3301-13-02
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...

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NVSigned into law 06/2009P-12Norm-Referenced Assessment
S.B. 416
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
http://leg.state.nv.us/75th2009/B...

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FLSigned into law 05/2009P-12
Postsec.
Public Records Law Exemption for Information Obtained in a Department of Education Testing Impropriety Investigation
H.B. 895
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...

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

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MNSigned into law 05/2009P-12College and Career-Readiness Workgroup
H.F. 2
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...

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ORSigned into law 05/2009P-12Assessment
H.B. 2362
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...

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NDSigned into law 05/2009P-12Assessment - 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...

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WASigned into law 04/2009P-12Assessment
S.B. 5414
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...

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

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ARSigned into law 04/2009P-12Accomodations for Students with Difficulty with Sensory Processing
S.B. 358
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...

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ARSigned into law 04/2009P-12College and Career Readiness Planning Program Act
H.B. 1808
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...

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UTAdopted 04/2009P-12Exemption from U-PASS Testing Requirements
R277-705
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...

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KYSigned into law 03/2009P-12Interim 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...

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KYSigned into law 03/2009P-12Transition 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...

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UTSigned into law 03/2009P-12Online Writing Assessment
H.B. 334
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...

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WAAdopted 03/2009P-12Assessment 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...

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VASigned into law 02/2009P-12Industry Certification and State Licensure Examinations
H.B. 2517
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.
http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi...

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LAAdopted 02/2009P-12Revisions 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).

http://doa.louisiana.gov/osr/lac/28v111/28v111.doc#_Toc222644588...

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SDSigned into law 02/2009P-12Repeals Academic Achievement Test Advisory Council
H.B. 1045
Repeals the provisions for the state Academic Achievement Test Advisory Council.
http://legis.state.sd.us/sessions/2009/Bills/HB1045ENR.pdf...

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TXAdopted 02/2009P-12Texas 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/...

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

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FLAdopted 01/2009P-12COMPREHENSIVE MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM
FAC 6A-1.094221
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...

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MISigned into law 12/2008P-12High School Merit Exam
H.B. 6412
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...

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GAAdopted 12/2008P-12State Assessments
GAC 160-3-1-.07
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, ...

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

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COAdopted 10/2008P-12
Postsec.
Community College
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...

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CAVetoed 09/2008P-12Assessments
S.B. 1111
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...

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CAVetoed 09/2008P-12electronic learning assessment
S.B. 1767
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 ...

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CASigned into law 09/2008P-12
Community College
Early Assessment Program
S.B. 946
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...

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CAVetoed 07/2008P-12Charter School Assessments
A.B. 2305
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...

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CASigned into law 07/2008P-12Data Analysis
A.B. 2391
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...

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FLSigned into law 06/2008P-12
Community College
Omnibus Bill
S.B. 1908
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 (...

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SCSigned into law 06/2008P-12Amends Multiple Accountability Provisions
H.B. 4662
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...

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OKSigned into law 06/2008P-12Support for Summer Reading, Survey on District Online Testing Capacity
S.B. 1769
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...

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OKVetoed 06/2008P-12End-of-Course Assessments
H.B. 2633
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...

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

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GASigned into law 05/2008P-12Norm-Referenced Assessments
H.B. 637
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...

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MNVetoed 05/2008P-12Omnibus Education Policy Bill
S.B. 3001
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 ...

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IASigned into law 05/2008P-12Student 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...

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NESigned into law 04/2008P-12Statewide Assessments
L.B. 1157
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...

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

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LAAdopted 03/2008P-12Online 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...

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LAAdopted 03/2008P-12Revisions to State Assessment Policies
Bulletin 118
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.
http://www.doa.louisiana.gov/osr/lac/28...

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NJSigned into law 03/2008Postsec.
Community College
Alternative Testing Arrangements
S.B. 1023
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.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/S1500/1023_I1.PD...

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AKAdopted 02/2008P-12Work-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...

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

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IDAdopted 12/2007P-12alternative assessment
IDAPA 08.02.03
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...

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OHSigned into law 11/2007P-12Test 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 ...

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CAVetoed 09/2007P-12language arts assessment
A.B. 252
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...

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GAAdopted 09/2007P-12Student Assessment Programs
GAC 160-3-1-.07
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...

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WVAdopted 09/2007P-12Performance 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...

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MAIssued 08/2007P-12
Postsec.
Community College
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...

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LAAdopted 06/2007P-12Integrated 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...

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DEPassed 06/2007P-12Task Force
H.C.R. 32
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...

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TXSigned into law 06/2007P-12Adminstering International Assessments
H.B. 3259
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...

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

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NESigned into law 05/2007P-12Statewide Assessment and Reporting System
L.A. 653
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...

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NVSigned into law 05/2007P-12District-Wide Assessments
S.B. 110
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, ...

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

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

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

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TXSigned into law 05/2007P-12End-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...

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MSAdopted 04/2007P-12Assessment 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.
http://board.mde.k12.ms.us/May_2007/May_18_2007_Friday.htm...

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NHSigned into law 04/2007P-12Civics and Economics Assessments
H.B. 167
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.
http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2007/...

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NMVetoed 04/2007P-12State Payment for Mandatory Assessments
S.B. 501
Requires the public education department to pay the costs of mandatory assessments.
http://legis.state.nm.us/Sessions/07%20Regular/final/SB0501.pdf...

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NMSigned into law 04/2007P-12Reporting of Student Performance on Standards-Based Tests
S.B. 1004
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.
http://legis.state.nm.us/Sessions/07%20Regular/final/S...

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ARSigned into law 04/2007P-12assessments 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...

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

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WVSigned into law 03/2007P-12High Quality Educational Programs
S.B. 657
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 ...

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

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ARSigned into law 03/2007Postsec.Rising Junior Exam
S.B. 203
Relates to an act to repeal the requirement that college juniors take the Rising Junior Exam.
http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2007/public/SB203.pdf...

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UTSigned into law 03/2007P-12State Assessment System (U-PASS)
H.B. 155
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...

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SDSigned into law 02/2007P-12Writing Assessments
H.B. 1035
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."
http://www.legis.state.sd.us/sessions/2007/bills/HB1035enr.pdf...

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AKAdopted 02/2007P-12TEST 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...

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NJActive 01/2007P-12End-of-Course Biology Assessment
Department Policy
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...

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

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

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WVAdopted 09/2006P-12State 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 ...

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

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NYSigned into law 07/2006P-12Assessments on days of Religious Observation
A.B. 11550
Directs the board of regents to schedule any state mandated examinations on days other than days of religious observation....

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DESigned into law 06/2006P-12NCLB Assessments
S.B. 320
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...

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IASigned into law 06/2006P-12K-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...

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OKSigned into law 05/2006P-12Achieving Classroom Excellence Steering Committee
S.B. 1792
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...

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

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

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

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

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KYSigned into law 04/2006P-12
Postsec.
High School and College Readiness Assessments
S.B. 130
Section 1:
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...

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KYSigned into law 04/2006P-12End-of-Course Exams
H.B. 197
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-...

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MDAdopted 03/2006P-12Algebra 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...

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INSigned into law 03/2006P-12Overhaul of State Testing System
H.B. 1240
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 ...

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VASigned into law 03/2006P-12Release 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.
ht...

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WASigned into law 03/2006P-12Civic Education and Assessment
H.B. 2579
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...

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WASigned into law 03/2006P-12Assessment
S.B. 6618
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...

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FLAdopted 03/2006P-12Science Assessments and Proficiency Levels
FAC 6A-1.09422
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
http...

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VASigned into law 03/2006P-12Special Provisions
H.B. 813
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...

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VASigned into law 03/2006P-12Alleged Violations
H.B. 348
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...

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VASigned into law 02/2006P-12Making 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 ...

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VASigned into law 02/2006P-12Review of Alleged Violations
S.B. 39
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...

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AKAdopted 12/2005P-12Standards-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...

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CAVetoed 10/2005P-12Assessment Accommodations for English Language Learners
S.B. 385
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...

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CASigned into law 10/2005P-12Assessing English Language Learners; and Posting State Test Items
S.B. 755
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,...

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NCSigned into law 08/2005P-12School testing program
H.B. 911
Streamline School Testing Program....

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DESigned into law 07/2005P-12Best Practices of Other State Assessment Programs
H.J.R. 4
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...

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ORSigned into law 06/2005P-12Assessment Dates
S.B. 169
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
is ...

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COVetoed 06/2005P-12Diagnostic 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...

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

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MISigned into law 05/2005P-12Provisions in original MEAP authorizing statute relating to administration of state assessment program
H.B. 4142
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)

http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2005-2006/bille...

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MSRule Adoption 05/2005P-12Statewide Assessment System
IIB-3
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...

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WASigned into law 05/2005P-12Potential Alternative Assessments
H.B. 1987
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...

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INSigned into law 05/2005P-12Phonologic Weakness
H.B. 1488
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;
(...

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WASigned into law 04/2005P-12Mandatory Norm Referenced Student Assessments
H.B. 1068
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 ...

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

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UTRule Adoption 04/2005P-12Makeup Days: Basic Skills Competency Testing Requirements
R277-705-6
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...

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ARSigned into law 04/2005P-12End 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...

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

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ARSigned into law 04/2005P-12End-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...

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ARSigned into law 04/2005P-12
Postsec.
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...

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ARSigned into law 04/2005P-12
Postsec.
Career Counseling for Students
H.B. 2868
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...

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KYSigned into law 03/2005P-12
Postsec.
Community College
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...

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KYSigned into law 03/2005P-12
Postsec.
Community College
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 ...

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KYSigned into law 03/2005P-12Mathematics 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...

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TXAdopted 03/2005P-12Student Testing Requirements
101.5
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...

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NMRule Adoption 02/2005P-12Examination 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)...

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UTRule Adoption 02/2005P-12Testing Procedures
R277-473
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...

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MISigned into law 12/2004P-12
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Merit Award Scholarships
S.B. 1156
Replaces high school MEAP test with the Michigan Merit Examination in determining eligibility for Michigan Merit Award scholarships.

http://www.michiganlegislature.org/mileg.asp?page=getObject&objName=2004-SB-1156...

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MISigned into law 12/2004P-12Test Replacement in School Aid Act
S.B. 1155
Provides for replacing high school MEAP test with the Michigan Merit Examination in the School Aid Act.

http://www.michiganlegislature.org/mileg.asp?page=getObject&objName=2004-SB-1155...

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MISigned into law 12/2004P-12
Postsec.
Test Replacement
S.B. 1154
Provides for replacing high school MEAP test with the Michigan Merit Examination in Postsecondary Enrollment Options Act.

http://www.michiganlegislature.org/mileg.asp?page=getObject&objName=2004-SB-1154...

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MISigned into law 12/2004P-12Merit Examination
S.B. 1153
Provides for replacing high school MEAP test with the Michigan Merit Examination in the School Code for administration under certain conditions.

http://www.michiganlegislature.org/mileg.asp?page=getObject&objName=2004-SB-1153...

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MISigned into law 12/2004P-12
Postsec.
Career and Technical Preparation Act
S.B. 1157
Provides for replacing high school MEAP test with the Michigan Merit Examination in the Career and Technical Preparation Act.

http://www.michiganlegislature.org/mileg.asp?page=getObject&objName=2004-SB-1157...

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MISigned into law 12/2004P-12Education Assessment Program
H.B. 6230
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.

http://www.michiganlegislature.org/mileg.asp?page=get...

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MISigned into law 10/2004P-12Timing of High School MEAP Tests
H.B. 6231
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.

http://www.michiganlegislature.org/mileg.asp?page=getObject&objName=2004-HB-6231...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12State 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...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12Inclusion 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...

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CAVetoed 09/2004P-12
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Community College
Pupil Assessment
A.B. 2413
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...

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

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ALIssued 08/2004P-12
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Community College
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....

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CASigned into law 08/2004P-12Pupil Assessment and Student Records
S.B. 1448
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...

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ILSigned into law 08/2004P-12Prairie State Achievement Exam
S.B. 2769
Amends the School Code. Provides that no student may receive a regular diploma without taking the Prairie State Achievement Exam. Provides exceptions. http://www.legis.state.il.us/legislation/publicacts/fulltext.asp?Name=093-0857...

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ILSigned into law 07/2004P-12
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FY 2005 Budget Implementation (Education) Act
S.B. 2205
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...

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COSigned by Governor 06/2004P-12Measuring Student Academic Growth
H.B. 1433
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 ...

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MOTo governor 05/2004P-12Education Accountability Standards
S.B. 1080
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...

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TNSigned into law 05/2004P-12Charter Schools
S.B. 2416
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...

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

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GASigned into law 05/2004P-12Education Provisions
H.B. 1190
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...

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KYSigned into law 04/2004P-12Study of Commonwealth Accountability Testing System (CATS)
S.J.R. 156
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...

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DEIssued 04/2004P-12Creating 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 ...

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DESigned into law 04/2004P-12Student Assessment Program
H.B. 304
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...

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WYSigned into law 03/2004P-12Statewide Assessment of Student Performance
H.B. 126
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...

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MARule Adoption 03/2004P-12Comprehensive 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)...

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OHSigned into law 03/2004P-12Teaching Success
S.B. 2

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...

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NMSigned into law 03/2004P-12Public Schools
S.B. 138
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...

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SCBecame law without GOVERNOR'S signature. 02/2004P-12Basic Skills Assessment Program
H.B. 3875
(Joint Resolution) Approves regulations of the Board of Education; relates to basic skills assessment program writing text; relates to minimum standards of student achievement....

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MAEmergency Rule Adoption 02/2004P-12Comprehensive 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)...

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ARSigned into law 02/2004P-12Reporting Test Results
H.B. 1132
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...

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

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ARSigned into law 01/2004P-12Student 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...

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ARSigned into law 01/2004P-12Student 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...

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MISigned into law 01/2004P-12MEAP Accreditation Exemption
S.B. 787
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...

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OKEmergency Rule Adoption 11/2003P-12School 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)...

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

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CASigned into law 10/2003P-12Achievement 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...

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OHSigned into law 08/2003P-12State 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...

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OHSigned into law 08/2003P-12AYP
H.B. 3--3302.01
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...

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ILSigned into law 08/2003P-12Student Assessment
H.B. 2352
Makes provisions regarding state goals and assessments. Provides for student testing and limits maximum time allowed for all state testing in grades 3 through 8 not to exceed 38 (instead of 40) hours across those grades. Makes changes regarding testing time an...

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TXEmergency Rule Adoption 07/2003P-12Texas 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...

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DESigned into law 07/2003P-12Summer School
S.B. 141
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...

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

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SCRule Adoption 06/2003P-12Basic Skills Assessment Program - Writing Test
R. 43-262.6
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...

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CTSigned into law 06/2003P-12Student Assessment
S.B. 1093 1
Revises statutes to allow student scores on grade 10 mastery exams to be added to the student's permanent record and transcript for a student who meets or exceeds the state-wide mastery goal level for any component of the exam; students passing components of t...

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CTSigned into law 06/2003P-12No Child Left Behind Act
S.B. 1155
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...

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DERule Adoption 06/2003P-12School 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...

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OKVetoed 06/2003P-12Performance Levels
H.B. 1476
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...

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NVSigned into law 06/2003P-12Alignment 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...

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TXto governor 06/2003P-12
Postsec.
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...

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OKSigned into law 05/2003P-12Oklahoma 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...

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COVetoed 05/2003P-12Writing Assessments
S.B. 309
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...

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AZSigned into law 05/2003P-12Technology Assisted Pilot Program
H.B. 2093
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...

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GASigned into law 05/2003P-12Assessment, Maximum Class size, Instruction, Revenue
S.B. 249
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...

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NYProposed Rule 05/2003P-12Students 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...

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COVetoed 05/2003P-12Reading and Mathematics Assessments
S.B. 292
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....

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IASigned into law 05/2003P-12Early 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...

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MNSigned into law 05/2003P-12State-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 ...

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NDSigned into law 04/2003P-12Reading, Mathematics, Science Assessments
S.B. 2065
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...

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ARSigned into law 04/2003P-12Quality 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...

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ARSigned into law 04/2003P-12Quality 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 ...

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NMSigned into law 03/2003P-12Assessment 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 ...

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UTSigned into law 03/2003P-12Duties 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-...

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SDSigned into law 02/2003P-12Assessments Required in Public Schools
S.B. 39
Revises the achievement assessments required in public schools, and the grades to be assessed....

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TXAdopted 01/2003P-12Implementation 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)...

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UTBecame law without GOVERNOR'S signature. 01/2003P-12Education Testing
H.B. 6005
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....

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MISigned into law 12/2002P-12Protocol for Notification of Suspected Irregularities in MEAP Testing or Preparation
H.B. 5049
Requires the department of treasury or any other state agency which suspects irregularities in the administration of or the preparation of pupils for, a Michigan Education Assessment Program test, not to report the irregularities to any person or entity not in...

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UTAdopted 11/2002P-12Testing Procedures
R277-473
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....

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MISigned into law 10/2002P-12Department Notification of Assessment Scoring or Administration Irregularities
S.B. 562
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...

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

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ALAdopted 09/2002P-12Testing Program
N/A
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 ...

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COSigned into law 06/2002P-12Testing and Reporting of K-12 ESL Students
S.B. 109
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...

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CTPassed 06/2002P-12English Language Assessment
N/A
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
students ...

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

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MOSigned into law 06/2002P-12Major Bill - Assessment Component
H.B. 1711
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...

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COSigned into law 05/2002P-12Potential Testing in Mathematics and Science
H.B. 1306
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 ...

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COSigned into law 05/2002P-12Diagnosing Student Needs Through Assessments
S.B. 59
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...

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COSigned into law 05/2002P-12Alternative Education Campuses
S.B. 94
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...

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HISigned into law 05/2002P-12NCLB-Aligned Reading and Math Testing
H.B. 2353
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...

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MDSigned into law 05/2002P-12
Postsec.
PSAT for 10th-Graders
H.B. 661
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...

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MDSigned into law 05/2002P-12
Postsec.
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
S.B. 453
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...

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TNSigned into law 05/2002P-12Writing Assessment
H.B. 2900
Relates to comprehensive writing assessment scheduling....

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AZSigned into law 04/2002P-12Public Access to Nationally Standardized
S.B. 1135
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 ...

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KYSigned into law 04/2002P-12Membership and Rules of Education Assessment and Accountability Subcommittee
H.B. 292
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...

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KYSigned into law 04/2002P-12Deadline for Reporting State Assessment Results
H.B. 621
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...

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IASigned into law 04/2002P-12Numerous Program Changes
H.B. 2515
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...

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UTSigned into law 03/2002P-12Curriculum, Assessments
S.B. 99
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...

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IDSigned into law 03/2002P-12Attendance Requirement for Inclusion in Reading Assessment
S.B. 1412
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....

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INSigned into law 03/2002P-12District Review of Programs to Consider Consequences of Tracking, Ability Grouping or Screening of Students by Test Results
S.B. 292
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...

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OHSigned into law 11/2001P-12Standards, Assessments
S.B. 1
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...

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CAVetoed 10/2001P-12Appropriations for the State's Assessment Program
A.B. 50
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...

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CASigned into law 09/2001P-12Standardized Testing and Reporting Program
S.B. 233
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...

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NVSigned into law 06/2001P-128th Grade Assessment
S.B. 13A
Makes an appropriation to the Department of Education for the development of a new criterion-referenced test for pupils in grade 8....

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CASigned into law 06/2001P-12Requirements For State Test Results
S.B. 245
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...

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CTSigned into law 06/2001P-12Taking the State Test in the Junior year instead of the Sophomore Year
S.B. 1175
Changes the academic year that students take the Connecticut Academic Performance Test from the sophomore to the junior year....

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FLFiled as Chapter No 05/2001P-12School Performance Grades
H.B. 1633
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...

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NVSigned into law 05/2001P-12Assessment Issues
A.B. 214
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...

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TXSigned into law 05/2001P-12Exemptions from Testing
H.B. 2109
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...

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TXSigned into law 05/2001P-12Public School Accountability, Various Components
H.B. 1144
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...

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OKSigned into law 05/2001P-12Academic Performance
S.B. 810
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....

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ORSigned into law 05/2001P-12Math & English Assessments
H.B. 2822
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...

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TNSigned into law 05/2001P-12Timely Test Score Data
S.B. 188
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....

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NDSigned into law 05/2001P-12Reading 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...

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COSigned into law 05/2001P-12Exempting Schools with a large amount of students who have IEPs
H.B. 1348
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...

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MOSigned into law 05/2001P-12Assessment Requirements for Limited English, Low-Performing and Special Education Students
S.B. 319
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...

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TNSigned into law 05/2001P-12Testing Accomodations
S.B. 343
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...

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ARSigned into law 04/2001P-12Comparing Test Scores to Student Grades
S.B. 942
Requires the Department of Education to develop a plan to compare a school district's student gradepoint averages with student ACT and ACTAP scores....

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ARSigned into law 04/2001P-12Arkansas Blue Ribbon Commission on Public Education.
S.B. 907
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...

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NMVetoed 04/2001P-12Students Tested; Reporting
S.B. 660
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...

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TXSigned into law 04/2001P-12Accomodation for Mobility and Language
S.B. 676
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...

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IDSigned into law 03/2001P-12Reading Evaluations
S.B. 1116
Provides statewide goals for reading evaluations conducted in public schools; provides additional assistance to schools which fail to achieve specified goals....

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COSigned into law 03/2001P-12CSAP Test Results
H.B. 1196
Allows local school districts to review the writing portion of a student's Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP) test in order to help improve that student's writing skills....

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UTSigned into law 03/2001P-12Disaggregated Data, Professional Development
S.B. 28
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...

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SDSigned into law 03/2001P-12Standards-Based Assessment
S.B. 234
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...

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ARSigned into law 03/2001P-12
Postsec.
Expanding ACT Assistance Pilot Program
H.B. 1827
Clarifies the General Assembly's intent to continue the Arkansas American College Test Assessment Assistance Pilot Program; increases the number of pilot locations....

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ARSigned into law 03/2001Postsec.Use of the Rising Junior Exam
H.B. 1048
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 ...

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CASigned into law 09/2000P-12Changes in The State's Academic Performance Index
S.B. 1552
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....

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CASigned into law 09/2000P-12State Standardized Test
A.B. 2812
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...

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CAVetoed 09/2000P-12Assessment of Special Education Students
A.B. 1940
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 ...

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

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TNSigned into law 06/2000P-12Assessing Students with Disabilities
H.J.R. 589
Urges Department of Education to modify and revise portfolio assessment piloted for evaluating students with disabilities who do not participate in statewide assessment....

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

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

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ALSigned into law 05/2000P-12State Assessment Requirements
S.B. 551
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...

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ALSigned into law 05/2000P-12
Postsec.
Tutoring Services for SAT
S.B. 169
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....

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

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MNSigned by governor 05/2000P-12Statewide Tests
H.B. 3800
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...

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AZSigned into law 04/2000P-12Statewide Testing
S.B. 1139
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...

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DESigned into law 04/2000P-12Testing Program Logistics
H.J.R. 20
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....

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AZVetoed 04/2000P-12State Testing
S.B. 1300
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...

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LASigned into law 04/2000P-12Testing
S.B. 33A
Exempts certain testing instruments, test answers, and individual student test scores from the public records laws....

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NESigned into law 04/2000P-12Local Assessment System
L.B. 812
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...

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VASigned into law 04/2000P-12Multiple Assessments
H.B. 1484
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....

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VASigned into law 04/2000P-12Option for End-of-Course Tests
H.B. 1020
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...

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

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VASigned into law 03/2000P-12More Timely Results/Standards of Learning
S.B. 318
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....

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VASigned into law 03/2000P-12Standards of Learning Assessments
H.B. 1019
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...

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VASigned into law 03/2000P-12Accelerated Learning
H.B. 1196
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....

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GASigned into law 03/2000P-12Omnibus Bill - Assessment Components
H.B. 1187
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...

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GASigned into law 03/2000P-12Omnibus Bill - Student IEP as Alternative Assessment
H.B. 1187
A student's IEP may serve as the alternative assessment....

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VASigned into law 02/2000P-12Diploma Requirements
H.B. 489
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...

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