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Assessment--Computer Based


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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
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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GASigned into law 05/2012P-12Online Learning
S.B. 289 - Online Learning
Directs the state board to establish rules and regulations to maximize the number of students, beginning with students entering ninth grade in the 2014-2015 school year (Class of 2018), who complete at least one course containing online learning through (1) an...

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WYSigned into law 03/2012P-12Statewide Assessment System
S.F. 57
Creates an integrated district and statewide assessment system. Requires state superintendent to establish a program for administering a standardized computer-adaptive college placement and job skills assessment to all students in grades 11 and 12. Finds that ...

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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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FLSigned into law 06/2011P-12Digital Learning Now Act
H.B. 7197
Creates Digital Learning Now Act. Requires school districts to establish virtual instruction options. Authorizes establishment of virtual charter schools. Authorizes blended learning courses. Authorizes Florida Virtual School (FLVS) to provide full-time instru...

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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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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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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12State Assessments
H.B. 3 - Section 50 through 52
Directs the state education agency, in developing state assessments for math, reading, writing, social studies and science for grades 3-8, to allow student scores to provide reliable information relating to a student's satisfactory performance for each perform...

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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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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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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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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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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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UTAdopted 09/2007P-12Online Testing
R277-402
Defines "Formative assessment" as an activity, such as questioning, observation, interview and assessment, engaged in by teachers and students during instruction that provides feedback to adjust ongoing teaching and learning to improve students' achievement of...

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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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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.
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UTSigned into law 03/2005P-12Minimum School Program
H.B. 382
Establishes the value of the weighted pupil unit at $2,280; establishes a ceiling for the state contribution to the maintenance and operations
portion of the Minimum School Program for fiscal year 2005-06 of $1,795,446,575; modifies the funding formula for the...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12Pupil Assessment Data: Electronic Resources
S.B. 1384
Requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to require the California Learning Resource Network to establish review criteria and a process for the identification and review of electronic learning assessment resources by December 31, 2004. Requires the re...

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UTRule Adoption 08/2004P-12Online Testing
R277-402
Establishes rules concerning online testing. Provides additional definitions and a timeline for expeditious implementation of an educational technology infrastructure for school districts/charter schools to use to satisfy Utah Performance Assessment System for...

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UTSigned into law 03/2004P-12Education Technology Testing Initiative
S.B. 51
This bill:
< allows the State Board of Education to award grants to school districts and charter
schools to implement a system for the online delivery of summative tests required
under U-PASS (Utah Performance Assessment System for Students);
< provides that ...

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