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From the ECS State Policy Database
Assessment--End-of-Course


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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
FLP-12Florida Education Finance Program
S.B. 1514 - Florida Education Finance Program
From department of education analysis: Amends definitions for purposes of the Florida Education Finance Program:
- Requires Special Program FTE to be reported and calculated prior to Basic Program FTE for funding purposes
- Delays implementation of performanc...

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TXP-12
H.B. 5 - !
Requires that each time a student fails to perform unsatisfactorily on an end-of-course assessment, the student must be provided student accelerated instruction in the applicable subject area, using funds appropriated for accelerated instruction under
Section ...

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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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NVSigned into law 06/2013P-12Alternative High School Diplomas
A.B. 288
Removes references to the General Education Development [GED] test. Requires the state board of education to select a high school equivalency assessment. Provides for the recognition of this future assessment in state statute. Eliminates the high school profic...

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FLSigned into law 04/2013P-12Middle Grades Assessment
S.B. 1076 - Middle Grades Assessments
Provides middle grades students' successful completion of a high school Algebra I or geometry course is not contingent on Common Core Algebra I or geometry assessments once state transitions to those assessments. Removes requirement that a middle grades studen...

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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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WVSigned into law 04/2013P-12College and Career Readiness
S.B. 359
Before the 2014-2015 school year, the state board, the Higher Education Policy Commission, and the Council for Community and Technical College Education shall collaborate in formally adopting uniform, specific college- and career-readiness standards for Englis...

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TXAdopted 03/2013P-12Inclusion of EOC Score in Final Course Grade
19 TAC 101.3011, 3012, 3013, 3014, 3015, 3016
Defers from the 2012-2013 school year to the 2013-2014 school year implementation of the requirement that 15% of a grade on an end-of-course assessment be included in calculation of a student's final course grade. Page 5: http://www.sos.state.tx.us/texreg/pdf/...

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TXAdopted 08/2012P-12Implementation of the Academic Content Areas Testing Program
19 TAC 101.3004, 3041
Provides that the commissioner of education is responsible for determining the level of performance considered to be satisfactory on the assessment instruments. Identifies the performance standards established by the commissioner for state-developed assessment...

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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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TXAdopted 05/2012P-12Implementation of Testing Program
19 TAC 101.3001, 3003, 3011, 3021, 3022, 3023, 3024
From Texas Register: Repeals 101.3001 and 101.3003 and adopts new 101.3011 and 101.3021-101.3024, concerning implementation of testing program.

Adopted new 101.3011, Implementation and Administration of Academic Content Area Assessment Instruments, retai...

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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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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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FLSigned into law 04/2012P-12End-of-Course Assessments
H.B. 7127 - End-of-Course Assessments
Provides that students enrolled in an Algebra I, geometry, or Biology I course or an equivalent course with a statewide, standardized end-of-course assessment are not required to take the corresponding grade-level FCAT assessment. Pages 12-13 of 48: http://myf...

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MDSigned into law 04/2012P-12Core Academic Standard Implementation
S.B. 293
Requires that the county board include in its goals to improve student academic achievement a description of how it plans to ensure and measure academic proficiency of students in core academic subjects at various points during the elementary and secondary edu...

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ARAdopted 02/2012P-12End-of-course Assessments and Remediation
AR ADC 005.15.21-1.0 to AR ADC 005.15.21-8.0
Requires all public school students to participate in the statewide program of educational assessments, including general end-of-course assessments. Provides that students may not get credit for courses with end-of-course exams without obtaining the requisite ...

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TXSigned into law 06/2011P-12
Community College
Dropout Recovery Partnership
S.B. 975
Specifies this applies to (1) a public junior college in a county with a population of 750,000 or more, and with less than 65% of the population 25 years and older having graduated from high school, according to the
most recent American Community Survey 5-year...

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GASigned into law 05/2011P-12Career, Technical and Agricultural Courses
H.B. 186 - Career, Technical and Agricultural Courses
By July 2012, directs the state board to approve department-developed models and curriculum frameworks for 16 areas of career/technical education study.

Requires that the competencies and curricula for career, technical and agricultural courses include state ...

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FLSigned into law 05/2011P-12
Postsec.
Repeals Various Obsolete Education Provisions
H.B. 7087
Repeals provisions relating to programs that were never implemented or are no longer funded. The programs are: Digital Divide Council and the associated Pilot Project for Discounted Computers and Internet Access for Low-Income Students; the Institute on Urban ...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12State Assessment System
H.B. 1 - Section 3301.079, 3301.0710, 3301.0711, 3301.0712
Replaces all references to "tests" to "assessments".
Section 3301.079: Existing law requires the state board to inform all districts when any achievement test has been completed; new provision extends this notification requirement to community schools, STEM sc...

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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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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12Reporting Requirements
H.B. 3 - Section 59 - Part VIII (Parent and Educator Reports, Campus and District Report Cards)
Creates new Subchapter J, "Parent and Educator Reports." Provides that in addition to the indicators adopted under Section 39.053, the commissioner must adopt indicators of the quality of learning for the purpose of preparing parent and educator reports, and r...

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KYSigned into law 03/2009P-12State Assessment System
S.B. 1 Section 2(3), 6, 9 and 11
Repeals language referring to the Commonwealth Accountability Testing System (CATS). Directs the state board, using the revised content standards to be approved by December 15, 2010, to implement an annual statewide assessment system for implementation in the ...

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IASigned into law 05/2008P-12Core Curriculum
S.F. 2216 - Core Curriculum
Amends previous language to remove "voluntary model" from the establishment of core curriculum for grades 9-12, beginning with students graduating in the 2010-2011 class. Prohibits the state board from requiring specific textbooks. Requires core curriculum tec...

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WASigned into law 04/2007P-12High School Graduation Exam Options
S.B. 6023
A conditional delay of the Washington Assessment of Student Learning (WASL) as a graduation requirement in mathematics is created for the graduating classes of 2008 through 2012, to graduate without a Certificate of Academic Achievement (CAA) or Certificate of...

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LAAdopted 02/2007P-12Statewide Assessment Standards and Practices
LAC 28:CXI.Chapters 1, 3, 5, 18, 23, 27, 33, and 35
Makes various changes to state assessment system. Creates end-of-course tests, to be phased in over a period of six years starting in fall 2007, in the following:
1. Algebra I;
2. Geometry;
3. English I;
4. English II;
5. Biology;
6. American History;
7. Civi...

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OKSigned into law 05/2006P-12End-of-Instruction Exams
S.B. 1792 - Section 6
Clarifies that 2 of the 6 end-of-course exams all students must pass effective with the Class of 2012 are Algebra I and English II. Provides that students must pass 2 additional end-of-course exams chosen from Algebra II, Biology I, English III, geometry and ...

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FLSigned into law 05/2006P-12Review of State Assessments - Cost and Impact
H.B. 7087 (Section 40)
Legislation expands requirements for ongoing research and analysis of achievement data. The commissioner must study the cost and student achievement impact of secondary end-of-course assessments, including web-based and performance formats, and report to the L...

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SCSigned into law 03/2006P-12State Assessments
H.B. 4328
Existing provision provides for the Budget and Control Board to issue a request for proposals for the purpose of conducting a study to determine the feasibility and cost of converting the state assessment program to a computer-based or computer-adaptive format...

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OKSigned into law 05/2005P-12End-of-Course Tests
S.B. 982, Sections 6 and 8
Creates new section. Beginning with students entering the ninth grade in the 2008-2009 school year, every student must demonstrate mastery of the state academic content standards in a minimum of four out of six selected subject areas in order to receive a high...

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GAAdopted 07/2004P-12Statewide Passing Score
GAC 160-4-2-.13
Requires the results of core subject and end-of-course assessments to be included as a factor in a student's final grade in the core subject course for which the end-of-course assessment is given. http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/_documents/doe/legalservices/160-4-2-....

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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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MNSigned into law 05/2003P-12
Postsec.
Commissioner Recommendation Required on Provisions of State High School Tests
H.F. 302 (multiple provisions)
Effective the day after enactment, requires the commissioner to provide written recommendations to the committees of the legislature having jurisdiction over kindergarten through grade 12 education policy and budget issues by February 1, 2004, that: (1) identi...

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NMSigned into law 03/2003P-12Graduation Requirements
H.B. 212 (Omnibus Bill)
Amends Section 22-13-1.1. Increases graduation requirements: 4 units of English, with major emphasis on grammar and literature; 3 units of math, at least one of which is equivalent to algebra 1 or higher; 2 units of science, one of which has a lab requiremen...

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MSRule Adoption 12/2002P-12Graduation Requirements
MS ADC 36 000 001, Graduation Requirements, Code IHF-2
The section is revised to read as follows: "Policies for Subject Area Testing
• Students will not be required to pass any end-of-course Subject Area Test in a course for which the Carnegie unit was earned by the student in a Mississippi public school prior to ...

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SCSigned into law 05/2001P-12Section 3
H.B. 3534
Amends Section 59-18-310(B). The statewide assessment program in the four academic areas shall include grades 3 through 8, an exit examination which is to be first administered in grade 10, and end-of-course tests for gateway courses in English/language arts, ...

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

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GASigned into law 03/2000P-12Omnibus Bill - High School Graduation Exams
H.B. 1187
The High School Graduation Tests will be eliminated when the end of course tests are put in place. Local boards of education shall have the option of allowing scores on end-of-course assessments to be counted as part of a student's grade in the course. ...

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