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Assessment--Formative/Interim


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State Status/Date Level Summary
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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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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GASigned into law 05/2010P-12Research-Based Approaches for Low-Performing High Schools
H.B. 400 - New Section 20-2-326, 328 and 329
20-2-326 defines:
--"Career academy" as (1) a specialized charter school established by a partnership between one or more local boards of education and a technical school or college or (2) a small learning community where a student receives academic instructio...

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KYSigned into law 03/2010P-12Adolescent Literacy
S.B. 163
Relates to adolescent reading skills. Expresses legislative intent that all middle and high school students have the skills necessary to read complex materials in specific core subjects and comprehend and apply information. Requires every middle and high scho...

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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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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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GAVetoed 05/2009P-12Dropout Prevention
S.B. 178 Section 10, Part 2
Directs the state board of education to develop an evidence-based model program for chronically low-performing high schools receiving a reform grant for addressing at-risk students. Provides the model program must include various programs and curricula proven ...

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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-12Finance
H.B. 2343
Relates to achieving savings in education programs by revising provisions relating to diagnostic assessments, classified staff training, conditional scholarships, certain professional development programs, coordination for career and technical student organiza...

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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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KYSigned into law 03/2009P-12
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Postsecondary Remediation and College Completion
S.B. 1 Section 21
Provides that the general assembly finds the continuing high rates of postsecondary remediation totally unacceptable and an unwarranted additional expense to the state, students and parents who expect that completion of high school coursework should lead to su...

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KYAdopted 02/2009P-12Extended School Services
704 KAR 3:390
Establishes requirements for extended school services. Defines "A5 program" as an alternative program with no attendance boundaries, serving dropouts returning to an alternate educational environment, potential dropouts, discipline problem students, nontraditi...

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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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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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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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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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SCSigned into law 07/2007P-12Students At-Risk of Being Poorly Prepared
H.B. 3628
Approves regulations of the Board of Education. This regulation addresses the requirement of the Education and Economic Development Act of 2005 that a separate regulation be written for at-risk students. The regulation defines at-risk students and outlines spe...

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TXSigned into law 06/2007P-12Intensive Math and Science Intervention Pilot
H.B. 2504
Requires the commissioner to establish an intensive mathematics and algebra intervention pilot program for students not performing at grade level in mathematics in grades 4 through 8 on campuses with populations of students identified as at-risk that exceed th...

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INSigned into law 05/2007P-12Budget
H.B. 1001
From Center for Evaluation & Education Policy: Appropriates money for state agencies and makes other distributions. Specifies a school funding formula. Requires a study of the efficiency and effectiveness of charter schools. Changes references from vocational ...

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MNSigned into law 05/2007P-12Early Childhood Literacy Programs
H.F. 2245 [Early Childhood]
Establishes a research-based early childhood literacy program premised on actively involved parents, ongoing professional staff development, and high quality early literacy program standards. Intended to increase the literacy skills of children participating i...

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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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INSigned into law 04/2007P-12Advanced Placement and Pre-AP
H.B. 1300
Provides that for a teacher to be eligible for a stipend to cover expenses related to a summer training institute, the training must:
(1) Provide AP and pre-AP with the necessary content knowledge and instructional skills to prepare students for success in AP...

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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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HIBecame law without governor's signature 07/2006P-12Curriculum Alignment
S.B. 3059
Requires standards-based curricula to meet specific K-12 alignment criteria. Authorizes schools to develop an articulated and aligned K-12 standards-based curriculum in one or more of the areas of language arts, math, science and social studies. Requires sch...

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GAAdopted 06/2006P-12Comprehensive Academic Performance System (CAPS) Demonstration Site Grant
GAC 160-1-4-.272
Clarifies rules regarding the Comprehensive Academic Performance System (CAPS) Demonstration Site Grant. The intent of the funding is to provide seed resources to stimulate the adoption of a school-based comprehensive academic performance system that consolida...

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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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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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CASigned into law 09/2005P-12Assistance to Students Failing the Exit Exam
A.B. 128
States that funds received through section 37252 for supplemental instruction may be used to provide intensive instruction and services to students who have failed one or both parts of the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE). Requires the state su...

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COSigned into law 06/2005P-12Sufficient Academic Growth
H.B. 1217
Modifies definition of "sufficient academic growth" for purposes of diagnostic assessment. Makes related changes to governor's distinguished improvement awards. Repeals provision requiring the state board to contract with a nationally recognized, independent a...

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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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KYSigned into law 03/2005P-12
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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-12Teacher' Professional Growth Fund
H.B. 93 (Sections 5 and 6)
Specifies that the teachers' professional growth fund is to provide teachers with high quality professional development in content knowledge in reading and classroom-based screening, diagnostic, assessment and intervention strategies. States that the fund may ...

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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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KYSigned into law 03/2005P-12
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The Center for Mathematics
H.B. 93 (Section 4)
Creates the Center for Mathematics to make available professional development for teachers in reliable, research-based diagnostic assessment and intervention strategies, coaching and mentoring models, and other programs in mathematics. Specifies the duties of ...

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KYSigned into law 03/2005P-12Role of Department of Education in Achieving State Educational Goals
H.B. 93 (Section 1, paragraph 4)
Mandates that the Kentucky Department of Education provide assistance to schools and teachers, including publicizing professional development opportunities, methods of measuring effective professional development, the availability of high quality instructional...

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KYSigned into law 03/2005P-12Reading Diagnostic and Intervention Program
S.B. 19
This act is to be cited as the "Read to Achieve Act of 2005." Relates to reading; makes an appropriation therefor; describes the general assembly's findings and intent regarding reading. Defines "comprehensive reading program," "reading diagnostic assessment,"...

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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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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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AZSigned into law 05/2002P-12Reading
H.B. 2465
Requires diagnostic assessment of a child's reading proficiency before instruction; requires teaching of phonics; permits multiple reading instruction curricula by each school district and charter school....

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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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