|CA||Signed into law 10/2011||P-12||Assessment System|
A.B. 250 - Assessment System
From bill summary: Requires the superintendent of public instruction to develop recommendations, to be reported to the fiscal and appropriate policy committees of both houses of the legislature by November 2012, for the reauthorization of the statewide pupil a...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||K-3 Reading Improvement Program|
Directs the state board of education to approve a benchmark assessment for districts and charter schools to assess the reading proficiency of 1st, 2nd and 3rd graders at the beginning, middle and end of the school year, and report the assessment results to a s...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Research-Based Approaches for Low-Performing High Schools|
H.B. 400 - New Section 20-2-326, 328 and 329
--"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...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||Adolescent Literacy|
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...
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||State 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...
|DE||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Eliminating the DSTP|
Eliminates the DSTP; requires its replacement beginning in the 2010-2011 school year with a test administered in English language arts and math in grades 2-10 at the beginning of the school year and at least one more time later in the year; assesses student pr...
|GA||Vetoed 05/2009||P-12||Dropout 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 ...
|ND||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Assessment - Formative & Summative|
H.B. 1400 - Secs. 22, 24, 25 Assessment
Requires districts to administer annually to students in grades 2-10 the measures of academic progress test or any other interim assessment approved by the superintendent of education. Requires all 11th grade public and nonpublic school students to take the AC...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Finance|
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...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||State 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 ...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12|
|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...
|KY||Adopted 02/2009||P-12||Extended 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...
|NM||Adopted 01/2009||P-12||High School Assessment System|
NMAC 126.96.36.199, .2, .3, .4, .5, .6, .7, .8, .9, .10, .11
The objective of this rule is to establish procedures for implementing the high school readiness assessment system, including: (a) the process for identifying acceptable short-cycle diagnostic type assessment instruments for grades nine and ten; (b) identifica...
|SC||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||Amends Multiple Accountability Provisions|
Revises the Education Accountability Act. Adds poverty, limited English proficiency status, disability status, or other groups required by federal statutes or regulations to the requirement for disaggregation of achievement data. Changes terminology from "impr...
|IA||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||Core 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...
|UT||Adopted 09/2007||P-12||Online Testing|
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...
|SC||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Students At-Risk of Being Poorly Prepared|
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...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Intensive Math and Science Intervention Pilot|
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...
|IN||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Budget|
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 ...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Early 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...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||High School Graduation Exam Options|
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...
|IN||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Advanced Placement and Pre-AP|
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...
|WV||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||High Quality Educational Programs|
From Fiscal Note: The purpose of this bill is to revise the standards, assessment and accountability system to accommodate the higher order thinking and learning skills consistent with the state's 21st Century Initiative. School and district improvement plans ...
|HI||Became law without governor's signature 07/2006||P-12||Curriculum Alignment|
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...
|GA||Adopted 06/2006||P-12||Comprehensive Academic Performance System (CAPS) Demonstration Site Grant|
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...
|IA||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||K-3 Diagnostic Assessments|
S.B. 2272 - Section 5
If the diagnostic assessments administered to K-3 students indicate that a child is reading below grade level, requires the district to submit a report of the assessment results to the parent, which the parent must sign and return to the district. Provides th...
|SC||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||State Assessments|
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...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2005||P-12||Assistance to Students Failing the Exit Exam|
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...
|CO||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12||Sufficient Academic Growth|
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...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Mandatory Norm Referenced Student Assessments|
From the fiscal note: The bill eliminates the mandatory requirement for norm referenced testing in the third, sixth, and ninth grade classes.
School districts are permitted to offer norm referenced assessments at the districts' own expense and make diagnostic ...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12|
|Committee for Mathematics Achievement|
H.B. 93 (Section 2)
Defines terms, including "mathematics coach," "mathematics diagnostic assessment," "mathematics intervention program," "mathematics leader," "mathematics mentor," and "numeracy." Establishes the Committee for Mathematics Achievement to develop a multi-faceted ...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Teacher' 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 ...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Mathematics Achievement Fund|
H.B. 93 (Section 3)
Creates the mathematics achievement fund to provide developmentally appropriate diagnostic assessment and intervention services to students, primary through grade 12, to help them reach proficiency in mathematics on the state assessments and in compliance with...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12|
|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 ...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Role 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...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Reading Diagnostic and Intervention Program|
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,"...
|OH||Signed into law 03/2004||P-12||Teaching Success|
· Creates an Educator Standards Board to develop and submit to the State Board of Education recommendations for statewide educator standards and carry out other functions recommended by the Governor's Commission on Teaching Success.
· Directs the Department o...
|OH||Signed into law 08/2003||P-12||State Assessments|
H.B. 3--Section 3301.0710
Requires the state board to develop tests to revise the system of statewide achievement testing to include annual achievement tests in reading and math in grades three through eight. Requires the state board to designate five ranges of scores on the tests (ad...
|AZ||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Reading|
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....
|OH||Signed into law 11/2001||P-12||Standards, Assessments|
Eliminates the requirement that school districts implement competency-based education programs. Directs the State Board of Education to develop statewide academic standards for each of grades K-12 in reading, writing, math, science, and social studies; diagnos...