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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
CASigned into law 08/2014P-12Inadequate or Improper AP Test Conditions
S.B. 915
From bill summary: Requires a test agency, where there has been a complaint or a notice of inadequate or improper test conditions relating to an administration of an Advanced Placement (AP) test, to immediately initiate an investigation. Requires the school in...

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FLSigned into law 05/2014P-12
Postsec.
Open Government Sunset Review Act/Active Investigations of Allegations of Testing Impropriety
S.B. 656
Saves an exemption from public records requirements for certain information held by the department of education during active investigations of allegations of testing impropriety from repeal under the Open Government Sunset Review Act. http://www.myfloridahous...

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ARAdopted 07/2013P-12Rules Governing Alleged Testing Improprieties
Admin. Code 005.15
Identifies a procedure for investigating and addressing complaints regarding alleged testing improprieties. Defines the 12 types of testing impropriety. Stipulates sanctions for individuals who violate testing integrity, including revocation of licensure or ...

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TXSigned into law 06/2013P-12Investigation of Alleged Inaccurate Data Being Reported
S.B. 123
Permits (previously required) the commissioner of education to authorize special accreditation investigations under specified circumstances. Authorizes a special accreditation investigation to be conducted in response to a complaint to the agency regarding all...

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TXSigned into law 06/2013P-12Tampering with School Reporting Data
S.B. 124
From fiscal note: Amends the Penal Code to enhance the offense of tampering with certain governmental records based on certain reporting for districts and charter schools from the misdemeanor level to a third- or second-degree felony, depending on the circumst...

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NVSigned into law 06/2013P-12Cheating
A.B. 460
Revises the contents of the annual reports of accountability to include information concerning violations of the code of honor relating to cheating or any other code of honor applicable to pupils enrolled in high school.
http://www.leg.state.nv.us/Session/77t...

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TNSigned into law 05/2013P-12Assessment Security
S.B. 88
Directs the department of education to review assessment security measures at both the state and local level. Requires the department to consult with the providers of the standardized tests to determine if the
providers are aware of issues with security or ca...

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WASigned into law 04/2013P-12Authorizing Penalties Based on the Fraudulent Submission of Tests for Educators
S.B. 5701
Amends existing law so that a reprimand may be issued as an alternative to suspension or revocation of a certificate or permit. Allows for any certificate or permit to be revoked or suspended by the authority authorized to grant the same upon complaint from th...

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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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GASigned into law 04/2012P-12Forfeiture of Bonuses or Salary Increases for Cheating School Staff
H.B. 692
Provides for the automatic decrease in the salary of a teacher or other certificated professional personnel for any salary increase or bonus provided based, in whole or in part, on the results of standardized test scores falsified or known or caused to be fals...

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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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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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NVSigned into law 06/2007P-12Advisory Council on Parental Involvement
S.B. 143
Establishes an Advisory Council on Parental Involvement and prescribes the membership and duties of the council. State accountability law requires that support teams must be established for each public school that is designated as demonstrating need for improv...

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ARSigned into law 04/2007P-12Falsified assessment information
S.B. 274 (Cheating)
Section 11 concerns sanctions to be imposed for violation of security or confidentiality on a state-mandated assessment by school district personnel.
Section 23 concerns the revocation of certification for teachers violating the security or confidentiality on ...

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SDSigned into law 02/2007P-12Sanctions for Cheating
H.B. 1033
Establishes process for following up on allegations of certified personnel and teachers for compromising the integrity of a state-required academic achievement test. Allows the suspension or revocation of the certificate of any certified staff person who knowi...

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CASigned into law 08/2006P-12Ethical Use of Information Technology
A.B. 307
Requires a school district's education technology plan to include a component to educate pupils and teachers on the appropriate and ethical use of information technology, in the classroom, Internet security, avoiding plagiarism, the concept, purpose, and signi...

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LAAdopted 03/2006P-12Statewide Assessment Standards and Practices
LAC 28:CXI.312, 316 and 1351
Permits seniors who wish to retest for diploma endorsements to test during the fall retest. Provides guidelines and rules about administrative error that may occur during statewide assessment. Provides guidelines and rules regarding cell phones and other elect...

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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-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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NVSigned into law 06/2005P-12Monitoring system for the statewide system of accountability; honor code
S.B. 214
Establishes a monitoring system for the statewide system of accountability; revises various provisions governing the statewide system of accountability; requires the Department of Education to prescribe an educational involvement accord for use in all public s...

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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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LASigned into law 05/2001P-12Investigation of Improprieties in Administration of Standardized Tests
H.B. 482
Requires each city, parish and other local public school board to adopt a policy establishing uniform procedures for the investigation of employees accused of irregularities or improprieties in the administration of standardized tests....

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NHSigned into law 05/2001P-12
Postsec.
Falsifying Academic Credentials
S.B. 44
Creates the class A misdemeanor of false academic documentation....

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VASigned into law 03/2000P-12Revocation of License for Cheating
H.B. 867
Authorizes the Board of Education to suspend or revoke the teaching or administrative license of any person who knowingly and willfully commits specified acts regarding secure mandatory tests administered to students required by the Code of Virginia or by the ...

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VASigned into law 03/2000P-12Cheating
S.B. 548
Permits the Office of the Attorney General, on behalf of the Board of Education to bring a cause of action for injunctive relief or civil penalty, or both, against any person who knowingly and willfully commits specified acts regarding secure mandatory tests a...

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