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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.

Please cite use of the database as: Education Commission of the States (ECS) State Policy Database, retrieved [date].

State Status/Date Level Summary
WASigned into law 04/2014P-12
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Study Correlation of Family Factors and Student Success
H.B. 2739
Requires the Education Data Center within the Office of Financial Management to contract with the Area Health Education Center of Eastern Washington to conduct a geographic analysis, using existing data, to identify areas where the cumulative effect of family ...

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TXSigned into law 06/2013P-12
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Educational Research Centers and P-20/Workforce Data Repository
H.B. 2103
Partially from fiscal note: Amends provisions related to educational research centers. Defines "cooperating agencies" as the Higher Education Coordinating Board ("Board"), the Texas Education Agency (TEA), and the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). Directs the ...

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KYSigned into law 03/2013P-12
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Longitudinal Data System and Analysis
H.B. 240
Establishes the Office for Education and Workforce Statistics in the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. Provides the office's purpose is to collect accurate education data and workforce data in the Kentucky Longitudinal Data System in order to link t...

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KYSigned into law 03/2013P-12
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Education and Workforce Statistics, Creating Council for Educational Research
S.B. 83
Defines data points that fall under "education data" and "workforce data". Creates the Office for Education and Workforce Statistics ("office") and the Board of the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics ("board"). Establishes the office within...

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COSigned into law 03/2009P-12
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Education Innovation Institute
S.B. 32
Creates the Education Innovation Institute within the University of Northern Colorado to collaborate with institutions to leverage research, funding, expertise, and other resources, discover and study innovations in teaching and learning, create, pilot, and ad...

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CASigned into law 09/2008Community CollegeEducation resource centers
A.B. 2261
Authorizes the Board of Governors of the State Community Colleges to establish a pilot program to provide faculty and staff from community college districts with the information, methods, and instructional materials to establish open education resource centers...

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IASigned into law 04/2008P-12State Research and Development PreK-12 School
S.F. 2307
Establishes committees to formulate plans to expand for a state research and development prekindergarten through grade twelve school and providing an effective date.
http://coolice.legis.state.ia.us/Cool-ICE/default.asp?Category=billinfo&Service=Billbook&frame...

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TXAdopted 12/2007P-12Education Research Centers
19 TAC Chapter 95
This item adopts new 19 TAC Chapter 95, Commissioner's Rules Concerning Education Research Centers, 95.1001, Operation of Education Research Centers. The adopted new section implements the Texas Education Code (TEC), 1.005, Education Research Centers; Sharin...

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COSigned into law 06/2007Postsec.Innovative Higher Education Research Fund
S.B. 182
Concerns State matching funds for competitive Federally sponsored research projects at Colorado public universities; creates the Higher Education Competitive Research Authority and the Innovative Higher Education Research Fund.
http://www.leg.state.co.us/clics...

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FLSigned into law 05/2006P-12Florida Secondary School Redesign Act
H.B. 7087 - Section 19
Defines secondary schools as those serving grades 6-12. Specifies that the following guiding principles must be used in the annual preparation of each secondary school's improvement plan:

(a) Struggling students, especially those in failing schools, need th...

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INSigned into law 05/2005P-12Phonologic Weakness
H.B. 1488
Defines "phonologic weakness." Requires the department of education to develop and implement a plan to
(1) train teachers, especially the teachers directly involved in reading and language arts, about phonologic weakness and its role in reading development;
(...

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WASigned into law 05/2005Postsec.Independent Nonprofit Washington Academy of Sciences
S.B. 5381
Authorizes an independent nonprofit Washington Academy of Sciences. The legislature finds that public policies and programs will be improved when informed by independent scientific analysis and communication with state and local policymakers. Throughout the st...

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OKSigned into law 05/2005P-12Participation in Research
S.B. 982, Section 13
Requires the state board to develop rules that allow every school district, school, administrator, teacher, and student of the public school system in this state to choose to participate in scientifically based research designed for the purpose of improving ac...

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ARIssued 04/2005P-12Declares Arkansas will participate in the Compact for Education Research and Development
Executive Order 04-01
Declares Arkansas will participate in the Compact for Education Research and Development. Council is intended to create a partnership among member states for purposes of creating a high quality, sustained research and development effort that would improve tea...

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KYSigned into law 03/2005P-12
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Role of Colleges and Universities in Achieving State Educational Goals
H.B. 93 (Section 1, paragraph 7)
Requires colleges and universities to:

(a) Utilize institution-wide resources to work with elementary and secondary educators and other entities to align curriculum content to ensure that students who achieve proficiency on standards established at the prekin...

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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-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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CAVetoed 09/2004P-12Reading First Plan
A.B. 2416
Authorizes a local educational agency that provides every pupil in kindergarten and grades 1 to 3, inclusive, with instructional materials in reading that were adopted by the state board of education in January 2002, to determine which supplemental instruction...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12Underperforming Schools Program
A.B. 2066
Requires the state department of education to identify and notify local educational agencies that are in danger of being identified within three to four years as program improvement local educational agencies under the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 200. ...

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RIBecame law without GOVERNOR'S signature. 07/2004P-12Strategies Based on Scientific Research
H.B. 8180
Requires that activities under this act include strategies to improve the performance of students in mathematics, reading and writing. Such activities must be founded on a scientific research base, as described in the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. Reading ...

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RITo governor 06/2004P-12Strategies Based on Scientifically Based Research
S.B. 2623
Activities under this act must include strategies to improve the performance of students in mathematics, reading and writing. Such activities must be founded on a scientific research base, as described in the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. Reading instructi...

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VASigned into law 04/2004P-12Required Components of English Standards of Learning
H.B. 1014
Requires the English Standards of Learning for reading in grades K-3 to be based on components of effective reading instruction, including, at a minimum, phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary development, and text comprehension. http://leg1.state.va...

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MOSigned into law 06/2002P-12Major Bill - Phonics Component
H.B. 1711
Requires districts to have reading programs for kindergarten through grade three that are based on scientific research. The programs must contain five elements, one of which is phonics. Explicit systematic phonics, as defined in the bill, is permitted as par...

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CASigned into law 10/2001P-12Reading Programs
A.B. 876
Appropriates funds to the Department of Education for purposes of contracting for a study that identifies reading programs in schools that maintain any kindergarten or grades 1-6 where the performance of 75% of the pupils was at or above the 80th percentile on...

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