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From the ECS State Policy Database
No Child Left Behind--Assessment


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State Status/Date Level Summary
TXSigned into law 06/2013P-12Statewide Reading and Math Assessments in Grades 3-8
H.B. 866
Reduces grades administered statewide reading and math assessments to grades 3, 5, and 8. Defines "minimum satisfactory adjusted scale score," and requires the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to determine minimum satisfactory adjusted scale score for each statewi...

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OHSigned into law 06/2011P-12English Language Arts Assessments in Elementary Grades
H.B. 153 - English Language Arts Assessments in Elementary Grades
Provides the administration of the English language arts assessments for elementary grades as a replacement for the separate reading and writing assessments shall not be required until a date prescribed by rule of the state board of education. Until that date,...

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ILAdopted 02/2011P-12Definition of Grade 11
23 ADC 1.30
Clarifies that students in grade 11 must be administered the Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE) or the Illinois Alternate Assessment (IAA), if applicable. Defines grade 11 as the point in time when a student has earned the number of credits necessary...

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CAVetoed 09/2010P-12Including Primary Language Assessment in State Assessment/Accountability System
S.B. 930
From bill summary: Requires that any primary language assessment developed by the department and administered to limited English proficient students, as identified pursuant to existing law, on or after July 1, 2013, be included in the state's assessment system...

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TNSigned into law 07/2010P-12Assessments Count 20% of Final Grade
S.B. 3427
Requires a student's score on a Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) test to comprise 15%-20% of the student's final grade for the subject to which the test corresponds. Also sets a new testing window: no earlier than first Monday on or after Apri...

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MDSigned into law 04/2010P-12Alternate School Assessment - Teacher Survey
S.B. 557
Requires the state department of education to review the Alternate School Assessment, survey certain teachers regarding satisfaction or lack thereof and solicit recommendations as part of the review. http://mlis.state.md.us/2010rs/bills/sb/sb0557t.pdf...

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VASigned into law 03/2010P-12Limited English Assessments
S.B. 354
Provides that local school divisions must administer a locally developed or selected limited English proficiency assessment mandated for students pursuant to the federal No Child Left Behind Act, so long as such assessment has been approved by the Board of Edu...

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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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MNSigned into law 05/2009P-12State Assessment System
H.F. 2
Aligns high school tests with required academic standards. Strikes the requirement for constructed response questions. Makes GRAD tests applicable in 2012-2013 to those few students who have not passed the Minnesota basic skills tests. Requires the state ass...

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KYSigned into law 03/2009P-12Transition to New Assessment and Accountability System
S.B. 1 Section 18
Provides that whereas it is imperative that schools, administrators, teachers, parents and policymakers maintain high expectations for students, and it is important that there be an orderly transition from the current state assessment to the new assessment and...

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VASigned into law 02/2009P-12State- Approved Limited English Proficiency Assessment
H.B. 2589
Provides that local school divisions shall not be required to administer the ACCESS test as the state- approved limited English proficiency assessment mandated for students pursuant to the federal No Child Left Behind Act for the 2009-2010 school year; provide...

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TXAdopted 02/2009P-12Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills
19 TAC 2.101.B.101.23
Sets the standard of satisfactory performance on the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS), as appropriate for the reading and mathematics assessments in Grades 3-8 based on the implementation of a vertical scale. http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/rules/...

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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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NESigned into law 04/2008P-12Statewide Assessments
L.B. 1157
From the fiscal note: Changes the current assessment system to provide for statewide assessments in reading and mathematics to be administered in seven grades, rather than three. The bill also establishes an additional statewide science assessment. The science...

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NVSigned into law 05/2007P-12District-Wide Assessments
S.B. 110
Limits the district-wide tests, examinations and assessments that the board of trustees of a school district may administer between July 1, 2007, and January 1, 2009. Authorizes the board of trustees of each school district to require, beginning on January 1, ...

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NMVetoed 04/2007P-12State Payment for Mandatory Assessments
S.B. 501
Requires the public education department to pay the costs of mandatory assessments.
http://legis.state.nm.us/Sessions/07%20Regular/final/SB0501.pdf...

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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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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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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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LAAdopted 02/2007P-12State Assessment System
LAC 28:CXI.Chapter 17 and 20
Adds new language in Chapter 17 regarding statewide assessments. Updates Integrated Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (iLEAP) (Chapter 17) and Louisiana Alternate Assessment, Level 2 (LAA 2) (Chapter 20) to provide educators with finalized information a...

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DESigned into law 06/2006P-12NCLB Assessments
S.B. 320
Makes a change to the student testing program to be in compliance with the federal No Child Left Behind Act; includes the provision that the assessments in English Language Arts and mathematics are administered at least once in grades 3 through 8, and at least...

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OKSigned into law 05/2006P-12Achieving Classroom Excellence Steering Committee
S.B. 1792
Creates the Achieving Classroom Excellence (ACE) steering committee to assist the state board with implementation of the student assessment requirements in the ACE Act. The ACE steering committee will advise the board on: (1) curriculum alignment of third thro...

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OKSigned into law 05/2006P-12NCLB and End-of-Instruction Assessments
S.B. 1792 - Section 4
Clarifies that testing for grades 3, 4, 6 and 7 is contingent on the availability of federal and state funds. Eliminates grade 3 stand-alone language arts test. Clarifies that grade 5 social studies assessment must include U.S. history, the Constitution and ...

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AZSigned into law 05/2006P-12Assessment of Students w/ Disabilities
S.B. 1380
All students with disabilities in grades 2-12 will ge included in all state and district assessments, with appropriate accommodations and alternate assessments when necessary, as designated by IEP. Also addresses evaluation of students with disabilities and pa...

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IDAdopted 05/2006P-12Testing LEP Students
IDAPA 08.02.03
Proposes rules regarding limited English proficient (LEP) students. Sets forth rules for LEP students to take an alternate Standard Achievement Test. ...

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FLSigned into law 05/2006P-12Statewide Assessments - Subjects, Grades, Rigor
H.B. 7087 (Section 40)
Revises policies for the statewide Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test. Previously, the FCAT was being administered annually in grades 3 through 10 to measure reading, writing, science, and mathematics. This legislation directs the commissioner to administer...

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IDSigned into law 04/2006P-12Funds for Schools Whose ELLs Did Not Make AYP
H.B. 847 Section 8
Provides that 750,000 of the $6,040,000 appropriated for programs for limited English proficient students be distributed to schools in which English language learners failed to meet Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) in math or reading. Requires the department to ...

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IDSigned into law 04/2006P-12Exempting ELLs in U.S. Less Than Two Years
H.B. 739
Provides that a student who has been enrolled for less than 2 full school years in an elementary or secondary school in the U.S. and who scores below a level 4 on the state's English language proficiency assessment may be exempted from participating in the sta...

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MDAdopted 03/2006P-12Algebra Assessment for NCLB Requirements
COMAR 13A.01.04.04, .05, 13A.03.02.04, .07 thru .09
Proposes to adopt rules to the Board of Education. Replaces the Geometry Maryland School Assessment with the Algebra High School Assessment as the measure of high school mathematics achievement for accountability under the No Child Left Behind Act. Discontinue...

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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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WASigned into law 03/2006P-12NCLB Flexibility
H.B. 2414
Requires that, before the beginning of the 2006-07 school year, the superintendent of public instruction shall request flexibility from the United States department of education to conduct a pilot project with a limited number of local school districts regardi...

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VASigned into law 02/2006P-12Summer School or Remediation Attendance, State Testing
S.B. 67
Aligns language regarding the Standards of Learning assessments with amendments made to the Standards of Quality. The bill reflects the Commonwealth's decision to shift from testing in grades three, five, and eight to testing annually in grades three through e...

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LAAdopted 12/2005P-12Testing Students with Disabilities
LAC 28:XXXIX.503 and 1301
Revises high stakes testing policy for students with disabilities to meet federal requirements.
Page 39 of 106: http://www.doa.state.la.us/osr/reg/0512/0512RUL.pdf...

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LAAdopted 12/2005P-12Alternate Assessment Participation Guidelines
LAC 28:XCVII.901-907
Establishes guidelines for the participation of students with disabilities in alternate assessments who cannot participate in regular assessment.
Page 38 of 106: http://www.doa.state.la.us/osr/reg/0512/0512RUL.pdf...

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ILAdopted 11/2005P-12
23 IAC 1.10, thru .70, .75, .80,
.85, .90, .95,
Makes changes in the accountability system for public schools. Changes the requirement for adequate yearly progress and the indicators that will be considered; the targets for each aspect of performance; the subgroups of students, their participation in state ...

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LAAdopted 11/2005P-12NCLB Assessment and AYP
LAC 28:LXXXIII.305, 509, 703, 3901-3905
Amends the accountability system calculations to take advantage of new flexibility in guidance for No Child Left Behind and address situations that were not considered when the accountability policy was initially written.
305. Calculating the CRT Index
509....

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AKAdopted 10/2005P-12Grade 10 Standards Based Test
4 AAC 06.737
Establishes a Grade 10 Standards Based test in reading, writing and mathematics.
http://www.legis.state.ak.us/cgi-bin/folioisa.dll/aac/query=[jump!3A!274+aac+06!2E737!27]/doc/{@12550}?...

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ILSigned into law 08/2005P-12Testing English Language Learners
H.B. 678
Provides that for elementary school students who are in a state-approved transitional bilingual education program or transitional program of instruction, the time allotted to take state tests may be extended as determined by the State Board of Education by rul...

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DERule Adoption 08/2005P-12Educational Programs for Students with Limited English
14 DAC 920
Amends regulations relating to educational programs for students with limited English proficiency to align with the federal statute No Child Left Behind. http://www.state.de.us/research/AdminCode/title14/900/920.shtml#TopOfPage...

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GAAdopted 07/2005P-12Student Assessments
GAC 160-3-1-.07
Clarifies rules regarding testing programs and student assessment. Clarifies assessment participation requirements for English language learners, students with disabilities, students in each grade K-8, and students taking the Georgia High School Graduation Tes...

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DESigned into law 07/2005P-12Best Practices of Other State Assessment Programs
H.J.R. 4
This Resolution creates a Task Force to examine best practice models of other state assessment programs for the purpose of providing recommendations for the improvement and/or changes to the Delaware Student Testing Program (DSTP). http://www.legis.state.de.us...

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IDTemporary Rule Adoption - Concurrently Proposed 06/2005P-12Alternate Standard Achievement Test for LEP Students
IDAPA 08.02.03
Proposes rules regarding the Limited English Proficient (LEP) students. Sets forth rules for LEP students to take an alternate Standard Achievement Test. ...

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MSRule Adoption 05/2005P-12Statewide Assessment System
IIB-3
Provides that the information contained within the Guidelines for Testing Students with Disabilities and the Guidelines for Educational Services and Assessement for English Language Learners and any subsequent updates shall apply to all public school personnel...

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NVSigned into law 05/2005P-12
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Community College
Annual Report of Accountability
H.B. 527
AN ACT relating to education; renaming the University and Community College System of Nevada as the Nevada System of Higher Education; clarifying that the System includes state colleges; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. THE PEOPLE OF THE ...

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COSigned into law 05/2005P-12Inclusion of Students with Disabilities in State Assessment
H.B. 1246
Provides that if, as part of a student's individual educational program (IEP), a student attends part-time a school or program away from the school where the student is enrolled, the district in which a student is enrolled may designate either the school of re...

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NDSigned into law 04/2005P-12
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Department of Public Instruction Appropriations
H.B. 1013
AN ACT to provide an appropriation for defraying the expenses of the department of public instruction, the school for the deaf, North Dakota vision services - school for the blind, and the state library; to provide an appropriation to the division of independe...

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UTRule Adoption 04/2005P-12Makeup Days: Basic Skills Competency Testing Requirements
R277-705-6
Amends rule to provide for makeup days in administration of required Utah Basic Skills Competency Test (UBSCT). Changes add language for schools to provide a makeup window not to exceed five school days following administration of UBSCT. Amendments also add pa...

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ARSigned into law 04/2005P-12Grade 3-8 Assessments, End-of-Course Exams and Remediation
H.B. 2824
Requires a student not passing an immediately previous grades 3-8 benchmark assessment or in a secondary level end-of-course assessment to participate in remediation activities as required in the student's individualized academic improvement plan beginning in ...

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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-12Reading and Literacy Proficiency
S.J.R. 92
Directs the department of education to conduct a comprehensive analysis of the professional development, training and resources needed in each school to help each child achieve reading and literacy proficiency by 2014. Requires the department of education to s...

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TXAdopted 03/2005P-12Student Testing Requirements
101.5
The adopted amendments update and revise the rules to align with current statute (3-10 testing rather than 3-8). http://www.tea.state.tx.us/rules/board/adopted/0305/101-005-two.pdf...

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UTRule Adoption 02/2005P-12Testing Procedures
R277-473
Removes 'Constructed response portions' from definitions and language. Updates Criterion Reference Test (CRT) assessment window and adds new language regarding Utah State Office of Education responsibilities and school responsibilities for crisis indicators in...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12Nonpublic Schools Serving Special Education Students
A.B. 1858 (multiple provisions)
Requires a master contracts with nonpublic, nonsectarian schools for the provision of special education and related services to include that, with respect to a nonpublic, nonsectarian school that is associated with a licensed children's institution, there be a...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12State Reimbursement for the School Accountability Report Card and the STAR Program
A.B. 2855 (multiple provisions)
SEC. 19: Existing law requires the governing board of a school district maintaining an elementary or secondary school to develop and cause to be implemented for each school in the school district a school accountability report card that includes specified info...

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CAVetoed 09/2004P-12
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Community College
Pupil Assessment
A.B. 2413
Places a prohibition from carrying on a program of specific preparation of the pupils for the statewide pupil assessment program or a particular test used in the statewide pupil assessment program on a charter school. Authorizes the use of instructional materi...

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NMRule Adoption 08/2004P-12Public Education Department Administration
NMAC 6.19.1, .3, .7, .8, .9
Amends to reflect the Public Education Department as the issuing agency, current statutory authority, adds and clarifies definitions, and amends indicators and measurement and school ratings sections. Defines adequate yearly progress (AYP) and requires AYP to ...

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CASigned into law 08/2004P-12Pupil Assessment and Student Records
S.B. 1448
Extends the repeal date of the Leroy Greene California Assessment of Academic Achievement Act to January 1, 2011. Excludes testing students in grade 2 effective July 1, 2007. Permits the release of a pupils record of accomplishment and the results of achieveme...

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ILSigned into law 07/2004P-12
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FY 2005 Budget Implementation (Education) Act
S.B. 2205
Creates the FY2005 Budget Implementation (Education) Act. Creates several education related funds for receipt of federal moneys for education and other areas; addresses subjects students must be tested on; provides transitional assistance payments; increases t...

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MSRule Adoption 07/2004P-12Assessment of Students with Disabilities
IIIB-3
Establishes rules regarding assessment of students with disabilities. Provides that the information contained within the guidelines for testing special populations and any subsequent updates shall apply to all public school personnel who are responsible for th...

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RISigned into law 07/2004P-12Elementary and Secondary Education Curriculum
H.B. 7714
Requires (a) The board of regents for elementary and secondary education to adopt a statewide curriculum in mathematics and English-language arts for students in grades 3-10 by May 1, 2005. (b) The curriculum adopted by the board of regents must:
(1) be align...

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RISigned into law 07/2004P-12Statewide Curriculum
S.B. 2672
Requires the Board of Regents for elementary and secondary education to select and/or develop a statewide curriculum in mathematics and English/Language arts in grades kindergarten (k) through twelve by August 31, 2006. The curriculum selected and/or developed...

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IDTemporary Rule Adoption - Concurrently Proposed 06/2004P-12English Language Proficiency
IDAPA 08.02.03 ( 670-755 [not inclusive])
Proposes rules regarding the implementation of English Language Proficiency (ELP) Standards and Language Instruction for Limited English Proficient and Immigrant Students. http://www2.state.id.us/adm/adminrules/rules/idapa08/0203.pdf...

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TNSigned into law 06/2004P-12Education Performance Goals and Measures
H.B. 3511
Deletes several sections of 49-1-601 and and substitutes new language. Relates to educational performance goals and measures;changes from dropout rates to graduation rates; provides for testing; requires all public schools and local education agencies to make...

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TNSigned into law 05/2004P-12Charter Schools
S.B. 2416
From the fiscal note: Requires charter schools to administer state value-added testing for their students. Current law, T.C.A. 49-13-111(a)(2), provides that a public charter school shall meet the same performance standards and requirements adopted by the stat...

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KYSigned into law 04/2004P-12Study of Commonwealth Accountability Testing System (CATS)
S.J.R. 156
Direct the Office of Education Accountability to conduct a study of the Commonwealth Accountability Testing System and to provide Education Assessment and Accountability Review Subcommittee a draft of the report by September 15, 2004. The study must include bu...

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LAAdopted 04/2004P-12School, District and State Accountability
LAC 28:LXXXIII.303, 311, 1701, 2701, 2702, 2703, 2713, 2715, 2717, 2719, 2721, 3905, 4001, 4003, 4005
Adopts rules relating to the implementation of fundamental changes in the classroom by helping schools and communities focus on student achievement. Clarifies method for calculating a School Performance Score for elementary, middle and high schools. Establishe...

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LAAdopted 04/2004P-12English Language Development Standards
LAC 28:Part LXXXV.Chapters 1-7
Adopts rules that contain English language development standards for limited English proficient students in each of the four domains of language, listening, speaking, reading and writing. Establishes five levels of proficiency within each domain. Guides curric...

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LAAdopted 04/2004P-12Curricular Design for Exceptional Students
LAC 28:I.901
Repeals rules that address alternate assessment and curricular design for students with disabilities in special schools. Provides consistency with rules governing students with disabilities not attending special schools. ...

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WYSigned into law 03/2004P-12Statewide Assessment of Student Performance
H.B. 126
Modifies statewide student assessment (WyCAS) to conform with NCLB by expanding grades assessed from grades 4, 8 and 11 to grades 3 through 8 and grade 11 commencing with school year 2005-2006, and by expanding assessment subjects from reading, writing and mat...

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MARule Adoption 03/2004P-12Comprehensive Assessment System Performance Appeals
603 CMR 30.00
Amends rules relating to the Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) performance appeals process, and incorporates provisions regarding student with disabilities. MASSACHUSETTS REG 8280 (SN)...

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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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NMSigned into law 03/2004P-12Public Schools
S.B. 138
Relates to public schools; changes the writing test for certain grades; amends provisions regarding the English Language Reading Test; makes provisions for students determined to be limited English proficient. http://legis.state.nm.us/Sessions/04%20Regular/fin...

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MAEmergency Rule Adoption 02/2004P-12Comprehensive Assessment System and Standards
603 CMR 30.00
Establishes emergency rules relating to students with disabilities. Revises rules that relates to performance appeals. MASSACHUSETTS REG 8283 (SN)...

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WVSigned into law 01/2004P-12Education
H.B. 4111
Requires the state board to adopt system standards, including student performance and progress, school and school system progress, etc. Requires performance measures to incude graduation rate, dropout rate, attendance, student performance; percentage of gradu...

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ARSigned into law 01/2004P-12Student Assessment and Educational Accountability Act of 2004 - Assessment
S.B. 33 1, 4, 5
Amends Ark. Code 6-15-404; adds 6-15-433 and 6-15-1803. Creates the Student Assessment and Educational Accountability act of 2003; establishes a comprehensive system of testing students, known as the Arkansas Comprehensive Assessment Program exams, including...

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OKEmergency Rule Adoption 11/2003P-12School Administration and Instructional Services
OAC 210:10-13-2 thru -18 (non seq.)
Establishes emergency rules regarding school administration and instructional services. Concerns School Testing Program scope and general administration. OKLAHOMA REG 12999 (SN)...

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CASigned into law 10/2003P-12Achievement Tests
A.B. 1485 4 - 7
Amends the existing Leroy F. Greene California Assessment of Academic Achievement Act that provides a system of individual assessment of pupils. The existing act establishes the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program and requires each school distric...

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MSRule Adoption 09/2003P-12Assigning Student Assessment Results
(Uncodified)
Establishes rules pertaining to procedures for assigning student assessment results for calculating achievement, growth, AYP. MISSISSIPPI REG 8848 (SN)...

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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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OHSigned into law 08/2003P-12AYP
H.B. 3--3302.01
This section defines "performance index score;" defines subgroups as major racial and ethic groups, students with disabilities, economically disadvantaged, and limited English proficient students. Defines "other academic indicators" as attendance rate for ele...

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ILSigned into law 08/2003P-12School Accountability
S.B. 878
Makes changes concerning school recognition standards for student performance and school improvement, recognition levels, rewards and acknowledgements for schools and school districts, academic warning and watch statuses for schools and districts, school and d...

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TXEmergency Rule Adoption 07/2003P-12Texas Success Initiative
19 TAC 4.51 thru .60
Establishes rules to implement the Success Initiative. Provides purpose, authority, and definitions. Specifies exemptions and exceptions. Concerns assessment instruments, minimum passing standards, advisement and plan for academic success, and determination of...

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NYAdopted 07/2003P-12No Child Left Behind Act of 2001
NYCRR 8 100.2 (bb)
Amends rules ensuring state and local educational agency compliance with the No Child Left Behind Act. NEW YORK REG 15972 (SN) http://www.regents.nysed.gov/July2003/0703brca2.htm From summary presented to board: Establishes accountability performance criteri...

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NYAdopted 07/2003P-12Assessing English Language Learners
NYCRR 8 Part 154
1) Establishes criteria for the identification and assessment of students with limited English proficiency through use of, respectively, the Language Assessment Battery-Revised (LAB-R) test and the New York State English as a Second Language Test (NYSESLAT); (...

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CASigned into law 07/2003P-12School Improvement
A.B. 36
Encourages the governing board of a school district to discuss Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) test scores and to analyze the results of those assessments. Authorizes the governing board of a school district with a school not meeting a certain specif...

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ARRule Adoption 06/2003P-12Comprehensive Testing/Assessment/Accountability Program
ADE 188
Requires the development of a single Arkansas comprehensive testing, assessment and accountability program (ACTAAP); ensures all public school students have an equal opportunity to demonstrate grade-level academic proficiency; improves student learning and cla...

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CTSigned into law 06/2003P-12No Child Left Behind Act
S.B. 1155
Requires testing in compliance with the No Child Left Behind Act; states an elementary teaching endorsement is valid for kindergarten to grade 6 and a comprehensive special education teaching endorsement is valid for kindergarten to grade 12; requires the stat...

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DERule Adoption 06/2003P-12School Accountability for Academic Performance
14 DAC 101, 103
Amended regulation to conform to state and federal statutes that address school, district and state accountability for student performance; added five levels of performance for students in grades 2, 4, 6, 7 and 9 in reading, writing and mathematics beginning i...

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VTSigned into law 06/2003P-12Homeless and Migrant Children
S.B. 185
This act clarifies that the state board of education is authorized to administer federal education funds available under the No Child Left Behind Act; for the next two years, authorizes the commissioner of education to make an annual, instead of biennial, dete...

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OKVetoed 06/2003P-12Performance Levels
H.B. 1476
The performance standard and cut points are to be determined by a standard of what the average student in the applicable grade level should know relative to the content of the state academic standards set in the Priority Academic Student Skills. The performan...

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NVSigned into law 06/2003P-12Alignment with No Child Left Behind Act - Accountability Provisions
S.B. 1 (Omnibus Bill)
The measure revises the public school accountability provisions of the Nevada Education Reform Act and related sections of the law to conform to requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. The bill requires the state board to define the meas...

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NVSigned into law 06/2003P-12Assessment, Reporting Requirements
S.B. 1 (Omnibus Bill)
Senate Bill 1 also revises provisions governing accountability and reporting requirements, in accordance with implementing spring testing for all statewide achievement tests in grades 3 through 8. Until the 2005-2006 school year, the state will use the combin...

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TXto governor 06/2003P-12
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Programs of Mutual Benefit
S.B. 1108 (Section 29.910)
Requires state commissioner to develop, in coordination with appropriate representatives of institutions of higher education and school districts: (1) a diagnostic and assistance program for each subject assessed by an assessment instrument; and (2) other ac...

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TXSigned into law 05/2003P-12Special Education Programs In Public Schools
H.B. 447
A special education student can be exempted from the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) and given an alternative assessment instrument if the student receives modified instruction in the essential knowledge and skills and the TAKS would not provid...

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OKSigned into law 05/2003P-12Oklahoma School Testing Program Act
H.B. 1414 (Assessment Component)
Brings the state testing program in compliance with the No Child Left Behind Act. The measure institutes the testing configuration:
3rd: Reading, Math
4th: Reading, Math
5th: Reading, Math, Science, Social Studies, Writing
6th: Reading, Math
7th: Reading, Mat...

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COVetoed 05/2003P-12Writing Assessments
S.B. 309
Concerns a suspension of the administration of statewide assessments in writing. http://www.leg.state.co.us/2003a/inetcbill.nsf/fsbillcont/C2AD9B7F773A7D3287256CCB00775965?Open&file=309_enr.pdf...

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MNSigned into law 05/2003P-12Profile of Learning, High School Graduation Requirements, NCLB-Compliant Testing System, State Standards
H.F. 302 (multiple provisions)
Effective the 2003-04 school year and later, bars the state education commissioner from implementing the profile of learning portion of the state's results-oriented graduation rule, or classroom assessments that schools must use. Replaces references to "result...

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NYProposed Rule 05/2003P-12Students with Limited English Proficiency
8 NYCRR 154
Establishes criteria for the identification and assessment of students with limited English proficiency through use of the Language Assessment Battery-Revised test and the New York State English as a Second Language Test. Establishes curriculum and reporting r...

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OHRule Adoption 05/2003P-12Licensure
OAC 3301-24-05
New definition states that a highly qualified teacher is one who holds at least a bachelor's degree and has full state certification through a Board-approved certificate or license, such as a professional teaching license for Pre K-3 or 4-9 at the elementary l...

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COVetoed 05/2003P-12Reading and Mathematics Assessments
S.B. 292
Suspends the administration of the reading and mathematics assessments for students in the ninth grade and the curriculum based, achievement college entrance exam to students in the eleventh grade. http://www.state.co.us/gov_dir/leg_dir/olls/sl2003a/2003SLSEN....

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IAVetoed Sec. Five 05/2003P-12Statewide Testing and Reporting System
H.B. 549 (omnibus bill)
Creates statewide testing and reporting system. Assigns unique identifier to each student in grades K through 12. Requires department to maintain a Web site reporting 1) Iowa test of basic skills scores for every district that administers the test, and for ev...

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NDSigned into law 04/2003P-12Reading, Mathematics, Science Assessments
S.B. 2065
Relates to assessment of public school students in reading, mathematics and science. From the Fiscal Note: SB 2065 requires the state to develop and implement state assessments in reading/English language arts, mathematics, and science in identified grades a...

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ARSigned into law 04/2003P-12Quality Education Act of 2003 - School Improvement
H.B. 2697 (Omnibus Bill)
Amends 6-15-420 - 6-15-429. Requires the state board to establish a clear concise system of reporting the academic performance of each school on the state mandated criterion reference exam which conforms with the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act...

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ARSigned into law 04/2003P-12Quality Education Act of 2003 - Accountability and Assessment
H.B. 2697 (Omnibus Bill)
Amends 6-15-402 - 6-15-406. Creates the Arkansas Comprehensive Testing, Assessment, and Accountability Program Act; including requiring the State Board of Education to establish standards defining what students should know in content areas and a system for ...

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NMSigned into law 03/2003P-12Assessment and Accountability Act
H.B. 212 (Omnibus Bill)
Adds Section 22-2A-3 and Section 22-2A-4. Requires the state board to adopt content and performance standards in mathematics, reading and language arts, science and social studies. Section 22-2A-4 requries the state board to establish a statewide assessment ...

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NMSigned into law 03/2003P-12Adequate Yearly Progress Section
H.B. 212 (Omnibus Bill)
Amends 22-1-2 to add new definition: "adequate yearly progress" means the measure adopted by the state board based on federal requirements to assess the progress that a student, a public school or school district or the state makes toward improving student ac...

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SDSigned into law 03/2003P-12National Assessment of Educational Progress
S.B. 38
Requires participation in the national assessment of educational progress....

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SDSigned into law 02/2003P-12Assessments Required in Public Schools
S.B. 39
Revises the achievement assessments required in public schools, and the grades to be assessed....

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OHAdopted 01/2003P-12Ohio's Proposal for a Unitary Accountability System
Resolution
Board adopted the design for a statewide school building and school district accountability system, which is officially entitled "Ohio's Proposal for a Unitary Accountability System." The measure puts the board on track to fulfill the requirements of the "No C...

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NMAdopted 12/2002P-12Indicators and Measurements/School Ratings
NMAC 6.19.1.8, 6.19.1.9; 6.19.2.16
Establishes rules annually measuring public schools on the five statewide indicators. All scores, rates, and other measures used in the Accountability Rating System are to be verified by the department. Assessment data is to be considered for accountability ra...

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NMAdopted 12/2002P-12Public School Accountability, General Provisions
6.19.1, 6.19.2 NMAC
Amends rules regarding the annual measurement of schools. http://www.nmcpr.state.nm.us/nmac/parts/title06/06.019.0001.pdf 6.19.1.9 Addresses school ratings: A. A school's rating will determine when intervention is appropriate. B. A school's rating is deter...

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NEAdopted 12/2002P-12Regulations and Procedures/Accreditation of Schools
92 NAC 10 (Rule 10)
Establishes major rules regarding regulations and procedures for the accreditation of schools. Repeals 94 NAC 3. NEBRASKA REG 895 (SN)...

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PAAdopted 12/2002P-12No Child Left Behind Act 32 PAB 6096
22 PA. CODE CH. 403
Promulgates rules relating to the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. Ensures that all children have the opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at minimum, proficiency on challenging State achievement standards and academic assessments. Provid...

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AKAdopted 12/2002P-12High School Graduation Examinations
4 AAC 06.755
Requires every sophomore to take the high school graduation exam. Juniors who have failed must be retested at least once each school year on the portions of the exam that they have not yet passed. On their school reports, high schools must state the number a...

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UTAdopted 11/2002P-12Testing Procedures
R277-473
Amends rules to provide additional definitions, terminology changes and new testing windows. Sets turnaround time for certain assessments. http://www.rules.utah.gov/publicat/bull_pdf/2002/b20021001.pdf and http://www.rules.utah.gov/publicat/code/r277/r277-473....

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NJAdopted 10/2002P-12Standards and Assessment for Student Achievement STATE ID: 34 NJR 2916
NJAC 6A:8
Establishes rules relating to standards and assessment for student achievement. Specifies: inclusion of all students in the school and district assessment and accountability system, mobility, the Alternate Proficiency Assessment (APA), updates cross-references...

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ALAdopted 09/2002P-12Testing Program
N/A
During the summer of 2003, the state board will review the data on the reading and language subject-area tests of the AHSGE and determine if the passing scores should be revised to a higher level; during the 2002-2003 school year Alabama will administer a new ...

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MASigned into law 08/2002P-12District Programs for and Assessment of Limited English Proficient Students
H.B. 5010
Creates within department the office of language acquisition to aid the commissioner in overseeing creation of district English language learners programs, and to gather and disseminate to districts best practices in terms of programs and techniques for bringi...

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AKAdopted 06/2002P-12School Report
Regulations Change - 4 AAC 06.170
Amends the number of students that must be tested in order to publicly report test results from 3 to 10. http://www.eed.state.ak.us/regs/adopted/4AAC06.170_schoolreport.pdf...

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COSigned into law 06/2002P-12Testing and Reporting of K-12 ESL Students
S.B. 109
Requires department to develop single test for districts to identify students eligible to participate in K-12 English language proficiency programs; establish statewide proficiency levels and accomodations on test; and disaggregate testing data to track the ac...

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CTPassed 06/2002P-12English Language Assessment
N/A
The Board, pursuant to Section 10-17f of the Connecticut General Statutes and the requirements of the No Child Left Behind
legislation, approved the LAS as the instrument to annually assess the acquisition of English of all limited-English-proficient
students ...

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FLSigned into law 06/2002P-12Education Code Re-Write: Assessment Cutoff Scores, Accommodations
S.B. 20E
Grandfathers in the scores of 10th-graders who took the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) in spring 2001. Requires that when state board sets higher cutoff scores for 10th-grade FCAT, higher cutoff scores affect only those students who have not yet ...

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ILSigned into law 06/2002P-12NAEP Testing, School Report Cards, Parental Notification of Child Placement in Bilingual Program, Supplemental Aid to Low-Income Districts
S.B. 1983
Requires schools that are part of the sample drawn by the National Center for Education Statistics to administer the biennial State academic assessments of 4th and 8th grade reading and mathematics under the National Assessment of Educational Progress. Provide...

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ILActive 06/2002P-12Standards, Assessments
N/A
Illinois' content standards and assessment system were reviewed by the USDE. They were approved as of
September 2001, with a waiver on the assessment system which runs until December 2002, allowing
certain components to be completed as agreed. Standards adopte...

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MOSigned into law 06/2002P-12Major Bill - Assessment Component
H.B. 1711
For students who receive special education services, the state board must, through a teacher panel, determine if appropriate alternate assessments exist or, if not, create such an assessment. When it is determined by the student's individualized education pla...

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COSigned into law 05/2002P-12Potential Testing in Mathematics and Science
H.B. 1306
Provides that if sufficient funding from the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 is obtained, directs the Department of Education to administer, starting at the latest in spring 2006, a statewide assessment in mathematics to public school students grades ...

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COSigned into law 05/2002P-12Diagnosing Student Needs Through Assessments
S.B. 59
Requires the department to ensure that assessments administered through the Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP) are designed to generate results that may be used as diagnostic tools for improving student performance. Department must implement the recomm...

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COSigned into law 05/2002P-12Alternative Education Campuses
S.B. 94
Requires state board to establish criteria and application process for a school to be designated an alternative education campus. Mandates that criteria and application process include specified components. Permits charter school meeting criteria to be designa...

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DESigned into law 05/2002P-12Below the Standard Score and Individual Improvement Plan for Promotion
S.B. 322
Before enactment of this legislation, this subparagraph banned any 3rd-, 5th- or 8th-grader scoring Well Below the Standard on the state reading assessment from being promoted to the next grade unless the student participated in a summer school program and att...

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HISigned into law 05/2002P-12NCLB-Aligned Reading and Math Testing
H.B. 2353
Provides for expansion of the statewide educational assessment program to include norm-referenced testing in the same grades as required by the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 standards- based assessments in reading and math. http://www.capitol.hawaii...

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AZSigned into law 04/2002P-12Public Access to Nationally Standardized
S.B. 1135
Requires any nationally standardized test that is administered to pupils in multiple states and any questions, answers or scoring keys from any such test that appear in any bid, proposal, contract, documentation or other materials to be exempt from inspection ...

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KYSigned into law 04/2002P-12Deadline for Reporting State Assessment Results
H.B. 621
Changes the time frame for reporting state assessment results from September 15 to 150 days following the first day the assessment can be administered. http://www.lrc.state.ky.us/record/02rs/HB621/bill.doc...

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IASigned into law 04/2002P-12Numerous Program Changes
H.B. 2515
Adds one nonvoting student member to state board, making total board membership 10, provides for application process and appointment of student member. Also requires school districts and nonpublic schools to report number of ninth graders who do not graduate f...

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IDSigned into law 03/2002P-12Attendance Requirement for Inclusion in Reading Assessment
S.B. 1412
Amends existing law to define the students who shall be included in calculations relating to the reading assessment. Students counted must have attended at least 90% of school days between the fall and spring test administrations....

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WYSigned into law 03/2002P-12Graduation Standards
S.B. 56
Requires state board to set proficiency standards. Modifies requirements for graduation; imposes different types of student proficiency with respect to performance standards; imposes assessment duties upon school districts; conforms statutory provisions accor...

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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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AZApproved by voters 11/2000P-12
Community College
Sales Tax for Education
Proposition 301
(S.B. 1007E) Provides for an increase to the transaction privilege tax rate from 5.0% to 5.6% to provide greater funding for teacher salaries, to increase the school year, for the development of a system to measure school performance based on student achieveme...

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