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No Child Left Behind--Consequences for Schools


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State Status/Date Level Summary
OKSigned into law 06/2012P-12School Improvement Plans
H.B. 2306
Requires that school district alternative education plans be included in the school improvement plans school districts must adopt every six years. School districts with one or more school sites on the needs improvement list must submit school improvement and c...

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HISigned into law 06/2011P-12Reconstituting Public School and Charter School
S.B. 1485
Allows the superintendent of education to reconstitute a public school, except for charter schools. Directs the department to negotiate with the respective unions the process of reassigning employees of the school to be reconstituted to other positions within ...

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AZSigned into law 04/2011P-12Accountability
H.B. 2234
Amends section 15-241. Changes the method used to calculate a school's classification and replaces the current labels of "excelling", "highly performing", "performing", "underperforming" or "failing to meet academic standards" with a letter grade system of A, ...

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NMSigned into law 03/2011P-12Low-performing Schools and AYP
H.B. 115
Relates to school improvement plans, corrective action and supplemental services for low-performing schools based on adequate yearly progress measures.
http://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/11%20Regular/final/HB0115.pdf...

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NMSigned into law 03/2011P-12Policies for Converted Charter Schools
H.B. 97
Clarifies the attendance priorities and other procedures for schools that have been converted to charters through the Assessment and Accountability Act, and based on adequate yearly progress measures.
http://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/11%20Regular/final/HB0097.p...

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CAAdopted 09/2010P-12Parent Empowerment
5 CA ADC 4800, 4801, 4802, 4803, 4804, 4805, 4806, 4807
Adopts emergency regulations to implement Senate Bill 4, Chapter 3, 5th Extraordinary Session of 2010. This Senate Bill and these emergency regulations establish the parent empowerment process whereby parents of students who are or will be enrolled in up to 75...

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OKSigned into law 06/2010P-12Four Intervention Models
S.B. 2033
This section of S.B. 2033 establishes and defines four intervention models, one of which a school identified as being among the persistently lowest-achieving schools in the state is required to implement (turnaround, closure, restart or transformation).
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NYSigned into law 05/2010P-12School Takeovers by Educational Partnership Organizations
A.B. 11171, Section 6
From "Summary of Specific Provisions" on Assembly Web site:

Section 6 of this bill would add a new S21l-e to the Education Law to authorize the board of education of a school district, or the Chancellor of the New York City School District, to contract with ...

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OKSigned into law 05/2010P-12
S.B. 509
Authorizes a district board of education for a district with an average daily membership of more than 30,000 which implements an alternative governance arrangement to use the following procedures, upon approval of the district board and concurrence of the exec...

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WISigned into law 04/2010P-12Act 215 - Multiple Provisions
S.B. 437
Act 215. For a district in need of improvement for 4 consecutive years, new section requires district boards to take certain actions (additional learning time; system of academic and behavioral supports; use data to differentiate instruction; employ a research...

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TNSigned into law 01/2010P-12Tennessee First to the Top Act of 2010 - Multiple Provisions
S.B. 7005A - H.B. 7010A
Enacts the Tennessee First to the Top Act of 2010. From fiscal note: Authorizes the Commissioner of Education to move any public
school or local education agency (LEA) into or out of a newly created "Achievement School District" (ASD) if the school is in the f...

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KYEmergency Rule Adoption 01/2010P-12Low-Achieving Schools
703 KAR 5:180
Establishes the processes to be followed during a school leadership assessment and district leadership assessment after a school is identified as low-achieving, per 2010 H.B. 176 (http://www.lrc.ky.gov/record/10RS/HB176/bill.doc). Defines "assessment team", "d...

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KYSigned into law 01/2010P-12Interventions for Persistently Low-Achieving Schools and Advanced Placement
H.B. 176
Amends accountability provisions in KRS 160.346. Defines "persistently low-achieving school". Defines "school intervention" as a process chosen by a school council, a superintendent and a local board, or the commissioner of education or designee with state boa...

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CASigned into law 01/2010P-12Parent Empowerment
S.B. 4E - Parent Empowerment
Creates new sections 53300 and ff. of the Education Code, establishing new "Parent Empowerment" section. Provides that for any school not identified as a persistently low-achieving school under new Section 53201 (see enacted S.B. 1E http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/p...

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MISigned into law 01/2010P-12Reform Failing Schools
H.B. 4787 - Sec. 1280c
Part of Michigan's Race to the Top Legislation. Beginning in 2010, not later than September 1 of each year, the state superintendent is required to publish a list of the lowest achieving 5% of all public schools. Once a building is identified as being in the l...

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NYAdopted 12/2009P-12Differentiated Accountability Pilot under No Child Left Behind
Title 8 NYCRR 100.2(p), 120.2, 120.3, 120.4
Amends rule to implement the No Child Left Behind differentiated accountability pilot program. One of the key components of this rule is the repeal of the current paragraph 100.2(p)(6), "School Requiring Academic Progress", and its replacement with a new parag...

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ILSigned into law 07/2009P-12Charter Schools
S.B. 612
Increases statewide charter school cap and charter school cap for Chicago. Above and beyond caps, permits five Chicago charters (and specified numbers of campuses and enrollment seats within those five charters) to be devoted to serving returning high school d...

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ILSigned into law 07/2009P-12Innovation, Intervention, and Restructuring Task Force
S.B. 2119
Creates, in accordance with the goals outlined in the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the Innovation, Intervention, and Restructuring Task Force to develop recommendations for the innovation, intervention, and restructuring of schools, ...

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OHAdopted 06/2009P-12School Building and District Improvement Planning
OAC 3301-13-01, -02, -37-01 thru -12, -56-01
Rescinds and adopts new rules relating to school building and district improvement planning, parent notification and intervention. Requires districts and schools identified for improvement to be categorized as low support, medium support or high support based ...

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OKSigned into law 05/2009P-12Alternative Governance for Schools in Need of Improvement
S.B. 268
Requires district boards of education for schools identified for improvement for a specified number of consecutive years to implement alternative governance arrangements; provides that such arrangements include reopening the school as a public charter school, ...

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OKSigned into law 05/2009P-12Accepting Support Team Assistance
H.B. 1461
Requires schools identified as not making Adequate Yearly Progress to utilize school support team assistance; provides that the support team shall assist the school in incorporating strategies that will strengthen the core academic subjects and address specifi...

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TNSigned into law 06/2008P-12Processes for Schools in Improvement
H.B. 4148
Outlines procedures to be followed re: schools identified as in improvement.
http://www.legislature.state.tn.us/bills/currentga/Chapter/PC1006.pdf...

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NYAdopted 06/2008P-12Contracts for Excellence
Title 8 NYCRR Sections 100.13 and 170.12
Establishes allowable programs and activities, criteria for public reporting by school districts of their total foundation aid expenditures, and other requirements for purposes of preparation of contracts for excellence by certain specified school districts. P...

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NYAdopted 01/2008P-12Contracts for Excellence
Title 8 NYCRR Sections 100.13 and 170.12
The board of regents has readopted, by emergency action effective January 22, 2008, the emergency rule adopted at the September 10, 2007 Regents meeting, and readopted at the October 23, 2007 Regents meeting, that added a new section 100.13 and amended section...

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LAAdopted 12/2007P-12School, District and State Accountability System
LAC 28:LXXXIII.301, 517, 613, 707, 709, 903, 1301, 1601-1609, 1901,2101, 2301, 2401, 2501-2505, 2701- 2721, 3301-3303, 3503, 3507, 3701, and 3905.
Amends rules concerning Bulletin 111 - The Louisiana School, District, and State Accountability System. Sets the target graduation rate for schools at 65%. Separates the current School Improvement set of labels and remedies into two separate sets: (1) the "Aca...

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TXAdopted 12/2007P-12Accountability
19 TAC Chapter 97
Adopts new 19 TAC Chapter 97, Planning and Accountability, Subchapter EE, Accreditation Status, Standards, and Sanctions. The new subchapter defines the accreditation statuses of Accredited, Accredited-Warned, Accredited-Probation, and Not Accredited-Revoked a...

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NYEmergency Rule Extension 11/2007P-12Contracts for Excellence
Title 8 NYCRR Sections 100.13 and 170.12
Readopts, by emergency action effective November 25, 2007, the emergency rule adopted at the September 10, 2007 Regents meeting that added a new section 100.13 and amended 170.12 of the Commissioner's Regulations.
http://www.dos.state.ny.us/info/register/2007...

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LAAdopted 11/2007P-12Louisiana School, District, and State Accountability System
LAC 28:CXI.2007, Bulletin 118
In accordance with R.S. 49:950 et seq., the Administrative Procedure Act, the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education has amended Bulletin 111—The Louisiana School, District, and State Accountability System (LAC Part Number LXXXIII). The changes in §301 ex...

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NYAdopted 07/2007P-12Contracts for Excellence
Title 8 NYCRR Sections 100.13 and 170.12
Establishes allowable programs and activities, criteria for public reporting by school districts of their total foundation aid expenditures, and other requirements for purposes of preparation of contracts for excellence by certain specified school districts. P...

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LAAdopted 07/2007P-12Rewards Eligibility and Corrective Actions
LAC 28:LXXXIII.1301, 4313, 4903, and 4905
Amends the following Sections of Bulletin 111:
• §1301 Reward Eligibility: Changes one requirement for exemplary academic growth to 2.0 points improvement in a subgroup assessment index rather than growth in a subgroup performance score
• §4313 Corrective Acti...

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ORSigned into law 07/2007P-12School Improvement Plans
H.B. 2263C -- Improvement Plan Components
Requires state superintendent to assign school ratings. Requires schools rated as in need of improvement to file school improvement plan. Such plans must include:
(a) A rigorous curriculum aligned with state standards;
(b) High-quality instructional programs;...

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PASigned into law 07/2007P-12Distressed School Districts
H.B. 842, Sec. 5 (Section 113 (c) of the Act)
These provisions set parameters for how staff of a "distressed" district in which pupils have been reassigned to another district are to be hired. For example, employees go into a pool and are to be offered employment by bordering districts whenever there is a...

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SCVeto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 06/2007P-12Parent Orientation
H.B. 3254
Adds a new section (59-18-1600) to provide that a school that has received an unsatisfactory absolute academic performance rating on its most recent report card to offer an orientation class for parents to focus on certain issues (the value of education, disci...

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OKSigned into law 06/2007P-12Academic Achievement Award Program
H.B. 1593
Relates to the Academic Achievement Award (AAA) program: expanding the program to the top four schools in each category; adding an award for schools that achieve a certain Academic Performance Index (API) score; directing the state board to make certain determ...

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TNSigned into law 06/2007P-12School Improvement Plans
H.B. 472
During the first year a system or school is on probation, the commissioner of education shall: (A) Have the authority to approve a school system's allocation of financial resources to a system or school on probation; (B) Have the authority to appoint a local c...

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AKAdopted 06/2007P-12ADEQUATE YEARLY PROGRESS
4 AAC 06.840(k), (l)
Deals with the consequences of not demonstrating adequate yearly progress. Adds additional corrective action that may be taken by the department if a school district is designated Level 4. ALASKA 3497
http://touchngo.com/lglcntr/akstats/AAC/Title04.htm...

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NYSigned into law 04/2007P-12Standards and Accountability
S.B. 2107 - Part A, Section 1
Adds new sections 211 (see separate record), 211-a, 211-b and 211-c to the education code.

Section 211-a: Directs the regents, by the beginning of the 2008-2009 school year, to establish an interim, modified accountability system for schools and districts th...

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NYSigned into law 04/2007P-12Contract for Excellence
S.B. 2107 - Part A, Section 12
Requires every district with at least one school currently identified as requiring academic progress or in need of improvement or in corrective action or restructuring status to prepare a contract for excellence if the district receives an increase in total fo...

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NMVetoed 04/2007P-12Public School Accountability & Assessment
S.B. 287
Distinguishes a student's academic proficiency from the AYP of schools and districts. Conforms rankings of schools in need of improvement with Federal requirements. Provides a process for reopening failing schools as state-chartered charter schools. Provides t...

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NMSigned into law 04/2007P-12NCLB Consequences for Schools and Reporting Requirements
H.B. 34
Distinguishes a student's academic proficiency from the adequate yearly progress of public schools and school districts; conforms rankings of schools in need of improvement with federal requirements; provides a process for reopening failing schools as state-ch...

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ARSigned into law 03/2007P-12charter school, accountability
H.B. 1504
Provides a major revision of the Public Charter School Law. Amends Public Charter School Law to allow for obtaining conversion public charter school status, open-enrollment public charter school status, or limited public charter school status. Defines the th...

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MSSigned into law 03/2007P-12Sanctions Applicable to Schools/Districts Under Conservatorship
S.B. 2960
Revises and clarifies sanctions applicable to schools and districts which are under conservatorship due to a declaration of an emergency or designation as a priority school. Clarifies that the state board my abolish and assume control of a school or district. ...

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ILAdopted 03/2007P-12Use of Outside Experts in School and District Improvement Plans
23 IAC 1 (Subpart A-F)
Provides that, for purposes of compliance with 105 ILCS 5/2-3.25d (which requires all school and district improvement plans to be developed in collaboration with "outside experts,") the requirement for collaboration with "outside experts" in the development of...

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AKRule Adoption 08/2006P-12District Corrective Action
4 AAC 06.840, .888
Deals with NCLB by adding new sections concerning corrective actions for school districts that are designated for corrective action and a new section addressing procedures for receipt and resolution of program complaints in the administration of NCLB....

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LASigned into law 06/2006P-12Districts Academically in Crisis
H.B. 310
Repeals R.S. 17:10.6(C) and (D). Section (C) limited the power of local boards of districts identified as academically in crisis. Section (D) removed the power of such boards to contract or employ a superintendent or terminate the contract or employment of th...

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LAAdopted 06/2006P-12Accountability System
LAC 28:LXXXIII.Chapters 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 14, 15, 17, 21, 24, 35, 41,43, and 45
Full text of language on pages 8-20 of 62: http://www.doa.louisiana.gov/osr/reg/0606/0606RUL.pdf

Changes define/outline/clarify the following:
--school performance score goals (page 8-10 of 62);
--calculating the SPS (School Performance Scores) component (p...

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ILSigned into law 06/2006P-12School/District Improvement Plans
S.B. 2829 - School/District Improvement Plans
Deletes existing provisions related to the approval of a district improvement plan for a district on academic early warning status or watch status. Replaces with language clarifying that such plans must be approved by the school board. Requires all districts...

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VTSigned into law 05/2006P-12Miscellaneous Provisions
H.B. 867 - Section 13-15
Extends to 2007-2008 provisions related to No Child Left Behind requirements, including commissioner determinations whether schools and districts are meeting state standards annually and state board authority to impose on schools and school districts consequen...

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FLSigned into law 05/2006P-12School Improvement Plans
H.B. 7087 (Section 11)
School boards must annually approve improvement plans for all schools that address student achievement goals and strategies based on state and school district proficiency standards. The plans must include an accurate, data-based analysis of student achievement...

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ILAdopted 04/2006P-12Deadline for Status Appeal
23 IAC 1.95
Modifies deadline for a district's status appeal to within 30 days of receipt of notification from the state board of the school's or district's status level, recognition level, or corrective action, OR by September 1 of the calendar year in which the notifica...

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LAAdopted 04/2006P-12District Adequate Yearly Progress
LAC 28:LXXXII.4301 and 4901-4911
Establishes and expands upon procedures for identifying districts not making adequate yearly progress (AYP), in accordance with R.S.
17:10.1. http://www.doa.state.la.us/osr/reg/0604/0604RUL.pdf (starting page 1 of 106)...

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MDVeto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 04/2006P-12State Takeover of Low Performing Schools
H.B. 1215; S.B. 914
Prohibits the State Board of Education and the State Superintendent of Schools from imposing a certain restructuring of a governance arrangement of specified schools in Baltimore City or from removing a public school from the direct control of the City Board o...

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GASigned into law 12/2005P-12Accountability and Interventions
S.B. 35
Makes the department responsible for the implementation of a single statewide system of accountability. Adds school systems to the system of review and accountability. Strikes subparagraph (D) of paragraph (6) of subsection (a) of Code Section 20-14-41, relati...

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LASigned into law 11/2005P-12Recovery School District
H.B. 121A
Establishes procedures for identifying underperforming schools to be transferred to the Recovery School District. Requires the Recovery School District to provide all educational services to students in transferred schools. Requires the recovery district to ...

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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-12AYP and Sanctions for Underperforming Schools
LAC 28:LXXXIII.517, 1101, 1501, 1705, 2301, 3301, and 3303
Defines growth label changes for three-star schools. Defines the movement of three-star schools into Academic Assistance if performance significantly declines. Addresses the requirement of districts to address the learning needs of mobile students, the writing...

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KYAdopted 11/2005P-12Accountability Rewards and Consequences
703 KAR 5:020
Amends rules which establish a system for identifying and rewarding successful schools and appropriate consequences for schools failing to meet or exceed their assistance line.
AGENCY CONTACT: Kevin Noland, Deputy Commissioner and General Counsel, Bureau of O...

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OKEmergency Rule Adoption 08/2005P-12Timeline for Six Year Comprehensive Local Education Plan
OAC 210:15-8-1, -2
Establishes the submission date for the Plan to the Board of Education for school districts with one or more school sites which are identified for school improvement. No later than three months after being identified as a school in need of school improvement d...

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OKAdopted 08/2005P-12Six Year Comprehensive Local Education Plan
OAC 210:15-8-1, -2
Sets Forth the Six Year Comprehensive Local Education Plan.No later than three months after being identified as a school in need of school improvement districts is required to submit to the State Board of Education the following plans.
(1)    Comprehensive Loc...

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OKAdopted 08/2005P-12Academic Achievement Award Program
OAC 210:20-26-1, -2, -3
Implements the Academic Achievement Award Program. OKLAHOMA 13819
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ILSigned into law 08/2005P-12No Child Left Behind Accountability
H.B. 3678
Makes changes to the state's accountability provisions under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, effective with the 2005-2006 school year. States that the indicators to determine adequate yearly progress (AYP) for children with disabilities shall be based on...

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GAAdopted 07/2005P-12Accountability System
GAC 160-7-1-.01 thru -.04
Clarifies rules regarding the statewide accountability system, including definitions, profiles and awards and school- and district-level consequences. Also sets forth state audit and record retention requirements for schools and districts. http://www.doe.k12.g...

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COVetoed 06/2005P-12Corrective Action
H.B. 1216
Repeals and reenacts the corrective action provisions for underperforming public schools. Requires the state board to annually notify each district and the state charter school institute as to which, if any, of its schools received a "low" or "unsatisfactory" ...

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ARSigned into law 04/2005P-12Arkansas Online Professional Development Initiative
H.B. 2489
Creates the Arkansas Online Professional Development Initiative. Requires the director of the department of education to prioritize identified teacher professional development needs and develop a statewide online professional development program. Requires onli...

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ARSigned into law 03/2005P-12Leadership Academy School Support Program
H.B. 2434
Creates the Arkansas Leadership Academy School Support Program to train principals and teachers in schools and districts designated as being in school improvement. Specifies that any school district in school improvement may be invited, strongly encouraged, or...

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LAAdopted 03/2005P-12School, District, and State Accountability System
LAC 28:LXXXIII:4310 through 4313
Modifies provisions related to district subgroup component adequate yearly progress (AYP) indicators, district performance labels and district corrective actions. Each district shall be evaluated on the subgroup component at three different levels (grade-clust...

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VAEmergency Rule Adoption 02/2005P-12Conducting Division-Level Academic Reviews
8 VAC 20-700-10 thru -50
Outlines the process and procedures for conducting the division-level academic review and submitting the corrective action plan to the Board of Education. Addresses the criteria for selection for the division- level academic review and improvement plans.. VIRG...

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OHSigned into law 02/2005P-12Changes in Provisions Related to No Child Left Behind
H.B. 493
Specifies that adequate yearly progress for school districts and buildings must be calculated in accordance with the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). Requires the state department to submit to each member of the Senate and House Education Committees:  (1) a wr...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12Insufficient Textbooks and Instructional Materials
S.B. 550 (multiple provisions)
Requires the county superintendent, for purposes of enforcing the use of required textbooks and instructional materials, to specifically review at least annually schools that are ranked in any of deciles 1 to 3, inclusive, of the 2003 base Academic Performance...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12High Priority Schools Grant Program
A.B. 1987
Provides that a school participating in the High Priority Schools Grant Program that received a planning grant in the 2001-02 fiscal year is eligible to receive program funding in only the 2002-03, 2003-04 and 2004-05 fiscal years. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pu...

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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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SCSigned into law 07/2004P-12School Districts Rated Unsatisfactory
S.B. 90
Authorizes the state board to implement a training program for the school district board of trustees and the district superintendent; authorizes the state board to act as a mediator of personnel issues between the district board and district superintendent; pr...

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GAAdopted 07/2004P-12Statewide Accountability; Definitions; School Profiles
GAC 160-7-1-.01 thru -.04
Clarifies rules regarding statewide accountability, applicable definitions, school profiles, and awards and consequences; creates a single statewide accountability system consistent with state and federal law; provides valid, reliable accountability determinat...

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IDTemporary Rule Adoption - Concurrently Proposed 06/2004P-12Failure to Meet Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP)
IDAPA 08.02.03 §114
Clarifies rules between school and district/LEA sanctions for failing to meet Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) under the federal 'No Child Left Behind' Act. Renames School Improvement to distinguish between the plans required for all Idaho schools and that are r...

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LASigned into law 06/2004P-12Education Accountability
H.B. 1659
Defines "academically in crisis" district and "academically unacceptable" school. Requires state superintendent to notify the state board, the president of the local board and the local superintendent when a district is found to be academically in crisis. Limi...

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TNSigned into law 06/2004P-12Low Performing Schools and Districts
H.B. 1175
Chapter No. 832. Renames low performing schools and school districts as high priority schools and school districts; allows the commissioner to award grants to individual school systems of up to $50,000, to LEAs for planning and implementation purposes. Allows ...

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OHRule Adoption 05/2004P-12Identification of Excellent Schools and Districts
OAC 3301-15-01 thru -05, -56-01
Rescinds rules pertaining to process and indicators used to identify excellent schools and districts, corrective action plans, state monitors, and academic watch and academic emergency districts. Amends rules regarding provisions for granting exemptions from s...

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KYSigned into law 04/2004P-12School Councils
S.B. 111
Requires a scholastic audit team, when auditing a school that for two successive accountability cycles has failed to meet its goal, to include actions to improve the functioning of the school council and make recommendations concerning the council in the impro...

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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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VASigned into law 04/2004P-12School Academic Review
H.B. 1294
Modifies provisions. When the state board has obtained evidence through the school academic review process that the failure of schools within a division to achieve full accreditation status is related to division level failure to implement the Standards of Qu...

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WVSigned into law 03/2004P-12On-site Reviews
H.B. 4001
On-site review processes are to be conducted only at the specific direction of the state board upon its determination that the performance and progress of the school or school system are persistently below standard or other circumstances exist that warrant an ...

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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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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 - Rewards
S.B. 33 § 6
Adds Ark. Code 6-15-1902(e), 6-15-1907. School receiving annual improving category Level 5 or Level 4 are eligible for school recognition awards and performance-based funding; outlines rewards. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003s2/public/SB33.pdf...

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ARSigned into law 01/2004P-12Arkansas Opportunity Public School Choice Act of 2004
S.B. 33 §§ 6, 7
Adds Ark. Code 6-15-1903, 6-18-227. Students attending schools receiving an annual performance category Level 1 for two consecutive years must be offered a transfer under the Arkansas Opportunity Public School Choice Act of 2004. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/...

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COEmergency Rule Adoption 12/2003P-12School Improvement Plan
1 CCR 301-52
Establishes rules regarding the administration of the School Improvement Plan. COLORADO REG 7620 (SN)
http://www.cde.state.co.us/cdeboard/download/bdregs_301-52%20feb04va.pdf...

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TXRule Adoption 12/2003P-12Accountability
19 TAC 2.97.A.97.1 thru 97.4
Repeals old rules and establishes rules relating to public school accountability. Each school district must be assigned an accountability rating by the Texas Education Agency (TEA). The accountability rating of a school district is based primarily on its overa...

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OHSigned into law 08/2003P-12Consequences for Schools
H.B. 3--Section 3302.03
Spells out what constitutes school or district status of "excellent," "effective," "in need of continuous improvement," "academic watch" and "academic emergency." Sets out requirements for processes and consequences of failing to meet adequate yearly progress ...

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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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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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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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ARRule Adoption 06/2003P-12Standards/Accreditation of Arkansas Public Schools
Uncodified
Establishes rules regarding standards for accreditation of Arkansas public schools; describes the process for how public schools or districts will be cited or placed in probationary status for failure to meet standards of accreditation; establishes enforcement...

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NHBecame law without governor's signature 06/2003P-12School Peformance and Accountability Chapter
H.B. 139 (193-G:1)
Requires state commissioner to make public a list of schools not meeting performance targets. Establishes strategic responses for local education improvement plans. Requires state department to work cooperatively with the school or district(s). Establishes ...

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MDRule Adoption 06/2003P-12NCLB School Improvement, Corrective Action and Restructuring
COMAR 13A.01.04.07
A. School Identified for Improvement.
(1) Before the beginning of school year 2003-04 and annually by July 1 thereafter, each local school system shall identify for school improvement each elementary or secondary school that has not made AYP in reading, in mat...

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MDRule Adoption 06/2003P-12State Reconstitution
COMAR 13A.01.04.10
A. If the State Board of Education rejects a local board of education reconstitution proposal, school improvement plan, or annual update, or approves the recommendation of the State Superintendent of Schools for State reconstitution of a school, the State Boar...

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MDRule Adoption 06/2003P-12Requirements for Local School System Improvement and Corrective Action
COMAR 13A.01.04.08
A. Local School System Improvement.
(1) The State Board, upon the recommendation of the State Superintendent of Schools or upon its own motion, shall identify for improvement any local school system that for 2 consecutive years fails to make AYP in reading, in...

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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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NVSigned into law 06/2003P-12Consequences for Low-Performing Schools
S.B. 1 (Omnibus Bill)
The act sets forth the consequences for public schools and school districts that are designated as demonstrating need for improvement. Schools and school districts must be designated as "in need of improvement" on the basis of two consecutive years of data, a...

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TXto governor 06/2003P-12High Quality Teachers
S.B. 1108 (Section 21.005)
Amends Sec. 21.005. HIGH-QUALITY TEACHERS. Allows the commissioner to establish by rule a statewide standard to be used to certify each school district that is preparing, training, and recruiting high-quality teachers in a manner consistent with the No Child...

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TXSigned into law 06/2003P-12Low Performing Public Schools
S.B. 618
Requires the commissioner of education to reconstitute any campus rated as low performing for two consecutive years, removing closure
of the school program as one of the possible penalties. Provides that a special campus intervention team would decide which
ed...

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OKSigned into law 05/2003P-12Accountability
H.B. 1414 (Accountability Component)
Requires the state board to develop and implement in accordance with the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 2001 (ESEA), P.L. No. 107-110, also known as the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, an accountability system as provided for in 20 U.S.C., 6311 an...

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DESigned into law 05/2003P-12Education Profile Reports
S.B. 76
Requires the State Department of Education to issue Delaware Public Education Profiles for all public schools, including charter schools and vocational-technical school districts, on or before August 1 of each year. The purpose of the profiles is to report on ...

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WARule Adoption 04/2003P-12Performance Improvement Goals
WAC 3-20-100, -200, -300
Establishes rules concerning performance improvement goals, specifying providing school districts and schools with minimum performance improvement goals and aligning these goals with goals required under the federal No Child Left Behind Act. WASHINGTON REG 213...

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OKSigned into law 04/2003P-12Correctional Eduation
S.B. 495
Exempts certain schools maintained in state reformatories from certain provisions relating to class size limitations; prohibits state board from assessing certain penalties or sanctions on certain schools that could result in denial of accrediation. http://ww...

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COSigned into law 04/2003P-12Student Transfers
H.B. 1087
Concerns requirements related to student transfers; districts should consider adopting policies that give transfer enrollment priority to a student with unsatisfactory proficiency ratings attending a school rated unsatisfactory. http://www.leg.state.co.us/2003...

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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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NMSigned into law 03/2003P-12Takeover Provisions
H.B. 212 (Omnibus Bill)
Amends Sections 22-2-6 and Section 22-2-14 to allow the state department to take over the control and management of a public schools or district that has failed to meet requirements of law or state board rules and standards. The state board may suspend a board...

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NMSigned into law 03/2003P-12Adquate Yearly Progress (AYP) for Schools
H.B. 212 (Omnibus Bill)
Outlines procedures and timelines for schools that have failed to make adequate yearly progress for two consecutive years (ranked as a school that needs improvement). These schools must develop an improvement plan with documentation of performance measures in...

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COSigned into law 03/2003P-12Unsatisfactory Schools Classification; Charter School Proposals
S.B. 137
Concerns modifications for notifying schools districts of unsatisfactory schools. Concerns deadlines for charter school proposals. http://www.leg.state.co.us/2003a/pubhome.nsf...

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SDSigned into law 03/2003P-12Accountability System for Public Schools
S.B. 40
Establishes a single, statewide state accountability system. The system is required to hold public schools and public school districts accountable for the academic achievement of their students and must ensure that all public schools and all public school dist...

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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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PASigned into law 12/2002P-12Distressed School Districts
H.B. 2644
Authorizes the state superintendent to petition the court in the county to take over any district that has been declared "distressed." http://www.legis.state.pa.us/WU01/LI/BI/BT/2001/0/HB2644P4690.HTM...

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CASigned into law 09/2002P-12State Assistance for Failing Schools
A.B. 312
Requires the Department of Education to establish a statewide system of school support to provide intensive and sustained support and technical assistance for school districts and county offices of education with schools in need of improvement. Requires the de...

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CASigned into law 09/2002P-12Sanctions
S.B. 1310
Sets deadlines regarding sanctions applied to state-monitored schools, allows for the placement of a trustee at a low-performing school. Specifies the duties and obligations of a school district with regard to a state-monitored school. Subjects a school, with ...

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CTSigned into law 09/2002P-12State Expenditures (various sections)
H.B. 6004 (Special Session Act No. 02-7)
Requires the Commissioner of Education to prepare a state-wide education accountability plan in conformance with the federal No Child Left Behind Act and provides for a transition from the state's program identifying schools in need of improvement to a program...

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CTRepealed 09/2002P-12Low-Performing Schools List
C.G.S. 10-223 b-c
In 1999, the State Board of Education prepared a list of elementary and middle schools, by school district, that are in need of improvement based on student performance and performance trends on the state-wide mastery examinations. A new list will be prepared ...

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NCSigned into law 09/2002P-12Takeover of Schools
S.B. 1275
Requires the Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee to report to the state board if a local board and school are not responsive to its recommendations. If the state board determines that the school and local board have failed to take appropriate step...

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TNSigned into law 07/2002P-12Intervention in Low-Performing Schools
H.B. 3159
By September 1 of each year, the commissioner is required to recommend for approval to the state board a listing of all schools to be placed on notice or probation for failure to make adequate progress. If a school system is deemed by the commissioner as not c...

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AKSigned into law 06/2002P-12School Performance Designation and Improvement Deadlines Pushed Back
H.B. 352
Requires school report cards to include performance designations and the department to monitor the progress of the implementation of school improvement plans starting in January 2005 rather than January 2003. Requires the department to begin assigning performa...

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NYSigned into law 06/2002P-12Governance Reorganization
A.B. 11627
Reforms the governance structure of New York City schools. The new law gives the mayor control over city schools, including the power to appoint the chancellor. The law also eliminates the city's existing 32 community school boards in June 2003 and sets up a t...

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ILActive 06/2002P-12Academic Watch Process
N/A
In 1992 the Academic Watch List was enacted into law in Illinois; the Academic Early Warning List
(AEWL) became law in 1996. Schools with low or declining assessment results were identified as not
having met state standards and were placed on the state's Acade...

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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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MOSigned into law 06/2002P-12Major Bill - Accountability Component
H.B. 1711
Department is required to identify high-achieving schools as performance schools and specify the waivers of rule applicable to those schools. Schools or districts that are academically deficient, unaccredited or provisionally accredited, or that achieve none ...

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AZSigned into law 05/2002P-12Performance Indices, School Classification and Intervention for Failing Schools
H.B. 2658
Requires that the academic achievement profile report for schools serving students grades K-8 include as indicators the Arizona Measure of Academic Progress and the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) test. Academic achievement profile reports for s...

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CASigned into law 05/2002P-12Intermediate Intervention/Underperforming Schools Program
S.B. 508
Modifies 1999 Immediate Intervention/Underperforming Schools Program (IIUSP), which formerly required that every participating school district contract with an external evaluator for assistance in development of the school's action plan. Bill allows district t...

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MDSigned into law 05/2002P-12Principal Training Pilot Program
H.B. 7
Establishes the Principal Training Pilot Program; requires that the State Board of Education award incentive funding under the program to provide school principals with instruction and training in specified and optional areas; establishes eligibility requireme...

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MDSigned into law 05/2002P-12Districts to Develop Comprehensive Master Plans
S.B. 856
Requires each county board to develop and implement comprehensive master plan that states the goals and strategies to be used to raise student achievement and meet state and local performance standards in each segment of the student population. Plans must be s...

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LASigned into law 04/2002P-12School and District Accountability Rewards Fund
S.B. 14A
Reestablishes a dedicated fund to set aside funds for providing rewards to schools earning rewards pursuant to the accountability system. http://www.legis.state.la.us/bills/byinst.asp?sessionid=021ES&billtype=SB&billno=14...

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NYSigned into law 04/2002P-12Roosevelt Union Free School District Takeover
S.B. 6617
Authorizes the removal of the Board of Education of the Roosevelt Union Free School District and the appointment of an interim board of education; provides for special academic improvement grants; grants the Commissioner of Education and the Education Departme...

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NYSigned into law 03/2002P-12Takeover Powers Extension
A.B. 9916
Extends from April 9,2002 to July 1, 2005, the expiration and repeal of provisions of law which authorizes the chancellor of the city school district of the City of New York to order the supersession of a community school board, or the suspension or removal of...

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WVSigned into law 03/2002P-12Major Education Bill - Accountability/Standards Component
H.B. 4319
Calls for development and implementation of a system to hold schools accountable for student performance and progress toward obtaining a high quality education. Creates a "Process for Improving Education Council" comprised of the Legislative Oversight Commiss...

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OHSigned into law 11/2001P-12Levels of Intervention
S.B. 1
Requires the state board to establish a standard unit of improvement for buildings and requires districts that are not excellent or effective to develop district-wide continuous improvement plans and to develop continuous improvement plans for buildings within...

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CASigned into law 10/2001P-12Changes In the States Accountability Reward System
A.B. 1295
Deletes the provision by which schools that meet the State target are eligible for the Governor's Performance Award Program and would require a school, including a school participating in the Immediate Intervention/Underperforming Schools Program, to meet at a...

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CASigned into law 10/2001P-12High Priority Schools Grant Program for Low Performing Schools
A.B. 961
Establishes the High Priority Schools Grant Program for Low Performing Schools within the Public Schools Accountability Act. Requires a school that participates in the High Priority Schools Grant Program for Low Performing Schools that maintains kindergarten o...

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PASigned into law 10/2001P-12School Districts in Distress
S.B. 640
Amends the Public School Code. Relates to distress in school districts. Authorizes a school reform commission to assume control of a district after declaration of a school district in distress. Makes provisions regarding school district taxes and non-tax reven...

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