|SC||Veto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 06/2014||P-12||School Readiness Initiative|
Adds provisions for the First Steps to Readiness program, a comprehensive long-range initiative for improving early childhood development, increasing school readiness and literacy, establishing results oriented measures and objectives, and assessing whether se...
|ME||Became law without governor's signature 04/2014||P-12||Universal Voluntary Prekindergarten|
L.D. 1530/S.P. 577
Changes the compulsory age for school attendance from 7 to 5 and requires universal voluntary prekindergarten education by the 2017-2018 school year. Requires the development of standards for prekindergarten education programs, recommendations for statewide pr...
|VA||Signed into law 04/2014||P-12||Math and Reading Assessments for Third Graders|
Directs the Board of Education to require only math and English reading Standards of Learning assessments for third graders.
|FL||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Early Learning Coalitions and School Readiness Program|
Establishes thirty-one or fewer early learning coalitions that offer services for families and children at the local level and provide access to such services in all 67 counties. Sets powers and duties of the coalition related to school readiness programs whic...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2013||P-12||School Waivers|
Allows a public elementary school that had an adjusted pass rate of less than 75 percent on the third grade Standards of Learning reading assessment administered during the previous school year to apply to the Board of Education for a two-year waiver from the ...
|NY||Signed into law 08/2012||P-12||Birth-5 Standards, Guidelines, and Criteria|
Directs the department of education, the office of children and family services and the department of health, each to identify and review existing standards, guidelines and criteria for education, development or learning in programs under its jurisdiction for ...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||K-2 Assessment|
Requires standardized testing of K-2 students in low-performing schools to determine how to best target student learning needs and assess whether any learning disparities exist.
|CT||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||P-3 Reading Proficiency & Teacher Preparation|
(Sec. 5) Requires the Department of Education, by January 1, 2012, to develop and approve reading assessments that districts must use to identify kindergarten through third grade who are below proficiency in reading. Assessments must: 1) Include frequent stude...
|DC||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Early Childhood Education, Title V|
Requires the chancellor to establish academic acheivement goals for three and four-year olds, and readiness goals and evaluations for three and four-year olds and for students in kindergarten through 3rd grade. The chancellor also must establish guidelines for...
|LA||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Louisiana Early Childhood Education Act.|
Requires the state board of education to create a comprehensive and integrated network through which to manage and oversee all programs funded through state or federal resources that provide early childhood care or educational services.The board will establish...
|WA||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||Statewide Implementation of the Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills|
Requires the Washington kindergarten inventory of developing skills, beginning in the 2012-2013 school year and to the extent funds are available, to be administered at the beginning of the school year to all students enrolled in state-funded full-day kinderga...
|OR||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12|
|Early Learning Council within the Oregon Education Investment Board|
S.B. 909 - Early Learning Council Section
Section 4 of this bill establishes the Early Learning Council (ELC) and ELC purposes. Specifies membership. Requires that moneys in the Oregon Education Investment Fund in the State Treasury be used for the purpose of funding the duties of the board related to...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||School Readiness Assessments|
Amends and reenacts existing statute relative to school readiness assessment. Provides relative to school readiness tests, inlcuding the selection, type, and content. Addresses the reporting of the results and implementation.
|WA||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Kindergarten Assessment|
Requires schools, beginning with the 2011-2012 school year and to the extent that funds are available, to identify the skills, knowledge, and characteristics of kindergarten students at the beginning of the school year. Requires kindergarten teachers to admini...
|ND||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Readiness Testing and Formative Assessments|
Allows districts to conduct readiness testing and formative assessments of incoming kindergarten students (within the regular school calendar or before the regular school calendar). Requires districts to provide to the parents of each incoming kindergarten stu...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2010||P-12||Task Force on K-3 Accountability and Assessment|
Establishes the Task Force on K-3 Accountability and Assessment within the state department of education and describes the membership. Requires the task force to meet quarterly and elect a new chairperson annually. Members serve at the pleasure of the superint...
|HI||Became law without governor's signature 07/2009||P-12||Early Learning|
Bars schools from moving students between junior kindergarten and kindergarten, except in cases in which the move is warranted and based on appropriate assessments. Beginning with the 2010-11 school year, requires the department to use assessment tools and pro...
|GA||Adopted 09/2007||P-12||Student Assessment Programs|
Adds language regarding the Assessing Comprehension and Communication in English State to State for English Language Learners (ACCESS for ELLs), an English language proficiency test administered annually to all English language learners (ELLs) to determine stu...
|MS||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||K-3 Literacy and Numeracy Screening|
Relates to dyslexia screening and remediation pilot programs. Requires state department of education to select a literacy and numeracy screening instrument to be used by districts for K-3 students. Requires all districts to use selected instrument. Districts m...
|AR||Rule Adoption 06/2004||P-12||Better Chance Program|
Establishes general guidelines for the operation of early childhood programs funded under the Arkansas Better Chance Program
and the Arkansas Better Chance for School Success Program. http://arkedu.state.ar.us/pdf/ade%20174%20abc.pdf...