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P-3 Content Standards and Assessment


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This database is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States (ECS). Most entries are legislative, although rules/regulations and executive orders that make substantive changes are included. Every effort is made to collect the latest available version of policies; in some instances, recent changes might not be reflected. For expediency purposes minimal attention has been paid to style (capitalization, punctuation) and format.

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State Status/Date Level Summary
VASigned into law 04/2014P-12Math and Reading Assessments for Third Graders
S.B. 270
Directs the Board of Education to require only math and English reading Standards of Learning assessments for third graders.
http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?141+ful+SB270ER+pdf...

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FLSigned into law 06/2013P-12Early Learning Coalitions and School Readiness Program
H.B. 7165
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...

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VASigned into law 03/2013P-12School Waivers
H.B. 2144
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 ...

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NYSigned into law 08/2012P-12Birth-5 Standards, Guidelines, and Criteria
A.B. 7591
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 ...

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TNSigned into law 05/2012P-12K-2 Assessment
S.B. 3155
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.
http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/107/Bill/SB3155.pdf...

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CTSigned into law 05/2012P-12P-3 Reading Proficiency & Teacher Preparation
S.B. 458
(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...

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DCSigned into law 04/2012P-12Early Childhood Education, Title V
Bill 19-648
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...

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LASigned into law 04/2012P-12Louisiana Early Childhood Education Act.
S.B. 581
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...

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WASigned into law 03/2012P-12Statewide Implementation of the Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills
H.B. 2586
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...

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ORSigned into law 07/2011P-12
Postsec.
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...

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LASigned into law 06/2011P-12School Readiness Assessments
H.B. 100
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.
http://www.legis.state.la.us/billd...

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WASigned into law 05/2011P-12Kindergarten Assessment
S.B. 5427
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...

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NDSigned into law 03/2011P-12Readiness Testing and Formative Assessments
H.B. 1273
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...

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AZSigned into law 04/2010P-12Task Force on K-3 Accountability and Assessment
S.B. 1119
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...

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HIBecame law without governor's signature 07/2009P-12Early Learning
S.B. 1329
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...

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GAAdopted 09/2007P-12Student Assessment Programs
GAC 160-3-1-.07
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...

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MSSigned into law 03/2007P-12K-3 Literacy and Numeracy Screening
H.B. 1058
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...

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ARRule Adoption 06/2004P-12Better Chance Program
ADE 174
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...

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