Concerning the consideration of methods for selecting state assessment alternatives that maintain the existing state assessment requirements, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
2016 Regular Session
Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
The act directs the department of education (department) to investigate methods for and costs of creating or selecting state assessments in the subjects of mathematics, English language arts, science, and social studies, including the methods and costs to allow local education providers to create or select assessments in these subjects and to enable the state to use the locally selected assessments as part of the state accountability system. The department must report the results of its investigation to the state board of education and to the education committees of the general assembly. The act requires the department to apply to the federal department of education for innovative assessment and accountability demonstration authority.
$39,600 is appropriated to the department of education for the 2016-17 fiscal year for the implement of the act.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)