View Amendment Current Amendment: 7 to Bill 3720 Rep. WHITMIRE proposes the following Amendment No. 7 to H.3720 as introduced by Ways & Means
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EXPLANATION: New proviso appropriating funds for the State and Federal Educational Accountability System.

Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 1a, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - EIA, page 317, after line 27, by adding an appropriately numbered paragraph to read:
/ (SDE: EIA Value-Added Accountability) With the funds appropriated for School Value Added Instrument in the current fiscal year the Department of Education shall use the education value-added assessment system that was procured and administered in the prior fiscal year to calculate the magnitude of student progress or growth at the school level for purposes of state and federal accountability. At the discretion of the local school district, a district may use the education value-added assessment system to evaluate classroom teachers using student progress or growth. The estimates of specific teacher effects on the educational progress of students will not be a public record and shall be made available only to the specific teacher, principal and superintendent. In the current fiscal year, the Department of Education is directed to procure a value-added assessment system, which calculates student growth and includes the measurement of magnitude of growth, to be used in future school years that meets the requirements of the state and federal accountability system as defined in Chapter 18 of Title 59 of the 1976 Code. /

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