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A287, R133, H4632
Sponsors: Rep. Allison
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Companion/Similar bill(s): 989
Introduced in the House on January 12, 2016
Introduced in the Senate on January 19, 2016
Passed by the General Assembly on January 21, 2016
Governor's Action: February 1, 2016, Signed
Summary: Student Assessment
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1/12/2016 House Introduced, read first time, placed on calendar without reference (House Journal-page 118) 1/13/2016 House Debate adjourned until Thur., 1-14-16 (House Journal-page 21) 1/14/2016 House Read second time (House Journal-page 376) 1/14/2016 House Roll call Yeas-95 Nays-0 (House Journal-page 376) 1/14/2016 House Unanimous consent for third reading on next legislative day (House Journal-page 377) 1/15/2016 House Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 1) 1/19/2016 Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 9) 1/19/2016 Senate Referred to Committee on Education (Senate Journal-page 9) 1/19/2016 Senate Recalled from Committee on Education (Senate Journal-page 9) 1/20/2016 Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 12) 1/20/2016 Senate Roll call Ayes-41 Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 12) 1/21/2016 Senate Read third time and enrolled (Senate Journal-page 7) 1/26/2016 Ratified R 133 2/1/2016 Signed By Governor 2/4/2016 Effective date 02/01/16 7/14/2016 Act No. 287
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
(A287, R133, H4632)
A JOINT RESOLUTION TO REVISE APPLICABILITY OF CERTAIN STUDENT ASSESSMENT STATUTES FOR THE 2015-2016 SCHOOL YEAR AND 2016-2017 SCHOOL YEAR, AND TO EXEMPT THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION FROM STATE PROCUREMENT LAW FOR CERTAIN ASSESSMENTS IN THE 2015-2016 SCHOOL YEAR.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
College entrance assessments
SECTION 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 59-18-325, Section 59-18-355, and the South Carolina Consolidated Procurement Code, all public high schools and, where necessary, career centers, shall offer a state-funded college entrance assessment to each student entering the eleventh grade for the first time in school year 2015-2016. The test must be available in both a computer-based format and a paper-based format. Accommodations must be provided in a manner approved by the testing company when students receiving the accommodations subsequently use the results of the assessment to apply to college, or in the manner set forth by the student's individualized education program when the results will not be used to apply to college.
Certain additional assessments prohibited
SECTION 2. Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 59-18-325(C)(3), students must not be required to take additional assessments in the ninth and tenth grade in the 2015-2016 school year above what was offered in the 2014-2015 school year.
Kindergarten assessments, procurements
SECTION 3. Notwithstanding another provision of law, school districts shall administer formative assessments in K4 and K5 during the 2016-2017 school year as those assessments are administered in the 2015-2016 school year. The Department of Education need not issue a procurement for new assessments in Fiscal Year 2015-2016.
SECTION 4. This joint resolution takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 26th day of January, 2016.
Approved the 1st day of February, 2016.
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