View Amendment Current Amendment: 11a to Bill 4000 Rep. ERICKSON proposes the following Amendment No. 11a to H.4000 as Passed By The House
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EXPLANATION: $1.4 Million transfer from SDE School Value Added Instrument to EOC for value-added assessment system.

Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 1A, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - EIA, page 329, after line 27, by adding an appropriately numbered paragraph to read:
/      (SDE-EIA: Value-Added Assessment System) In the current fiscal year, the Education Oversight Committee is directed to procure a value-added assessment system. The system shall calculate student growth and include the measurement of magnitude or certainty of growth in accordance with the requirements of the state and federal accountability system as defined in Chapter 18 of Title 59.
     The committee is hereby authorized to administer this system statewide, which includes training teachers, administrators and other relevant personnel on the use of the system. The system procured by the committee will replace any duplicative system utilized by the Department of Education for the same purposes.
     The committee is also hereby directed to share all relevant data with the Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office, as a component of its longitudinal data system. The committee, along with Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office, is directed to review how the value-added assessment system can be used to assist colleges of education in achieving accreditation and in improving the quality of teacher education programs and future education funding decisions.
     districts may use the 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 will be made available only to the specific teacher, principal and superintendent.
     All relevant data types necessary for the release of the annual school and district report cards will be transferred from the Department of Education to the committee two weeks after receipt of data from relevant assessment vendors (for the testing data elements).
     Additionally, the department shall provide the following non-assessment data related to the prior school year to the committee by August 30 of the current fiscal year: student enrollment with SUNS identifiers and continuous enrollment indicators; list of schools that will receive school report cards; and student enrollment in courses by teacher.
     The Department of Education, for Fiscal Year 2019-20, shall transfer $1,400,000 appropriated for School Value Added Instrument to the Education Oversight Committee for the value-added assessment system./

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