View Amendment Current Amendment: 1 to Bill 4760

The Committee on Education and Public Works proposes the following Amendment No. 1 to H. 4760 (COUNCIL\WAB\4760C001.SM.WAB20):

Reference is to the bill as introduced.

Amend the bill, as and if amended, Section 59-18-310(F), as contained in SECTION 1, by deleting subsection (F) and inserting:

/ (F) A district that administers a formative assessment during the school year shall provide information to the teacher and parent or guardian of a student who is assessed.

(1) At least one week prior to the assessment, the school shall notify the parent or guardian of the date of the administration, the name of the assessment, the purpose of the assessment, and the data that will be gathered regarding the student.

(2) A school shall provide the results of the assessment to the teacher and the parent or guardian no more than one week after the administration of the assessment. The results must include:

(a) Lexile and Quantile scores, if applicable;

(b) information regarding how the assessment aligns with state standards and summative assessments; and

(c) suggestions for how to support the child's learning at home.

(3) If the formative assessment is administered more than once during the school year, information provided to the teacher and parent or guardian must document all prior administrations of the assessment so that the parent or guardian can determine the progress of the student.

(4) A student in kindergarten through third grade may not be administered more than one state or locally procured formative assessment unless the additional assessment is administered to meet the requirements of Chapter 155. The assessments and reasons for their use must be specifically identified in the district reading plan, and approved by the State Superintendent of Education.

(5) A student in fourth grade through twelfth grade may not be administered more than one state or locally procured formative assessment without prior approval of the State Board of Education. The board shall promulgate regulations establishing the requirements of, and process for, seeking an additional formative assessment.

(6) The provisions of this chapter do not apply to screening tools required by Article 5, Chapter 33. /