Current Status Introducing Body:
HouseBill Number: 3808Ratification Number: 259Act Number: 153Primary Sponsor: HuffType of Legislation: GBSubject: English as second language, student exit examDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 19930602Computer Document Number: CYY/15357SD.93Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 19930614Introduced Date: 19930331Date of Last Amendment: 19930601Last History Body: ------Last History Date: 19930614Last History Type: Act No. 153Scope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: Huff Phillips R. Smith ByrdType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN Leg Involved ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- ------------ 3808 ------ 19930614 Act No. 153 3808 ------ 19930614 Signed by Governor 3808 ------ 19930610 Ratified R 259 3808 House 19930602 Concurred in Senate amendment, enrolled for ratification 3808 Senate 19930602 Read third time, returned to House with amendment 3808 Senate 19930601 Amended, read second time, unanimous consent for third reading on Wednesday, June 2, 1993 3808 Senate 19930601 Recalled from Committee 04 3808 Senate 19930406 Introduced, read first time, 04 referred to Committee 3808 House 19930402 Read third time, sent to Senate 3808 House 19930401 Unanimous consent for third reading on next Legislative day 3808 House 19930401 Read second time 3808 House 19930331 Introduced, read first time, placed on Calendar without referenceView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A153, R259, H3808)
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-30-11 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT BY SEPTEMBER 1, 1993, THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION SHALL DEVELOP AN ALTERNATIVE ASSESSMENT MECHANISM TO THE WRITTEN PORTION OF THE EXIT EXAM FOR THOSE STUDENTS WHO HAVE DOCUMENTED DISABILITIES, SUCH AS SEVERE TO PROFOUND HEARING DISABILITY OR ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE, AND TO PROVIDE THAT UNTIL THIS ALTERNATIVE IS DEVELOPED, PASSING THE WRITTEN PORTION OF THE EXIT EXAM IS WAIVED FOR THE PURPOSES OF RECEIVING A STATE HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA FOR THOSE STUDENTS WHO HAVE PERFORMED ABOVE AVERAGE ON OTHER MEASURES OF ACHIEVEMENT AND WHO ARE OTHERWISE QUALIFIED TO RECEIVE THE DIPLOMA.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Alternate assessment mechanism to written portion of exit exam
SECTION 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 59-30-11. Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 59-30-10(f), by September 1, 1993, the State Department of Education shall develop an alternative assessment mechanism to the written portion of the exit exam for those students who have documented disabilities, such as severe to profound hearing disability or English as a second language. Until this alternative is developed, passing the written portion of the exit exam is waived for the purposes of receiving a state high school diploma for those students who have performed above average on other measures of achievement and who are otherwise qualified to receive the diploma."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 14th day of June, 1993.