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361Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 20010221Primary Sponsor: WaldrepAll Sponsors: WaldrepDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\gjk\20245sd01.docCompanion Bill Number: 3603Residing Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Education and Public Works Committee 21 HEPWSubject: Education Accountability Act, standards based assessment not required for students in grades one, two; School DistrictsHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 20010501 Introduced, read first time, 21 HEPW referred to Committee Senate 20010427 Read third time, sent to House Senate 20010426 Read second time, unanimous consent for third reading on Friday 20010427 Senate 20010424 Committee report: Favorable 04 SED ------ 20010222 Companion Bill No. 3603 Senate 20010221 Introduced, read first time, 04 SED referred to Committee Versions of This Bill Revised on April 24, 2001 - Word format
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To whom was referred a Bill (S. 361) to amend Section 59-18-310, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, relating to the statewide assessment program to measure student performance under the Education Accountability Act, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same and recommend that the same do pass:
WARREN K. GIESE for Committee.
TO AMEND SECTION 59-18-310, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE STATEWIDE ASSESSMENT PROGRAM TO MEASURE STUDENT PERFORMANCE UNDER THE EDUCATION ACCOUNTABILITY ACT, SO AS TO DELETE THE REQUIREMENT THAT A STANDARDS BASED ASSESSMENT WILL BE DEVELOPED FOR GRADES ONE AND TWO FOR USE BY SCHOOLS AND DISTRICTS AS DEEMED APPROPRIATE BY THE DISTRICT OFFICIALS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 59-18-310(B) of the 1976 Code, as added by Act 400 of 1998, is amended to read:
"(B) The statewide assessment program in the four academic areas shall include grades three through eight, an exit examination which is to be first administered in grade ten, and end of course tests for gateway courses in English/language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies for grades nine through twelve.
A standards based assessment will be developed for grades one and two for use by schools and districts as deemed appropriate by the district officials."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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