HB 197 (BR 274) - J. Draud
AN ACT relating to end-of-course examinations.
Create a new section of KRS Chapter 158 to define core courses; require that the Kentucky Department of Education begin developing standardized end-of-course examinations in Algebra I, Algebra II and Geometry and pilot the tests at the end of the 2007-2008 academic year; require that these tests be administered in all public schools in 2008-2009 and thereafter; require reports to the Interim Joint Committee on Education and the Education Assessment and Accountability Review Subcommittee.
HB 197 - AMENDMENTS
HCS - Retain original provisions, except delete requirement that end-of-course exams be used in all public schools in 2008-2009; require a majority of the test developers to be content teachers; eliminate references to use of end-of-course exams for high school graduation; prohibit scores on end-of-course exams as a criterion for a teacher's formal evaluation or for pay during the pilot period; require that the commissioner of education report the findings from the pilot study and policy options to the Interim Joint Committee on Education: amend KRS 158.647 to specify that the Education Assessment and Accountability Review Subcommittee (EAARS) review proposals relating to end-of-course exams.
HFA (1/P, R. Nelson) - Attach the provisions of House Bill 7.
HFA (2/Title, R. Nelson) - Make title amendment.
Jan 3-introduced in House
Jan 4-to Education (H)
Jan 23-posted in committee
Feb 15-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute ; floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute, floor amendment (2-title) filed
Feb 16-2nd reading, to Rules
Feb 23-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, February 24, 2006
Mar 8-3rd reading, passed 96-1 with Committee Substitute
Mar 9-received in Senate
Mar 13-to Education (S)
Mar 16-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
Mar 17-2nd reading, to Rules
Mar 22-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 23, 2006
Mar 23-3rd reading, passed 35-0
Mar 24-received in House; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
Apr 4-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 119)