06RS HB197


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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.


     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)

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