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SB 1 (BR 803) - K. Winters, D. Williams, D. Kelly, V. McGaha, K. Stine, D. Thayer, J. Westwood

     AN ACT relating to student assessment.
     Amend KRS 158.6451 to add an expectation relating to performing arts; amend KRS 158.6453 to restate the purposes and components of a balanced assessment program including both formative and summative assessments; eliminate the open-response questions requirement; require writing portfolios be maintained for each student in grade 5 to 12 but eliminate from the state assessment; limit rewrites of the writing portfolio; require an on-demand assessment of student writing one time within the elementary, middle, and high school grades, respectively; require writing assessments consisting of multiple-choice items emphasizing mechanics and editing one time within the elementary, middle, and high school, respectively; require each school council to develop policies relating to the school's writing program; eliminate practical living and vocational studies from the assessment program but require a program evaluation of practical living and career studies annually; eliminate arts and humanities student testing from the assessment program but require a program evaluation of arts and humanities annually; require that accelerated learning be provided any student whose scores on any of the assessments indicate skill deficiencies; require each school to devise an accelerated learning plan; require individual reports to parents on the achievement of their children compared to school, state, and national results; limit state core content testing to the last seven days of a local district's school calendar and limit number of days of testing to no more than five during that period; provide that a local board of education may adopt the use of commercial assessments for making formative judgments; require the Kentucky Department of Education to assist districts in selection of commercial products that address Kentucky core content; require the Kentucky Board of Education to recommend at least three companies or products to the state board for approval; amend KRS 158.6452 to require the School Curriculum, Assessment, and Accountability Council to provide recommendations relating to the identification of academic skills and deficiencies of individual students; amend KRS 158.6455 to modify language relating to successful school and delete references to rewards; amend KRS 158.6458 to modify title of the assessment and accountability system, by adding reference to "academic achievement"; amend KRS 158.6459 to change the high school readiness exam from grade 8 to grade 9; amend KRS 158.649 to change dates for reporting student data to each school council and change dates for actions by school councils; amend KRS 156.095, 158.6459, 158.710, 158.7874, 158.805, 158.816, 159.035, and 160.345 to conform; make technical changes.

SB 1 - AMENDMENTS


     SCS - Retain original provisions, except add language providing that the additional multiple-choice test items that are added to norm-referenced tests are for the purpose of measuring the depth and breadth of Kentucky's academic content standards; require that the results of summative assessments identified within the assessment program be expressed in terms of Kentucky's student academic achievement standards; change testing from the last 7 days to the last 8 days of a district's academic year; change the implementation date to 2011-2012 for the revised assessment program; identify school years 2011-2013 as the baseline years for the revised accountability reporting

     HCS - Amend KRS 158.6451 to add an expectation relating to performing arts; amend KRS 158.6453 to add definition; to require the department of education to plan and implement a comprehensive process to revise academic content standards and to complete the process in the areas of reading, language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies by December 15, 2010; disseminate the revised academic content standards by January 15, 2011; require the Council on Postsecondary Education to sign a written agreement that the academic content standards for reading and mathematics are aligned with the postsecondary education course standards for reading and mathematics; require the Education Professional Standards Board and the Council on Postsecondary Education to provide information and training on the academic content standards to the postsecondary education faculty in the content areas and the teacher preparation programs; discontinue the grading of writing portfolios and inclusion of the student scores in the state accountability system spring 2009 and thereafter; discontinue student testing in practical living skills and career skills and arts and humanities in 2009-2010 and thereafter; suspend the state accountability system for the 2008-2009, 2009-2010, and 2010-2011; require professional development for teachers and administrators; require the Kentucky Board of Education to revise the annual statewide student assessment program for implementation in school year 2011-2012; require the revised plan to have student assessments that are valid and reliable for individual students; require the Department of Education to provide program guidelines and program review guidance for the arts and humanities, writing programs, and practical living skills and career studies; require biennial state and annual local program reviews for arts and humanities, writing programs, and practical living skills and career studies; require that the department plan and implement an interim program assessment process for writing, arts and humanities, and practical living skills and career studies; require writing portfolios as a part of any school's writing program which shall be determined by each school-based decision making council; provide that the writing portfolio reflect a student's interests and growth over time and that a portfolio be maintained for each student in grades primary through 12 and travel with the student from grade to grade and to any school in which the student enrolls; require criterion-referenced tests, which are augmented with norm-referenced items in grades 3 through 8 to measure the depth and breadth of Kentucky's core content and to provide national profiles in the areas of mathematics and reading; require a criterion-referenced test, augmented with a customized or commercially available norm-referenced test to measure depth and breadth of social studies and science and to provide national profiles to be administered 1 time in the elementary and middle grades and the high school, respectively; require an on-demand assessment of student writing 1 time in the elementary grades, 2 times in the middle grades and 2 times in the high school grades; require an editing and mechanics test relating to writing, using multiple choice and constructed response items to be administered 1 time in the elementary and middle and high school grades, respectively; permit the state board to determine how end-of-course exams may be substituted for criterion-referenced tests at the high school level; require the state board within 60 days of the effective date of the Act to revise the Administration Code for Kentucky's Assessment Program to include prohibitions of inappropriate test preparation activities; require that accelerated learning be provided to any student whose scores on any of the assessments indicate skill deficiencies or a high level of achievement; retain the ACT, college readiness, and high school readiness exams; require each school to devise an accelerated learning plan; require individual reports to parents on the achievement of their children compared to school, state, and national results; limit state core content testing to the last 14 days of a local district's school calendar and limit number of days of testing to no more than 5 days during that period when the revised test is implemented and require that the Kentucky Board of Education promulgate administrative regulations to set testing procedures; provide that a local board of education may adopt the use of commercial assessments for making formative judgments; amend KRS 158.6452 to require the School Curriculum, Assessment, and Accountability Council to provide recommendations relating to its responsibilities; amend KRS 158.6455 to modify language relating to successful school and delete references to rewards; amend KRS 158.6458 to modify title of the assessment and accountability system, by adding reference to "academic achievement"; amend KRS 158.6459 to delete reference to the grade level of the high school readiness exam; require test results to be reported to schools within 75 days from the first day in which exams may be administered; amend KRS 158.649 to change dates for reporting student data to each school council beginning in the 2012-2013 school year and change dates for actions by school councils; amend KRS 156.095 to add assessment literacy and integration of performance-based student assessment in classroom instruction as required professional development to be made available; amend KRS 160.345 to require the school-based decision making council to review findings from annual and state program reviews in arts and humanities, writing, practical living skills and career studies; amend KRS 164.020 to add duty for assuring that academic core content standards in high school align with postsecondary education course entry requirements; amend 158.710, 158. 805, 158.816 159.035, and 160.345 to conform; make technical changes; require that the Department of Education and the Education Professional Standards Board take actions during the 2009 and 2010 calendar years to improve instruction at the pre-service levels and to improve the ability of existing teachers to teach reading; outline requirements of the study; identify conditions that apply during the transition period from the effective date of this Act to the 2011-2012 school year, including permitting the use of mathematics items developed after the academic content standards are completed in a field test in spring 2010 and to administer an initial mathematics test based on the revised content standards in 2011 to meet NCLB requirements and approved by the United States Department of Education; require that the state board ensure all NCLB requirements for accountability and proficiency are met; require an extensive review of how assessments affect exceptional children and if changes are needed in the revised assessment and accountability system; require a 5 year strategy by the Council on Postsecondary Education, the Kentucky Board of Education and Department of Education to reduce college remediation rates by at least 50 percent from what they are in 2010 and increase the college completion rates of students enrolled in 1 or more remedial courses; require the Department of Education to inform districts and schools that decisions about mathematics textbook purchases may be delayed until after the mathematics academic standards have been revised and allow off-list purchases in order to ensure that textbooks selected align with the revised mathematics academic standards; EMERGENCY.

     HCA (1/Title, C. Rollins II) - Make title amendment.

     HFA (1, S. Brinkman) - Create a new section of KRS Chapter 158 to require the Kentucky Department of Education to develop and implement the Kentucky Financial Literacy Program; create a new section of KRS Chapter 158 to create the Kentucky financial literacy trust fund in the State Treasury, which may receive state appropriations, gifts, grants, federal funds, and any other funds.

     HFA (2, C. Rollins II) - Make technical correction.

     CCR - Did not agree.

     FCCR - Retain original provisions of SB1/HCS, except add language relating to the commissioner of education and the president of the Council on postsecondary education collaborating in the development of a process to revise elementary and secondary education academic standards and aligning the high school standards with postsecondary education standards; insert language that clarifies that all criterion-referenced tests shall be valid and reliable for individual students; add clarity that the results of program reviews and audits of arts and humanities, practical living skills and career studies, and writing shall be included in the new accountability system promulgated by the Kentucky Board of Education; remove prescriptive language relating to accountability index in order for the state board to have flexibility in the development of a new system of accountability based on the new assessments; remove practical living skills and career studies, arts and humanities, and writing portfolios from the state assessments for the current year, 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 and thereafter; remove statutory language that is made obsolete by the addition of a new noncodified section that outlines the testing requirements during the interim period before the new assessment program is implemented in 2011-2012; provide that the current criterion-referenced test be continued in the same subjects and current grade levels, with the exception of those programs that have been removed effective this year; provide that a new norm-referenced stand-alone test be administered in grades 3 through 7 in 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 to be given either within one week before or one week after the testing window; change assessment results reporting from every other year to annually; limit the testing window for this year to up to 7 days and up to 6 days in the following two years; add a new section of KRS Chapter 164 to require that within 30 days from the effective date of this Act that each postsecondary education institution plan and implement a process to develop core academic content standards for reading and mathematics for introductory courses that involve secondary educators in order to vertically align standards; add a new noncodified section to outline the accountability requirements for using the Annual Yearly Progress results based on interim tests for meeting No Child Left Behind requirements, including state level assistance to schools; make technical changes.

     Feb 3-introduced in Senate
     Feb 4-taken from Committee on Committees; 1st reading; returned to Committee on Committees (S); to Education (S)
     Feb 5-taken from committee; 2nd reading; returned to Education (S)
     Feb 10-reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute ; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 10, 2009; 3rd reading, passed 36-0 with Committee Substitute
     Feb 11-received in House
     Feb 23-to Education (H)
     Feb 27-posted in committee
     Mar 5-taken from committee; 1st reading, to Calendar
     Mar 6-2nd reading, to Rules; returned to Education (H)
     Mar 11-reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title) ; floor amendments (1) and (2) filed to Committee Substitute ; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 12, 2009; taken from the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 12, 2009; placed in the Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 11, 2009; 3rd reading, passed 97-0 with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title), floor amendment (2); received in Senate; posted for passage for concurrence in House Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title), floor amendment (2); Senate refused to concur in House Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title), floor amendment (2); received in House; House refused to recede from Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title), floor amendment (2); Conference Committee appointed in House and Senate
     Mar 13-Conference Committee report filed in House and Senate; Conference Committee report adopted in House and Senate; Free Conference Committee appointed in House and Senate; Free Conference Committee report filed in House and Senate; Free Conference Committee report adopted in House; passed 93-0; received in Senate; Free Conference Committee report adopted in Senate; passed 38-0; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Mar 25-signed by Governor (Act ch. 101)

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