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SB1 (BR194) - M. Wilson, D. Givens, C. Girdler, D. Seum, D. Thayer, S. West

     AN ACT relating to public education and declaring an emergency.
     Amend KRS 156.557 to require schools districts to develop and implement a professional growth and effectiveness system based on a statewide framework; prohibit the Kentucky Department of Education from imposing reporting requirements related to the system on local districts; prohibit the system from using student growth data in the system; require the local school board to adopt guidelines for its superintendent to use in implementing the system; require evaluations annually for teachers who have not attained continuing service status and every three years for teachers with continuing service status, principals, and assistant principals; and prohibit evaluation results from being included in school accountability; amend KRS 156.160 to allow a foreign language course, career and technical education course, or a computer technology or programming course to meet the arts and humanities requirement for high school graduation; amend KRS 158.305 to require the Department of Education to provide assistance in implementing a response-to-intervention system if requested by a local district; amend KRS 158.645 to expand sufficient grounding in the arts to include specific coursework application experience; amend KRS 158.6453 to implement a process for reviewing academic standards and assessments; require the Kentucky Board of Education to promulgate regulations for the administration of the process; delete program reviews and audits from the statewide assessment system; delete social studies from the statewide assessment requirements; require a college admissions and placement exam to be given in the fall of grade nine and require the Kentucky Department of Education to pay for it; prohibit norm-referenced exams from being used as a measure of academic growth; and delete provisions regarding WorkKeys assessments; amend KRS 158.6455 to delete program reviews and college admissions and placement exams from the accountability system; require school improvement results to look at growth over three years as compared to similar schools; include progress toward English proficiency, quality of school climate and safety, high school graduation rates, and postsecondary readiness in the accountability system; require the Kentucky Community and Technical College System to annually compile a list of industry-recognized certifications; require the Kentucky Department of Education to pay for the cost of initial assessments taken to achieve industry-recognized certifications; prohibit scores of certain exceptional children or youth from being included in a school's accountability scores; and amend the criteria for schools and districts receiving consequences and assistance under regulations promulgated by the Kentucky Board of Education; amend KRS 158.649 to requires schools to set achievement gap targets every three years and require reporting to the commissioner of education when gap reductions do not occur in three years; amend KRS 158.782 to change the criteria for the Kentucky Board of Education providing highly skilled education assistance to schools and districts; amend KRS 158.805 to allow Commonwealth school improvement funds to be used for personnel costs; amend KRS 158.840 to prohibit the Kentucky Department of Education from requiring intervention reporting except in certain circumstances; amend KRS 160.345 to delete language regarding principal replacement; amend KRS 160.346 to add definitions for focus school, initial intervention school, and priority school and add provisions for each; define and describe a turnaround audit and intervention process for priority schools; delete provisions pertaining to current school audit process; delete the current intervention options approved by the Kentucky Board of Education; require schools that meet certain criteria to participate in an intervention option approved by the Kentucky Board of Education; require schools that are not successful under the current audit and intervention process to implement the turnaround audit and intervention process; and allow a district that has success with the turnaround intervention process to implement it in other priority schools; amend KRS 158.6458, 158.6459, 160.107, and 164.7874 to conform; EMERGENCY.


SB1 - AMENDMENTS

     SCS1 - Retain original provisions except delete changes to KRS 158.645 regarding the arts and revise language regarding the arts and humanities requirement; add the commissioner of education as a member of the standards and assessments recommendation committee; revise the standards review process; direct the Kentucky Board of Education to promulgate administrative regulations regarding the staggering and sequence of the standards review process; delete the phrase "and placement" from the term "college admissions and placement examinations"; require the Kentucky Department of Education to implement a review process for academic standards in arts and humanities and practical living skills and career studies; require the department to provide recommendations for integrating arts and humanities, practical living and career studies, social studies, and effective writing within the curriculum; require the Kentucky Department of Education to develop a standards assurance form for a principal's use in assuring a school's integration of the standards in social studies, arts and humanities, practical living and career studies, and writing and implement an inquiry and review process regarding the integration of the standards; require an exceptional student to be counted as a graduate in the school's graduation rate if the student participates in the alternate assessment and receives an alternative high school diploma; allow the local board of education to form a turnaround team of staff and community partners; require the local board to select the Kentucky Department of Education as the turnaround team if the board is unable to use a private entity or form their own team; require the turnaround plan to be reviewed by the superintendent and local board and require the Kentucky Board of Education to approve the plan; make technical amendments to conform.
     SFA1( M. Wilson ) - Require assessment reports to include an operational subset of test items instead of a copy of each assessment.
     SFA2( M. Wilson ) - Include social studies in the review of academic assessments; make the commissioner of education a voting member of the standards and assessments recommendation committee; restore original language regarding statewide social studies assessments in KRS 158.6453; require assessment reports to include an operational subset of test items instead of a copy of each assessment; delete social studies from the new standards assurance process; make technical amendments to conform.
     SFA3( G. Neal ) - Delete all sections of bill and replace with new text directing the Department of Education to establish a task force to study the changes made to public education as a result of the directives of 2009 Senate Bill 1; include the commissioner of education and legislators on the task force; create an advisory panel to the task force composed of public school teachers and higher education representatives; require the task force to report its findings by October 9, 2017.
     SFA4( G. Neal ) - Make title amendment.

     Jan 06, 2016 - introduced in Senate
     Jan 07, 2016 - to Education (S)
     Feb 11, 2016 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute (1); floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
     Feb 12, 2016 - 2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 16, 2016 - posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, February 17, 2016; floor amendment (2) and (3) filed to Committee Substitute, floor amendment (4-title) filed
     Feb 17, 2016 - 3rd reading; floor amendment (3) defeated; floor amendments (1) and (4-title) withdrawn; passed 25-12 with Committee Substitute (1) floor amendment (2)
     Feb 18, 2016 - received in House
     Feb 22, 2016 - to Education (H)