O'BRIEN, FORBY, HAMOS, CROTTY, WINKEL, FRANKS, MCCARTHY,
BRADLEY, COULSON, HOFFMAN, KURTZ, MAY, GARRETT, WATSON,JIM AND BERNS.
STATE ASSESSMENT SYSTEM POLICY
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Resolves that all Illinois Standards Achievement Test and Prairie
State Achievement Examination subject area testing that exceeds the
requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 be
eliminated beginning with the 2002-03 school year, that Illinois will
comply with the Act, that the State Assessment System Policy and
Implementation Task Force be immediately established, and that the
State Board of Education shall not adopt any rules pertaining to the
Act's implementation prior to the task force's final report.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Resolves that current testing under the Illinois Standards
Achievement Test and Prairie State Achievement Examination shall be
continued, that the State Board of Education shall not pursue
activities designed to expand that testing without legislative
approval, and that the State Board must make recommendations, in
conjunction with the task force, designed to maximize federal moneys
available under Public Law 107-110. Removes the provision that
provides that Illinois will comply with Public Law 107-110 by
implementing, beginning with the 2002-03 school year, testing of
students in the subject areas of reading and mathematics once in
grades 3-5, 6-9, and 10-12. Reduces the number of members on the
task force to 17. Makes other changes.
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE
Last action date: JAN-07-2003
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 1 SENATE - 0
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