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Legislative Year: 2021 Change
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Bill Detail: HB21-1125

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Title Suspend State Assessments In 2020-21 School Year
Status Introduced In House - Assigned to Education (02/19/2021)
Bill Subjects
  • Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
House Sponsors B. McLachlan (D)
E. Sirota (D)
Senate Sponsors D. Coram (R)
R. Zenzinger (D)
House Committee Education
Senate Committee
Date Introduced 02/19/2021
Summary

The bill suspends the administration of state assessments,
contingent on a change to federal law or a waiver of federal law from the
federal department of education, for the following instructional areas for
the 2020-21 school year:
  • Science administered to students enrolled in grades 5, 8,
and 11;

  • Math administered to students enrolled in grades 3 through
8;
  • English language arts administered to students enrolled in
grades 3 through 8; and
  • Social studies administered to students enrolled in grades
4 and 7.
The bill prohibits a school district from using student academic
growth measures or student performance measures when evaluating
teachers and principals for the 2020-21 school year.
The bill requires a school or a school district to implement the
school plan type that was assigned in the preceding school year. The bill
requires the department of education, in determining the number of
school years that a school or school district is on performance watch, to
exclude the 2019-20 and 2020-21 school years, and count the 2021-22
school year as if it were consecutive to the 2018-19 school year.

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