Citations Affected: IC 20-1; IC 20-10.1; IC 20-10.2.
Synopsis: High ability students. Requires: (1) the education roundtable
to include a representative of education programs for exceptional
learners (children with disabilities and high ability students); (2) the
department of education to provide grants to school corporations to
carry out plans for high ability students who meet certain criteria; and
(3) a school corporation's strategic and continuous school improvement
plan to address the needs of all students, including exceptional learners.
Effective: July 1, 2002.
January 7, 2002, read first time and referred to Committee on Education.
January 17, 2002, amended, reported favorably _ Do Pass.
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
SECTION 1. IC 20-1-20.5-4, AS ADDED BY P.L.146-1999,
SECTION 1, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE
JULY 1, 2002]: Sec. 4. The roundtable consists of the following
(1) A number of members appointed jointly by the governor and the superintendent of public instruction. These members must be representatives of:
(A) business and community leaders;
(B) elementary and secondary education, including
education; programs for exceptional learners (as defined in
IC 20-10.2-2-5.5); and
(C) higher education.
The number of members appointed under clause (A) must be equal to the number of members appointed under clauses (B) and (C).
(2) Two (2) members appointed by the president pro tempore of the senate from different political parties.
to the following:
(1) A child with a disability (as defined in IC 20-1-6-1).
(2) A high ability student (as defined in IC 20-10.1-5.1-2).
SECTION 4. IC 20-10.2-3-3, AS ADDED BY P.L.221-1999, SECTION 13, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2002]: Sec. 3. (a) A plan:
(1) shall lay out objectives for a three (3) year period; and
(2) must be annually reviewed and revised to accomplish the achievement objectives of the school.
(b) A plan must establish objectives for the school to achieve. These achievement objectives must be consistent with academic standards and include improvement in at least the following areas:
(1) Attendance rate.
(2) The percentage of students meeting academic standards under the ISTEP program (IC 20-10.1-16).
(3) For a secondary school, graduation rate.
(c) A plan must address the learning needs of all students, including programs and services for exceptional learners.
(d) A plan must specify how and to what extent the school expects to make continuous improvement in all areas of the education system where results are measured by setting benchmarks for progress on an individual school basis.
(d) (e) A plan must note specific areas where improvement is