Introduced Version






HOUSE BILL No. 1120

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: IC 20-1-21.

Synopsis: School corporation performance report. Changes the required publication date and some components of school corporation annual performance reports. Provides for reports to be made available on the Internet. Requires school corporations to provide free copies of reports upon request. Removes language concerning the performance based accreditation program.

Effective: July 1, 2003.





Porter




    January 7, 2003, read first time and referred to Committee on Education.







Introduced

First Regular Session 113th General Assembly (2003)


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HOUSE BILL No. 1120



    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning education.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: IC 20-1-21-4; (03)IN1120.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 20-1-21-4 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 4. (a) Not earlier than September 1 January 15 or later than September 15 January 31 of each year, the governing body of a school corporation shall publish an annual performance report of the school corporation, in compliance with the procedures identified in section 8 of this chapter. The report must be published one (1) time annually under IC 5-3-1.
     (b) The department shall make each school corporation's annual performance report available on the department's Internet web site. The governing body of a school corporation may make the school corporation's annual performance report available on the school corporation's Internet web site.
    (c) The governing body of a school corporation shall provide a copy of the annual performance report to any person who requests a copy. The governing body may not charge a fee for providing the copy.

SOURCE: IC 20-1-21-7; (03)IN1120.1.2. -->     SECTION 2. IC 20-1-21-7 , AS AMENDED BY P.L.221-1999,

SECTION 10, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 7. A report must contain the following:
        (1) The benchmarks and indicators of performance information listed in section 9 of this chapter for each of the preceding three (3) years.
        (2) Additional components determined under section 8(4) of this chapter.
        (3) A comparison of the benchmarks described in section 9(1) through 9(3) of this chapter to performance based accreditation goals developed under IC 20-1-1.2.
        (4) (3) Additional information or explanation that the governing body wishes to include, including the following:
            (A)
Results of assessments of students under programs other than the ISTEP program that a school corporation uses to determine if students are meeting or exceeding academic standards in grades that are not tested under the ISTEP program.
            (B) The number and types of staff professional development programs.
            (C) The number and types of partnerships with the community, business, or higher education.
            (D) Levels of parental participation.

SOURCE: IC 20-1-21-8; (03)IN1120.1.3. -->     SECTION 3. IC 20-1-21-8 , AS AMENDED BY P.L.221-1999, SECTION 11, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 8. The state superintendent and the Indiana state board of education, in consultation with school corporations, educational organizations, appropriate state agencies, and other organizations and individuals having an interest in education, shall develop and periodically revise the following for the benchmarks and indicators of performance under section 9 of this chapter and the additional components of the performance report:
        (1) Reporting procedures, including the following:
            (A) A determination of the information that a school corporation must compile and the information that the department must compile.
            (B) A determination of the information required on a school by school basis and the information required on a school corporation basis.
            (C) A common format suitable for publication, including tables, graphics, and explanatory text.
        (2) Operational definitions.
        (3) Standards for implementation.
        (4) Additional components for the report that may be benchmarks, indicators of performance, or other information.
        (5) Targets identified in performance based accreditation goals developed under IC 20-1-1.2 for certain benchmarks and a reporting system that measures schools and school corporations against the targets.
SOURCE: IC 20-1-21-9; (03)IN1120.1.4. -->     SECTION 4. IC 20-1-21-9 , AS AMENDED BY P.L.237-2001, SECTION 2, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 9. Beginning with the report published in 2002, The report must include the following benchmarks or indicators of performance: information:
        (1) Student enrollment.
        (2)
Graduation rate.
        (2) (3) Attendance rate.
        (3) (4) The following test scores, including the number and percentage of students meeting academic standards:
            (A) ISTEP test scores.
            (B) Scores for assessments under IC 20-10.1-16-15 , if appropriate.
            (C) For a freeway school, scores on a locally adopted assessment program, if appropriate.
        (4) Actual (5) Average class size.
        (5) (6) The number and percentage of students in the following groups or programs:
            (A) At risk. Alternative education, if offered.
            (B) Vocational education.
            (C) Special education.
            (D) Gifted or talented, if offered.
            (E) Remediation. and preventive remediation.
             (F) Limited English language proficiency.
            (G) Students receiving free or reduced price lunch under the national school lunch program.

        (6) (7) Advanced placement, including the following:
            (A) For advanced placement tests, the number and percentage of students:
                (i) scoring three (3), four (4), and five (5); and or
                (ii) participating. taking the test.
            (B) For the Scholastic Aptitude Test:
                (i) test scores for all students taking the test;
                (ii) test scores for students completing the academic honors diploma program; and
                (iii) the number and percentage of students participating.

taking the test.
        (7) (8) Course completion, including the number and percentage of students completing the following programs:
            (A) Academic honors diploma.
            (B) Core 40 curriculum.
            (C) Vocational programs.
         (9) The percentage of grade 8 students enrolled in algebra I.
        (8) (10) The percentage of graduates who pursue higher education.
        (9) (11) School safety, including the number and percentage of students receiving suspension or expulsion for the possession of alcohol, drugs, or weapons.
        (10) (12) Financial information and various school cost factors, relevant to performance, including the following:
            (A) Expenditures per pupil.
            (B) Average teacher salary.
            (C) Remediation funding.

        (11) (13) Technology accessibility and use of technology in instruction.
        (12) Staff professional development, including the type and extent of opportunities available.
        (13) (14) Interdistrict and intradistrict student mobility rates, if that information is available.
        (14) Number and types of partnerships with the community, business, or higher education.
        (15) Teacher licensing, certification, and preparation, including The number and percentage of teachers with national board certification. each of the following within the school corporation:
            (A) Teachers who are certificated employees (as defined in IC 20-7.5-1-2 ).
            (B) Teachers who teach the subject area for which the teacher is certified and holds a license.
            (C) Teachers with national board certification.
        
(16) The percentage of grade 3 students reading at or above grade 3 level.
        (17) A comparison of ISTEP scores and the dropout rate. The number of students expelled, including the number participating in other recognized education programs during their expulsion.
        (18) Other indicators of performance as recommended by the education roundtable (IC 20-1-20.5-3).


SOURCE: ; (03)IN1120.1.5. -->     SECTION 5. [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003] (a) Notwithstanding IC 20-1-21-4 , as amended by this act, the governing body of a school corporation is not required to publish an annual performance report of the school corporation in calendar year 2003. However, the annual performance report of a school corporation that is published in January 2004 must include the information that would have been included in the annual performance report published in 2003 if IC 20-1-21-4 had not been amended by this act.
    (b) This SECTION expires February 1, 2004.