HOUSE BILL No. 1120
DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
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.
January 7, 2003, read first time and referred to Committee on Education.
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
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SOURCE: IC 20-1-21-4; (03)IN1120.1.1. -->
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
(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
SOURCE: IC 20-1-21-7; (03)IN1120.1.2. -->
, 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:
benchmarks and indicators of performance information
listed in section 9 of this chapter for each of the preceding three
(2) Additional components determined under section 8(4) of this
(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
(B) The number and types of staff professional
(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. -->
, 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
(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. -->
, 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
(1) Student enrollment.
The following test scores, including the number and
percentage of students meeting academic standards:
(A) ISTEP test scores.
(B) Scores for assessments under
(C) For a freeway school, scores on a locally adopted
assessment program, if appropriate.
(4) Actual (5) Average
The number and percentage of students in the following
groups or programs:
At risk. Alternative education, if offered.
(B) Vocational education.
(C) Special education.
(D) Gifted or talented, if offered.
and preventive remediation.
(F) Limited English language proficiency.
(G) Students receiving free or reduced price lunch under
the national school lunch program.
Advanced placement, including the following:
(A) For advanced placement tests, the
(i) scoring three (3), four (4), and five (5);
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
percentage of students
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
(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
(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.
Teacher licensing, certification, and preparation, including
The number and percentage of teachers with national board
certification. each of the following within the school
(A) Teachers who are certificated employees (as defined in
(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
A comparison of ISTEP scores and the dropout rate. The
number of students expelled, including the number
participating in other recognized education programs during
(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
, 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
had not been
amended by this act.
(b) This SECTION expires February 1, 2004.