HB 1425-1_ Filed 02/02/2004, 19:00 Behning


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HOUSE MOTION ____

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MR. SPEAKER:

    I move that House Bill 1425 be amended to read as follows:

    Page 2, after line 9 , begin a new paragraph and insert:
" SECTION 2. IC 20-10.1-16-13, AS AMENDED BY P.L.193-1999, SECTION 2, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2004]: Sec. 13. (a) Beginning with the class of students who expect to graduate during the 1999-2000 school year, Each student is required to meet:
        (1) the academic standards tested in the graduation examination; and
        (2) any additional requirements established by the governing body;
to be eligible to graduate.
    (b) Except as provided in subsection (g), beginning with the class of students who expect to graduate during the 2007-2008 school year, each student is required to meet:
        (1) the educational proficiency standard tested in the graduation examination;
        (2) the Core 40 requirements adopted by the board under IC 20-10.1-5.7; and
        (3) any additional requirements established by the governing body;
to be eligible to graduate.

     (c) A student who does not meet the academic standards tested in the graduation examination shall be given the opportunity to be tested

during each semester of each grade following the grade in which the student is initially tested until the student achieves a passing score.
    (c) (d) A student who does not achieve a passing score on the graduation examination may be eligible to graduate if all of the following occur:
        (1) The principal of the school the student attends certifies that the student will within one (1) month of the student's scheduled graduation date successfully complete all components of the Core 40 curriculum as established by the board under IC 20-10.1-5.7-1.
        (2) The student otherwise satisfies all state and local graduation requirements.
    (d) (e) A student who does not achieve a passing score on the graduation examination and who does not meet the requirements of subsection (c) (d) may be eligible to graduate if the student does all of the following:
        (1) Takes the graduation examination in each subject area in which the student did not achieve a passing score at least one (1) time every school year after the school year in which the student first takes the graduation examination.
        (2) Completes remediation opportunities provided to the student by the student's school.
        (3) Maintains a school attendance rate of at least ninety-five percent (95%) with excused absences not counting against the student's attendance.
        (4) Maintains at least a "C" average or the equivalent in the courses comprising the credits specifically required for graduation by rule of the board.
        (5) Obtains a written recommendation from a teacher of the student in each subject area in which the student has not achieved a passing score. The recommendation must:
            (A) be concurred in by the principal of the student's school; and
            (B) be supported by documentation that the student has attained the academic standard in the subject area based upon:
                (i) tests other than the graduation examination; or
                (ii) classroom work.
        (6) Otherwise satisfies all state and local graduation requirements.
    (e) (f) This subsection applies to a student who is a child with a disability (as defined in IC 20-1-6-1). If the student does not achieve a passing score on the graduation examination, the student's case conference committee may determine that the student is eligible to graduate if the case conference committee finds the following:
        (1) The student's teacher of record, in consultation with a teacher of the student in each subject area in which the student has not achieved a passing score, makes a written recommendation to the case conference committee. The recommendation must:
            (A) be concurred in by the principal of the student's school;

and
            (B) be supported by documentation that the student has attained the academic standard in the subject area based upon:
                (i) tests other than the graduation examination; or
                (ii) classroom work.
        (2) The student meets all of the following requirements:
            (A) Retakes the graduation examination in each subject area in which the student did not achieve a passing score as often as required by the student's individualized education program.
            (B) Completes remediation opportunities provided to the student by the student's school to the extent required by the student's individualized education program.
            (C) Maintains a school attendance rate of at least ninety-five percent (95%) to the extent required by the student's individualized education program with excused absences not counting against the student's attendance.
            (D) Maintains at least a "C" average or the equivalent in the courses comprising the credits specifically required for graduation by rule of the board.
            (E) Otherwise satisfies all state and local graduation requirements.
     (g) Any decision concerning a student who is a child with a disability (as defined in IC 20-1-6-1) to complete the Core 40 curriculum required under subsection (b) shall be made in accordance with the child's individualized education program and federal law. "
    (Reference is to HB 1425 as printed January 30, 2004.)


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Representative BEHNING


RH 142501/DI bnm
2004