HB 1304-5_ Filed 02/07/2007, 11:23 Noe

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    I move that House Bill 1304 be amended to read as follows:

    Page 1, between the enacting clause and line 1, begin a new paragraph and insert:
    "SECTION 1. IC 20-32-5-4, AS ADDED BY P.L.1-2005, SECTION 16, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2007]: Sec. 4. (a) The state board shall:
        (1) authorize the development and implementation of the ISTEP program; and
        (2) determine the date , which for school years beginning after June 30, 2008, must be during the first two (2) weeks that end in May of the school year, on which the statewide testing is administered in each school corporation.
    (b) The state superintendent is responsible for the overall development, implementation, and monitoring of the ISTEP program.
    (c) The department shall prepare detailed design specifications for the ISTEP program that must do the following:
        (1) Take into account the academic standards adopted under IC 20-31-3.
        (2) Include testing of students' higher level cognitive thinking in each subject area tested.
         (3) Provide for a pilot test for reliability and validation to         be given during the first two (2) weeks that end in May 2008         and for the following schedule concerning the         administration, scoring, and reporting results, for school         years beginning after June 30, 2008:

             (A) Test administration conducted during the first two             (2) weeks that end in May.
            (B) Test scoring completed before June 16.
            (C) Test results reported to teachers and parents before             July 1.
            (D) Yearly progress reported to parents and the federal             government before July 16.
    Renumber all SECTIONS consecutively.
    (Reference is to HB 1304 as printed January 31, 2007.)


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