Reprinted

February 8, 2007





HOUSE BILL No. 1304

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DIGEST OF HB 1304 (Updated February 7, 2007 2:38 pm - DI 109)



Citations Affected: IC 20-32.

Synopsis: Academic standards tested on ISTEP. Requires the department of education to provide each school that administers ISTEP tests with information concerning which state academic standards will be tested and the number of questions that will be asked concerning each standard. Requires the department to develop guidelines and the state board of education to adopt rules that describe the statistical analysis methods used to determine: (1) whether a school corporation or school fails to meet a target ISTEP score or improvement rate, and (2) whether the margin by which the school corporation or school failed to meet the target ISTEP scores or improvement rates falls outside normal random statistical variation from the target scores or improvement rates.

Effective: July 1, 2007.





Cheatham, Robertson, Porter, Candelaria Reardon




    January 16, 2007, read first time and referred to Committee on Education.
    January 30, 2007, reported _ Do Pass.
    February 7, 2007, read second time, amended, ordered engrossed.





Reprinted

February 8, 2007

First Regular Session 115th General Assembly (2007)


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HOUSE BILL No. 1304



    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 20-32-5-5.5; (07)HB1304.2.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 20-32-5-5.5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2007]: Sec. 5.5. The department shall provide each school administering an ISTEP test the following information for each scheduled test at least four (4) weeks before the administration of the test:
        (1) The academic standards established by the state board that are included on the test.
        (2) The number of questions that will be asked about each included academic standard.

SOURCE: IC 20-32-5-23; (07)HB1304.2.2. -->     SECTION 2. IC 20-32-5-23 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2007]: Sec. 23. The department shall develop guidelines and the state board shall adopt rules under IC 4-22-2 that describe the statistical analysis methods used to determine the following information about ISTEP scores:
        (1) Whether a school corporation or school fails to meet a

target ISTEP score or improvement rate.
        (2) Whether the margin by which the school corporation or school failed to meet the target ISTEP scores or improvement rates falls outside normal random statistical variation from the target scores or improvement rates.