SB 384-2_ Filed 02/29/2012, 07:22 Smith V

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    I move that Engrossed Senate Bill 384 be amended to read as follows:

SOURCE: Page 15, line 30; (12)MO038440.15. -->     Page 15, between lines 30 and 31, begin a new paragraph and insert:
SOURCE: ; (12)MO038440.22. -->     "SECTION 22. [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE] (a) On May 1, 2013, a rule adopted by the state board of education in January 2012, concerning the grading of Indiana's public schools and school districts is void.
    (b) Beginning March 1, 2012, the state board of education shall begin the process of developing a new proposal to address the grading of Indiana's public schools and school districts under this SECTION so long as the proposal complies with the following:
        (1) The proposal may not employ a methodology that permits grading on a curve (also known as curved grading or grading on a bell curve) or any other statistical method of assigning grades designed to yield a predetermined distribution of grades among schools or school districts.

         (2) The proposal may not use raw student assessment results for more than fifty percent (50%) of the grade.
        (3) The proposal must use as a majority component the improvement growth of the school or school district from one (1) year to the next.
        (4) The proposal may use other performance components for the balance of the grading.
        (5) The state board of education must convene al least three (3) regional public hearings on the proposal at which interested parties may offer input and recommendations

regarding the proposal.
        (6) Before the proposal may go into effect, the proposal must come before the general assembly in the 2013 regular session in the form of an introduced bill to be considered by the general assembly for enactment.
    (c) Upon enactment of legislation by the general assembly under subsection (b)(6), the state superintendent of public instruction shall inform the United States Department of Education of the enactment of the legislation.
    Renumber all SECTIONS consecutively.
    (Reference is to ESB 384 as printed February 27, 2012.)


Representative Smith V

MO038440/DI 116     2012