February 22, 2013





SENATE BILL No. 416

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DIGEST OF SB 416 (Updated February 20, 2013 6:40 pm - DI 71)



Citations Affected: IC 20-31.

Synopsis: School evaluations. Voids the administrative rule that establishes the A through F designations of school performance. Requires the state board of education (state board) to establish new designations of school improvement that: (1) are based on the measurement of student growth as compared against established standard criteria; and (2) are not based on the measurement of student growth compared against peers. Provides that before the state board may begin the rulemaking process to establish new categories or designations of school performance, the state board shall report to the general assembly the proposed new categories or designations. Provides that the state board may adopt emergency rules to establish temporary categories or designations.

Effective: Upon passage.





Yoder , Charbonneau , Arnold J, Rogers, Head




    January 10, 2013, read first time and referred to Committee on Education and Career Development.
    February 21, 2013, amended, reported favorably _ Do Pass.






February 22, 2013

First Regular Session 118th General Assembly (2013)


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SENATE BILL No. 416



    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 20-31-8-5; (13)SB0416.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 20-31-8-5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE]: Sec. 5. (a) 511 IAC 6.2-6 is void. The publisher of the Indiana Administrative Code and Indiana Register shall remove this rule from the Indiana Administrative Code.
     (b) The state board shall establish new categories or designations of school improvement under the requirements of this chapter to replace 511 IAC 6.2-6. The new standards of assessing school improvement:
        (1) must be based on the measurement of student growth compared with established standard criteria; and
        (2) may not be based on the measurement of student growth compared with peers.
    (c) Before beginning the rulemaking process to establish new categories or designations of school improvement, the state board shall report to the general assembly the proposed new categories or designations in an electronic format under IC 5-14-6.
    
(d) The state board:
        (1) shall adopt rules under IC 4-22-2; and
        (2) may adopt emergency rules in the manner provided in IC 4-22-2-37.1;

to implement this chapter.
    (e) This section expires December 31, 2016.
SOURCE: ; (13)SB0416.1.2. -->     SECTION 2. An emergency is declared for this act.