HOUSE BILL No. 1176
DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Citations Affected: IC 20-10.1.
Synopsis: ISTEP diploma. Provides that a student is not required to
pass the grade 10 ISTEP examination in order to graduate from high
school. Provides for the placement of an ISTEP+ diploma seal on the
high school diploma of a graduate who passes the grade 10 ISTEP
examination. Provides that a student who does not pass the grade 10
ISTEP examination may be retested in any school year with the consent
of the student's parent. Repeals references to the graduation
examination and the obsolete grade 12 examination.
Effective: July 1, 2000.
January 10, 2000, read first time and referred to Committee on Education.
Second Regular Session 111th General Assembly (2000)
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HOUSE BILL No. 1176
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SOURCE: IC 20-10.1-16-8; (00)IN1176.1.1. -->
SECTION 1. IC 20-10.1-16-8, AS AMENDED BY P.L.193-1999,
SECTION 1, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE
JULY 1, 2000]: Sec. 8. (a) The state superintendent shall develop an
ISTEP program testing schedule in which:
(1) each student in grades 3, 6, 8, and 10 must be tested; and
each student in grade 10 must take a graduation examination.
a student who does not meet the educational proficiency
standard tested in the grade 10 examination may retake the
grade 10 examination in any school year with the consent of
the student's parent.
The board shall adopt rules to establish when a student is considered
to be in grade 10 for purposes of initially taking the graduation
(b) A student who is a child with a disability (as defined in
IC 20-1-6-1) shall be tested under this chapter with appropriate
accommodations in testing materials and procedures unless the
individuals who develop the child's individualized education program
determine that testing under this chapter, or a part of the testing, is not
appropriate for the student and that an alternate assessment will be
used to test the student's achievement.
(c) Any decision with regard to a student who is a child with a
disability (as defined in IC 20-1-6-1) to participate in testing under this
chapter, to receive accommodations in testing materials and
procedures, to participate in remediation under IC 20-10.1-17, or to be
retained at the same grade level for consecutive school years shall be
made in accordance with the child's individualized education program,
subject to the ISTEP program manual, and federal law.
SOURCE: IC 20-10.1-16-16; (00)IN1176.1.2. -->
SECTION 2. IC 20-10.1-16-16 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA
CODE AS A NEW
SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS
[EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2000]: Sec. 16. (a) As used in this section,
"diploma" means a certificate of graduation that a governing body
issues to a student to certify that the student has satisfied the
minimum requirements for high school graduation.
(b) As used in this section, "diploma seal" means an appropriate
indicator that is imprinted, impressed, or otherwise affixed to a
student's diploma to certify that the student has satisfied the
minimum requirements for receiving a diploma with the indicator.
(c) A governing body of a school corporation or governing
authority of a nonpublic school must provide an ISTEP+ diploma
seal to a student who receives:
(1) a diploma; and
(2) a passing score on the grade 10 examination under the
SECTION 3. THE FOLLOWING ARE REPEALED [EFFECTIVE
JULY 1, 2000]: IC 20-10.1-16-1.5; IC 20-10.1-16-13;