Introduced Version






HOUSE BILL No. 1176

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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.





Oxley, Stilwell




    January 10, 2000, read first time and referred to Committee on Education.







Introduced

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 education.

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
        (2) 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 examination.
    (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 ISTEP program.

    SECTION 3. THE FOLLOWING ARE REPEALED [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2000]: IC 20-10.1-16-1.5; IC 20-10.1-16-13; IC 20-10.1-16-14.