HOUSE BILL No. 1108
DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Synopsis: Education report card. Changes the required publication
date and some components of school corporation annual performance
reports. Removes language concerning the obsolete performance based
accreditation program. Provides for the transition in publication dates
by moving the September 2002 publication date to January 2003.
Effective: July 1, 2002.
January 8, 2002, read first time and referred to Committee on Education.
Second Regular Session 112th General Assembly (2002)
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HOUSE BILL No. 1108
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 20-1-21-4; (02)IN1108.1.1. -->
IS AMENDED TO READ AS
FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2002]: Sec. 4. Not earlier than
September 1 January 1 or later than September 15 January 15 of each
year, the governing body of a school corporation shall publish an
annual performance report of the school corporation, in compliance
with the procedures identified in section 8 of this chapter. The report
must be published one (1) time annually under
SOURCE: IC 20-1-21-7; (02)IN1108.1.2. -->
, AS AMENDED BY P.L.221-1999,
SECTION 10, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE
JULY 1, 2002]: Sec. 7. A report must contain the following:
(1) The benchmarks and indicators of performance listed in
section 9 of this chapter for each of the preceding three (3) years.
(2) Additional components determined under section 8(4) of this
(3) A comparison of the benchmarks described in section 9(1)
through 9(3) of this chapter to performance based accreditation
goals developed under IC 20-1-1.2.
(4) (3) Additional information or explanation that the governing
body wishes to include, including the following:
(A) Results of assessments of students under programs other
than the ISTEP program that a school corporation uses to
determine if students are meeting or exceeding academic
standards in grades that are not tested under the ISTEP
(B) Staff professional development, including the type and
extent of opportunities available.
(C) Number and types of partnerships with the
community, business, or higher education.
(D) Levels of parental participation.
SOURCE: IC 20-1-21-8; (02)IN1108.1.3. -->
, AS AMENDED BY P.L.221-1999,
SECTION 11, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE
JULY 1, 2002]: Sec. 8. The state superintendent and the Indiana state
board of education, in consultation with school corporations,
educational organizations, appropriate state agencies, and other
organizations and individuals having an interest in education, shall
develop and periodically revise the following for the benchmarks and
indicators of performance under section 9 of this chapter and the
additional components of the performance report:
(1) Reporting procedures, including the following:
(A) A determination of the information that a school
corporation must compile and the information that the
department must compile.
(B) A determination of the information required on a school by
school basis and the information required on a school
(C) A common format suitable for publication, including
tables, graphics, and explanatory text.
(2) Operational definitions.
(3) Standards for implementation.
(4) Additional components for the report that may be benchmarks,
indicators of performance, or other information.
(5) Targets identified in performance based accreditation goals
developed under IC 20-1-1.2 for certain benchmarks and a
reporting system that measures schools and school corporations
against the targets.
SOURCE: IC 20-1-21-9; (02)IN1108.1.4. -->
, AS AMENDED BY P.L.237-2001,
SECTION 2, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE
JULY 1, 2002]: Sec. 9.
Beginning with the report published in 2002,
The report must include the following benchmarks or indicators of
(1) Student enrollment.
(2) Graduation rate.
(2) (3) Attendance rate.
(3) (4) The following test scores, including the number and
percentage of students meeting academic standards:
(A) ISTEP test scores.
(B) Scores for assessments under
(C) For a freeway school, scores on a locally adopted
assessment program, if appropriate.
(4) (5) Actual class size.
(5) (6) The number and percentage of students in the following
groups or programs:
At risk. Alternative education.
(B) Vocational education.
(C) Special education.
(D) Gifted or talented.
and preventive remediation.
(F) Limited English language proficiency.
(G) Receiving free or reduced price lunch under the
national school lunch program.
(6) (7) Advanced placement, including the following:
(A) For advanced placement tests, the number and percentage
(i) scoring three (3), four (4), and five (5); and
(B) For the Scholastic Aptitude Test:
(i) test scores for all students taking the test;
(ii) test scores for students completing the academic honors
diploma program; and
(iii) the number and percentage of students participating.
(7) (8) Course completion, including the number and percentage
of students completing the following programs:
(A) Academic honors diploma.
(B) Core 40 curriculum.
(C) Vocational programs.
(8) (9) The percentage of graduates who pursue higher education.
(9) (10) School safety, including the number and percentage of
students receiving suspension or expulsion for the possession of
alcohol, drugs, or weapons.
(10) (11) Financial information and various school cost factors
relevant to performance, including the following:
(A) Expenditures per pupil.
(B) Average teacher salary.
(C) Remediation funding.
(11) (12) Technology accessibility and use of technology in
(12) Staff professional development, including the type and extent
of opportunities available.
(13) Student mobility rates, when this information is available.
(14) Number and types of partnerships with the community,
business, or higher education.
(15) (14) Teacher licensing, certification, and preparation,
including The number of teachers with national board
certification. each of the following:
(A) Teachers who are certificated employees (as defined in
(B) Teachers who teach the subject area for which the
teacher holds a license.
(16) (15) The percentage of grade 3 students reading at or above
grade 3 level.
(17) A comparison of ISTEP scores and the dropout rate.
(18) (16) Other indicators of performance as recommended by the
education roundtable (IC 20-1-20.5-3).
SOURCE: ; (02)IN1108.1.5. -->
SECTION 5. [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2002] (a) Notwithstanding
, as amended by this act, the governing body of a
school corporation is not required to publish an annual
performance report of the school corporation in calendar year
2002. However, the annual performance report of a school
corporation that is published in January 2003 must include the
information that would have been included in the annual
performance report published in 2002 if
had not been
amended by this act.
(b) This SECTION expires February 1, 2003.