I move that House Bill 1308 be amended to read as follows:
Page 1, between the enacting clause and line 1, begin a new paragraph and
insert: Page 16, between lines 38 and 39, begin a new paragraph and insert:
SECTION 1. IC 20-10.1-16-4, AS AMENDED BY P.L.146-1999,
SECTION 6, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY
1, 2004]: Sec. 4. (a) The board shall:
(1) authorize the development and implementation of the Indiana statewide testing for educational progress program; and (2) determine the date, which must be during the spring semester of the school year, on which the statewide testing is Administered in each school corporation.
(b) The state superintendent is responsible for the overall
development, implementation, and monitoring of the ISTEP program. (c) The department shall prepare detailed design specifications for the ISTEP program that must do the following:
(1) Take into account the academic standards.
(2) Include testing of students' higher level cognitive thinking in each subject area tested.
Renumber all SECTIONS consecutively.
(Reference is to HB 1308 as printed January 30, 2004.)