AN ACT TO REDUCE SPENDING BY ELIMINATING STATEWIDE STANDARDIZED TESTING IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS, EXCEPT AS REQUIRED BY FEDERAL LAW OR AS A CONDITION OF A FEDERAL GRANT. Summarized in Daily Bulletin 2/7/11 and 2/16/11. Enacted March 19, 2011. Effective July 1, 2011.
Summary date: Mar 21 2011 - View summary
Bill H 48 (2011-2012)Summary date: Feb 16 2011 - View summary
House amendments make the following changes to 1st edition. Amendment #1 provides that the act applies beginning with the 2011-12 school year. Amendment #2 requires the State Board of Education, in conjunction with the Department of Public Instruction (DPI), to consider alternative assessment strategies for measuring student academic performance and evaluating teachers. Requires DPI to report its proposals to the House Education Committee and the Senate Education/Higher Education Committee by June 1, 2011. Makes conforming technical changes.
Bill H 48 (2011-2012)Summary date: Feb 7 2011 - View summary
Amends GS 115C-174.11 to prohibit the State Board of Education from requiring public schools to administer any standardized tests other than those required by federal law or as a condition of a federal grant and provides that the State Board of Education must provide all such required tests to local school administrative units. Eliminates a provision for the State Board to develop and implement a plan, pursuant to the content standards of GS 115C-12(9c), for high school end-of-course tests and specifies four end-of-course tests that are eliminated. Makes conforming changes. Effective July 1, 2011.