Bill Summary for H 559 (2015-2016)

Summary date: 

Apr 21 2015

Bill Information:

View NCGA Bill Details2015-2016 Session
House Bill 559 (Public) Filed Thursday, April 2, 2015
AN ACT TO DIRECT THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO PROVIDE STUDENTS PERFORMANCE DATA TO PARENTS, STUDENTS, AND TEACHERS ON THE RESULTS OF STATEWIDE TESTS AND ASSESSMENTS AND TO INCREASE BY FIVE DAYS THE NUMBER OF DAYS ASSESSMENTS AND FINAL EXAMS CAN BE ADMINISTERED WITHIN THE FINAL INSTRUCTIONAL DAYS BEFORE THE END OF THE SEMESTER OR YEAR.
Intro. by Whitmire, Lucas, Riddell, Elmore.

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House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition. 

Amends GS 115C-174.12 to require annual assessments and final exams to be administered within the final 15 (was, 10) instructional days of the school year for year-long courses and within the final 10 (was, five) instructional days of the semester for semester courses. Requires the State Board of Education to provide student performance data on each statewide assessment (was, develop a summative analysis of the statewide assessments) to be disseminated to local school administrative units, teachers, parents, and students within five days of the test or assessment. Deletes the requirement that the Department of Public Instruction use an applicable component of the Instructional Improvement System to give instructional feedback. No longer requires that information be disseminated on individual test items. Requires that teachers receive the number, as well as the percentage, of students who responded correctly on a test item. Makes additional clarifying and conforming changes.

Amends the act's long title.

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