Bill Summary for S 621 (2019-2020)

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Jul 8 2019

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View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
Senate Bill 621 (Public) Filed Wednesday, April 3, 2019
AN ACT TO REDUCE TESTING ADMINISTERED TO STUDENTS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND TO MAKE VARIOUS TECHNICAL AND CLARIFYING CHANGES RELATED TO EDUCATION LAWS.
Intro. by Tillman, Ballard, Sawyer.

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House committee substitute to the 3rd edition makes the following changes. 

Part II. Replace EOGs with Through-Grade Assessment Model Similar to NC Check-Ins

Provides that if SB 500 (Modify Advanced Math Course Enrollment) of the 2019 Regular Session becomes law, the proposed changes to GS 115C-81.36 are repealed, and instead amends GS 115C-81.36, as amended by SB 500, as follows. Requires that any student scoring at the highest level on the State-mandated test (rather than the end-of-grade test) in math in grades three through five be provided advanced learning opportunities in math for the next school year. Also requires, when advanced math courses are offered in grades six and higher, any student scoring at a the highest level on the State-mandated test that denotes superior command of knowledge and skill for math (rather than a specified level on the end-of-grade or end-of-course test) be enrolled in the advanced course for the next math course in which the student is enrolled; makes the same changes for seventh grade students whose next level course will be at a high school level. Prohibits removal of a qualifying student without written consent of the student's parent or guardian who has been adequately informed that the student's placement was determined by the student's achievement in the previous math course (rather than on the end-of-grade or end-of-course test). Applies beginning with testing administered for the 2022-23 school year.

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