Bill Summaries: H587 ALTERNATE ACT/PLAN FOR CERTAIN STUDENTS (NEW).

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  • Summary date: Jul 2 2013 - More information

    AN ACT TO REQUIRE AN ALTERNATE ACT AND PLAN PRECURSOR TEST FOR CERTAIN STUDENTS. Enacted June 26, 2013. Effective June 26, 2013.


  • Summary date: Jun 11 2013 - More information

    Senate amendment makes the following changes to the 4th edition.

    Amends GS 115C-174.11(c)(4), making a technical change, providing that the State Board of Education must require the administration of an alternate to the ACT or an alternate to the PLAN precursor test to the ACT to a student who meets specified criteria (was, require the administration of the alternate ACT test or alternate PLAN precursor test to students who meet specified criteria).


  • Summary date: Jun 5 2013 - More information

    Senate committee substitute to the 3rd edition makes the following changes. Amends GS 115C-174.11(c)(4) to require the State Board of Education to require administration of the alternate ACT test or alternate PLAN precursor test to the ACT to a student who meets each of the following: (1) exhibits severe and pervasive delays in all areas of conceptual, linguistic, and academic development and in adaptive behaviors; (2) is following the extended content standards of the Standard Course of Study or is following a course of study that may not lead to admission into a college level course of study resulting in a college degree; and (3) has a written parental request for an alternative assessment (was, prohibited advertising the ACT test or any ACT precursor test to a student in the Occupational Course of Study or the Extended Course of Study who also met two specified requirements). Requires the State Board of Education to ensure that parents of students enrolled in all public schools (was, parents of students enrolled in the Occupational Course of Study or the Extended Course of Study) have the information they need to make decisions regarding participating in the ACT and the PLAN precursor test. Requires that alternate assessment and ACT assessment results of students with disabilities be included in school accountability reports (was, the State Board may develop alternative assessment measures).

    Deletes the requirement that the State Board of Education apply for a waiver and makes conforming changes.

    Requires the State Board of Education to develop an alternate assessment to measure career and college readiness for students not required to take the ACT or PLAN. Requires pilot testing for the alternate ACT assessment to occur simultaneously with the ACT administration during the 2013-14 school year and for the PLAN assessment with the PLAN administration during the 2014-15 school year.

    Makes the entire act effective when the act becomes law.

    Updates the act's short and long titles.


  • Summary date: Apr 18 2013 - More information

    House amendment makes the following changes to the 2nd edition.

    Amends GS 115C-147.11(c)(4) to prohibit the Board of Education (Board)from requiring the administration of the ACT test or any precursor to the test to any student enrolled in the Occupational Course of Study or the Extended Course of Study who (1) does not score at or above grade level on any state-approved end-of-course tests, and (2) has a written parental request exemption. Provides that the Board will ensure that parents of students enrolled in the Occupational Course of Study or the Extended Course of Study in all public schools, including charter and regional schools, have the necessary information to make informed decisions regarding participation in the ACT and aligned precursor tests.


  • Summary date: Apr 17 2013 - More information

    House committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes. Amends GS 115C-147.11(c)(4) to prohibit the State Board of Education from requiring the administration of the ACT test or any precursor to the test to any student enrolled in the Occupational Course of Study or the Extended Course of Study; allows the development of alternative assessment measures for these students.


  • Summary date: Apr 4 2013 - More information

    Amends GS 115C-174.11(c)(4) to provide that the requirement that the State Board of Education (Board) require that the ACT be administered for all students in the 11th grade does not apply to those students enrolled in the Occupational Course of Study or the Extended Course of Study, and allows for the development of an alternative assessment measure. Makes a conforming change to GS 115C-174.22.

    Requires the Board to apply to the US Department of Education for an amendment to the federal waiver obtained regarding accountability measures under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, to implement the act.

    Statutory changes are effective September 1, 2014, or upon the approval of the required waiver amendment, whichever occurs earlier.


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