ELIMINATE NC FINAL EXAM.

View NCGA Bill Details2015-2016 Session
House Bill 248 (Public) Filed Monday, March 16, 2015
AN ACT TO ELIMINATE THE NC FINAL EXAM AND THE ANALYSIS OF STUDENT WORK PROCESS AS THE MEASURES USED TO POPULATE STANDARD SIX OF THE TEACHER EVALUATION INSTRUMENT AND INSTEAD USE SCHOOL-WIDE GROWTH VALUES FOR TEACHERS WHO TEACH LESS THAN SIXTY PERCENT OF THEIR TIME IN END-OF-GRADE OR END-OF-COURSE SUBJECTS.
Intro. by Holloway, Elmore.

Status: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate (Senate Action) (Apr 29 2015)

SOG comments (1):

Long Title Change

House committee substitute to the 1st edition makes changes to the long title. The original title was:

AN ACT TO ELIMINATE THE NC FINAL EXAM AND TO REQUIRE LOCAL BOARDS OF EDUCATION TO POPULATE STANDARD SIX OF THE TEACHER EVALUATION INSTRUMENT USING SCHOOL-WIDE GROWTH VALUES.

H 248

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Apr 28 2015 - More information

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

    Requires that the State Board of Education (SBE) eliminate the analysis of student work process, as well as eliminate the use of the NC Final Exam, in assessing teacher performance in relation to Standard 6 of the North Carolina Teacher Evaluation System. Directs the SBE to adopt a policy that provides that assessment of teacher performance for Standard 6 of the state Teacher Evaluation System be made through end-of-grade assessments and end-of-course assessments for teachers who teach at least 60% of their time in an end-of-grade or end-of-course tested subject and provides that school-wide growth values be used to assess the performance of all other teachers.

    Requires the Department of Public Instruction (was, the State Board of Education) to apply within 60 days of passage of the bill to the US Department of Education for an amendment to the flexibility waiver granted to North Carolina under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act regarding use of certain assessments to assess teacher performance.

    Amends the bill's long title.


  • Summary date: Mar 16 2015 - More information

    Requires the State Board of Education (Board) to eliminate the use of the NC Final Exam to assess teachers' performance in relation to Standard 6 of the North Carolina Teacher Evaluation System and requires the Board to adopt a policy requiring each local school administrative unit to use school‑wide growth values to determine Standard 6 ratings. Requires the End‑of‑Grade assessments and End‑of‑Course assessments to be used for determining student growth values for teachers administering those assessments. Effective upon the approval by the US Department of Education of the amendment required by Section 2 of this act.

    Section 2 of the act requires the Board, within 60 days of the date this act becomes law, to submit for approval by the US Department of Education an amendment to its flexibility waiver under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, 20 U.S.C. § 6301 et seq.


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