Introduced House Bill (H)

Authored by

DIGEST

Education matters. Provides a $1,000 state income tax credit for an individual who is a licensed K-12 classroom teacher with respect to state income taxes on the income earned from the individual's employment as a classroom teacher. Replaces the ISTEP test program with an assessment program developed by the state board of education (state board) and the department of education. Specifies that the assessment program may not include measures or requirements that exceed measures and requirements in the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Changes the definition of a probationary and professional teacher. Expands the definition of an eligible student Education matters. Provides a $1,000 state income tax credit for an individual who is a licensed K-12 classroom teacher with respect to state income taxes on the income earned from the individual's employment as a classroom teacher. Replaces the ISTEP test program with an assessment program developed by the state board of education (state board) and the department of education. Specifies that the assessment program may not include measures or requirements that exceed measures and requirements in the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Changes the definition of a probationary and professional teacher. Expands the definition of an eligible student for purposes of receiving a choice scholarship to include any student who is at least five years of age and less than 22 years of age and has legal settlement in Indiana. Repeals provisions requiring a school corporation to develop and implement an annual teacher performance evaluation plan. Provides that, not later than July 1, 2018, the state board shall establish new categories or designations of school performance. Provides that the new standards of assessing school performance may not: (1) use an "A through F" grading scale; (2) use statewide assessment program test results as the primary means to assess school performance; and (3) include requirements or measures other than requirements or measures authorized under ESSA. Makes conforming and technical amendments. ... View more