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Enrolled House Bill (H)

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Various education matters. Provides that the state board of education (state board) may approve assigning a new identification number for a school that is in operation and requests a new number. Provides that the department of education (department) may assign an identification number to a new school upon the new school's request. Requires the state board to adopt rules to establish criteria that a school must meet to be considered a new school for identification number purposes. Voids 511 IAC 6.2-10-10. Provides that, after June 30, 2019, the state board may not use student growth as the exclusive means used Various education matters. Provides that the state board of education (state board) may approve assigning a new identification number for a school that is in operation and requests a new number. Provides that the department of education (department) may assign an identification number to a new school upon the new school's request. Requires the state board to adopt rules to establish criteria that a school must meet to be considered a new school for identification number purposes. Voids 511 IAC 6.2-10-10. Provides that, after June 30, 2019, the state board may not use student growth as the exclusive means used in determining a school's final accountability category. Provides that, upon request beginning with the 2019-2020 school year, the department shall place certain innovation network schools and innovation network charter schools in a "null" or "no letter grade" category for purposes of assessing school performance for a certain number of years, consecutively, unless an innovation network school or innovation network charter school requests otherwise. Provides that, if requested by a school, the department may place the school in a "null" or "no letter grade" category for purposes of assessing school performance for the first three consecutive years of operation of the school. Provides that an innovation network school may request that the state board approve an issuance of a "null" or "no letter grade" for a school during its first three consecutive years of operation by an innovation network team. Provides that the state board must establish criteria that the state board may consider in determining whether an innovation network school that reconfigures an existing school is eligible to receive a "null" or "no letter grade". Adds Cambridge International exams as a postsecondary readiness competency that may be approved by the state board as a graduation pathway. Requires the state board to approve two or more benchmark, formative, interim, or similar assessments to identify students that require remediation. (Current law requires that the state board approve two or more benchmark assessments to identify students that require remediation.) Prohibits the state board and department from contracting with, approving, or endorsing the use of a single vendor to provide benchmark, formative, interim, or similar assessments for kindergarten through grade 7. ... View more