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House Bill (S)

DIGEST

Various education matters. Provides that the department of education (department) shall, with approval of the state board, assign each school within a school corporation an identification number. Voids 511 IAC 6.2-10-10. Provides that, if requested by a charter school, the department may place the charter school in a "null" or "no letter grade" category for purposes of assessing school improvement for the first three consecutive years of operation of the charter school. Requires the department to post the charter school's proficiency and growth scores on the department's Internet web site for each year the charter school receives a "null" or Various education matters. Provides that the department of education (department) shall, with approval of the state board, assign each school within a school corporation an identification number. Voids 511 IAC 6.2-10-10. Provides that, if requested by a charter school, the department may place the charter school in a "null" or "no letter grade" category for purposes of assessing school improvement for the first three consecutive years of operation of the charter school. Requires the department to post the charter school's proficiency and growth scores on the department's Internet web site for each year the charter school receives a "null" or "no letter grade". 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 an innovation network school or a charter school that reconstitutes as an innovation network school after June 30, 2019, may not use student growth as the exclusive means to measure school accountability. Adds Cambridge international exams as a postsecondary readiness competency that may be approved by the state board of education (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 the state board to approve two or more benchmark assessments to identify students that require remediation.) ... View more