Senate Bill 0193
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DIGEST OF SB 193 (Updated February 21, 2013 3:00 pm - DI 84)
Common core state educational standards. Provides that the state board of education (state board) may not continue to implement the common core standards or require the use of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers or Smarter Balanced assessment by schools until the state board holds at least one public meeting, at which testimony must be taken, in each congressional district. Requires at least one member of the state board to attend each public meeting. Requires the state board to compare Indiana standards with the common core standards, to seek information concerning best practices from a broad range of sources, and consider other superior standards before adopting new standards. Prohibits the state board from adopting or revising academic standards in a manner that would adopt the common core standards before holding the required public meetings; however, allows grade 2 standards to be adopted. Between June 30, 2013, and March 31, 2014, prohibits the state from entering into or renewing an agreement that cedes control or autonomy over educational standards and assessments to any outside entity. Provides that academic standards are adopted in a six year cycle, beginning in 2013. Adds parent members to an academic standards committee (currently, the committee is made up of educators in the subject area that is being revised). Provides that a parent may request a rescoring of a student's responses on any statewide assessment that the student is required to complete. Requires the office of management and budget to perform a fiscal analysis of the projected cost to the state and school corporations of the first five years of implementation of the common core standards.
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