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Senate Bill 0493

Senate Bill 0493

ARCHIVE (2013)

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DIGEST OF SB 493 (Updated April 2, 2013 1:44 pm - DI 116)

Education matters. Provides that the state board of education (state board) shall conduct a review of the common core standards. Provides that the state board, with the assistance of the department of education (department) and in consultation with the education roundtable, shall prepare a report to consider the flexibilities contained in the common core multi-state agreement to identify any supplemental standards to require in addition to the common core standards. Provides that the office of management and budget shall perform, in consultation with the department and the state board, a fiscal analysis of the projected cost to the state and to school corporations of the first five years of implementation of the common core standards. Defines "academic growth" and provides for the use of academic growth in evaluating schools. Provides that not later than November 15, 2013, the state board shall establish new categories or designations of school performance. Provides that if the state board enters into a contract with a special management team as part of a school intervention, the state board may authorize the special management team to offer instruction to other grade levels that are not currently provided by the school subject to the intervention. Provides to a school corporation, that has an 85% overall pass rate on achievement tests, a state tuition support achievement grant based on the number of passed achievement tests exceeding the overall 85% pass rate. Provides to a school corporation a state tuition support growth achievement grant based on a decrease in failed achievement tests .
    Current Status:
    Out of Committee 2nd House
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