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SB 211: Student Assessments;consideration of local reading programs; research based formative assessments; summative component; provide

Voted on Tuesday March 28, 2017

John Pezold's thoughts

SB 211 deals with research-based formative assessments for he first and second grades in mathematics and English-language arts/reading. This legislation amends current code to require research-based assessments to provide real-time data, allow flexible grouping of students based on skills level, and measure study progress. This legislation also requires the State Board of Education to conduct a study comparing state content standards in grades 9-12 to nationally recognized academic assessments like the SAT and ACT.

The legislation also amends the Move on When Ready Act to ensure dual enrollment students are not penalized by local school systems and remain eligible to be named class valedictorian or salutatorian - so long as, if they moved to the school system after their sophomore year, they take at least one course on site at their high school.

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John Pezold's Vote

Vote Totals

The table below breaks down the total number of votes, and marks the majority vote.

Voted Total % Majority Vote?
Yea 166 92.7% Majority Vote
Nay 4 2.2%
Did not vote 2 1.1%
Excused 7 3.9%