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SENATE BILL NO. 1412 – Students, reading assessmt/calcultn


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S1412..........................................................by EDUCATION
STUDENTS - READING ASSESSMENT - Amends existing law to define the students
who shall be included in calculations relating to the reading assessment.
02/11    Senate intro - 1st rdg - to printing
02/12    Rpt prt - to Educ
02/21    Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
02/22    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
02/27    3rd rdg - PASSED - 35-0-0
      AYES -- Andreason, Boatright, Branch(Bartlett), Brandt, Bunderson,
      Burtenshaw, Cameron, Darrington, Davis, Deide, Dunklin, Frasure,
      Geddes, Goedde, Hawkins, Hill, Ingram, Ipsen, Keough, King-Barrutia,
      Little, Lodge, Marley, Noh, Richardson, Risch, Sandy, Schroeder,
      Sims, Sorensen, Stegner, Stennett, Thorne, Wheeler, Williams
      NAYS -- None
      Absent and excused -- None
    Floor Sponsor - Deide
    Title apvd - to House
02/28    House intro - 1st rdg - to Educ
03/07    Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
03/08    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
    Rls susp - PASSED - 59-0-11
      AYES -- Aikele, Barraclough, Bedke, Bell, Black, Block, Boe, Bolz,
      Bradford, Bruneel, Callister, Collins, Crow, Cuddy, Deal, Denney,
      Ellis, Ellsworth, Eskridge, Field(13), Field(20), Gagner, Hadley,
      Hammond, Harwood, Henbest, Higgins, Jaquet, Jones, Kellogg(Duncan),
      Kunz, Lake, Langford, Loertscher, Mader, Martinez, McKague, Meyer,
      Moyle, Pearce, Pischner, Pomeroy, Ridinger, Roberts, Robison, Sali,
      Schaefer, Sellman, Shepherd, Smith(33), Smith(23), Smylie, Stevenson,
      Stone, Tilman, Trail, Wood, Young, Mr. Speaker
      NAYS -- None
      Absent and excused -- Barrett, Bieter, Campbell, Clark, Gould,
      Hornbeck, Kendell, Montgomery, Mortensen, Raybould, Wheeler
    Floor Sponsor - Montgomery
    Title apvd - to Senate
03/11    To enrol
03/12    Rpt enrol - Pres signed - Sp signed
03/13    To Governor
03/26    Governor signed
         Session Law Chapter 303
         Effective: 07/01/02

Bill Text

  ||||              LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO             ||||
 Fifty-sixth Legislature                  Second Regular Session - 2002
                                       IN THE SENATE
                                    SENATE BILL NO. 1412
                                   BY EDUCATION COMMITTEE
  1                                        AN ACT
  5    Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
  6        SECTION 1.  That Section 33-1616, Idaho Code, be, and the same  is  hereby
  7    amended to read as follows:
  8        33-1616.  EVALUATIONS AND INTERVENTIONS. Reports shall be submitted by the
  9    school  districts  in  such a manner that it is possible to determine for each
 10    school building in each school district the percentage  of  students  who  are
 11    achieving  at  or above the appropriate grade level on the reading assessment.
 12    In order to maintain the commitment made by the legislature to reading  excel-
 13    lence, the statewide goal for reading achievement for spring 2004 shall be not
 14    less  than  fifty-five  percent (55%) at or above grade level for kindergarten
 15    and not less than sixty percent (60%) at or above grade level for first grade;
 16    the goal for spring 2005 shall be not less than fifty-five percent (55%) at or
 17    above grade level for kindergarten, not less than sixty-five percent (65%)  at
 18    or  above grade level for first grade, and not less than seventy percent (70%)
 19    at or above grade level for second grade; the goal for spring  2006  shall  be
 20    not  less  than  sixty percent (60%) at or above grade level for kindergarten,
 21    not less than seventy percent (70%) at or above grade level for  first  grade,
 22    not  less  than  eighty percent (80%) at or above grade level for second grade
 23    and not less than eighty-five percent (85%) at or above grade level for  third
 24    grade.  Notwithstanding  the  statewide  reading  achievement  goals  provided
 25    herein,  an  individual  school  building  will also be deemed to have met the
 26    achievement goal if the percentage reading at or above  grade  level  is  five
 27    percent (5%) or more greater than the percentage for the immediately preceding
 28    year  fall  scores.  For  purposes  of this section, the calculations shall be
 29    based on students who were enrolled ninety percent 90% of the  possible  total
 30    days  of  attendance  at  that school between the fall and spring reading test
 31    within that same school year.
 32        The state department of education shall extract data  from  the  reporting
 33    forms,  after  the  spring  assessment period, and specifically identify those
 34    schools whose average reading scores for any grade  level  have  not  met  the
 35    targeted  level  by the specified date. The department shall prepare a list of
 36    these schools and the grade or grades not attaining the achievement goal. This
 37    list shall be made available for the public, shall be published  in  the  next
 38    issue  of the state publication of the department and may be made available on
 39    the internet following the spring assessment.  In  addition,  each  school  so
 40    identified  shall be notified by the department that should the school experi-
 41    ence a similar shortfall in the next ensuing year, a school intervention  pro-
 42    gram  may be initiated. The state department of education shall provide for an
 43    intervention program which will consist of at least, but  not  limited  to,  a
  1    site  visit  by designated personnel from schools that have achieved the state
  2    standard and may include others who are familiar with reading achievement. The
  3    intervention team shall make recommendations to  the  district  on  means  for
  4    improvement in order to meet and exceed the state's reading goals.

Statement of Purpose / Fiscal Impact

                           RS 11972

The purpose of this legislation is to clarify which students’
test scores are to be included when determining whether or not 
a school has met the prescribed reading goals.

                       FISCAL IMPACT

Name:	Senator Darrel Deide
Phone:	332-1328