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SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 125
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IDAHO STANDARD ACHIEVEMENT TEST - Stating findings of the Legislature and
requesting an assessment of the Idaho Standard Achievement Test by the
Office of Performance Evaluations.
02/16 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to printing
02/17 Rpt prt - to Educ
02/23 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 10th Ord
03/03 10th Ord - FAILED - 17-18-0
AYES -- Andreason, Bailey, Burkett, Calabretta, Darrington, Gannon,
Goedde, Ingram, Kennedy, Keough, Malepeai, Marley, McWilliams, Noh,
Schroeder, Stennett, Werk
NAYS -- Brandt, Bunderson, Burtenshaw, Cameron, Compton(Duncan),
Davis, Geddes, Hill, Little, Lodge, McKenzie, Noble(Anderson),
Pearce, Richardson, Sorensen, Stegner, Sweet, Williams
Absent and excused -- None
Floor Sponsor - Schroeder
Filed in Office of the Secretary of Senate
]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]]
Fifty-seventh Legislature Second Regular Session - 2004
IN THE SENATE
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 125
BY EDUCATION COMMITTEE
1 A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION
2 STATING FINDINGS OF THE LEGISLATURE AND REQUESTING AN ASSESSMENT OF THE IDAHO
3 STANDARD ACHIEVEMENT TEST BY THE OFFICE OF PERFORMANCE EVALUATIONS.
4 Be It Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
5 WHEREAS, it is the responsibility of the Legislature of the State of Idaho
6 to establish education policy and to assure that the implementation of policy
7 is in the best interests of the citizens of the state of Idaho; and
8 WHEREAS, adoption and implementation of the Idaho Standard Achievement
9 Test (ISAT) is imminent and will profoundly affect the educational system of
10 Idaho and each individual student enrolled in school in Idaho; and
11 WHEREAS, the Legislature has established the Office of Performance Evalua-
12 tions, under direction of a bipartisan oversight committee, to conduct reviews
13 with thoroughness and impartiality; and
14 WHEREAS, it is appropriate that the Legislature call upon the resources of
15 the Office of Performance Evaluations to conduct an assessment of the ISAT
16 prior to its implementation.
17 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the members of the Second Regular Ses-
18 sion of the Fifty-seventh Idaho Legislature, the Senate and the House of Rep-
19 resentatives concurring therein, that the Office of Performance Evaluations
20 shall conduct an assessment of the Idaho Standard Achievement Test. In com-
21 pleting the study, the Office of Performance Evaluations shall retain not less
22 than three nationally recognized testing experts. Criteria used in the
23 assessment shall include whether the test is appropriately aligned to Idaho
24 standards, whether the test is reliable, and whether the test is valid. The
25 Office of Performance Evaluations shall undertake this study as expeditiously
26 as possible and, under direction of the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee,
27 report its findings to the Legislature.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
A concurrent resolution stating findings of the Legislature and
requesting an assessment of the Idaho Standard Achievement Test
by the Office of Performance Evaluations.
The estimated cost of this assessment is approximately $250,000.
It is believed this assessment will save us millions in future
Name: Senator Gary Schroeder
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE SCR 125