Bill Text - HB1121 (2016)

Relative to the academic areas that comprise the statewide assessment.


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CHAPTER 75

HB 1121 - FINAL VERSION

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HOUSE BILL\t1121

 

AN ACT\trelative to the academic areas that comprise the statewide assessment.

 

SPONSORS:\tRep. Ladd, Graf. 4; Rep. Myler, Merr. 10; Rep. Cordelli, Carr. 4; Rep. Balcom, Hills. 21; Rep. Shaw, Hills. 16; Rep. Grenier, Sull. 7

 

COMMITTEE:\tEducation

 

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ANALYSIS

 

\tThis bill clarifies the academic areas to be included in the statewide assessment.  

 

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Explanation:\tMatter added to current law appears in bold italics.

\t\tMatter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

\t\tMatter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

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STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Sixteen

 

AN ACT\trelative to the academic areas that comprise the statewide assessment.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

\t75:1  Statewide Improvement and Assessment Program; Areas of Assessment.  Amend RSA 193-C:5 to read as follows:

\t193-C:5  Areas of Assessment.  The statewide academic areas to be assessed shall include[, but not be limited to:] reading and language arts, mathematics, and science[, history, geography, civics, and economics].  History, geography, civics, and economics remain required critical areas of study.  Therefore, assessment of these subjects remains within the purview of the local school board.  The statewide assessment program shall only measure student understanding of key content-specific concepts, skills, and knowledge applied within or across academic content domains.

\t75:2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

Approved: May 19, 2016

Effective Date: July 18, 2016

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