HB166 (2017) Detail

Relative to assessments administered to pupils in grades 3 through 8.


CHAPTER 88

HB 166 - FINAL VERSION

 

2Feb2017... 0071h

2017 SESSION

17-0215

04/03

 

HOUSE BILL 166

 

AN ACT relative to assessments administered to pupils in grades 3 through 8.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. T. Wolf, Hills. 7; Rep. McGuire, Merr. 29; Rep. Cordelli, Carr. 4; Rep. Hinch, Hills. 21; Rep. Grenier, Sull. 7; Rep. Myler, Merr. 10; Rep. Shaw, Hills. 16; Rep. Ladd, Graf. 4

 

COMMITTEE: Education

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill amends the schedule for a school district to administer the statewide assessment and requires a school district to develop and administer an assessment in those years in which the statewide assessment is not administered.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

2Feb2017... 0071h 17-0215

04/03

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

AN ACT relative to assessments administered to pupils in grades 3 through 8.

 

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

 

88:1  Statewide Education Improvement and Assessment Program; Assessment Required.  Amend RSA 193-C:6 to read as follows:

193-C:6  Assessment Required.  [Each year,] A statewide assessment shall be administered in all school districts in the state [in grades 3 through 8] once in an elementary school grade, once in a middle school grade, and one grade in high school.  For those years in grades 3 through 8 in which the school district does not administer the statewide assessment, the school district, in consultation with the department and as part of the statewide education improvement and assessment program, shall develop and administer its own assessment or shall administer a standardized assessment that identifies a pupil's range of learning and yields objective data to use in improving instruction and learning.  All public school students in the designated grades shall participate in the assessment, unless such student is exempted, or provided that the commissioner of the department of education may, through an agreement with another state when such state and New Hampshire are parties to an interstate agreement, allow pupils to participate in that state's assessment program as an alternative to the assessment required under this chapter.  Home educated students may contact their local school districts if they wish to participate in the statewide assessment.  Private schools may contact the department of education to participate in the statewide assessment.  The department may use the College Board SAT or ACT college readiness assessment to satisfy the high school assessment requirements of this chapter.  

88:2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

 

Approved: June 05, 2017

Effective Date: August 04, 2017

Links

HB166 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 17, 2017 House Hearing
Jan. 19, 2017 House Exec Session
Feb. 2, 2017 House Floor Vote
March 7, 2017 Senate Hearing
March 29, 2017 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB166 Revision: 54 Date: June 6, 2017, 12:59 p.m.
HB166 Revision: 55 Date: March 29, 2017, 3:08 p.m.
HB166 Revision: 56 Date: Feb. 6, 2017, 3:16 p.m.
HB166 Revision: 57 Date: Jan. 30, 2017, 2:56 p.m.

Docket


June 5, 2017: Signed by Governor Sununu 06/05/2017; Chapter 88; Eff. 8/4/2017


May 4, 2017: Enrolled 05/04/2017 HJ 15 P. 47


April 27, 2017: Enrolled (In recess 04/27/2017); SJ 16


March 29, 2017: Ought to Pass: MA, VV; OT3rdg; 03/29/2017; SJ 11


March 29, 2017: Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 03/29/2017; Vote 5-0; CC; SC 16


March 7, 2017: Hearing: 03/07/2017, Room 103, LOB, 09:20 am; SC 12


Feb. 16, 2017: Introduced 02/16/2017 and Referred to Education; SJ 7


Feb. 2, 2017: Ought to Pass with Amendment 0071h: MA VV 02/02/2017 HJ 5 P. 4


Feb. 2, 2017: Amendment # 2017-0071h: AA VV 02/02/2017 HJ 5 P. 4


Feb. 2, 2017: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2017-0071h for 02/02/2017 (Vote 18-1; CC) HC 9 P. 3


Jan. 19, 2017: Executive Session: 01/19/2017 09:30 AM LOB 207


Jan. 17, 2017: Public Hearing: 01/17/2017 10:00 AM LOB 207


Jan. 4, 2017: Introduced 01/04/2017 and referred to Education HJ 2 P. 19