HB 276 - AS INTRODUCED
HOUSE BILL 276
SPONSORS: Rep. Hoell, Merr. 23; Rep. Itse, Rock. 10
This bill provides that a student exempted from taking the statewide assessment by the student's parent or legal guardian shall not be penalized. The bill also requires a school district to provide an appropriate alternative educational activity for the time period during which the assessment is 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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
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 and one grade in high school. All public school students in the designated grades shall participate in the assessment, unless such student is exempted from taking the test by his or her parent or legal guardian, 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] students 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. A school district shall not penalize any exempted student nor shall the department of education or the state board of education penalize any school district for a lower participation rate. A school district shall develop a form to be signed by the parent or legal guardian of any student exempted from the assessment. The school district shall provide an appropriate alternative educational activity for the time period during which the assessment is administered. The alternative activity shall be agreed upon by the school district and the parent or legal guardian of the student.
|Jan. 17, 2017||House||Hearing|
|Jan. 19, 2017||House||Exec Session|
|Feb. 2, 2017||House||Floor Vote|
|March 28, 2017||Senate||Hearing|
|April 20, 2017||Senate||Floor Vote|
|Jan. 4, 2017||Introduced 01/04/2017 and referred to Education HJ 2 P. 22|
|Jan. 17, 2017||Public Hearing: 01/17/2017 09:30 AM LOB 207|
|Jan. 19, 2017||Executive Session: 01/19/2017 09:30 AM LOB 207|
|Feb. 2, 2017||Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 02/02/2017 (Vote 12-7; RC) HC 9 P. 8|
|Minority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate|
|Feb. 2, 2017||Ought to Pass: MA RC 203-155 02/02/2017 HJ 5 P. 12|
|Feb. 16, 2017||Introduced 02/16/2017 and Referred to Education; SJ 7|
|March 28, 2017||Hearing: 03/28/2017, Room 103, LOB, 09:40 am; SC 16|
|April 20, 2017||Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate, 04/20/2017; Vote 5-0; CC; SC 19|
|April 20, 2017||Inexpedient to Legislate, MA, VV === BILL KILLED ===; 04/20/2017; SJ 14|