HB276 (2017) Detail

Relative to student exemption from the statewide assessment.


HB 276 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2017 SESSION

17-0709

04/09

 

HOUSE BILL 276

 

AN ACT relative to student exemption from the statewide assessment.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Hoell, Merr. 23; Rep. Itse, Rock. 10

 

COMMITTEE: Education

 

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ANALYSIS

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

17-0709

04/09

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

AN ACT relative to student exemption from the statewide assessment.

 

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

 

1  Statewide Education Improvement and Assessment; 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 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.

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

Links

HB276 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 28, 2017 Senate Hearing
April 20, 2017 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB276 Revision: 14 Date: Jan. 30, 2017, 10:53 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
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