Bill Text - HB1369 (2018)

Revision: Nov. 6, 2017, 3:32 p.m.

HB 1369 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2018 SESSION

18-2535

06/05

 

HOUSE BILL 1369

 

AN ACT limiting educational assessments to academic skills and knowledge.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Cordelli, Carr. 4; Rep. Pitre, Straf. 2; Rep. J. Moore, Hills. 21; Rep. M. Moffett, Merr. 9; Rep. Ferreira, Hills. 28; Sen. Giuda, Dist 2; Sen. Reagan, Dist 17; Sen. Ward, Dist 8; Sen. Daniels, Dist 11

 

COMMITTEE: Education

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill limits educational assessments to academic skills and knowledge.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

18-2535

06/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT limiting educational assessments to academic skills and knowledge.

 

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

 

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

193-C:5  Areas of Assessment.  The statewide academic areas to be assessed shall include reading and language arts, mathematics, and science.  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. No assessment shall assess student dispositions, empathy, attitudes, sensitivity, or behavioral qualities such as habits of the mind.

2  School Performance and Accountability; Definitions;"Work-study Practices".  Amend RSA 193-H:1, VII to read as follows:

VII.  "Work-study practices'' means those behaviors that enhance learning achievement and promote a positive work ethic such as, but not limited to, listening and following directions, accepting responsibility, staying on task, completing work accurately, managing time wisely, showing initiative, and being cooperative.  Work-study practices shall not include student dispositions, empathy, values, attitude, sensitivity, or behavioral qualities such as habits of the mind.

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