Bill Text - SB432 (2018)

(New Title) establishing a commission to study whether it is in the best interest of students to require schools to offer an SAT preparation course as an elective.


Revision: Dec. 27, 2017, 3:37 p.m.

SB 432-FN-LOCAL - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2018 SESSION

18-2814

06/05

 

SENATE BILL 432-FN-LOCAL

 

AN ACT relative to an elective course in SAT preparation.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Gannon, Dist 23; Sen. D'Allesandro, Dist 20; Sen. Fuller Clark, Dist 21; Sen. Gray, Dist 6; Sen. Hennessey, Dist 5; Sen. Soucy, Dist 18; Rep. V. Sullivan, Hills. 16; Rep. A. Cook, Rock. 11; Rep. Burton, Straf. 6

 

COMMITTEE: Education

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill provides that the state board of education shall require school boards to offer an elective course in SAT preparation in each high school.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

18-2814

06/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT relative to an elective course in SAT preparation.

 

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

 

1  New Paragraph; Duties of State Board of Education.  Amend RSA 186:11 by inserting after paragraph XXXVII the following new paragraph:

XXXVIII.  SAT Preparation.  Require school districts to offer an elective course in SAT preparation in each high school, the details of each course to be decided by the school district.

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

 

LBAO

18-2814

12/1/17

 

SB 432-FN-LOCAL- FISCAL NOTE

AS INTRODUCED

 

AN ACT relative to an elective course in SAT preparation.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:      [    ] State              [    ] County               [ X ] Local              [    ] None

 

 

 

Estimated Increase / (Decrease)

LOCAL:

FY 2019

FY 2020

FY 2021

FY 2022

   Revenue

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Expenditures

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

 

METHODOLOGY:

This bill requires school boards to offer an elective course in scholastic assessment test (SAT) preparation and make it available to its students.  Costs for offering such a course can be broken down into two parts; cost of the course and course administration.  While school district course administration costs cannot be estimated as they would vary across all districts, for informational purposes, the Department of Education states the SAT preparation course cost with the Virtual Learning Academy Charter School (VLACS) is $482.46 per student.  Based on 2017 grade 11 participation, if all students took advantage of this elective course it would result in $6,265,708 ($482.46 X 12,987 students) in costs to school districts in each FY 2019 and FY 2020, and $6,391,022 in FY 2021 and FY 2022 (assuming a biennial 2% increase in course cost).

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Department of Education

 

SB 432-FN-LOCAL - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2018 SESSION

18-2814

06/05

 

SENATE BILL 432-FN-LOCAL

 

AN ACT relative to an elective course in SAT preparation.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Gannon, Dist 23; Sen. D'Allesandro, Dist 20; Sen. Fuller Clark, Dist 21; Sen. Gray, Dist 6; Sen. Hennessey, Dist 5; Sen. Soucy, Dist 18; Rep. V. Sullivan, Hills. 16; Rep. A. Cook, Rock. 11; Rep. Burton, Straf. 6

 

COMMITTEE: Education

 

─────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────

 

ANALYSIS

 

This bill provides that the state board of education shall require school boards to offer an elective course in SAT preparation in each high school.

 

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

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.

18-2814

06/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT relative to an elective course in SAT preparation.

 

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

 

1  New Paragraph; Duties of State Board of Education.  Amend RSA 186:11 by inserting after paragraph XXXVII the following new paragraph:

XXXVIII.  SAT Preparation.  Require school districts to offer an elective course in SAT preparation in each high school, the details of each course to be decided by the school district.

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

 

LBAO

18-2814

12/1/17

 

SB 432-FN-LOCAL- FISCAL NOTE

AS INTRODUCED

 

AN ACT relative to an elective course in SAT preparation.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:      [    ] State              [    ] County               [ X ] Local              [    ] None

 

 

 

Estimated Increase / (Decrease)

LOCAL:

FY 2019

FY 2020

FY 2021

FY 2022

   Revenue

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Expenditures

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

 

METHODOLOGY:

This bill requires school boards to offer an elective course in scholastic assessment test (SAT) preparation and make it available to its students.  Costs for offering such a course can be broken down into two parts; cost of the course and course administration.  While school district course administration costs cannot be estimated as they would vary across all districts, for informational purposes, the Department of Education states the SAT preparation course cost with the Virtual Learning Academy Charter School (VLACS) is $482.46 per student.  Based on 2017 grade 11 participation, if all students took advantage of this elective course it would result in $6,265,708 ($482.46 X 12,987 students) in costs to school districts in each FY 2019 and FY 2020, and $6,391,022 in FY 2021 and FY 2022 (assuming a biennial 2% increase in course cost).

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Department of Education