Bill Details - SB441 (2018)

SB 441 - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

 

2May2018... 1557h

2018 SESSION

18-2803

06/04

 

SENATE BILL 441

 

AN ACT relative to grading policies in schools.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Watters, Dist 4; Sen. Kahn, Dist 10; Sen. Reagan, Dist 17; Rep. Ladd, Graf. 4; Rep. Grenier, Sull. 7

 

COMMITTEE: Education

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill provides that the state board of education shall require school districts to adopt a grading policy.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

2May2018... 1557h 18-2803

06/04

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT relative to grading policies in schools.

 

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

 

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

XXXVIII.  Grades.  Require each school district to adopt a grading policy providing for the assignment of student grades for class subjects or courses of study.  Such policy:

(a)  Shall require the teacher to assign a grade that reflects the student's mastery of the subject or course content.

(b)  May allow a student a reasonable opportunity to retake or redo a final assessment or assignment for which the student received a failing grade in a subject or course.

(c)  Shall require that an assignment, assessment, subject, or course grade issued by a teacher is final and may not be changed unless the grade is found to be erroneous, arbitrary, or inconsistent with the district approved grading policy, and after the principal or teacher's immediate supervisor consults with the teacher.

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

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2018 To Be Introduced 01/03/2018 and Referred to Education; SJ 1
Feb. 6, 2018 Hearing: 02/06/2018, Room 103, LOB, 09:45 am; SC 2
Feb. 15, 2018 Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 02/15/2018; Vote 5-0; CC SC 7
Feb. 15, 2018 Ought to Pass: MA, VV; OT3rdg; 02/15/2018; SJ 4
March 7, 2018 Introduced 03/07/2018 and referred to Education HJ 7 P. 51
March 20, 2018 Public Hearing: 03/20/2018 09:30 AM LOB 207
April 17, 2018 Executive Session: 04/17/2018 09:30 AM LOB 207
Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2018-1557h (NT) (Vote 15-5; RC)
May 2, 2018 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2018-1557h (NT) for 05/02/2018 (Vote 15-5; RC) HC 17 P. 14
May 2, 2018 Amendment # 2018-1557h: AA VV 05/02/2018
May 2, 2018 Ought to Pass with Amendment 1557h: MA VV 05/02/2018
May 10, 2018 Sen. Reagan Moved Nonconcur with the House Amendment, MA, VV; 05/10/2018; SJ 17
May 10, 2018 Sen. Bradley Moved to Reconsider the following action taken by this Body: Reconsider Third Reading and Final Passage, Rescind Order to Third Reading, and Reconsider the Vote on Ought to Pass with Amendment, MA, VV; 05/10/2018; SJ 17

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 6, 2018 Senate Hearing
Feb. 15, 2018 Senate Floor Vote
March 20, 2018 House Hearing
April 17, 2018 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
May 2, 2018 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

SB441 Revision: 2802 Date: Dec. 20, 2017, 12:14 p.m.
SB441 Revision: 3674 Date: May 2, 2018, 2:26 p.m.