HB1336 (2020) Detail

Relative to disclosure of information regarding high school student assessment.


HB 1336 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2020 SESSION

20-2444

06/04

 

HOUSE BILL 1336

 

AN ACT relative to disclosure of information regarding high school student assessment.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Cordelli, Carr. 4; Rep. Ladd, Graf. 4; Rep. Boehm, Hills. 20; Rep. Shaw, Hills. 16; Rep. A. Lekas, Hills. 37

 

COMMITTEE: Education

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill deletes references to the SAT and ACT as college readiness assessments.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

20-2444

06/04

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT relative to disclosure of information regarding high school student assessment.

 

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

 

1  Education; Statewide Assessment Program; Limits on Disclosure of Information.  Amend RSA 189:67, II-III to read as follows:

II.  A school or the department may disclose to a testing entity the student’s name, unique pupil identifier, and birth date for the sole purpose of identifying the test taker.  Except when collected in conjunction with [the SAT or ACT] a national college readiness assessment:

(a)  When such tests are used for the purpose of the state assessment as defined in RSA 193-C:6, the data shall be maintained by the testing entity in accordance with RSA 193-C:12.

(b)  The data shall not be disclosed by the testing entity to any other person, organization, entity, or government or any component thereof, other than the parent or guardian, the department, school or school district, and shall not be used by the testing entity for any other purpose except as provided in RSA 193-C:12.

II-a.  Students taking [the SAT or ACT] a national college readiness assessment, when such tests are used for the purpose of the state assessment as defined in RSA 193-C:6, may opt to have all personal information destroyed by the testing entity, following the completion and verification of the test.

III.  Except as provided in RSA 193-C:12 or when collected in conjunction with [the SAT or ACT] a national college readiness assessment, when such tests are used for the purpose of the state assessment as defined in RSA 193-C:6, neither a school nor the department shall disclose or permit the disclosure of student or teacher personally-identifiable data, the unique pupil identifier, or any other data listed in RSA 189:68, I to any testing entity performing test-data analysis.  The testing entity may perform the test analysis but shall not connect such data to other student data.

2  Education; Statewide Assessment Program.  Amend RSA 193-C:6 to read as follows:

193-C:6  Assessment Required.  A statewide assessment shall be administered in all school districts in the state once in an elementary school grade, once in a middle school grade, and one grade in high school.  For those years in grades 3 through 8 in which the school district does not administer the statewide assessment, the school district, in consultation with the department and as part of the statewide education improvement and assessment program, shall develop and administer its own assessment or shall administer a standardized assessment that identifies a pupil's range of learning and yields objective data to use in improving instruction and learning.  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 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] a college readiness assessment to satisfy the high school assessment requirements of this chapter.  The statewide assessment results of a student or the student's school district shall not be included as part of the student's transcript unless the student, if 18 years of age or older, or the student's parent or legal guardian if the student is under 18 years of age, consents.  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.  The name of the parent or legal guardian and any specific reasons disclosed to school officials for the objection to the assessment shall not be public information and shall be excluded from access under RSA 91-A.

3  Delivery of an Adequate Education.  Amend RSA 193-E:3, I(l) to read as follows:

(l)  The number and percentage of high school students that either met or exceeded the college and career ready benchmark established by the department [for either the SAT or ACT].

4  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Links

HB1336 at GenCourtMobile
HB1336 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 16, 2020 House Hearing
Jan. 30, 2020 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
Feb. 19, 2020 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1336 Revision: 6943 Date: Dec. 2, 2019, 2:44 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 8, 2020 Introduced 01/08/2020 and referred to Education HJ 1 P. 18
Jan. 16, 2020 Public Hearing: 01/16/2020 01:45 pm LOB 207
Jan. 30, 2020 Executive Session: 01/30/2020 01:00 pm LOB 207
Feb. 19, 2020 Majority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 02/19/2020 (Vote 11-9; RC) HC 7 P. 29
Majority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate (Vote 11-9; RC)
Minority Committee Report: Ought to Pass
Feb. 20, 2020 Inexpedient to Legislate: MA DV 202-149 02/20/2020