HB17-1181 - Required State Assessment For Ninth-grade Students

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning requiring a single statewide end-of-year assessment for students enrolled in ninth grade that is aligned with the tenth-grade state assessment, and, in connection therewith, reducing an appropriation.

Under existing law, each local education provider must administer the state assessments in math and English language arts to ninth-grade students and must administer a state-selected assessment to tenth-grade students. The bill repeals the requirement to administer the state assessment to ninth-grade students. Instead, local education providers must administer a state-selected ninth-grade assessment that is aligned with the ninth-grade content standards and the assessment administered to tenth-grade students. The department of education must ensure that, under the testing schedule, ninth-grade students take the state-selected assessment in the spring semester.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


Latest update: June 6, 2017
06/06/2017 - Governor Signed
05/02/2017 - Sent to the Governor
05/01/2017 - Signed by the President of the Senate
05/01/2017 - Signed by the Speaker of the House
04/17/2017 - Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/13/2017 - Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/11/2017 - Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
03/23/2017 - Senate Committee on Education Refer Unamended to Appropriations
03/10/2017 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
03/09/2017 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/08/2017 - House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
03/07/2017 - House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
03/03/2017 - House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
02/13/2017 - House Committee on Education Refer Unamended to Appropriations
02/10/2017 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Education