Standards of Accreditation; adds high school graduation rates, college readiness of graduates, etc. (HB1503)

Introduced By

Del. Rob Krupicka (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Standards of Accreditation. Adds high school graduation rates, the college and career readiness of graduates, the rate of student academic progress in all student subgroups identified pursuant to the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, P.L. 89-10, as amended, and progress toward narrowing gaps in student proficiency on Standards of Learning assessments among all student subgroups to the list of special school division accomplishments that the Board of Education shall consider in its criteria for recognizing educational performance. The bill also requires the Board to establish a range of accreditation rankings to identify achievements, progress, and gaps in school performance and prohibits the Board from awarding a school the highest level of accreditation if any such student subgroup in the school fails to demonstrate proficiency on any Standards of Learning assessment. The bill finally alters the objectives of Standards of Learning Assessments. The bill contains technical amendments. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/03/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13100725D
01/03/2013Referred to Committee on Education
01/11/2013Assigned Education sub: Standards Of Quality
01/15/2013Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/05/2013Left in Education