Standards of Learning; Bd. of Education to administer additional assessments, school accountability. (HB447)

Introduced By

Del. Randy Minchew (R-Leesburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


School accountability; Standards of Learning assessments. Requires the number and type of assessments to meet but not exceed the minimal requirements established by the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended, except that the Board of Education is permitted to administer additional assessments in science and social sciences in grades five and eight. The bill limits programs of prevention, intervention, or remediation for students who are educationally at risk to students in grades five and eight. Under current law, such programs are required for students in grades three through eight. The bill permits the administration of norm-referenced assessments to assess student performance and student progress, including students who receive home instruction. The bill also requires local school boards to implement pathways to industry certification that students may use to fulfill standard diploma requirements and school boards shall use for school accountability purposes. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/05/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14102769D
01/05/2014Referred to Committee on Education
01/10/2014Assigned Education sub: Education Reform
02/04/2014Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/12/2014Left in Education