Standards of Learning; assessments, reform. (HB930)

Introduced By

Del. Tag Greason (R-Potomac Falls) with support from co-patron Del. Rob Krupicka (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Standards of Learning assessments; reform. Provides that (i) the number and type of Standards of Learning assessments shall meet the minimal requirements established by the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended, and (ii) beginning with the 2014-2015 school year, the Board of Education shall administer the following Standards of Learning assessments: (a) reading and mathematics in grades three and four; (b) reading, writing, mathematics, and science in grade five; (c) reading and mathematics in grade six; (d) reading, mathematics, and civics in grade seven; (e) reading, mathematics, and science in grade eight; and (f) algebra 1, algebra 2, biology, chemistry, reading, writing, United States history, world history 1, and world history 2 once each in grades nine through 12. The bill permits the Board to subsequently reduce the Standards of Learning assessments administered as long as the number and type of assessments meet the minimal requirements established by federal law. The bill also requires the Board of Education to establish Standards of Learning Revision Committees for each Standards of Learning subject area that will convene at least two years prior to any Board review of the Standard of Learning in the relevant subject area to perform several tasks, including (i) recommending changes to the Standard of Learning and (ii) developing and updating an assessment bank that includes formative and performance-based assessments that are aligned to the Standards of Learning and that are used at the local level by teachers for diagnostic purposes and planning instruction. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14103282D
01/08/2014Referred to Committee on Education
01/17/2014Assigned Education sub: Education Reform
02/04/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (6-Y 1-N)
02/05/2014Reported from Education with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2014Committee substitute printed 14104624D-H1
02/06/2014Read first time
02/07/2014Passed by for the day
02/07/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB930H1)
02/10/2014Read second time
02/10/2014Committee substitute agreed to 14104624D-H1
02/10/2014Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB930H1
02/11/2014Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/11/2014VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2014Constitutional reading dispensed
02/12/2014Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/18/2014Assigned Education sub: Public Education
02/27/2014Reported from Education and Health with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2014Committee substitute printed 14105261D-S1
02/28/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
03/03/2014Read third time
03/03/2014Reading of substitute waived
03/03/2014Committee substitute agreed to 14105261D-S1
03/03/2014Passed by for the day
03/04/2014Read third time
03/04/2014Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB930S1
03/04/2014Passed Senate with substitute (36-Y 4-N)
03/04/2014Placed on Calendar
03/05/2014Senate substitute rejected by House 14105261D-S1 (2-Y 97-N)
03/05/2014VOTE: REJECTED (2-Y 97-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2014Senate insisted on substitute (33-Y 7-N)
03/06/2014Senate requested conference committee
03/06/2014House acceded to request
03/06/2014Conferees appointed by Senate
03/06/2014Senators: Miller, Deeds, McWaters
03/06/2014Conferees appointed by House
03/06/2014Delegates: Greason, Rust, Brink
03/08/2014Conference substitute printed 14105622D-H2
03/08/2014Conference report agreed to by House (100-Y 0-N)
03/08/2014VOTE: ADOPTION (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2014Rules suspended (28-Y 10-N)
03/08/2014Conference report agreed to by Senate (33-Y 4-N)
03/08/2014Reconsideration of conference report agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N)
03/08/2014Motion to reconsider suspend the Rules agreed to (38-Y 0-N)
03/08/2014Passed by temporarily
03/08/2014Rules suspended (36-Y 3-N)
03/08/2014Conference report agreed to by Senate (35-Y 4-N)
03/17/2014Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB930ER)
03/17/2014Signed by President
03/18/2014Signed by Speaker
04/04/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 585 (effective 7/1/14)
04/04/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0585)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 6 clips in all, totaling 11 minutes.


TW writes:

Looks interesting...