Standards of Learning; assessments, reform. (SB306)

Introduced By

Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Standards of Learning assessments. Requires the Standards of Learning assessments administered to students (i) in grades three and four to be limited to English and mathematics; (ii) in grade five to be limited to English, mathematics, and science; and (iii) in grade six to be limited to English, mathematics, and history and social science. The bill requires local school boards to develop grading and evaluation systems to measure the academic progress of students in grades three through six in all Standards of Learning content areas in accordance with guidelines established by the Board of Education and requires the Board of Education to establish such guidelines. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/06/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14
01/06/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14101553D
01/06/2014Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/08/2014Assigned Education sub: Public Education
01/16/2014Reported from Education and Health (8-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
01/17/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
01/20/2014Read second time and engrossed
01/21/2014Read third time and passed Senate (24-Y 14-N)
01/24/2014Placed on Calendar
01/24/2014Read first time
01/24/2014Referred to Committee on Education
02/07/2014Assigned Education sub: Education Reform
02/25/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (6-Y 0-N)
02/26/2014Reported from Education with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2014Committee substitute printed 14105312D-H1
02/27/2014Read second time
02/28/2014Read third time
02/28/2014Committee substitute agreed to 14105312D-H1
02/28/2014Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB306H1
02/28/2014Passed House with substitute (92-Y 6-N)
02/28/2014VOTE: PASSAGE (92-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2014House substitute rejected by Senate (0-Y 39-N)
03/05/2014House insisted on substitute
03/05/2014House requested conference committee
03/06/2014Senate acceded to request (40-Y 0-N)
03/06/2014Conferees appointed by Senate
03/06/2014Senators: Deeds, Miller, McWaters
03/06/2014Conferees appointed by House
03/06/2014Delegates: Greason, Rust, Brink
03/08/2014Conference substitute printed 14105624D-S1
03/08/2014Conference report agreed to by House (98-Y 0-N)
03/08/2014VOTE: ADOPTION (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2014Rules suspended (35-Y 5-N)
03/08/2014Conference report agreed to by Senate (36-Y 4-N)
03/17/2014Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB306ER)
03/17/2014Signed by President
03/18/2014Signed by Speaker
04/04/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 622 (effective 7/1/14)
04/04/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0622)


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 9 minutes.