Standards of Learning; request of waiver to use alternative test for students with limited English. (SB1116)

Introduced By

Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria) with support from co-patron Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Standards of Learning; alternative assessment. Directs the Board of Education to adopt procedures under which an English language proficiency assessment may be used as an alternative to the eleventh grade Standards of Learning reading assessment for students with limited English proficiency. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/13/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15101766D
01/13/2015Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/20/2015Assigned Education sub: Public Education
01/29/2015Reported from Education and Health with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2015Committee substitute printed 15104416D-S1
01/30/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2015Read second time
02/02/2015Reading of substitute waived
02/02/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15104416D-S1
02/02/2015Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1116S1
02/03/2015Read third time and passed Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2015Placed on Calendar
02/06/2015Read first time
02/06/2015Referred to Committee on Education
02/13/2015Assigned Education sub: Education Reform
02/13/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB1116S1)
02/17/2015Subcommittee recommends striking from docket
02/18/2015Stricken from docket by Education