Standards of Learning assessments; Board of Education's calculation of passage rate. (SB427)

Introduced By

Sen. John Miller (D-Newport News)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Standards of Learning assessments; students who refuse to take. Prohibits the Board of Education from including in its calculation of the passage rate of a Standards of Learning assessment for the purposes of state accountability any student who has refused to take such Standards of Learning assessment. Read the Bill »

Status

03/05/2016: Passed the General Assembly

History

DateAction
01/12/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16
01/12/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16101535D
01/12/2016Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/21/2016Assigned Education sub: Public Education
02/04/2016Impact statement from DOE/COO (SB427)
02/04/2016Reported from Education and Health with amendment (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2016Read second time
02/08/2016Reading of amendment waived
02/08/2016Committee amendment agreed to
02/08/2016Engrossed by Senate as amended SB427E
02/08/2016Printed as engrossed 16101535D-E
02/09/2016Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2016Placed on Calendar
02/11/2016Read first time
02/11/2016Referred to Committee on Education
02/15/2016Assigned Education sub: Education Innovation
02/18/2016Impact statement from DPB (SB427E)
02/23/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (9-Y 0-N)
02/24/2016Reported from Education with amendments (20-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2016Read second time
02/26/2016Read third time
02/26/2016Committee amendments agreed to
02/26/2016Engrossed by House as amended
02/26/2016Passed House with amendments (91-Y 6-N)
02/26/2016VOTE: PASSAGE (91-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2016House amendments agreed to by Senate (35-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2016Enrolled
03/02/2016Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB427ER)
03/02/2016Signed by Speaker
03/03/2016Impact statement from DPB (SB427ER)
03/05/2016Signed by President
03/07/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, April 11, 2016
03/07/2016Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 3/7/2016
03/07/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, April 10, 2016

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 1 minute.

Transcript

This is a transcript of the video clips in which this bill is discussed.

HOUSE WITH AMENDMENT. SENATOR FROM NEWPORT NEWS, SENATOR MILLER. THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. I MOVE WE CONCUR WITH THE HOUSE AMENDMENT AND SPEAKING TO THAT MOTION. THE SENATOR HAS THE FLOOR. THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. MEMBERS OF THE SENATE, THIS IS THE BILL THAT DOES NOT PUNISH THE SCHOOLS WHEN A PARENT OPTS THEIR CHILD OUT OF TAKING AN SOL TEST. CURRENTLY THE SCHOOL HAS TO REPORT THE SCORE HAS A ZERO IF A STUDENT OPTS OUT. THIS BILL SAYS THAT NO SCORE WOULD BE REPORTED FOR THE FIRST 5% WHO OPT OUT OF THE TEST. THE FIRST HOUSE AMENDMENT CLARIFIES THAT IT IS THE PARENT IS THE ONE WHO MUST OPT THE CHILD OUT. THE SECOND AMENDMENT IS WORD NING TO BETTER DEFINE THAT WE'RE COMPLYING WITH FEDERAL LAW THAT LIMITS TO 5% THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS ALLOWED TO OPT OUT. MR. PRESIDENT, I RENEW MY MOTION THAT WE CONCUR WITH THE HOUSE AMENDMENT.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE QUESTION IS SHALL THE SENATE CONCUR WITH THE HOUSE RECORD THEIR VOTES AYE, THOSE OPPOSED NO. ARE THE SENATORS READY TO VOTE? HAVE ALL THE SENATORS VOTED? DO ANY SENATORS DESIRE TO CHANGE THEIR VOTE? THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL.

[Unknown]: AYES 35, NOS 3. AYES 35, NOS 3. THE SENATE CONCURS WITH THE HOUSE AMENDMENT. SENATE BILL 443 PASSED THE HOUSE WITH A SUBSTITUTE. SENATOR FROM AUGUSTA, SENATOR HANGER. THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.