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HB 1490 - Establishes Work Groups to Develop Academic Standards - Missouri Key Vote

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Title: Establishes Work Groups to Develop Academic Standards

Signed by Governor Jay Nixon


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Title: Establishes Work Groups to Develop Academic Standards

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to repass a bill after having adopted a conference report that establishes educator and parent work groups to develop and recommend academic standards.

Highlights:

  • Establishes work groups composed of education professionals and parents of currently enrolled children to develop and recommend academic performance and learning standards by Oct. 1, 2014 (Sec. A).
  • Specifies that work groups will be divided into 2 separate levels based on grade and divided by subject area (Sec. A).
  • Requires education professionals serving on a work group to have lived in Missouri for at least 3 years and to have 10 years of experience in their work group’s subject area (Sec. A).
  • Specifies that members of the work groups will be selected by various elected officials and educational organizations, including, but not limited to, the following entities (Sec. A): 
    • The President Pro Tempore of the Senate;
    • The Speaker of the House of Representatives; and
    • A statewide association of Missouri school boards. 
  • Requires the State Board of Education to convene the work groups and hold at least 3 public hearings whenever it develops, evaluates, modifies, or revises academic performance or learning standards (Sec. A).
  • Requires the board to adopt and implement the new academic performance standards beginning in the 2016-2017 school year (Sec. A).
  • Prohibits the State Board of Education and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education from requiring any school districts to use any Common Core State Standard appendix (Sec. A).
  • Requires the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to pilot assessments from the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium during the 2014-2015 school year (Sec A).
  • Specifies that any time the State Board of Education or the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education implements a new statewide assessment system, the first year will be a pilot year and the results will not be used to lower teacher or school district evaluations (Sec. A).

 

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Title: Establishes Work Groups to Develop Academic Standards

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to repass a bill after having adopted a conference report that establishes educator and parent work groups to develop and recommend academic standards.

Highlights:

  • Establishes work groups composed of education professionals and parents of currently enrolled children to develop and recommend academic performance and learning standards by Oct. 1, 2014 (Sec. A).
  • Specifies that work groups will be divided into 2 separate levels based on grade and divided by subject area (Sec. A).
  • Requires education professionals serving on a work group to have lived in Missouri for at least 3 years and to have 10 years of experience in their work group’s subject area (Sec. A).
  • Specifies that members of the work groups will be selected by various elected officials and educational organizations, including, but not limited to, the following entities (Sec. A): 
    • The President Pro Tempore of the Senate;
    • The Speaker of the House of Representatives; and
    • A statewide association of Missouri school boards. 
  • Requires the State Board of Education to convene the work groups and hold at least 3 public hearings whenever it develops, evaluates, modifies, or revises academic performance or learning standards (Sec. A).
  • Requires the board to adopt and implement the new academic performance standards beginning in the 2016-2017 school year (Sec. A).
  • Prohibits the State Board of Education and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education from requiring any school districts to use any Common Core State Standard appendix (Sec. A).
  • Requires the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to pilot assessments from the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium during the 2014-2015 school year (Sec A).
  • Specifies that any time the State Board of Education or the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education implements a new statewide assessment system, the first year will be a pilot year and the results will not be used to lower teacher or school district evaluations (Sec. A).

 

Title: Establishes Work Groups to Develop Academic Standards

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