Synopsis As Introduced Amends the School Code. Requires the State Superintendent of Education to appoint a committee to review the tests administered by the State Board of Education and national, statewide, and local assessments administered by school districts. Sets forth the membership of the committee and the issues that the committee must review. Requires the committee to annually report and make recommendations to the State Superintendent of Education and the General Assembly. Requires the reports to be posted on the State Board's Internet website and to be available for public review. Effective July 1, 2014.
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Makes changes concerning the membership of the committee. Requires the State Board of Education to provide administrative and other support to the committee.
House Floor Amendment No. 4 Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the School Code. Requires the State Superintendent of Education to appoint a task force to review standardized assessments. Sets forth the membership of the task force, how often the task force must meet, which school districts must be reviewed, and what the task force must review. Requires the State Board of Education to provide administrative support to the task force. Provides that the task force shall report its findings to the Governor and General Assembly no later than May 31, 2015, and, upon filing its report, the task force is dissolved. Repeals these provisions on June 1, 2015. Effective July 1, 2014.