Synopsis As Introduced Amends the School Code. Provides that only scores on State assessments of students enrolled in a school on or before the last school day in September of the school year in which a State assessment is given shall be used in determining whether a school is placed on academic early warning status or academic watch status. Effective immediately.
House Floor Amendment No. 1 Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Amends the School Code. In a Section concerning academic early warning and watch status, provides that adequate yearly progress criteria specified by the State Board of Education must be specified by the State Board through the adoption of rules. Provides that for the purpose of calculating adequate yearly progress by the State, a school district, or a school, a full academic year must be defined as continuous enrollment of a student in the district or school for 176 days of pupil attendance prior to the date of the administration of State assessments. Provides that nothing in the amendatory Act prohibits a school district or school from administering a State assessment to any student for the purpose of assessing the student's mastery of the curriculum. Effective immediately.