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HF 1072

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 02/13/2017 12:06pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

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Introduction Posted on 02/13/2017

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A bill for an act
relating to education; modifying certain gifted and talented provisions; improving
transitional outcomes; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 120B.15.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 120B.15, is amended to read:


120B.15 GIFTED AND TALENTED STUDENTS PROGRAMS.

(a) School districts may identify students, locally develop programs addressing
instructional and affective needs, provide staff development, and evaluate programs to
provide gifted and talented students with challenging and appropriate educational programs.

(b) School districts must adopt guidelines for assessing and identifying students for
participation in gifted and talented programs consistent with section 120B.11, subdivision
2
, clause (2). The guidelines deleted text beginshoulddeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end include the use of:

(1) multiple and objective criteria; and

(2) assessments andnew text begin identificationnew text end procedures that arenew text begin:
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new text begin (i)new text end valid and reliabledeleted text begin,deleted text endnew text begin;
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new text begin (ii)new text end fairdeleted text begin, anddeleted text endnew text begin;
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new text begin (iii)new text end based on current theory and researchdeleted text begin. Assessments and procedures should bedeleted text endnew text begin;
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new text begin (iv) capable of identifying gifts and talents in individual academic domains; and
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new text begin (v)new text end sensitive to underrepresented groups, includingdeleted text begin,deleted text end but not limited todeleted text begin,deleted text end low-incomenew text begin
students
new text end, minoritynew text begin studentsnew text end, twice-exceptionalnew text begin students, students with disabilities or a 504
plan under section 125A.55
new text end, and English learners.

(c) School districts must adopt procedures for the academic acceleration of gifted and
talented students consistent with section 120B.11, subdivision 2, clause (2). These procedures
must include how the district will:

(1) assess a student's readiness and motivation for acceleration; and

(2) match the level, complexity, and pace of the curriculum to a student to achieve the
best type of academic acceleration for that student.

(d) School districts must adopt procedures consistent with section 124D.02, subdivision
1
, for early admission to kindergarten or first grade of gifted and talented learners consistent
with section 120B.11, subdivision 2, clause (2). The procedures must be sensitive to
underrepresented groups.