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SF 1921

as introduced - 85th Legislature (2007 - 2008) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to education; providing conditions for the continued implementation of
No Child Left Behind; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 127A.095,
subdivision 2.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 127A.095, subdivision 2, is amended to
read:


Subd. 2.

No Child Left Behind review.

(a) The legislature intends to require
the Department of Education to conduct a comprehensive review of the consolidated
state plan the state submitted to the federal Department of Education to implement the
No Child Left Behind Act. The Minnesota Department of Education shall seek waivers
under paragraph (b). If the Department of Education is unable to obtain waivers under
paragraph (b), it should recommend in its report under paragraph (b) whether the state
should opt out of the No Child Left Behind Act.

(b) The commissioner, by January 15, deleted text begin2007deleted text endnew text begin 2008new text end, shall report to the house of
representatives and senate committees having jurisdiction over kindergarten through grade
12 education policy and finance whether the department has received approval from
the federal Department of Education to:

(1) deleted text beginallow the state to develop a plan for determining adequate yearly progress that
uses multiple measures of student achievement that include value-added measurement of
student achievement in addition to standardized test results to evaluate school and student
performance
deleted text endnew text begin participate in the growth model pilot programnew text end;

(2) deleted text beginexclude from sanctions a school that is classified as not having made adequate
yearly progress due solely to different subgroups testing below proficient levels for at
least two consecutive years;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (3) allow the state to average three years of data for the purposes of identifying a
school for improvement;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (4) allow the state to use No Child Left Behind Act money to provide supplemental
education services only in the academic subject area that causes a school to miss adequate
yearly progress;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (5)deleted text end exclude from sanctions schools that have not made adequate yearly progress due
solely to a subgroup of students with disabilities not testing at a proficient level;

deleted text begin (6)deleted text end new text begin(3) new text endidentify a school as not making adequate yearly progress only after the school
has missed the adequate yearly progress targets in the same subject and subgroup for two
consecutive years;

deleted text begin (7) limit the score of a student within multiple subgroups to the smallest subgroup in
which that student is included when calculating adequate yearly progress;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (8)deleted text end new text begin(4) new text enddetermine when to hold schools accountable for including a student with
limited English proficiency in adequate yearly progress calculations; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

deleted text begin (9) use a fully computer-adaptive test for purposes of compliance with the No Child
Left Behind Act
deleted text end

new text begin (5) allow a district not making adequate yearly progress to offer supplemental
educational services as an option before offering school choice;
new text end

new text begin (6) allow a district not making adequate yearly progress to also be the supplemental
educational services provider; and
new text end

new text begin (7) allow the state to increase subgroup size to 40 for the purposes of calculating
adequate yearly progress for subgroups of students with limited English proficiency and
subgroups of students with disabilities
new text end.