Sen. Chapin Rose

Filed: 5/25/2018





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 4781 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The School Code is amended by changing Section
52-3.64a-5 as follows:
6    (105 ILCS 5/2-3.64a-5)
7    Sec. 2-3.64a-5. State goals and assessment.
8    (a) For the assessment and accountability purposes of this
9Section, "students" includes those students enrolled in a
10public or State-operated elementary school, secondary school,
11or cooperative or joint agreement with a governing body or
12board of control, a charter school operating in compliance with
13the Charter Schools Law, a school operated by a regional office
14of education under Section 13A-3 of this Code, or a public
15school administered by a local public agency or the Department
16of Human Services.



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1    (b) The State Board of Education shall establish the
2academic standards that are to be applicable to students who
3are subject to State assessments under this Section. The State
4Board of Education shall not establish any such standards in
5final form without first providing opportunities for public
6participation and local input in the development of the final
7academic standards. Those opportunities shall include a
8well-publicized period of public comment and opportunities to
9file written comments.
10    (c) Beginning no later than the 2014-2015 school year, the
11State Board of Education shall annually assess all students
12enrolled in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and
14    Beginning no later than the 2017-2018 school year, the
15State Board of Education shall annually assess all students in
16science at one grade in grades 3 through 5, at one grade in
17grades 6 through 8, and at one grade in grades 9 through 12.
18    The State Board of Education shall annually assess schools
19that operate a secondary education program, as defined in
20Section 22-22 of this Code, in English language arts and
21mathematics. The State Board of Education shall administer no
22more than 3 assessments, per student, of English language arts
23and mathematics for students in a secondary education program.
24One of these assessments shall include a college and career
25ready determination that shall be accepted by this State's
26public institutions of higher education, as defined in the



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1Board of Higher Education Act, for the purpose of student
2application or admissions consideration. The assessment
3administered by the State Board of Education for the purpose of
4student application to or admissions consideration by
5institutions of higher education must be administered on a
6school day during regular student attendance hours. On the same
7day as one of these assessments for the 2018-2019 school year
8through the 2020-2021 school year, the State Board shall
9conduct a brief survey of each student taking the assessment
10that collects the student's contact information, career
11interests, intended fields of study, and self-reported
12cumulative grade point average. The State Board shall make the
13information collected from the survey available to all public
14institutions of higher education through an existing or
15accessible secure data transfer method, unless the student or
16his or her parent or guardian chooses to opt out of sharing the
17survey. Beginning with the 2021-2022 school year, one of the
18assessments must include the survey. In addition, beginning
19with the 2021-2022 school year, the scores on that assessment
20and information collected from the survey shall be made
21available to all public institutions of higher education
22through an existing or accessible secure data transfer method,
23unless the student or his or her parent or guardian chooses to
24opt out of sharing the scores or survey.
25    Students who are not assessed for college and career ready
26determinations may not receive a regular high school diploma



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1unless the student is exempted from taking State assessments
2under subsection (d) of this Section because (i) the student's
3individualized educational program developed under Article 14
4of this Code identifies the State assessment as inappropriate
5for the student, (ii) the student is enrolled in a program of
6adult and continuing education, as defined in the Adult
7Education Act, (iii) the school district is not required to
8assess the individual student for purposes of accountability
9under federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 requirements,
10(iv) the student has been determined to be an English learner
11and has been enrolled in schools in the United States for less
12than 12 months, or (v) the student is otherwise identified by
13the State Board of Education, through rules, as being exempt
14from the assessment.
15    The State Board of Education shall not assess students
16under this Section in subjects not required by this Section.
17    Districts shall inform their students of the timelines and
18procedures applicable to their participation in every yearly
19administration of the State assessments. The State Board of
20Education shall establish periods of time in each school year
21during which State assessments shall occur to meet the
22objectives of this Section.
23    (d) Every individualized educational program as described
24in Article 14 shall identify if the State assessment or
25components thereof are appropriate for the student. The State
26Board of Education shall develop rules governing the



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1administration of an alternate assessment that may be available
2to students for whom participation in this State's regular
3assessments is not appropriate, even with accommodations as
4allowed under this Section.
5    Students receiving special education services whose
6individualized educational programs identify them as eligible
7for the alternative State assessments nevertheless shall have
8the option of taking this State's regular assessment that
9includes a college and career ready determination, which shall
10be administered in accordance with the eligible accommodations
11appropriate for meeting these students' respective needs.
12    All students determined to be English learners shall
13participate in the State assessments, excepting those students
14who have been enrolled in schools in the United States for less
15than 12 months. Such students may be exempted from
16participation in one annual administration of the English
17language arts assessment. Any student determined to be an
18English learner shall receive appropriate assessment
19accommodations, including language supports, which shall be
20established by rule. Approved assessment accommodations must
21be provided until the student's English language skills develop
22to the extent that the student is no longer considered to be an
23English learner, as demonstrated through a State-identified
24English language proficiency assessment.
25    (e) The results or scores of each assessment taken under
26this Section shall be made available to the parents of each



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2    In each school year, the scores attained by a student on
3the State assessment that includes a college and career ready
4determination must be placed in the student's permanent record
5pursuant to rules that the State Board of Education shall adopt
6for that purpose in accordance with Section 3 of the Illinois
7School Student Records Act. In each school year, the scores
8attained by a student on the State assessments administered in
9grades 3 through 8 must be placed in the student's temporary
11    (f) All schools shall administer an academic assessment of
12English language proficiency in oral language (listening and
13speaking) and reading and writing skills to all children
14determined to be English learners.
15    (g) All schools in this State that are part of the sample
16drawn by the National Center for Education Statistics, in
17collaboration with their school districts and the State Board
18of Education, shall administer the biennial academic
19assessments under the National Assessment of Educational
20Progress carried out under Section 411(b)(2) of the federal
21National Education Statistics Act of 1994 (20 U.S.C. 9010) if
22the U.S. Secretary of Education pays the costs of administering
23the assessments.
24    (h) Subject to available funds to this State for the
25purpose of student assessment, the State Board of Education
26shall provide additional assessments and assessment resources



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1that may be used by school districts for local assessment
2purposes. The State Board of Education shall annually
3distribute a listing of these additional resources.
4    (i) For the purposes of this subsection (i), "academically
5based assessments" means assessments consisting of questions
6and answers that are measurable and quantifiable to measure the
7knowledge, skills, and ability of students in the subject
8matters covered by the assessments. All assessments
9administered pursuant to this Section must be academically
10based assessments. The scoring of academically based
11assessments shall be reliable, valid, and fair and shall meet
12the guidelines for assessment development and use prescribed by
13the American Psychological Association, the National Council
14on Measurement in Education, and the American Educational
15Research Association.
16    The State Board of Education shall review the use of all
17assessment item types in order to ensure that they are valid
18and reliable indicators of student performance aligned to the
19learning standards being assessed and that the development,
20administration, and scoring of these item types are justifiable
21in terms of cost.
22    (j) The State Superintendent of Education shall appoint a
23committee of no more than 21 members, consisting of parents,
24teachers, school administrators, school board members,
25assessment experts, regional superintendents of schools, and
26citizens, to review the State assessments administered by the



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1State Board of Education. The Committee shall select one of its
2members as its chairperson. The Committee shall meet on an
3ongoing basis to review the content and design of the
4assessments (including whether the requirements of subsection
5(i) of this Section have been met), the time and money expended
6at the local and State levels to prepare for and administer the
7assessments, the collective results of the assessments as
8measured against the stated purpose of assessing student
9performance, and other issues involving the assessments
10identified by the Committee. The Committee shall make periodic
11recommendations to the State Superintendent of Education and
12the General Assembly concerning the assessments.
13    (k) The State Board of Education may adopt rules to
14implement this Section.
15(Source: P.A. 99-30, eff. 7-10-15; 99-185, eff. 1-1-16; 99-642,
16eff. 7-28-16; 100-7, eff. 7-1-17; 100-222, eff. 8-18-17;
17revised 9-22-17.)
18    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
19becoming law.".