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 Bill Status of HB4955  103rd General Assembly


Short Description:  SCH CD-STATE ASSESSMENTS

House Sponsors
Rep. Sue Scherer - Jenn Ladisch Douglass - Harry Benton

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  3/22/2024HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
105 ILCS 5/2-3.64a-5


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the School Code. Provides that the State Board of Education shall administer no more than one assessment (instead of 3 assessments), per student, of English language arts and mathematics for students in a secondary education program. Removes a provision that specifies that students who do not take the State's final accountability assessment or its approved alternate assessment may not receive a regular high school diploma unless otherwise exempted. Provides that the State Board of Education may not assess students in any manner beyond that required for compliance with the federal Every Student Succeeds Act. Provides that the State Board shall also explore any flexibility afforded to states through waivers under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act. Makes conforming changes. Effective immediately.

House Committee Amendment No. 2
Deletes reference to:
105 ILCS 5/2-3.64a-5
Adds reference to:
105 ILCS 5/2-3.64a-20 new

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the School Code. Provides that on or after the effective date of the amendatory Act, the State Board of Education may not provide funding for any standardized assessment or test any students in grades kindergarten through 6 beyond the requirements of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act. Provides that nothing in these provisions may be construed to limit the ability of a classroom teacher or school district to develop, purchase, administer, or score an assessment for an individual classroom, grade level, or group of grade levels in any subject area in grades kindergarten through 6. Provides that the State Board of Education shall explore any assessment flexibility afforded to states through waivers under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/7/2024HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Sue Scherer
  2/7/2024HouseFirst Reading
  2/7/2024HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/28/2024HouseAssigned to Elementary & Secondary Education: Administration, Licensing & Charter Schools
  3/4/2024HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Sue Scherer
  3/4/2024HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/6/2024HouseMotion Do Pass - Lost Elementary & Secondary Education: Administration, Licensing & Charter Schools; 004-002-000
  3/6/2024HouseRemains in Elementary & Secondary Education: Administration, Licensing & Charter Schools
  3/12/2024HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Elementary & Secondary Education: Administration, Licensing & Charter Schools
  3/13/2024HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Sue Scherer
  3/13/2024HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/14/2024HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jenn Ladisch Douglass
  3/14/2024HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Harry Benton
  3/20/2024HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 2 Rules Refers to Elementary & Secondary Education: Administration, Licensing & Charter Schools
  3/21/2024HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 2 Adopted in Elementary & Secondary Education: Administration, Licensing & Charter Schools; by Voice Vote
  3/21/2024HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Elementary & Secondary Education: Administration, Licensing & Charter Schools; 009-000-000
  3/22/2024HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Tabled
  3/22/2024HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/2/2024HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Sue Scherer
  4/2/2024HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/3/2024HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 004-000-000

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