130th Ohio General Assembly
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H. B. No. 413  As Introduced
As Introduced

130th General Assembly
Regular Session
2013-2014
H. B. No. 413


Representatives Stautberg, Brenner 



A BILL
To prohibit the administration of the assessments developed by the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers for the 2014-2015 school year, to prohibit the renewal of the state's memorandum of understanding with the Partnership, and to declare an emergency.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF OHIO:
Section 1.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the Revised Code or in any rule or directive of the State Board of Education, Superintendent of Public Instruction, or Department of Education, no school district or public or chartered nonpublic school shall administer for the 2014-2015 school year any assessments developed by the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers. Instead, school districts and schools shall administer for that school year assessments approved for each applicable grade level and subject area pursuant to Section 2 of this act.
Section 2. Not later than November 15, 2014, the Department of Education shall develop recommendations for the assessments for each grade level and subject area specified in divisions (A)(1) and (B)(1) of section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code to be administered by school districts and public and chartered nonpublic schools, as applicable, for the 2014-2015 school year. The Department shall submit the recommendations to the General Assembly in accordance with section 101.68 of the Revised Code and shall present the recommendations to the standing committees of the House of Representatives and the Senate that consider education legislation at a public hearing. After the recommendations of the Department are presented to those committees, the recommendations shall be considered for approval by the Controlling Board. No assessment recommended by the Department shall be administered unless it is approved by the Controlling Board.
Section 3.  The State Board of Education, Superintendent of Public Instruction, and Department of Education shall not take any steps for the renewal of the state's memorandum of understanding with the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, which was entered into in June 2010, when the term of that memorandum expires at the end of calendar year 2015.
Section 4. This act is hereby declared to be an emergency measure necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, and safety. The reason for such necessity is to provide timely approval of state achievement assessments that are not developed by a multi-state consortium so that they may be administered for the 2014-2015 school year. Therefore, this act shall go into immediate effect.
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