senate Bill S2503

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Provides that students who have an IEP shall not be required to take more than one regents examination in any given day

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to education
Jan 24, 2011 referred to education

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S2503 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3289
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง319, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S6946A, A6736A

S2503 - Summary

Provides that students who have an IEP shall not be required to take more than one regents examination in any given day.

S2503 - Sponsor Memo

S2503 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  2503

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 24, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. McDONALD, ADAMS, ADDABBO, LARKIN, MAZIARZ, MONTGOM-
  ERY, RANZENHOFER, STEWART-COUSINS -- read twice and  ordered  printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Education

AN  ACT to amend the education law, in relation to the administration of
  exams to students with disabilities

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Legislative findings and intent. The legislature finds that
certain  students  with  disabilities  are allowed extended testing time
according to their individual education program, or perhaps even  accom-
modations provided pursuant to regulations promulgated under section 504
of  the  Rehabilitation  Act of 1973. The legislature further finds that
these students, as a result of this extended time allowance,  are  being
subjected  to  ten  or  eleven  straight  hours of testing when they are
required to take two regents exams on the same date.
  The legislature acknowledges the department of  education's  need  for
security  concerning  the  substance  of  the  examination. As such, the
legislature understands the department's continuing hesitance  to  allow
these  students  with  disabilities to take the exams on days other than
which they had been officially scheduled.
  However, the benefits of providing these children with respite between
each exam far outweighs the potential of one of these students garnering
information about the exam from another student who had previously taken
the exam. Therefore, it is the intent of this legislature  to  have  the
commissioner  of  education  implement  a  process whereby students with
certain disabilities are not required to  take  more  than  one  regents
examination in any given day.
  S  2. The education law is amended by adding a new section 319 to read
as follows:
  S 319. EXAMINATION OF STUDENTS  WITH  DISABILITIES.  THE  COMMISSIONER
SHALL  PROMULGATE REGULATIONS ESTABLISHING GUIDELINES WHICH PROVIDE THAT

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01577-01-1

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