|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to education|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to education|
senate Bill S182
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S182 - Details
S182 - Summary
Requires the administration and the instruction in preparation of the GED examination in the Chinese and Korean languages for pupils who are proficient in these languages and of limited English proficiency.
S182 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S182 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to requiring the administration of the GED examination in the Chinese and Korean languages for pupils who are proficient in such languages and of limited English proficiency PURPOSE: To allow students who are proficient in the Chinese or Korean language and of limited English proficiency the option to receive instruction in preparation for the GED examination and the administration of such examination in the Chinese or Korean language. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: The Commissioner of Education shall require each board of education, including the board of each community school district of the city of New York, to make available to all pupils proficient in the Chinese or Korean language, and of limited proficiency in English, the official GED examination written in such native language, and make available any instructional courses or programs for the preparation of such examination. JUSTIFICATION: While learning to read, write and speak English is a common and worthy goal of any student in the United States, test-taking may be
S182 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 182 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. SQUADRON -- 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 requiring the adminis- tration of the GED examination in the Chinese and Korean languages for pupils who are proficient in such languages and of limited English proficiency THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 3204-a to read as follows: S 3204-A. ADMINISTRATION OF THE GED EXAMINATION IN THE CHINESE AND KOREAN LANGUAGES. 1. STUDENTS WHO ARE PROFICIENT IN THE CHINESE OR KORE- AN LANGUAGE AND OF LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENCY SHALL BE ENTITLED TO RECEIVE INSTRUCTION IN PREPARATION FOR THE GED EXAMINATION AND THE ADMINISTRATION OF SUCH EXAMINATION IN THE CHINESE OR KOREAN LANGUAGE. 2. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL REQUIRE EACH BOARD OF EDUCATION, INCLUDING THE BOARD OF EACH COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK, MAKE AVAILABLE TO ALL PUPILS PROFICIENT IN THE CHINESE OR KOREAN LANGUAGE, AND OF LIMITED PROFICIENCY IN ENGLISH, THE OFFICIAL GED EXAM- INATION WRITTEN IN SUCH NATIVE LANGUAGE, AND MAKE AVAILABLE ANY INSTRUC- TIONAL COURSES OR PROGRAMS FOR THE PREPARATION OF SUCH EXAMINATION, WHICH ARE OFFERED BY THE SCHOOL DISTRICT, INCLUDING COURSE MATERIALS, IN SUCH NATIVE LANGUAGE. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL FURTHER DIRECT THAT ANY NOTIFICATION OR CORRESPONDENCE RELATING TO THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE GED EXAMINATION SHALL BE WRITTEN IN THE CHINESE OR KOREAN LANGUAGE. 3. EACH SCHOOL DISTRICT SHALL OBTAIN AND MAINTAIN A RECORD OF PUPILS WHO HAVE THE GED EXAMINATION ADMINISTERED IN THE CHINESE OR KOREAN LANGUAGE AND SHALL REPORT SUCH INFORMATION TO THE DEPARTMENT ON AN ANNU- AL BASIS. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD00205-01-3
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