senate Bill S4712A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires a study and report on the total cost of student assessments

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 24, 2014 print number 4712a
amend and recommit to education
Jan 08, 2014 referred to education
Apr 19, 2013 referred to education

Co-Sponsors

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S4712 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6594A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §305, Ed L

S4712 - Summary

Requires a study and report on the total cost of student assessments; survey of teachers and administrators on test-prep time for student assessments; prohibits the use of certain assessments to be used for anything other than diagnostic purposes.

S4712 - Sponsor Memo

S4712 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4712

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 19, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. LATIMER -- 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 a study  and
  report on the total cost of developing all student assessments

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

  Section 1. Section 305 of the education law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 43 to read as follows:
  43. A. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL UNDERTAKE A STUDY TO DETERMINE THE TOTAL
COST OF DEVELOPING ALL STUDENT ASSESSMENTS, INCLUDING THE TOTAL COST  OF
PREPARING  STUDENTS FOR ALL ASSESSMENTS, THE TOTAL COST OF ADMINISTERING
ALL ASSESSMENTS, AND THE TOTAL COST OF GRADING AND REVIEWING ALL ASSESS-
MENTS IN THE TWO THOUSAND TWELVE -- TWO THOUSAND THIRTEEN SCHOOL YEAR.
  B. THIS STUDY REQUIRED PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH  A  OF  THIS  SUBDIVISION
SHALL  RESULT  IN  A  REPORT,  WHICH DETAILS ALL SAID COSTS AND SHALL BE
FILED WITH THE GOVERNOR, THE DIRECTOR OF THE DIVISION OF THE BUDGET, THE
SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY, THE TEMPORARY  PRESIDENT  OF  THE  SENATE,  THE
CHAIR  OF THE ASSEMBLY WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE, THE CHAIR OF THE SENATE
FINANCE COMMITTEE AND THE CHAIRS OF THE ASSEMBLY  AND  SENATE  EDUCATION
COMMITTEES.    SUCH  REPORT  SHALL  ALSO BE POSTED ON THE WEBSITE OF THE
DEPARTMENT BY DECEMBER THIRTY-FIRST, TWO THOUSAND THIRTEEN AND SHALL  BE
DEEMED A PUBLIC DOCUMENT.
  C.  THE COMMISSIONER'S STUDY SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO, THE
FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
  (1) THE TOTAL NUMBER  OF  STUDENT  ASSESSMENTS  ADMINISTERED  IN  EACH
SCHOOL  DISTRICT  IN  THE  STATE.  THIS  SHALL  INCLUDE A COUNT OF STATE
REQUIRED ASSESSMENTS AND ASSESSMENTS WHICH ARE LOCALLY  OR  COMMERCIALLY
DEVELOPED  ASSESSMENTS WHICH ARE ADMINISTERED BY PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS
AND THE TOTAL NUMBER OF ASSESSMENTS EACH STUDENT COHORT WAS ADMINISTERED
ON AVERAGE FROM KINDERGARTEN THROUGH GRADE TWELVE DURING THE  TWO  THOU-
SAND TWELVE -- TWO THOUSAND THIRTEEN SCHOOL YEAR;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10237-02-3

Co-Sponsors

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S4712A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6594A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §305, Ed L

S4712A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires a study and report on the total cost of student assessments; survey of teachers and administrators on test-prep time for student assessments; prohibits the use of certain assessments to be used for anything other than diagnostic purposes.

S4712A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4712A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 4712--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 19, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. LATIMER, ADDABBO, BALL, CARLUCCI, GRIFFO, KENNEDY,
  MARCHIONE, MAZIARZ, PARKER, RITCHIE -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to  the  Committee  on  Education  --
  recommitted  to  the  Committee on Education in accordance with Senate
  Rule  6,  sec.  8  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT to amend the education law, in relation to requiring a study and
  report on the total cost of developing all student assessments

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

  Section 1. Section 305 of the education law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 44 to read as follows:
  44. A. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL UNDERTAKE A STUDY TO DETERMINE THE TOTAL
COST  OF DEVELOPING ALL STUDENT ASSESSMENTS, INCLUDING THE TOTAL COST OF
PREPARING STUDENTS FOR ALL ASSESSMENTS, THE TOTAL COST OF  ADMINISTERING
ALL ASSESSMENTS, AND THE TOTAL COST OF GRADING AND REVIEWING ALL ASSESS-
MENTS IN THE TWO THOUSAND THIRTEEN -- TWO THOUSAND FOURTEEN SCHOOL YEAR.
  B.  THIS  STUDY  REQUIRED  PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH A OF THIS SUBDIVISION
SHALL RESULT IN A REPORT, WHICH DETAILS ALL  SAID  COSTS  AND  SHALL  BE
FILED WITH THE GOVERNOR, THE DIRECTOR OF THE DIVISION OF THE BUDGET, THE
SPEAKER  OF  THE  ASSEMBLY,  THE  TEMPORARY PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, THE
CHAIR OF THE ASSEMBLY WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE, THE CHAIR OF THE  SENATE
FINANCE  COMMITTEE  AND  THE CHAIRS OF THE ASSEMBLY AND SENATE EDUCATION
COMMITTEES.  SUCH REPORT SHALL ALSO BE POSTED  ON  THE  WEBSITE  OF  THE
DEPARTMENT  BY DECEMBER THIRTY-FIRST, TWO THOUSAND FOURTEEN AND SHALL BE
DEEMED A PUBLIC DOCUMENT.
  C. THE COMMISSIONER'S STUDY SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO,  THE
FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
  (1)  THE  TOTAL  NUMBER  OF  STUDENT  ASSESSMENTS ADMINISTERED IN EACH
SCHOOL DISTRICT IN THE STATE.  THIS  SHALL  INCLUDE  A  COUNT  OF  STATE
REQUIRED  ASSESSMENTS  AND ASSESSMENTS WHICH ARE LOCALLY OR COMMERCIALLY

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10237-03-4

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