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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to education|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to education|
senate Bill S488
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S488 - Details
S488 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S488 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to the administration of exams to students with disabilities PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To offer alternatives to students with disabilities who have provisions for extended testing time pursuant to an Individual Education Plan or pursuant to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, with regard to the administration of more than one Regents exam in one day. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: The education law is amended by adding a new section 319 as described in the bill. JUSTIFICATION: Public school districts in New York State are responsible for identifying and evaluating students who require academic assistance, program modifications or other support services due to a disabling condition. Extended testing time is one of the options available to those students who are identified as disabled, but who are not exempted from mandated standardized academic testing. Such students can
S488 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 488 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. KENNEDY -- 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.
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