senate Bill S8212

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to the creation of a pre-specialized high schools admissions test and preparation program

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Apr 18, 2018 referred to education

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S8212 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10539
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2590-h, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A3981

S8212 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Creates a pre-specialized high schools admissions test and preparation program for all sixth grade students in New York city.

S8212 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8212 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8212

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 18, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. BAILEY, STAVISKY -- 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  creation  of  a
  pre-specialized high schools admissions test and preparation program

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

  Section 1. Section 2590-h of the education law is amended by adding  a
new subdivision 55 to read as follows:
  55.  ESTABLISH,  IN  CONJUNCTION  WITH  THE  APPROPRIATE NEW YORK CITY
DEPARTMENT OF  EDUCATION  OFFICIALS,  A  TEST  PREPARATION  PROGRAM  FOR
STUDENTS  IN  THE  SIXTH  GRADE  CULMINATING  IN  A PRE-SPECIALIZED HIGH
SCHOOLS ADMISSIONS TEST TO BE ADMINISTERED IN MAY OR JUNE OF EACH  YEAR.
SUCH  TEST  PREPARATION  AND THE PRE-SPECIALIZED HIGH SCHOOLS ADMISSIONS
TEST SHALL BE AVAILABLE TO ALL  SIXTH  GRADE  STUDENTS  FREE  OF  CHARGE
DURING  THE  REGULAR  OPERATING  HOURS  OF THE SCHOOL DAY.   PARENTS MAY
CHOOSE FOR THEIR STUDENT TO NOT  BE  A  PART  OF  THE  TEST  PREPARATION
PROGRAM.  UPON  COMPLETION  OF THE PROGRAM, EACH STUDENT, THEIR PARENTS,
AND THEIR SCHOOL SHALL RECEIVE A GAP ANALYSIS. SCHOOLS  SHALL  USE  EACH
STUDENT'S  GAP  ANALYSIS TO TAILOR THE STUDENT'S INSTRUCTION TO MEET THE
NEEDS OF THE STUDENT INCLUDING, BUT NOT  LIMITED  TO,  THE  USE  OF  THE
SPECIALIZED HIGH SCHOOLS ADMISSIONS TEST INTENSIVE OR ANY OTHER NEW YORK
CITY DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PROGRAM AVAILABLE.
  §  2.  Section  2590-h of the education law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 39 to read as follows:
  39. ESTABLISH, IN CONJUNCTION  WITH  THE  APPROPRIATE  NEW  YORK  CITY
DEPARTMENT  OF  EDUCATION  OFFICIALS,  A  TEST  PREPARATION  PROGRAM FOR
STUDENTS IN THE  SIXTH  GRADE  CULMINATING  IN  A  PRE-SPECIALIZED  HIGH
SCHOOLS  ADMISSIONS TEST TO BE ADMINISTERED IN MAY OR JUNE OF EACH YEAR.
SUCH TEST PREPARATION AND THE PRE-SPECIALIZED  HIGH  SCHOOLS  ADMISSIONS
TEST  SHALL  BE  AVAILABLE  TO  ALL  SIXTH GRADE STUDENTS FREE OF CHARGE
DURING THE REGULAR OPERATING HOURS OF  THE  SCHOOL  DAY.    PARENTS  MAY
CHOOSE  FOR  THEIR  STUDENT  TO  NOT  BE  A PART OF THE TEST PREPARATION
PROGRAM. UPON COMPLETION OF THE PROGRAM, EACH  STUDENT,  THEIR  PARENTS,
AND  THEIR  SCHOOL  SHALL RECEIVE A GAP ANALYSIS. SCHOOLS SHALL USE EACH

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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