Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 06, 2020
referred to rules
Senate Bill S8502
2019-2020 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2019-S8502 (ACTIVE) - Details
2019-S8502 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Prevents certain public institutions of higher education from using the scholastic aptitude test and ACT assessment in the admissions process on and after the two thousand twenty-three--two thousand twenty-four academic year for New York resident applicants and requires SUNY and CUNY to create a new standardized test by the two thousand twenty-five--two thousand twenty-six academic year.
2019-S8502 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S8502 SPONSOR: SKOUFIS TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to public higher educa- tion admissions and standardized testing PURPOSE: To phase out the traditional standard testing examinations used by the state university of New York and the city university of New York systems in undergraduate admission decisions for New York residents and create a new undergraduate admissions examination that better aligns with the content their respective institutions expect students should have mastered to demonstrate college readiness. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Amends education law by adding a new section 340-a to suspend the use of current standardized test requirements for undergraduate
2019-S8502 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 8502 I N S E N A T E June 6, 2020 ___________ Introduced by Sen. SKOUFIS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to public higher educa- tion admissions and standardized testing 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 340-a to read as follows: § 340-A. PUBLIC HIGHER EDUCATION ADMISSIONS AND STANDARDIZED TESTING. 1. FOR ALL PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION, EXCEPT SUCH INSTI- TUTIONS THAT ARE CONSIDERED STATUTORY COLLEGES UNDER THIS CHAPTER: (A) THE USE OF CURRENT STANDARDIZED TEST REQUIREMENTS FOR UNDERGRADU- ATE ADMISSIONS OF NEW YORK RESIDENT APPLICANTS SHALL BE SUSPENDED UNTIL THE TWO THOUSAND TWENTY-FIVE--TWO THOUSAND TWENTY-SIX ACADEMIC YEAR. (B) FOR ENROLLMENT DECISIONS FOR NEW YORK STATE RESIDENT APPLICANTS FOR THE TWO THOUSAND TWENTY-ONE--TWO THOUSAND TWENTY-TWO AND TWO THOU- SAND TWENTY-TWO--TWO THOUSAND TWENTY-THREE ACADEMIC YEARS, SHALL HAVE THE OPTION TO USE THE SCHOLASTIC APTITUDE TEST AND ACT ASSESSMENT TEST SCORES IN SELECTION CONSIDERATION IF STUDENTS CHOOSE TO SUBMIT THEM. (C) FOR ENROLLMENT DECISIONS FOR NEW YORK STATE RESIDENT APPLICANTS FOR THE TWO THOUSAND TWENTY-THREE--TWO THOUSAND TWENTY-FOUR AND TWO THOUSAND TWENTY-FOUR--TWO THOUSAND TWENTY-FIVE ACADEMIC YEARS, SHALL NOT CONSIDER STANDARDIZED TEST SCORES FOR ADMISSIONS SELECTION AND SHALL PRACTICE TEST-BLIND ADMISSIONS SELECTION FOR NEW YORK STATE RESIDENT APPLICANTS. 2. (A) THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AND THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES FOR THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK SHALL EACH IDENTIFY AND CREATE A NEW TEST THAT ALIGNS WITH THE CONTENT THE RESPEC- TIVE INSTITUTIONS EXPECT STUDENTS SHOULD HAVE MASTERED TO DEMONSTRATE COLLEGE READINESS FOR STUDENTS ENTERING SUCH INSTITUTIONS. (B) IF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AND THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES FOR THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK ARE UNABLE TO EITHER MODIFY OR CREATE A TEST THAT MEETS THESE CRITERIA AND CAN BE AVAILABLE FOR APPLICANTS FOR THE TWO THOUSAND TWENTY-FIVE--TWO THOUSAND EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
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