House Bill 16-1234 – “State Assessment Selection & Local Flexibility”

Concerning the consideration of methods for selecting state assessment alternatives that maintain the existing state assessment requirements, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.

Summary:

The act directs the department of education (department) to investigate methods for and costs of creating or selecting state assessments in the subjects of mathematics, English language arts, science, and social studies, including the methods and costs to allow local education providers to create or select assessments in these subjects and to enable the state to use the locally selected assessments as part of the state accountability system. The department must report the results of its investigation to the state board of education and to the education committees of the general assembly. The act requires the department to apply to the federal department of education for innovative assessment and accountability demonstration authority.

$39,600 is appropriated to the department of education for the 2016-17 fiscal year for the implement of the act.

Sponsors:

Senator Vicki Marble | Senator Michael Merrifield | Representative Jonathan Singer | Representative Gordon Klingenchmitt

Signed on June 10th 2016 By: Dickey Lee Hullinghorst (Speaker of The House of Representatives) ; Bill L. Cadman (President of The Senate) ; Marilyn Eddins (Chief Clerk of The House of Representatives) ; Effie Ameen (Secretary of The Senate) ; John W. Hickenlooper (Governor of The State of Colorado)

Paid for by Marble for Senate District 23.
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