BILL NO. 1988 By: Nollan of the House
Haste of the Senate
An Act relating to schools; amending 70 O.S. 2011, Section 1210.545, as last amended by Section 2, Chapter 131, O.S.L. 2017 (70 O.S. Supp. 2018, Section 1210.545), which relates to annual accountability reports; removing directive to grant certain exemption for chronic absenteeism; and providing an effective date.
SUBJECT: Annual school accountability reports
ENACTED BY THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF
SECTION 1. AMENDATORY 70 O.S. 2011, Section 1210.545, as last amended by Section 2, Chapter 131, O.S.L. 2017 (70 O.S. Supp. 2018, Section 1210.545), is amended to read as follows:
Section 1210.545 A. Except as otherwise provided, as part of the accountability system developed as provided for in Section 1210.541 of this title, the State Board of Education shall prepare annual reports of the results of the Oklahoma School Testing Program which describe student achievement in the state, and each school site, pursuant to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) as reauthorized by P.L. No. 114-95, also known as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), and any related federal regulations.
B. The annual report as required pursuant to subsection A of this section shall identify school sites as having one of the following grades for each indicator, separately, and by a single overview grade of all indicators, defined according to rules of the State Board of Education:
1. "A" means schools making excellent progress;
2. "B" means schools making above average progress;
3. "C" means schools making satisfactory progress;
4. "D" means schools making less than satisfactory progress; and
5. "F" means schools failing to make adequate progress.
C. Each school that has students who are tested and included in the school grading system as provided for in this section shall receive a school grade, except as follows:
1. A school shall not receive a school grade if the number of students tested and included in the school grading system is less than the minimum sample size necessary for statistical reliability and prevention of the unlawful release of personally identifiable student data. The State Board of Education is directed to establish the lowest minimum sample size necessary to meet the requirements of this paragraph; and
2. The academic performance of students who are enrolled full-time in an online program that is offered by a school district or charter school that is not the district of residence or is not located in the district of residence of the student shall be reported separately by the school district or charter school and shall not be included when determining the grade of the school site or charter school.
D. The State Board of Education may adopt alternate systems of accountability for statewide virtual charter schools, alternative education programs as defined in Section 1210.568 of this title, and schools serving only grades prekindergarten or kindergarten through two.
E. The grade of a school shall be based on a multimeasures approach to accountability in accordance with the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) as reauthorized by P.L. No. 114-95, also known as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and any federal regulations that include, but are not limited to, the following indicators:
1. Statewide assessments, including the establishment of student performance bands;
2. Graduation rates for high schools;
3. Statewide academic measures for elementary and middle schools;
4. English language proficiency for English learners; and
5. At least one additional statewide measure of school quality or student success, including, but not limited to, school climate, school safety, student engagement, educator engagement, and/or advanced coursework and postsecondary readiness.
F. Of the indicators included in subsection E of this section, not less than seventy percent (70%) of the overview grade must be given to indicators 1, 2, 3 and 4 and, in the aggregate, with not more than thirty percent (30%) of the grade given to indicator 5.
G. Further, the grade of an elementary or middle school site shall include, but not be limited to, a measure of status for English language arts (ELA), math and science, growth in ELA and math, English Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPA) progress, and chronic absenteeism.
H. The grade of a high school site shall include, but not be limited to, a measure of status for English language arts (ELA), math and science status, English Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPA) progress, graduation rate, chronic absenteeism, and postsecondary opportunities. For purposes of this section postsecondary opportunities shall include Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, dual and concurrent enrollment, internships, mentorships and apprenticeships, and industry certifications. The Board shall adopt a time line for moving from completion of such opportunities to crediting achievement of such opportunities.
I. The annual report shall identify the performance of each school as having improved, remained the same, or declined. This school improvement rating shall be based on a comparison of the student and school performance data of the current year to the previous year data.
J. The State Department of Education shall annually develop a school site report card to be delivered to parents throughout each school district. The report card shall be in accordance with the requirements of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as reauthorized and amended by P.L. No. 114-95, also known as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and includes the grade for the school, information regarding school improvement, an explanation of school performance, and indicators of return on investment. The report card for each school site shall be published annually by the Department on its website, and every school district shall provide the school site report card to the parent or guardian of each student enrolled in the school site. In order to provide information regarding school performance for school report cards issued during the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 school year, the Department shall include an explanation of the changes to the statewide system of student assessments as required in Section 1210.508 of this title and how the transition in assessments may impact school performance. The Department shall issue school report cards using the 2016-2017 school year assessment data that is available.
K. The Legislature may factor in the performance of schools in calculating any performance-based funding policy that is provided to public school districts.
L. The State Board of
Education shall promulgate rules to implement the provisions of this
The Board shall promulgate
rules regarding the school site report card that grant a medical exemption from
the eighteen-day chronic absenteeism provision.
SECTION 2. This act shall become effective November 1, 2019.
Presiding Officer of the House
Passed the Senate the 9th day of April, 2019.
Presiding Officer of the Senate
OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR
Received by the Office of the Governor this ____________________ day of ___________________, 20_______, at _______ o'clock _______ M.
Approved by the Governor of the State of Oklahoma this _________ day of ___________________, 20_______, at _______ o'clock _______ M.
Governor of the State of Oklahoma
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE
Received by the Office of the Secretary of State this __________ day of ___________________, 20_______, at _______ o'clock _______ M.