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HB 461: Student Assessment in the Public Schools

GENERAL BILL by Bullard ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Stafford

Student Assessment in the Public Schools; Terminates administration of FCAT to students in grades 9 through 12; requires PSAT/NMSQT or ACT's EXPLORE & PLAN tests to replace grade 10 FCAT for purposes of measuring student's knowledge & skills; requires students to take PSAT/NMSQT in grade 10 or ACT's EXPLORE & PLAN tests in grades 9 & 10, respectively, & earn passing scores to qualify for standard high school diploma; requires State Board of Education to designate passing scores; requires use of student performance on tests for school grading purposes; provides for application beginning with students entering grade 9 in 2013-2014 school year.

Effective Date: 7/1/2012
Last Action: 3/9/2012 House - Died in K-20 Innovation Subcommittee
Location: In committee/council (KINS)
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
10/24/2011 House • Filed
10/28/2011 House • Referred to K-20 Innovation Subcommittee; PreK-12 Appropriations Subcommittee; Education Committee -HJ 46
1/10/2012 House • Introduced -HJ 46
3/9/2012 House • Died in K-20 Innovation Subcommittee