Introduced by Rep. Ken Yonker (R) on January 31, 2013, to replace the current system establishing performance and assessment criteria for individual public schools with a new one, and post the school assessments online as “letter grades” plus some additional factors. The revised standards would include student proficiency as the largest factor, student improvement, achievement gaps among subgroups, college and career readiness, graduation rates and fiscal performance. Public schools that fail to meet state standards are subject to delayed and qualified sanctions.
Referred to the House Education Committee on January 31, 2013.
Reported in the House on December 4, 2013, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.