Requires elementary schools to report the results of English/language arts and mathematics assessments to the parents of pupils by the last day of classes for the school year.
Ayes (57): Addabbo, Avella, Ball, Bonacic, Boyle, Breslin, Carlucci, DeFrancisco, Diaz, Dilan, Farley, Felder, Flanagan, Gallivan, Gianaris, Gipson, Golden, Griffo, Grisanti, Hannon, Hoylman, Klein, Krueger, Lanza, Larkin, Latimer, LaValle, Libous, Little, Marcellino, Marchione, Martins, Maziarz, Montgomery, Nozzolio, O'Brien, O'Mara, Parker, Peralta, Perkins, Ranzenhofer, Ritchie, Rivera, Robach, Sampson, Sanders, Savino, Serrano, Seward, Skelos, Squadron, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousins, Tkaczyk, Valesky, Young, Zeldin
Excused (4): Espaillat, Hassell-Thomps, Kennedy, Smith
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to requiring the reporting of the results of English/language arts and mathematics assessments to the person in parental relation to each elementary school pupil who is so assessed
PURPOSE: Requires elementary schools to report the results of English/language arts and mathematics assessments to parents of pupils by the last day of classes.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section one amends the education law by adding new section 3211-b.
Section two is the effective date.
JUSTIFICATION: New York City uses state test scores as a major factor in determining who must attend summer school. Due to the fact that test results are not released until after summer school decisions are made, students are recommended based on preliminary results. In 2012, 32,868 students in New York City were recommended for summer school. after the state exam results were released, it was discovered that only 25,834 students scored low enough on the state exam to be required to go. This bill would rectify this unfortunate situation.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2012: S.7830 - Referred to Rules
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 2464 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 17, 2013 ___________Introduced by Sen. LANZA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Education AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to requiring the report- ing of the results of English/language arts and mathematics assess- ments to the person in parental relation to each elementary school pupil who is so assessed 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 3211-b to read as follows: S 3211-B. REPORTS OF ENGLISH/LANGUAGE ARTS AND MATHEMATICS ASSESS- MENTS. THE RESULTS OF AND THE DEPARTMENT DESIGNATED PROFICIENCY LEVEL OF ANY ENGLISH/LANGUAGE ARTS OR MATHEMATICS ASSESSMENT TEST ADMINISTERED BY A SCHOOL DISTRICT OR SCHOOL TO ANY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PUPIL SHALL BE REPORTED TO THE PERSON IN PARENTAL RELATION TO SUCH PUPIL ON OR BEFORE THE LAST DAY OF CLASS FOR THE SCHOOL YEAR IN WHICH SUCH TEST WAS ADMIN- ISTERED. THE REGENTS AND DEPARTMENT SHALL ESTABLISH AND PROVIDE TO EVERY SCHOOL DISTRICT AND SCHOOL, ON OR BEFORE MAY TWENTIETH, THE FOUR PROFI- CIENCY LEVELS FOR EACH GRADE LEVEL OR EACH ASSESSMENT TEST ADMINISTERED TO SUCH GRADE. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD05608-01-3