Requires the education department to report the results of English/language arts and mathematics assessments to parents of pupils by the last day of classes.
Ayes (25): Flanagan, Bonacic, Carlucci, DeFrancisco, Farley, Hannon, Larkin, LaValle, Little, Marcellino, Nozzolio, Seward, Skelos, Young, Valesky, Stewart-Cousins, Breslin, Dilan, Espaillat, Gianaris, Hassell-Thompson, Krueger, Montgomery, Parker, Perkins
Ayes (62): Addabbo, Amedore, Avella, Bonacic, Boyle, Breslin, Carlucci, Comrie, Croci, DeFrancisco, Diaz, Dilan, Espaillat, Farley, Felder, Flanagan, Funke, Gallivan, Gianaris, Golden, Griffo, Hamilton, Hannon, Hassell-Thomps, Hoylman, Kennedy, Klein, Krueger, Lanza, Larkin, Latimer, LaValle, Little, Marcellino, Marchione, Martins, Montgomery, Murphy, Nozzolio, O'Mara, Ortt, Panepinto, Parker, Peralta, Perkins, Ranzenhofer, Ritchie, Rivera, Robach, Sampson, Sanders, Savino, Serino, Serrano, Seward, Skelos, Squadron, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousin, Valesky, Venditto, Young
Excused (1): Libous
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 the Education Department 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: 2014: S2464-Passed Senate/ A5271 Referred to Education 2012: S.7830 - Referred to Rules
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 4051--A 2015-2016 Regular Sessions IN SENATE February 26, 2015 ___________Introduced by Sen. LANZA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Education -- committee discharged and said bill committed to the Committee on New York City Education Subcommittee -- reported favorably from said committee and committed to the Committee on Education -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit- tee 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 BY THE DEPART- MENT ON OR BEFORE THE LAST DAY OF CLASS FOR THE SCHOOL YEAR IN WHICH SUCH TEST WAS ADMINISTERED. THE REGENTS AND DEPARTMENT SHALL ESTABLISH AND PROVIDE TO EVERY PERSON IN PARENTAL RELATION, SCHOOL DISTRICT AND SCHOOL, ON OR BEFORE MAY TWENTIETH, THE FOUR PROFICIENCY 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. LBD00865-02-5