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2009 Senate Bill 1: Eliminate Commonwealth Accountability Testing System
Introduced by Sen. Kenneth Winters (R) on February 3, 2009 To replace the current program for testing Kentucky school achievement with one that tests learning of individual students. The bill also eliminates writing portfolios as part of the assessment program.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Education Committee on February 4, 2009
Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on February 10, 2009
Substitute offered in the Senate on February 10, 2009 To add language providing that the additional multiple-choice test items that are added to norm-referenced tests are for the purpose of measuring the depth and breadth of Kentucky's academic content standards. The substitute also requires that the results of summative assessments identified within the assessment program be expressed in terms of Kentucky's student academic achievement standards. The substitute also changes testing from the last 7 days to the last 8 days of a district's academic year. The substitute also changes the implementation date to 2011-2012 for the revised assessment program.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on February 10, 2009
Passed 36 to 0 in the Senate on February 10, 2009.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
(same description)
To replace the current program for testing Kentucky school achievement with one that tests learning of individual students. The bill also eliminates writing portfolios as part of the assessment program.
Received in the House on February 23, 2009
Referred to the House Education Committee on February 23, 2009
Referred to the House Rules Committee on March 6, 2009
Substitute offered in the House on March 11, 2009
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on March 11, 2009
Amendment offered by Rep. Carl Rollins (D) on March 11, 2009
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on March 11, 2009
Amendment offered by Rep. Scott W. Brinkman (R) on March 11, 2009
Amendment offered by Rep. Carl Rollins (D) on March 11, 2009
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on March 11, 2009
Received in the Senate on March 11, 2009
Received in the House on March 11, 2009
Signed by Gov. Steve Beshear on March 25, 2009

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