Education - As introduced, establishes standards review and development committees and advisory teams comprised of Tennessee teachers, higher education faculty members, and parents to propose world-class, highly rigorous K-12 English language arts and mathematics standards for use in public schools. - Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 1, Part 2; Title 49, Chapter 1, Part 3 and Title 49, Chapter 1, Part 6.
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  • Actions For SB0005Date
    Sponsor(s) Added.02/09/2015
    Refer to Senate Government Operations Committee01/17/2015
    Passed on Second Consideration, held on desk pending committee appointments01/14/2015
    Introduced, Passed on First Consideration01/13/2015
    Filed for intro.11/24/2014
    Actions For HB0003Date
    Taken off notice for cal in s/c Education Instruction & Programs Subcommittee of Education Instruction & Programs03/04/2015
    Sponsor(s) Added.03/02/2015
    Placed on s/c cal Education Instruction & Programs Subcommittee for 3/4/201502/25/2015
    Sponsor(s) Added.02/25/2015
    Meeting Cancelled. Reset on Education Instruction & Programs Subcommittee cal. for next meeting.02/18/2015
    Sponsor(s) withdrawn.02/12/2015
    Placed on s/c cal Education Instruction & Programs SubCommittee for 2/18/201502/11/2015
    Sponsor(s) withdrawn.02/11/2015
    Action Def. in s/c Education Instruction & Programs SubCommittee to 2/18/201502/11/2015
    Sponsor(s) withdrawn.02/10/2015
    Sponsor(s) Added.02/10/2015
    Placed on s/c cal Education Instruction & Programs SubCommittee for 2/11/201502/04/2015
    Sponsor(s) withdrawn.02/04/2015
    Sponsor(s) Added.02/02/2015
    Assigned to s/c Education Instruction & Programs SubCommittee01/17/2015
    Ref. to Education Instruction & Programs--Finance01/17/2015
    P2C, held on desk - pending appointment of standing committees01/14/2015
    Intro., P1C.01/13/2015
    Sponsor(s) Added.12/01/2014
    Sponsor(s) Added.11/19/2014
    Filed for intro.11/17/2014
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    Bill Summary

    This bill establishes standards review and development committees and advisory teams to propose K-12 English language arts and mathematics standards for use in public schools. This bill requires the state board of education to adopt new K-12 English language arts and mathematics standards before July 1, 2016. Upon adoption by the state board, the standards will be referred to as the volunteer state standards.

    This bill requires the state board to appoint a standards review and development committee for each of the subject areas of English language arts and mathematics to propose new standards. In addition to the committees, the state board will also appoint at least one standards review and development advisory team in each of the following categories:

    (1) English language arts for the elementary grades;
    (2) English language arts for the middle grades;
    (3) English language arts for the secondary school grades;
    (4) Mathematics for the elementary grades;
    (5) Mathematics for the middle grades; and
    (6) Mathematics for the secondary school grades.

    The advisory teams will confer with and provide recommendations to the committees to ensure that the application of the standards forms a seamless transition from one grade to the next.

    The state board may appoint as many members to each committee and advisory team as it deems necessary to allow the committee or advisory team to operate quickly and efficiently. Members of the standards development teams may be compensated for their services and reimbursed for travel expenses. Each committee must include at least two parents of public school students. At a minimum, each advisory team must include:

    (1) Three public school teachers and instructional leaders;
    (2) One faculty member from a higher education institution in this state; and
    (3) Two parents with children who are public school students in the grades for which the advisory team is proposing standards.

    This bill requires the state board to confer with a number of educational organizations prior to adopting the new standards to ensure that the proposed standards are consistent with the requirements of this bill. This bill allows the state board to request assistance from the department of education in developing the standards and reviewing the recommendations provided to the state board by the committees.

    The drafts of the proposed standards must be posted for public review on the state board's web site at least 60 days before the state board meeting at which the final adoption of the standards is to be considered. This bill requires the state board to conduct at least one public hearing on the English language arts standards and at least one public hearing on the mathematics standards in each grand division. The hearings must be conducted at least 60 days before the state board meeting at which the final adoption of the standards is to be considered. At these hearings, the state board must seek public input as to the appropriateness and consistency of the standards.

    Once the state board adopts the new standards, each LEA will be responsible for developing and implementing the instructional programs under the volunteer state standards that best fit its students' educational needs, achieve levels of proficiency or advanced mastery of English language arts and mathematics, and vigorously promote individual teacher creativity and autonomy. Any LEA may volunteer to field test the volunteer state standards during the 2016-2017 school year and the standards must be fully implemented in public schools in the 2017-2018 school year.

    This bill requires that any contracts with test vendors pursuant to present law be amended to ensure that the assessments align with the volunteer state standards. The fiscal review committee must review any such amendment. The new, aligned assessments will be field tested during the 2016-2017 school year and must be fully implemented in the 2017-2018 school year.

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