Synopsis: Common core state educational standards. Provides that the
state board of education (state board) may not continue to implement
the common core standards or require the use of the Partnership for
Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers or Smarter Balanced
assessment by schools until the state board holds at least one public
meeting, at which testimony must be taken, in each congressional
district. Requires at least one member of the state board to attend each
public meeting. Requires the state board to compare Indiana standards
with the common core standards, to seek information concerning best
practices from a broad range of sources, and consider other superior
standards before adopting new standards. Prohibits the state board from
adopting or revising academic standards in a manner that would adopt
the common core standards before holding the required public
meetings; however, allows grade 2 standards to be adopted. Between
February 20, 2013
SENATE BILL No. 193
DIGEST OF SB 193
(Updated February 19, 2013 2:45 pm - DI 71)
Citations Affected: IC 20-19; IC 20-31; IC 20-32; noncode.
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Effective: Upon passage; July 1, 2013.
, Skinner, Banks,
January 7, 2013, read first time and referred to Committee on Education and Career
February 14, 2013, amended, reported favorably _ Do Pass.
February 19, 2013, read second time, amended, ordered engrossed.
June 30, 2013, and March 31, 2014, prohibits the state from entering
into or renewing an agreement that cedes control or autonomy over
educational standards and assessments to any outside entity. Provides
that academic standards are adopted in a six year cycle, beginning in
2013. Adds parent members to an academic standards committee
(currently, the committee is made up of educators in the subject area
that is being revised). Provides that a parent may request a rescoring of
a student's responses on any statewide assessment that the student is
required to complete. Requires the office of management and budget
to perform a fiscal analysis of the projected cost to the state and school
corporations of the first five years of implementation of the common
February 20, 2013
First Regular Session 118th General Assembly (2013)
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SENATE BILL No. 193
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SOURCE: IC 20-19-2-14.5; (13)SB0193.2.1. -->
SECTION 1. IC 20-19-2-14.5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA
CODE AS A NEW
SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS
[EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2013]: Sec. 14.5. (a) As used in this section,
"common core standards" refers to educational standards
developed for kindergarten through grade 12 by the Common Core
State Standards Initiative.
(b) Notwithstanding section 14 of this chapter, the state board
(1) continue to implement as standards for the state or direct
the department to implement any common core standards
developed by the Common Core State Standards Initiative;
(2) require the use of the Partnership for Assessment of
Readiness for College and Careers assessment or the Smarter
Balanced assessment by schools;
until the state board has conducted public meetings, at which
testimony must be taken, concerning the adoption of the common
core standards and the assessments described in subdivision (2). At
least one (1) public meeting must be conducted under this
subsection in each congressional district, and at least (1) member
of the state board must attend each meeting.
(c) During the adoption process under subsection (b), the state
(1) compare existing Indiana standards with the common core
(2) consider best practices in developing and adopting the
standards, seeking information from a broad range of
(A) subject area teachers from elementary and secondary
schools in Indiana; and
(B) subject area instructors and experts from
postsecondary educational institutions; and
(C) any other standards the state board considers to be
(d) After conducting the public meetings under subsection (b)
and carrying out the requirements of subsection (c), the state board
shall adopt standards for the state, which may include the common
(e) Notwithstanding subsection (b), after June 30, 2013, any
academic standard that was in effect on June 30, 2013, may
continue to be implemented, and academic standards for grade 2
may be adopted, amended, or revised.
(f) After June 30, 2013, the state, or the state board on behalf of
the state, may not enter into or renew an agreement with any
organization, entity, group, or consortium that requires the state
to cede any measure of autonomy or control of education standards
and assessments. This subsection expires March 31, 2014.
SOURCE: IC 20-31-3-3; (13)SB0193.2.2. -->
SECTION 2. IC 20-31-3-3, AS AMENDED BY P.L.73-2011,
SECTION 17, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE
JULY 1, 2013]: Sec. 3. (a) The department shall revise and update
(1) for each grade level from kindergarten through grade 12; and
(2) in each subject area listed in section 2 of this chapter;
at least once every six (6) years, beginning in 2013. This revision must
occur on a cyclical basis.
(b) A revision under this chapter must comply with
SOURCE: IC 20-31-3-4; (13)SB0193.2.3. -->
SECTION 3. IC 20-31-3-4, AS ADDED BY P.L.1-2005, SECTION
15, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1,
2013]: Sec. 4. The state superintendent shall appoint an academic
standards committee composed of subject area teachers and parents
during the period when a subject area is undergoing revision.
SOURCE: IC 20-32-5-9; (13)SB0193.2.4. -->
SECTION 4. IC 20-32-5-9, AS ADDED BY P.L.1-2005, SECTION
16, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1,
2013]: Sec. 9. (a) As used in this section, "ISTEP program test"
includes any statewide assessment that a student is required to
(b) After reports of student scores are returned to a school
corporation, the school corporation shall promptly do the following:
(1) Give each student and the student's parent the student's ISTEP
program test scores.
(2) Make available for inspection to each student and the student's
parent the following:
(A) A copy of the essay questions and prompts used in
assessing the student.
(B) A copy of the student's scored essays.
(C) A copy of the anchor papers and scoring rubrics used to
score the student's essays.
A student's parent may request a rescoring of a student's responses to
a an ISTEP program test, including a student's essay.
(b) (c) A student's ISTEP program test scores may not be disclosed
to the public.
SOURCE: ; (13)SB0193.2.5. -->
SECTION 5. [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE] (a) Before
September 1, 2013, the office of management and budget
established by IC 4-3-22-3 shall perform a fiscal analysis of the
projected cost to the state and to school corporations of the first
five (5) years of implementation of the common core standards (as
defined in IC 20-19-2-14.5, as added by this act). The analysis must
include the costs of materials, equipment, technology, and training,
as well as any savings that may be realized.
(b) Not later than September 1, 2013, the office of management
and budget shall report the results of the fiscal analysis performed
under subsection (a) to:
(1) the general assembly;
(2) the state board of education;
(3) the state superintendent of public instruction; and
(4) the education roundtable.
The report to the general assembly must be in an electronic format
under IC 5-14-6.
(c) This SECTION expires September 2, 2013.
SOURCE: ; (13)SB0193.2.6. -->
SECTION 6. An emergency is declared for this act.