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February 20, 2013





SENATE BILL No. 193

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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.

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
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Effective: Upon passage; July 1, 2013.





Schneider , Kruse , Skinner, Banks, Tomes




    January 7, 2013, read first time and referred to Committee on Education and Career Development.
    February 14, 2013, amended, reported favorably _ Do Pass.
    February 19, 2013, read second time, amended, ordered engrossed.





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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 core standards.


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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 education.

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 may not:
        (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; and
        (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 board shall:
        (1) compare existing Indiana standards with the common core standards; and
        (2) consider best practices in developing and adopting the standards, seeking information from a broad range of sources, including:
            (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 superior standards.
    (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 core standards.
    (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 academic standards:
        (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 IC 20-19-2-14.5.
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 complete.
    (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.