SB 564 Allows the State Board of Education to revoke the charter of charter schools that have decreasing student assessment scores
Sponsor: Smith
LR Number: 1974S.02I Fiscal Note:
Committee: Education
Last Action: 3/4/2009 - Second Read and Referred S Education Committee Journal Page: S475
Title: Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2009

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SB 564 – This act requires the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to compare student assessment scores of students at charter schools that use the MAP test to measure student performance. The Department will compare the average of the scores from the school's first and second years of operation with the average of the scores from the sixth and seventh years of operation. If the later scores are worse, the Department must conduct a public hearing within sixty days, at which time the charter school may provide the Department with a compelling reason as to why it should remain open. The State Board of Education may monitor the charter school for the next two years. If student scores do not improve after two years, the State Board of Education must revoke the school's charter and close the school. In addition, the sponsor will not be able to sponsor any new charter schools.