SB 1246 Provides that alternate assessments may be given to special education students
LR Number:4962S.02C Fiscal Note:4962-02
Last Action:03/19/02 - Removed from S Consent Calendar Journal page:S598
Title:SCS SB 1246
Effective Date:August 28, 2002
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Current Bill Summary

SCS/SB 1246 - This act provides that the state board of education shall identify or establish developmentally appropriate alternate assessments to the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) tests for special education students. In developing such alternate assessments, the state board shall establish an advisory panel to develop and recommend alternate assessments for adoption by the board. The advisory panel shall consist of a majority of active special education professionals and other appropriate education professionals.

Any special education student shall be assessed by such alternate assessment upon a determination by the student's individual education program team that an alternate assessment is better suited than the standard MAP test to assess the student's knowledge, skills and competencies.

Provisions similar to those contained in this act have been incorporated into the truly agreed to CCS/HCS/HB 1711 (2002). Similar provisions are also contained in the SCS/HB 1817 (2002) and the SS/SCS/SB 1059 (2002).