SB 1080 Amends certain policies with regard to MAP testing
Sponsor:Nodler Co-Sponsor(s)
LR Number:3588L.05T Fiscal Note:3588-05
Last Action:06/25/04 - Signed by Governor Journal page:
Title:HCS SB 1080
Effective Date:August 28, 2004
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Current Bill Summary

HCS/SB 1080 - This act amends policies with regard to MAP testing by stating that, no later than June 30, 2006, the State Board of Education shall align the performance standards of the MAP so that such indicators meet, but do not exceed, the performance standards of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) exam. The department will make other changes necessary to meet existing federal requirements. By July 1, 2006, the department will revise its accreditation standards to permit process and resource standard waivers consistent with academic performance profiles.

Further, the act deletes the provisions of the "academically deficient schools" statute and alters the "priority schools" statute in an attempt to consolidate the two school accountability measures.

The new school accountability language directs the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) to identify as a priority school any school that fails to meet acceptable standards of student achievement established by the State Board of Education and based upon certain factors specified within the act. The Board of Education of any district that contains a priority school shall submit a comprehensive school improvement plan that provides for:

-Identification of the areas of academic deficiency in student performance on the MAP by disaggregating scores based upon certain criteria, as specified in the act;

-Implementation of research-based strategies to assist the priority school in addressing the areas of deficiency;

-Alignment of the priority school's curriculum to address deficiencies in student achievement;

-Reallocation of district resources to address the areas of academic deficiency; and

-Listing of all schools declared to be priority schools in the district's annual school accountability report.

The State Board of Education may appoint a team to conduct an educational audit of any priority school to determine the factors that have contributed to the lack of student achievement.

The act establishes procedures and time-lines for districts that are mandated to complete comprehensive school improvement plans.

The act allows DESE to withhold formula funds from any school district that fails to submit a comprehensive school improvement plan based upon the standards and time lines established by the act until such district submits their improvement plan.

Lastly, the act articulates new qualifications for the board of governors of Missouri Southern State University - Joplin.

Five voting members shall be selected from the following counties: Barton, Jasper, Newton, McDonald, Dade, Lawrence, and Barry provided that no more than three of these five members shall be appointed from any one county. Two voting members shall be selected from any of the counties in the state which are outside of the aforementioned counties.

Further, the act grandfathers current board members in regard to the county residency requirement.

This portion of the act is identical to the perfected SB 768.