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Education Committee

Interim Committee Studies and Assignments

(23 members)

2031 § 29 Shall study content standards and assessments.  The study must provide for a review of the content standards applicable to all grade levels in this state, from kindergarten through grade 12, in the areas of English language arts and mathematics, compare the content standards of this state to those of other states that are recognized as having high academic achievement levels, and review the standards development process.  The study must review the purpose of general and alternate student assessments, examine the availability of existing and proposed assessment models, and examine the assessments utilized by other states that are recognized as having high academic achievement levels.  The study must review those sections of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act [20 U.S.C. 6301, et seq.] that address standards, assessments, accountability, and local flexibility, and any recent pertinent regulatory changes or policy statements issued by the United States Department of Education.  The Legislative Council may seek assistance from individuals who are content specialists at the higher education level, individuals who are content and assessment specialists at the elementary or high school level, and other professionals, as necessary, to complete the directives of this section.

2031 § 36 Consider studying the nature and scope of career and technical education opportunities available to students in this state, the manner in which such opportunities are financially supported, and the manner in which such opportunities are monitored to ensure that they provide students with 21st century technical skills that are aligned to industry standards, in addition to providing appropriate academic foundations

4018 Study the use of seclusion and restraint procedures in schools

Receive annual report from the Superintendent of Public Instruction by the end of February on the financial condition of school districts (NDCC § 15.1-02-09)

Receive from the Superintendent of Public Instruction the compilation of annual school district employee compensation reports (NDCC § 15.1-02-13)

Receive report from the Superintendent of Public Instruction of a request from a school or school district for a waiver of any rule governing the accreditation of schools (NDCC § 15.1-06-08)

Receive report from the Superintendent of Public Instruction of a request from a school or school district for a waiver of NDCC Section 15.1-21-03 (NDCC § 15.1-06-08.1)

Receive report from the Education Standards and Practices Board regarding electronic satisfaction survey results of all interactions with individuals seeking information or services from the board (NDCC § 15.1-13-36)

Receive from the Superintendent of Public Instruction the compilation of test scores of a test aligned to the state content standards in reading and mathematics given annually to students in three grades statewide (NDCC § 15.1-21-10)

Receive report from the Superintendent of Public Instruction before July 1, 2016, regarding findings and recommendations of the School District Reporting Review Committee (2015 Senate Bill No. 2031, § 28)

Receive report from the Superintendent of Public Instruction by August 1, 2016, regarding the implementation of a uniform system for the accounting, budgeting, and reporting of data by an early childhood education provider who has received a grant distributed in accordance with Section 3 of 2015 Senate Bill No. 2151 (2015 Senate Bill No. 2151, § 6)

Committee Meetings

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 8:30am to 3:30pm

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