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Bill Number: 426 Ratification Number: 116 Act Number 80 Introducing Body: Senate Subject: Minimum standards for student conduct, attendance, and scholastic achievement
(A80, R116, S426)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 59-5-65, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR STUDENT CONDUCT, ATTENDANCE, AND SCHOLASTIC ACHIEVEMENT, SO AS TO CHANGE FROM NOVEMBER FIRST TO FEBRUARY FIRST THE DATE THE BASIC SKILLS ADVISORY COMMISSION AND THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION SHALL REPORT TO THE SELECT COMMITTEE ON AN ANALYSIS OF TEST SCORES AND DATA FOR THE PRECEDING SCHOOL YEAR.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Report on test scores to select committee by Basic Skills Advisory Commission and State Board of Education
SECTION 1. The ninth paragraph of Section 59-5-65(9) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"By February first of each year the Basic Skills Advisory Commission and the State Board of Education shall report to the Select Committee an analysis of test scores and data for the preceding school year to include the analysis by the State Department of Education of data necessary to evaluate at the school level the effectiveness of the remedial and compensatory education programs. Additionally, a longitudinal analysis of the data must be provided to determine the long-term effect of program participation on academic achievement of students. The Select Committee then shall make annual recommendations to the General Assembly for reallocation of compensatory and remedial monies if, in its discretion, the reallocation is considered necessary."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.