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A00944 Summary:

BILL NOA00944
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSORRozic
 
COSPNSRBarnwell, Braunstein, Colton, Kavanagh, Ortiz
 
MLTSPNSRCook, Simon
 
Add 3204-a, Ed L
 
Requires the administration and the instruction in preparation of the TASC examination in the Chinese and Korean languages for pupils who are proficient in these languages and of limited English proficiency.
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A00944 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                           944
 
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    January 10, 2017
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  M.  of A. ROZIC, BARNWELL, BRAUNSTEIN, COLTON, KAVANAGH,
          ORTIZ -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. COOK, SIMON -- read  once  and
          referred to the Committee on Education
 
        AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to requiring the adminis-
          tration  of  the  TASC examination in the Chinese and Korean languages
          for pupils who are proficient in such languages and of limited English
          proficiency
 
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 3204-a
     2  to read as follows:
     3    §  3204-a.  Administration  of the TASC examination in the Chinese and
     4  Korean languages. 1. Students who are proficient in the Chinese or Kore-
     5  an language and of limited English  proficiency  shall  be  entitled  to
     6  receive  instruction  in  preparation  for  the TASC examination and the
     7  administration of such examination in the Chinese or Korean language.
     8    2. The commissioner shall require each board of  education,  including
     9  the  board  of  each  community school district of the city of New York,
    10  make available to  all  pupils  proficient  in  the  Chinese  or  Korean
    11  language, and of limited proficiency in English, the official TASC exam-
    12  ination written in such native language, and make available any instruc-
    13  tional  courses  or  programs  for  the preparation of such examination,
    14  which are offered by the school district, including course materials, in
    15  such native language. The commissioner shall  further  direct  that  any
    16  notification  or  correspondence  relating  to the administration of the
    17  TASC examination shall be written in the Chinese or Korean language.
    18    3. Each school district shall obtain and maintain a record  of  pupils
    19  who  have  the  TASC  examination  administered in the Chinese or Korean
    20  language and shall report such information to the department on an annu-
    21  al basis.
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD00428-01-7

        A. 944                              2
 
     1    § 2. The commissioner of education is hereby authorized to  promulgate
     2  any  rules  or regulations necessary for the implementation of this act,
     3  including, but not  limited  to,  rules  or  regulations  directing  the
     4  department  to enter into a contract with the American Council on Educa-
     5  tion to develop and provide appropriate testing materials.
     6    § 3. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
     7  it shall have become a law.
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