BILL NO A05271
SAME AS SAME AS S02464
Add S3211-b, Ed L
Requires elementary schools to report the results of English/language arts and
mathematics assessments to the parents of pupils by the last day of classes for
the school year.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to
requiring the reporting of the results of English/language arts and
mathematics assessments to the person in parental relation to each
elementary school pupil who is so assessed
PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Requires elementary schools to
report the results of English/language arts and mathematics
assessments to parents of pupils by the last day of classes.
SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section one amends the education law by adding new section 3211-b.
Section two is the effective date.
JUSTIFICATION: New York City uses state test scores as a major factor
in determining who must attend summer school. Due to the fact that
test results are not released until after summer school decisions are
made, students are recommended based on preliminary results. In 2012,
32,868 students in New York City were recommended for summer school.
after the state exam results were released, it was discovered that
only 25,834 students scored low enough on the state exam to be
required to go. This bill would rectify this unfortunate situation.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2012: S.7830 - Referred to Rules
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2013-2014 Regular Sessions
I N A S S E M B L Y
February 21, 2013
Introduced by M. of A. CUSICK -- read once and referred to the Committee
AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to requiring the report-
ing of the results of English/language arts and mathematics assess-
ments to the person in parental relation to each elementary school
pupil who is so assessed
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 3211-b
2 to read as follows:
3 S 3211-B. REPORTS OF ENGLISH/LANGUAGE ARTS AND MATHEMATICS ASSESS-
4 MENTS. THE RESULTS OF AND THE DEPARTMENT DESIGNATED PROFICIENCY LEVEL OF
5 ANY ENGLISH/LANGUAGE ARTS OR MATHEMATICS ASSESSMENT TEST ADMINISTERED BY
6 A SCHOOL DISTRICT OR SCHOOL TO ANY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PUPIL SHALL BE
7 REPORTED TO THE PERSON IN PARENTAL RELATION TO SUCH PUPIL ON OR BEFORE
8 THE LAST DAY OF CLASS FOR THE SCHOOL YEAR IN WHICH SUCH TEST WAS ADMIN-
9 ISTERED. THE REGENTS AND DEPARTMENT SHALL ESTABLISH AND PROVIDE TO EVERY
10 SCHOOL DISTRICT AND SCHOOL, ON OR BEFORE MAY TWENTIETH, THE FOUR PROFI-
11 CIENCY LEVELS FOR EACH GRADE LEVEL OR EACH ASSESSMENT TEST ADMINISTERED
12 TO SUCH GRADE.
13 S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.