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AB9655 Text:

                           S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
       ________________________________________________________________________

                                         9655

                                 I N  A S S E M B L Y

                                     May 14, 2014
                                      ___________

       Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  HENNESSEY  --  read once and referred to the
         Committee on Education

       AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to removing  any  imposed
         confidentiality agreements regarding common core testing

         THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
       BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

    1    Section 1. Section 305 of the education law is amended by adding a new
    2  subdivision 52 to read as follows:
    3    52. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL:
    4    A. RELEASE COMMON CORE TEST CONTENT, QUESTIONS, AND ANSWERS FOR PUBLIC
    5  REVIEW AND DISCUSSION POST-TEST;
    6    B. AMEND AND/OR REMOVE PROVISIONS OF THE EXISTING COMMON  CORE  CONFI-
    7  DENTIALITY  AGREEMENT  OR  ANY  SUCH  FUTURE  AGREEMENTS REQUIRED BY THE
    8  DEPARTMENT, ITS VENDORS AND/OR SCHOOL DISTRICTS, THAT PROHIBIT TEACHERS,
    9  ADMINISTRATORS, OR OTHER SCHOOL EMPLOYEES FROM:
   10    (1) DISCLOSING TEST CONTENT, QUESTIONS OR ANSWERS; AND
   11    (2) DISCLOSING OR RETAINING ANY NOTES PERSONALLY TAKEN OR PREPARED  AT
   12  THE TIME OF THE EXAMINATION;
   13    C. ENSURE THAT TEACHERS, ADMINISTRATORS, OR OTHER SCHOOL EMPLOYEES WHO
   14  CHOOSE   AFTER  COMPLETION  OF  THE  EXAMINATION  TO  ENGAGE  IN  PUBLIC
   15  DISCUSSION OF COMMON CORE TEST CONTENT NOT BE SUBJECT TO:
   16    (1) ANY DISCIPLINARY ACTION IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTIONS THREE THOUSAND
   17  TWENTY AND THREE THOUSAND TWENTY-A OF THIS CHAPTER; AND/OR
   18    (2)  ANY  ACTION  AGAINST  THEIR  CERTIFICATION   PURSUANT   TO   PART
   19  EIGHTY-THREE OF THE REGULATIONS OF THE COMMISSIONER; AND
   20    D.  PROHIBIT  THE  REQUIREMENT THAT TEACHERS, ADMINISTRATORS, OR OTHER
   21  SCHOOL EMPLOYEES SIGN A COMMON CORE CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENT.
   22    S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



        EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                             [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                  LBD14916-02-4
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