House Bill 01-1157
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Sixty-third General Assembly
STATE OF COLORADO
LLS NO. 01-0496.02 Jerry Barry HOUSE BILL 01-1157
Crane, Fritz, Hefley, King, Nunez, Paschall, Rhodes, Schultheis, Snook, Spence, and Witwer
House Committees Senate Committees
A BILL FOR AN ACT
CONCERNING READING ASSESSMENTS FOR STUDENTS.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced and does not necessarily reflect any amendments that may be subsequently adopted.)
Requires pupils in fourth through eleventh grades whose CSAP scores for reading are below proficient to attend classes designed to improve reading skills until the pupils' reading levels are at least proficient.
SECTION 10 Part 5 of article 7 of title 22, Colorado Revised Statutes, is amended BY THE ADDITION OF A NEW SECTION to read:
22-7-504.5. Pupil assessments - literacy classes. (1) EACH PUPIL ENROLLED IN ONE OF GRADES FOUR THROUGH ELEVEN WHOSE PROFICIENCY LEVEL IN THE READING ASSESSMENT ADMINISTERED PURSUANT TO SECTION 22-7-409 IS PARTIALLY PROFICIENT OR UNSATISFACTORY SHALL BE REQUIRED TO ATTEND CLASSES SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED TO IMPROVE THE PUPIL'S READING SKILL UNTIL THE PUPIL'S READING SKILL IS ASSESSED AS PROFICIENT OR ADVANCED ON THE READING ASSESSMENT ADMINISTERED PURSUANT TO SECTION 22-7-409 OR ON AN ALTERNATIVE ASSESSMENT INSTRUMENT APPROVED BY THE STATE BOARD.
(2) THE STATE BOARD SHALL APPROVE AND IDENTIFY TO EACH SCHOOL DISTRICT ASSESSMENT INSTRUMENTS, IN ADDITION TO THE ASSESSMENTS ADMINISTERED PURSUANT TO SECTION 22-7-409, THAT MAY BE USED TO ASSESS A PUPIL'S READING LEVEL FOR PURPOSES OF RELEASING A PUPIL FROM THE OBLIGATION TO ATTEND A READING IMPROVEMENT CLASS.
SECTION 20 Effective date. This act shall take effect at 12:01 a.m. on the day following the expiration of the ninety-day period after final adjournment of the general assembly that is allowed for submitting a referendum petition pursuant to article V, section 1 (3) of the state constitution; except that, if a referendum petition is filed against this act or an item, section, or part of this act within such period, then the act, item, section, or part, if approved by the people, shall take effect on the date of the official declaration of the vote thereon by proclamation of the governor.
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