HB2934 S ED AMT
The Committee on Education moved to amend the bill by striking out the title and substituting therefor a new title, to read as follows:
Eng. Com. Sub for House Bill No. 2934--A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §18-2E-5b, relating to making findings with respect to a thorough and efficient education and role of the Legislature; making findings with respect to the West Virginia Board of Education; making findings with respect to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and the affect of certain amendments; making findings with respect to changes in standards and assessments; making findings with respect to reverse in trend of improving student National Assessment of Educational Progress scores and likely causes; making findings with respect to ESEA flexibility relief, state application and subsequent actions; and making findings with respect to school funding sources, the influence of federal funds and the use of federal funds to coerce changes in standards, assessments and accountability system; making findings with respect to inappropriate usurpation of state sovereignty over public education and results sufficient to impede process for improving education; directing certain actions by state superintendent in response to findings; requiring state superintendent to undertake a comprehensive review of standards; requiring state superintendent to establish English Language Arts and Mathematics standards review committees; requiring state superintendent to conduct at least four regional town hall style meetings; require the public be provided an opportunity to participate in the standards review process through an online review and comment platform; requiring the state superintendent to regularly inform the legislature of certain actions; requiring the state superintendent to recommend to the state board such amendments, additions or deletions to the English Language Arts and Mathematics standards as are necessary to assure that the standards are college and career ready; requiring recommendation relating to an appropriate schedule of statewide summative assessment schedule; requiring review of the Student Data Accessibility, Transparency and Accountability Act and the longitudinal data system; prohibiting collection and disclosure of certain information; prohibiting use of any Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium and the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers assessment after the 2016-2017 school year unless Legislature amends Code; and requiring the Legislative Oversight Commission on Education Accountabili9ty to monitor and inform the Legislature on the implementation of certain provisions.