CHAPTER 395

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 627

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 14 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION AND THE STATEWIDE EDUCATIONAL TESTING PROGRAM.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. Amend Section 122(b)(17), Title 14 by striking said paragraph in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof the following:

"(17) Governing the statewide assessment of student achievement and the assessment of the educational attainments of the Delaware public school system. The State Board shall consult with representatives of the local school districts in designing and implementing the assessment program required under this paragraph. The assessment program shall be designed and operated to provide the General Assembly, the State Board of Education, educational administrators, teachers and the public with timely and accurate information on student achievement and educational attainments. At a minimum, the State Board of Education shall conduct an annual assessment of basic skills achievement for all regular pupils in, at a minimum, grades 3, 6, 8 and 11. The State Superintendent of Public Instruction shall annually report the results of the assessment program to the General Assembly. Such reports shall Include: an analysis of the results of each assessment activity; recommended statewide action to address identified deficiencies; and, where applicable, school and district assessment results and district plans to address identified deficiencies."

Approved July 19, 1990.