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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 322        FILED ON: 1/9/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 385


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



John V. Fernandes


To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to students with severe disabilities.






John V. Fernandes

10th Worcester

Cory Atkins

14th Middlesex

David Paul Linsky

5th Middlesex

Denise Provost

27th Middlesex

Marcos A. Devers

16th Essex

Linda Dorcena Forry

12th Suffolk

Theodore C. Speliotis

13th Essex

Stephen L. DiNatale

3rd Worcester

James J. O'Day

14th Worcester

Denise C. Garlick

13th Norfolk

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 322        FILED ON: 1/9/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 385

By Mr. Fernandes of Milford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 385) of John V. Fernandes and others relative to an alternate MCAS completion plan for students with certain disabilities.  Education. 


SEE HOUSE, NO. 149 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen



An Act relative to students with severe disabilities.


              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

              SECTION 1.  Section 1I of chapter 69 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2006 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following paragraph:-

              Students with severe disabilities who are unable to take the written MCAS assessment and who participate in the MCAS alt assessment shall have their MCAS portfolios based on the students individual education plan’s goals and objectives rather than MCAS standards.             

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