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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 370        FILED ON: 1/14/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 149


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

Carl M. Sciortino, Jr.

34th Middlesex

Cory Atkins

14th Middlesex

Steven A. Tolman


James B. Eldridge


Stephen L. DiNatale

3rd Worcester

Cleon H. Turner

1st Barnstable

David Paul Linsky

5th Middlesex

Martin J. Walsh

13th Suffolk

John F. Keenan


Denise Provost

27th Middlesex

Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr.

12th Hampden

Marcos A. Devers

16th Essex

Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera

10th Hampden

Linda Dorcena Forry

12th Suffolk

James J. Dwyer

30th Middlesex

Theodore C. Speliotis

13th Essex

Michael O. Moore


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 370        FILED ON: 1/14/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 149

By Mr. Fernandes of Milford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 149) of John V. Fernandes and others relative to an alternate MCAS completion plan for students with certain disabilities.  Education.


SEE HOUSE, NO. 387 OF 2009-2010.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Eleven



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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