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Event Detail – Joint Committee on Education

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Event Date:5/10/2011

Start Time:10:00 AM

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MCAS and Accountability

Item Bill Number Bill Title Sponsor
1 S191 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 191) of Cynthia S. Creem, David Paul Linsky and Kay Khan for legislation to support the local determination of educational competency and multiple forms of academic assessment. Education. Cynthia S. Creem
2 S223 By Mr. Moore, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 223) of Knapik, Tarr and Moore for legislation relative to the competency determination for high school graduation [Joint Committee on Education]. Richard T. Moore
3 S230 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 230) of Richard J. Ross for legislation to promote higher levels of achievement in schools by the Office of the State Auditor. Education. Richard J. Ross
4 S241 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 241) of Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross and Ann-Margaret Ferrante for legislation relative to DESE contracts. Education. Bruce E. Tarr
5 S258 By Mr. Tolman, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 258) of Steven A. Tolman and Tom Sannicandro for legislation relative to high school graduation requirements. Education. Steven A. Tolman
6 H134 By Mr. Atsalis of Barnstable, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 134) of Demetrius J. Atsalis and Cleon H. Turner that the Board of Education be directed to establish separate Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) examinations for special and vocational education students. Education. Demetrius J. Atsalis
7 H140 By Mr. Cabral of New Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 140) of Antonio F. D. Cabral and Carl M. Sciortino, Jr. relative to high school graduation requirements. Education. Antonio F. D. Cabral
8 H141 By Mr. Cabral of New Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 141) of Antonio F. D. Cabral and others for appointment by the Governor of a commission to make an investigation and study of graduation requirements for students in the public schools of the Commonwealth. Education. Antonio F. D. Cabral
9 H144 By Mr. Cantwell of Marshfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 144) of James M. Cantwell relative to accommodations for special needs students taking the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) examination. Education. James M. Cantwell
10 H149 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. John V. Fernandes
11 H164 By [SPONSOR PREFIX] [SPONSOR NAME] of [SPONSOR CITY], a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 164) of [PETITIONERS LIST] relative to the MCAS appeals process. Education. Frank I. Smizik
12 H167 By Mr. Speliotis of Danvers, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 167) of Theodore C. Speliotis for legislation to improve satisfaction of competency determination as a condition for high school graduation for special education students. Education. Theodore C. Speliotis
13 H1929 By Mrs. Haddad of Somerset, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1929) of Patricia A. Haddad, Kevin Aguiar and Jennifer E. Benson relative to school improvement plans. Education. Patricia A. Haddad
14 H1933 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1933) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others relative to non-public school student access to the MCAS exam. Education. Bradley H. Jones, Jr.
15 H1938 By Ms. Malia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1938) of Elizabeth A. Malia and others relative to the appeals process in MCAS exams. Education. Elizabeth A. Malia
16 H1944 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1944) of Alice Hanlon Peisch relative to high school graduation requirements for students with learning disabilities. Education. Alice Hanlon Peisch
17 H1946 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1946) of Alice Hanlon Peisch relative to regulating MCAS testing of children with disabilities. Education. Alice Hanlon Peisch
18 H1955 By Representative Sciortino of Medford and Senator Eldridge, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1955) of Carl M. Sciortino, Jr., James B. Eldridge and others for legislation to ensure that high school graduates possess a reasonable breadth and depth of knowledge and skills. Education. Carl M. Sciortino, Jr.
James B. Eldridge
19 H1958 By Mr. Swan of Springfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1958) of Benjamin Swan, Gloria L. Fox and Antonio F. D. Cabral relative to repealing the testing requirements for graduation under the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System. Education. Benjamin Swan
20 H3349 By Representative Smola of Palmer and Senator Brewer (by request), a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3349) of Todd M. Smola and others for legislation to prohibit the replacement of MCAS standards with national education standards. Education. Todd M. Smola
Stephen M. Brewer

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