SB 346

  • Indiana Senate Bill
  • 2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate
  • Passed Senate Feb 04, 2020
  • Passed House Mar 02, 2020
  • Signed by Governor Mar 18, 2020

Students with disabilities.

Abstract

Provides that the department of education (department) must submit any guidance or recommendation to a school corporation or school that attempts to affect in any manner based on statewide assessment accommodations which instructional methods are included or excluded from the student's special education plan or program to the state board of education (state board) for approval. Provides that the department shall, to the extent permitted under federal law, provide the same text-to-speech, screen reader, or human reader and calculator accommodations to a student in grades 6 through 12 on every section of the statewide assessment program if that accommodation is provided as part of the student's special education plan or program. Provides that the state board, in consultation with The Arc of Indiana and the Indiana Council of Administrators of Special Education (ICASE), shall consult with one or more individuals who specialize in special education as part of the state board's oversight of the development and implementation of the Indiana's Learning Evaluation Assessment Readiness Network (ILEARN) program. Provides that a student's score on the statewide assessment may not be the primary factor or measure used to determine whether a student is eligible for a particular course or program. Establishes the Indiana standards and assessment accommodation task force to review: (1) the accommodations provided for by Indiana's statewide assessment to determine if appropriate accommodations are available to accurately measure a student's learning; and (2) the possibility of separating the academic standard of reading comprehension into a separate reading academic standard and a comprehension academic standard. Provides that the department, in consultation with The Arc of Indiana and ICASE, shall develop a notice for parents of certain students with disabilities that informs a parent that the student is not allowed to use certain accommodations on all or part of the statewide assessment. Provides that, not later than February 1, 2021, and not later than February 1, 2022, each public school, including each charter school, and each accredited nonpublic school shall do the following: (1) Provide the notice to the parent during the annual review of the student's special education plan or program. (2) If the parent does not attend the annual review, provide the notice to the parent by certified mail or personal delivery. (3) Discuss and determine, at the annual review of the student's special education plan or program in which a parent of the student participates, whether the student may be eligible to opt out of any applicable section of the statewide assessment. Provides that at least one member of the state board shall be a practicing licensed special education teacher or special education director at the time the member is appointed.

Bill Sponsors (14)

Votes


Actions


Mar 18, 2020

Senate

Public Law 82

Office of the Governor

Signed by the Governor

Senate

Signed by the President of the Senate

Mar 16, 2020

House

Signed by the Speaker

Mar 12, 2020

Senate

Signed by the President Pro Tempore

Mar 11, 2020

House

Rules Suspended. Conference Committee Report 1: adopted by the House; Roll Call 370: yeas 96, nays 0

Mar 10, 2020

House

CCR # 1 filed in the House

Senate

Rules Suspended. Conference Committee Report 1: adopted by the Senate; Roll Call 364: yeas 49, nays 0

Senate

CCR # 1 filed in the Senate

Mar 04, 2020

House

House advisors appointed: Cook, Clere, Klinker and Pfaff

House

House conferees appointed: Behning and DeLaney

Mar 03, 2020

House

Returned to the Senate with amendments

Senate

Senate advisors appointed: Rogers and Mrvan

Senate

Senate conferees appointed: Houchin and Stoops

Senate

Senate dissented from House amendments

Senate

Motion to dissent filed

Mar 02, 2020

House

Third reading: passed; Roll Call 239: yeas 89, nays 0

Feb 27, 2020

House

Second reading: amended, ordered engrossed

House

Amendment #1 (Behning) prevailed; voice vote

Feb 25, 2020

House

Committee report: amend do pass, adopted

Feb 24, 2020

House

Representative DeLaney added as cosponsor

Feb 11, 2020

House

First reading: referred to Committee on Education

  • Reading-1
  • Referral-Committee
education

Feb 05, 2020

Senate

Referred to the House

Feb 04, 2020

Senate

Senators Bohacek and Messmer added as coauthors

Senate

Cosponsors: Representatives Burton and Clere

Senate

Third reading: passed; Roll Call 170: yeas 49, nays 0

Senate

House sponsor: Representative Behning

Senate

Senator Raatz added as coauthor

Senate

Senator Brown L added as coauthor

Feb 03, 2020

Senate

Amendment #1 (Houchin) prevailed; voice vote

Senate

Senator Randolph added as coauthor

Senate

Senator Kruse added as third author

Senate

Second reading: amended, ordered engrossed

Senate

Senator Freeman added as coauthor

Jan 30, 2020

Senate

Senator Rogers added as second author

Senate

Senator Stoops added as coauthor

Senate

Committee report: amend do pass, adopted

Jan 13, 2020

Senate

First reading: referred to Committee on Education and Career Development

  • Reading-1
  • Referral-Committee
education and career development

Senate

Authored by Senator Houchin

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Introduced Senate Bill (S) PDF
Senate Bill (S) PDF
Engrossed Senate Bill (H) PDF
Senate Bill (H) PDF
Engrossed Senate Bill (S) PDF
Enrolled Senate Bill (S) PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note: SB0346.06.ENRH.FN001 PDF
Committee Report: SB0346.05.ENGH.CCS001 PDF
Committee Report: SB0346.05.ENGH.CCH001 PDF
Fiscal Note: SB0346.05.ENGH.FN001 PDF
Fiscal Note: SB0346.05.ENGH.FN002 PDF
Fiscal Note: SB0346.04.COMH.FN001 PDF
Floor Amendment: SB0346.04.COMH.AMH001 PDF
Committee Report: SB0346.03.ENGS.CRH001 PDF
Fiscal Note: SB0346.03.ENGS.FN001 PDF
Fiscal Note: SB0346.03.ENGS.FN002 PDF
Committee Amendment: SB0346.03.ENGS.AMH11 PDF
Fiscal Note: SB0346.02.COMS.FN001 PDF
Floor Amendment: SB0346.02.COMS.AMS001 PDF
Committee Report: SB0346.01.INTR.CRS001 PDF
Fiscal Note: SB0346.01.INTR.FN001 PDF
Committee Amendment: SB0346.01.INTR.AMS02 PDF

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