1997 Session

Budget Amendments - SB700 (Committee Approved)

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Reading Diagnostic Test (language only)

Item 140 #5s

Item 140 #5s

Education: Elementary and Secondary
Direct Aid To Public Education

Page 121, line 18, after "the" insert "kindergarten or".
Page 121, line 18, strike "test." and insert "tests which have been approved by the Department of Education.  The Department of Education shall review the tests of any local school board which requests authority to use a test other than the state provided test to ensure that such local test uses criteria for the early diagnosis of reading deficiencies which are similar to those criteria used in the state provided test."

(This amendment allows localities to participate in the early reading intervention incentive program if they use either the state-provided diagnostic test or local diagnostic tests which have been approved by the Department of Education.)