1997 Session

Budget Amendments - SB700 (Conference Report)

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Reading Diagnostic Test (language only)

Item 140 #15c

Item 140 #15c

Education: Elementary and Secondary
Direct Aid To Public Education

Page 121, line 18, after "on", strike "the" and 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 school divisions the flexibility of using their existing kindergarten or first grade reading diagnostic test or tests.)