2014 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB5002 (Floor Approved)

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SOL Test Consolidations

Item 130 #1h

Item 130 #1h

First Year - FY2015 Second Year - FY2016
Education: Elementary and Secondary
Education, Central Office Operations, Department of FY2015 ($3,000,000) FY2016 ($3,000,000) GF

Page 102, line 16, strike "$40,029,088" and insert "$37,029,088".
Page 102, line 16, strike "$40,029,088" and insert "$37,029,088".
Page 102, line 22, strike "$28,080,678" and "$28,080,678" and insert:
"$25,080,678" and "$25,080,678".

(This amendment realizes savings of $3.0 million the first year and $3.0 million the second year from the general fund revenue that had been allocated for costs of contracts for test development, administration, scoring, reporting, and other program-related costs of the Standards of Learning (SOL) testing program, pursuant to the passage of House Bill 930 Substitute which will reduce the total number of SOL tests administered from 34 to 29. The five eliminated SOL tests are: i) Grade 3 science; ii) Grade 3 history; iii) Grade 5 writing; iv) Content specific history for U.S. History I; and v) Content specific history for U.S. History II. Currently, there is a total of $28.1 million budgeted each year for testing purposes, and the reduction of these five SOL tests, as proposed in House Bill 930 Substitute, will generate the savings.)