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2015 SESSION


VIRGINIA ACTS OF ASSEMBLY -- CHAPTER
An Act to redesign the School Performance Report Card and repeal Chapters 672 and 692 of the Acts of Assembly of 2013 and Chapters 480 and 485 of the Acts of Assembly of 2014.
[S 727]
Approved

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. 1. No later than July 1, 2016, the Board of Education, in consultation with the Standards of Learning Innovation Committee, shall redesign the School Performance Report Card so that it is more effective in communicating to parents and the public the status and achievements of the public schools and local school divisions in the Commonwealth. The Board, in redesigning the School Performance Report Card, may consider (i) the standards of accreditation, (ii) state and federal accountability requirements, (iii) state-mandated assessments, (iv) any alternative assessments developed or approved for use by the relevant local school board, (v) student growth indicators, (vi) student mobility, (vii) the experience and qualifications of school staff, (viii) total cost and funding per pupil, (ix) school safety, and (x) any other factors that the Board deems necessary to produce a full and accurate statement of performance for each public elementary and secondary school and local school division in the Commonwealth. No later than October 1, 2015, the Board shall provide notice and solicit public comment on the redesigned School Performance Report Card. No later than December 1, 2015, the Board shall make a summary of the redesigned School Performance Report Card available to the public and submit such summary to the Chairman of the House Committee on Education and the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Education and Health. No later than October 1, 2016, and each October 1 thereafter, the Board shall make available to the public a School Performance Report Card for each public elementary and secondary school and local school division in the Commonwealth.

2. That Chapters 672 and 692 of the Acts of Assembly of 2013 and Chapters 480 and 485 of the Acts of Assembly of 2014 are repealed.