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  1  1    Section 1.  Section 299A.4, subsection 7, Code 1997, is
  1  2 amended by striking the subsection.
  1  3    Sec. 2.  Section 299A.6, unnumbered paragraph 1, Code 1997,
  1  4 is amended to read as follows:
  1  5    If the results of evaluations, administered to a child of
  1  6 compulsory attendance age who is under competent private
  1  7 instruction, indicate that the student has failed to make
  1  8 adequate progress, the parent, guardian, or legal custodian
  1  9 shall cause the child to attend an accredited public or
  1 10 nonpublic school at the beginning of the next school year
  1 11 unless, before the beginning of the next school year, the
  1 12 child retakes a different form of the same evaluation, or
  1 13 another evaluation from the approved list of tests or
  1 14 assessment tools recognized by the department of education,
  1 15 and the results indicate that adequate progress has been made,
  1 16 the child has demonstrated adequate performance in the opinion
  1 17 of an evaluator and documented in a report under section
  1 18 299A.4, subsection 7, or the director of the department of
  1 19 education, or the director's designee, grants approval for
  1 20 competent private instruction to continue under a plan for
  1 21 remediation.  
  1 22                           EXPLANATION
  1 23    This bill removes an assessment option that the parent,
  1 24 guardian, or legal custodian of a child under private
  1 25 instruction may annually submit as evidence of the child's
  1 26 academic progress as an alternative to the annual achievement
  1 27 evaluation requirement.
  1 28    Under the Code, the parent, guardian, or legal custodian
  1 29 must be evaluated annually by May 1, either through the use of
  1 30 a nationally recognized standardized achievement evaluation or
  1 31 other assessment tool developed or recognized by the
  1 32 department of education and chosen by the child's parent,
  1 33 guardian, or legal custodian from a list of approved
  1 34 evaluations or assessment tools provided by the department of
  1 35 education, or through the submission of evidence that the
  2  1 child is achieving adequate academic progress.  This evidence,
  2  2 which the bill strikes, includes the following:  (1) a written
  2  3 record indicating the subjects taught and activities in which
  2  4 the child has been engaged, (2) a portfolio of the child's
  2  5 work, and (3) completed assessment evaluations if assessment
  2  6 evaluations are administered to a child as part of the
  2  7 competent private instruction by the parent, guardian, or
  2  8 legal custodian.  
  2  9 LSB 2133SV 77
  2 10 kh/cf/24

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