S. 3770 (111th): Flexibility and Innovation in Education Act

Introduced:
Sep 13, 2010 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Russell Feingold
Senator from Wisconsin
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Sep 13, 2010
Length
21 pages
 
Status

This bill was introduced on September 13, 2010, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Sep 13, 2010
Referred to Committee Sep 13, 2010
 
Full Title

A bill to amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to improve elementary and secondary education.

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Cosponsors
1 cosponsors (1D) (show)
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Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

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9/13/2010--Introduced.
Flexibility and Innovation in Education Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to allow states, with the Secretary of Education's approval, to use academic indicators, in addition to annual student academic assessments, to determine which schools and local educational agencies need improvement, corrective action, or restructuring due to their failure to make adequate yearly progress (AYP) toward state academic performance standards.
(Currently, the use of such indicators may not result in a reduction in the number of schools identified as needing improvement, corrective action, or restructuring.)
Requires the academic assessments to represent at least 50% of the factors used in measuring AYP.
Allows states to: (1) measure AYP in terms of adequate yearly growth, thereby requiring students to meet academic growth rather than proficiency standards; (2) use assessments that are in addition to the required academic assessments; and (3) conduct their academic assessments once during grades 3 through 5, grades 6 through 8, and grades 9 through 12.
Requires each state that measures AYP in terms of student academic growth to have a statewide privacy-protected data system capable of tracking individual students' growth.
Authorizes the Secretary to provide grants to states to take specified measures to protect the privacy of information in their statewide education data systems.
Revises state educational improvement plan peer review provisions to: (1) require each peer review panel to include representatives of specified education stakeholders; (2) ensure the consistency of peer review decisions from state to state; and (3) provide states with feedback, and the public with information, regarding such decisions.
Requires states to disaggregate graduation rate data on their annual report cards by student subgroups.

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