H.R. 1977: Growth to Excellence Act of 2013

Introduced:
May 14, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
0% chance of being enacted
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Sponsor
Jared Polis
Representative for Colorado's 2nd congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
May 14, 2013
Length
23 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 3845 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

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Growth to Excellence Act of 2013

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 14, 2013

 
Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on May 14, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced May 14, 2013
Referred to Committee May 14, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed House ...
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

1% chance of getting past committee.
0% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

 
Full Title

To establish an alternative accountability model.

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House Education and the Workforce

Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education

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Library of Congress Summary

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5/14/2013--Introduced.
Growth to Excellence Act of 2013 - Amends part A of title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to allow states to measure student progress toward academic achievement standards using adaptive assessments that are computerized, aligned with grade-level academic content standards, and measure student growth above and below grade level.
Allows states, upon the Secretary of Education's approval, to adopt an alternative accountability model requiring their local educational agencies (LEAs) and public elementary and secondary schools to achieve adequate student growth toward college and career readiness standards.
Requires such states to:
(1) adopt college and career ready academic content standards;
(2) adopt college and career ready assessments that measure annual student growth in mathematics and reading or the language arts;
(3) measure secondary school graduation rates;
(4) assess at least two additional specified indicators of students' college or career readiness; and
(5) provide a comprehensive system of accountability for schools that do not meet annual progress targets, which shall categorize schools based on student performance, include supports and consequences based on such categorization, and provide incentives for schools that consistently exceed such targets.
Requires an alternative accountability model to establish annual progress targets for each school that:
(1) aim to reduce by half, in less than six years, the difference between the percentage of students (overall and in specified student subgroups) at the top performing schools who meet the college and career readiness standards or make adequate student growth, and the percentage of such students at each school that is not a top performing school;
(2) ensure that students are making adequate yearly growth to be college and career ready by the end of the 2019-2020 school year; or
(3) are calculated in another manner, but result in ambitious and achievable targets for students overall and in specified student subgroups.
Requires annual progress targets for secondary schools that: (1) aim to reduce by half, in less than six years, the difference between the percentage of students (overall and in specified student subgroups) who graduate and 90%; or (2) establish another single graduation rate goal for each specified student subgroup that is ambitious and achievable.
Requires states using an alternative accountability model to establish a system of categorization and related interventions and rewards that groups LEAs based on their schools' and students' annual progress toward such targets.
Describes what shall be considered adequate student growth toward college and career readiness standards.

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