S. 227: Strengthening Education through Research Act


Jan 21, 2015


Passed Senate on Dec 17, 2015

This bill passed in the Senate on December 17, 2015 and goes to the House next for consideration.


Lamar Alexander

Senior Senator from Tennessee



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Last Updated: Dec 18, 2015
Length: 125 pages


59% chance of being enacted (details)

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to strengthen the Federal education research system to make research and evaluations more timely and relevant to State and local needs in order to increase student achievement.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.


The Strengthening Education Through Research Act, or SETRA, would reauthorize the Institute of Education Sciences, an agency in the Department of Education, and the National Assessment of Educational Progress which tests student ability in primary subjects such as math, reading, and science. These programs were created by the Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002, or ESRA. SETRA would authorize $3 ...

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Jan 21, 2015

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Feb 4, 2015
Reported by Committee

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Dec 17, 2015
Passed Senate

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Passed House

Signed by the President

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