Maine LD 764: Resolve, To Impose a 2-year Delay on the Use of Standardized Tests To Evaluate Teachers

LD 764 (subjects: TEACHERS , EVALUATIONS )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=764&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text & Amendments | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Rep. Carol McElwee of Caribou: (R – District 149) — e-mail

9 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
3/5/2015 House Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs suggested and ordered printed.
The Resolve was REFERRED to the Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
3/10/2015 Senate On motion by Senator Langley of Hancock, REFERRED to the Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs, in concurrence.
6/3/2015 House Reports READ.
On motion of Representative KORNFIELD of Bangor, the Minority Ought to Pass as Amended Report was ACCEPTED.
The Resolve was READ ONCE.
Committee Amendment “A” (H-264) was READ and ADOPTED.
Under suspension of the rules, the Resolve was given its SECOND READING without REFERENCE to the Committee on Bills in the Second Reading.
The Resolve was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (H-264).
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/4/2015 Senate Reports READ.
On motion by Senator LANGLEY of Hancock the Majority Ought Not to Pass Report ACCEPTED, in non-concurrence. FAILED
Roll Call Ordered Roll Call # 143 16 Yeas – 19 Nays- 0 Excused – 0 Absent Senator CUSHING of Penobscot moved to RECONSIDER whereby Acceptance of the Majority OUGHT NOT TO PASS Report failed.
On motion by Same Senator Tabled until Later in Today’s Session, pending RECONSIDERATION.
6/5/2015 Senate Taken from the table by the President ProTem
Senator CUSHING of Penobscot asked and received leave of the Senate to Withdraw hismotion to reconsider.
Minority Ought to Pass As Amended Report ACCEPTED , in concurrence.
Committee Amendment “A” (H-264) READ and ADOPTED , in concurrence.
Under suspension of the Rules, READ A SECOND TIME and PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED by Committee Amendment “A” (H-264) , in concurrence.
Ordered sent down forthwith.
6/8/2015 House FINALLY PASSED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/9/2015 Senate FAILED FINAL PASSAGE Emergency 2/3 Elected Required , in NON-CONCURRENCE.
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
6/9/2015 House On motion of Representative KORNFIELD of Bangor, the House RECEDED.
On motion of Representative KORNFIELD of Bangor, House Amendment “A” (H-354) to Committee Amendment “A” (H-264) was READ and ADOPTED.
Committee Amendment “A” (H-264) as Amended by House Amendment “A” (H-354) thereto was ADOPTED.
The Resolve was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (H-264) as Amended by House Amendment “A” (H-354) thereto.
In NON-CONCURRENCE and sent for concurrence.
ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/10/2015 Senate On motion by Senator LANGLEY of Hancock The Senate RECEDED and CONCURRED With PASSAGE TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (H-264) AS AMENDED BY House Amendment “A” (H-354) thereto , in concurrence.
Roll Call Ordered Roll Call # 187 20 Yeas – 15 Nays- 0 Excused – 0 Absent PREVAILED
6/12/2015 House FINALLY PASSED.
ROLL CALL NO. 236
(Yeas 129 – Nays 3 – Absent 19 – Excused 0)
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/15/2015 Senate FINALLY PASSED, in concurrence.
6/30/2015 House This Resolve, having been returned by the Governor, together with objections to the same pursuant to Article IV, Part Third, Section 2 of the Constitution of the State of Maine, after reconsideration, the House proceeded to vote on the question: “Shall this Bill become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor?”
ROLL CALL NO. 422V
95 having voted in the affirmative and 52 in the negative, with 4 being absent, and accordingly it was the vote of the House that the Bill not become a law and the veto was sustained.
Placed in the Legislative Files. (DEAD)

Bill Text & Amendments

Important Note: The bill text below presents L.D. 764 as originally introduced. L.D. 764 was changed by the legislature through amendment. To understand the impact of this legislation in proper context, be sure to read adopted amendment text, available here: C-A (H-264) H-A to C-A (H-354) .

Resolve, To Impose a 2-year Delay on the Use of Standardized Tests To Evaluate Teachers

Emergency preamble. Whereas, acts and resolves of the Legislature do not become effective until 90 days after adjournment unless enacted as emergencies; and

Whereas, school administrative units are administering standardized tests before the end of this school year; and

Whereas, it is unlikely that the 90-day period will end prior to the administration of the standardized tests; and

Whereas, the provisions of this resolve effect how school administrators will use the results of the standardized tests to evaluate teachers; and

Whereas, in the judgment of the Legislature, these facts create an emergency within the meaning of the Constitution of Maine and require the following legislation as immediately necessary for the preservation of the public peace, health and safety; now, therefore, be it

Sec.
1.
School administrative units to delay use of Maine educational assessment tests to evaluate educator effectiveness. Resolved: That school administrative units may not use a Maine Educational Assessment for Mathematics and English Language Arts/Literacy standardized test administered prior to the 2017-18 school year to evaluate educator effectiveness under the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 20-A, section 13704, subsection 2.

Emergency clause. In view of the emergency cited in the preamble, this legislation takes effect when approved.

SUMMARY

This resolve prohibits school administrative units from using the Maine Educational Assessment for Mathematics and English Language Arts/Literacy standardized tests administered prior to the 2017-18 school year to measure educator effectiveness.

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