Ohio HB 487: Education reform bill with major provisions chart

Ohio HB 487 was signed in to law by Gov. Kasich in June, and included wide-reaching reforms in education. As vice-chair of the education committee, Rep. Brenner carried this bill. While the bill did not include all of the reforms Rep. Brenner preferred, there were many advancements made.

Read the full text of the bill here.

This chart outlines many of the provisions of HB 487. You may note that many of the objects that those against common core have were rectified in this legislation. There is still talk of data collection, federal control, etc., and most of those issues were addressed somewhat or completely in Ohio HB 487.

 

TOPIC

PROVISION

ORC

PAGE

Academic Standards

No official or board shall enter into any agreement or memorandum of understanding with a federal or private entity that requires the state to cede any control of development, adoption or revision of academic content standards.

3301.078

12

Academic Standards

Standards must be clearly written, transparent and understandable by parents, educators and the general public.

3301.079 (A)(1) (a)

13

Academic Standards

When the state board revises or adopts academic content standards in social studies, American History, American Government or science, the board shall not do so as part of a multi-state consortium.  

3301.079 (1) (c)

13

Academic Standards

Review committees are created for English language arts, mathematics, science and social studies academic content standards. Each review committee shall include a parent, three subject area experts, a classroom teacher, the Chancellor of the Board of Regents and the State Superintendent for Public Instruction.  

3301.079 (I)

16-18

Assessments

Each year on July 1 questions and corresponding answers from state assessments shall be submitted to the review committees.

3301.0711

18

Assessments

Permits the State Superintendent to waive elementary assessments for nonpublic schools that meet certain criteria including enrolling 95% or greater students with disabilities.  

3301.0710 (K)(1)(c)

28

Assessments

Questions from state assessments shall be released by July 31 following administration on the following schedule: 1st year 40%, 2nd year 20%, 3rdyear 40%.

3301.0710 (N)(5)

30

Graduation Requirements

New graduation requirements effective for students entering 9th grade after July 1, 2014, college admission assessment for all 11th graders and 7 end of course examinations to replace OGT.

3301.0712 (B)

31

Graduation Requirements

End of course examinations shall be physical science, American history, American Government, English language arts I and II, algebra I and geometry. Physical science, American history and American government examinations may be replaced by AP, IB and dual enrollment examinations for students enrolled in those courses.

3301.0712 (B)(2)

32

Assessments

The State Board must establish five scoring levels for state assessments.

3301.0712 (B)(4)(a)

33

Graduation Requirements

The State Board shall establish a method to calculate a cumulative score for end of course examinations.

3301.0712 (B)(5)

33

Graduation Requirements

Students entering 9th grade after July 1, 2014 that received credit for courses prior to 9th grade shall not be required to take an end of course examination for that course and shall be deemed as proficient in that subject.

3301.0712 (B)(6)

34

Assessments

The State Board may replace the algebra I examination with algebra II for students entering 9th grade after July 1, 2016.

3301.0712 (B)(7)

34

TOPIC

PROVISION

ORC

PAGE

Assessments

Nonchartered nonpublic school students and students educated at home shall not be required to take state assessments.  

3301.0712 (F)(1)

35

Assessments

The State Board shall select a job skills assessment. Schools that administer this assessment shall be reimbursed.

3301.0712 (G)

35

Data Privacy

The state board shall establish standards to provide strict safeguards to protect the confidentiality of personally identifiable student data.

3301.0714 (A)(5)

36

Reading Guarantee

Students enrolled in chartered nonpublic schools that are in receipt of a publicly-funded scholarship and have a valid individual services plan (ISP) that is reviewed by a school district are not subject to retention under the reading guarantee.  

3301.163 (A)

49

Reading Guarantee

Effective with the 2015-16 school year students enrolled in chartered nonpublic schools who are in receipt of a publicly-funded scholarship are subject to retention under the reading guarantee. Chartered nonpublic schools shall assess, identify and provide intervention services.  

3301.163 (B)(1)

49-50

Data Privacy

The sole purpose for data collected during testing shall be for measuring and improving the academic progress and needs of students, educators, school districts, and schools. The following information shall not be collected, tracked or reported to any entity including state or federal government  during testing: student's or a student's family's social security numbers, religious affiliation, political party affiliation, voting history, or biometric information.   

3301.947

50

Data Privacy

No student names or addresses shall be shared with a multi-state assessment consortium.

3301.948

50

Accountability

A value-added measure for high-mobility (25% or greater) schools and districts shall be added to the school/district report card beginning in 2014-15.

3302.03 (C)(1)(h)

57

Accountability

Value-added measure for high school shall be calculated using English language arts I & II and algebra I and geometry assessments only. For 2014-15 the measure will be “report-only” and will be a graded measure beginning with the 2015-16 school year.  

3302.03 (D)

62

Accountability

Creates an annual report re: for progress of students with disabilities.   

3302.035

67

Accountability

Prohibits the use of assessment results from the 2014-15 school year to trigger sanctions such as parent trigger pilot, academic distress, and community school closure; referred to as “safe harbor.”

3302.036

67-68

Miscellaneous

Creates waiver from certain requirements for districts that are part of the innovation learning network.  

3302.15

72-74

Miscellaneous

Debt forgiveness for certain districts in the case of voluntary dissolution of school districts.

3311.241

84-85

TOPIC

PROVISION

ORC

PAGE

Community Schools

Permits the Transformation Alliance (Cleveland) to provide comment when ODE is approving, extending and rolling-over the sponsor contract for entities sponsoring community schools within a municipal district. (3311.86 (D), page 89)

3311.86 (D)(2)

89

Curriculum and Textbooks

Each school district’s local board of education shall be the sole authority with regard to selection of textbook and instructional materials and curriculum.

3313.21

90-91

Curriculum and Textbooks

Each school district shall establish a parental advisory committee or other method of review for academic curriculum and instructional materials.

3313.212

91

School Safety

Revises requirements related to school safety plans and drills.

3313.536

94-97

Community Schools

Permits community school students to participate in district extra-curricular activities.

3313.537

98-99

Miscellaneous

Establishes a process to develop training standards and requirements for healthcare professionals to clear athletes who have suffered a concussion.  

3313.539

3707.511

99-101

228-233

Graduation Requirements

Extends course requirement “opt-out” until July 1, 2016 and establishes mathematics and science requirements for students exercising the opt-out provision; requires a student plan for those students choosing the optional pathway.

3313.603 (D)

105-106

Graduation Requirements

Defines “advanced standing” programs such as Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and College Credit Plus (dual enrollment).

3313.6013  

111-113

Student Support

Establishes requirements for career-advising, student success plans and identification of at-risk students.  

3313.6020

115-116

Graduation Requirements

To earn a high school diploma, students in chartered nonpublic schools may take state assessments or the school may choose instead to administer the college admission assessment and post the scores. These provisions go into effect October 1, 2015 unless the General Assembly acts to change them.  Establishes a committee to review graduation requirements for chartered nonpublic students.  

3313.612

Section 11

123-124

244

GED

Permits individuals who have 1) withdrawn from school and 2) have not earned a diploma to take the GED test of they are over age 18 or ages 16-17 with parental consent.  

3313.617

127

Graduation Requirements

Creates four pathways to earn a high school diploma. A high school diploma shall be awarded to students that have taken required courses and met one of the following: 1) scored at the remediation-free level on a college entrance examination, 2) met the required cumulative score of end of course examinations, 3) earned an industry-related credential and met required score on employability assessment, or 4) met the requirements to earn an honors diploma.

3313.618

127-128

Career Tech

Effective July 1, 2015 students in grades 7 & 8 may participate in career technical coursework and programs.

3313.90 (A)

132-133

TOPIC

PROVISION

ORC

PAGE

Community Schools

Places limits on sponsorship of community schools by educational service centers; statewide sponsorship requires approval by ODE.  

3314.02 (B)

136-137

Community Schools

Requires that community school sponsors verify financial controls for each new community school before authorizing release of funds by ODE.  

3314.191

159

Community Schools

Places limitations on opening a new community schools where a school was closed for poor performance.

3314.352

162

Miscellaneous

Requires that ODE publish an annual report of gifted education expenditures by districts.  

3324.09

188-189

College Credit Plus

Establishes requirements related to the College Credit Plus program (formerly known as Postsecondary Enrollment Program or PSEOP).

3365

206-210

214

219-228

Assessments

Requires the State Superintendent to make recommendations by December 31, 2014 regarding reducing assessments.

Section 8

242-243

Reading Guarantee

Clarifies that all students will take the grade 3 Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) in the fall and only those students who do not pass the grade 3 reading OAA will take it again in the spring. The reading guarantee will be based on the current reading assessment and not new assessments scheduled to be administered for the first time in the spring of 2015.  

Section 9

243

Accountability

Permits local school districts to choose to not use value-added data from the 2014-15 school year when evaluating teachers.

Section 13

245

Reading Guarantee

Permits school districts that did not submit an alternative staffing plan for the 2013-14 school year to do so for the 2014-15 school year.

Section 14

245-246

Accountability

Requires the State Superintendent to make recommendations by December 31, 2014 regarding how the state may intervene in poor performing school districts.  

Section 15

246

Data Privacy

Requires the State Superintendent to make recommendations by December 31, 2014 regarding safeguarding student data.

Section 16

246

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