OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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SB-380

AN ACT CONCERNING THE EXCLUSION OF STUDENT PERFORMANCE RESULTS ON THE MASTERY EXAMINATION FROM TEACHER EVALUATIONS.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 5556

File Copy No.: 478

Senate Calendar No.: 313

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 17 $

FY 18 $

Education, Dept.

GF - Potential Cost

Potential

Potential

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The amendment strikes the underlying bill and its associated fiscal impact.

The amendment requires the Performance Evaluation Advisory Council (PEAC) to conduct a study using evidence-based, independent research regarding the appropriate use of student performance results on state-wide mastery examinations. PEAC is required to identify and prioritize various items, including threshold issues that the council will address during the first year of the study. The items the study may include are permissive.

The study could result in up to three separate, evidence - based and independent studies, which the State Department of Education (SDE) would contract out to complete. It is anticipated that each of the three independent studies could result in a significant cost to SDE, if the department chooses to include the items in the study. There are additional items contained in the study, which do not result in a fiscal impact. The overall cost to SDE will be dependent on the items selected and the scope of the study.

The preceding Fiscal Impact statement is prepared for the benefit of the members of the General Assembly, solely for the purposes of information, summarization and explanation and does not represent the intent of the General Assembly or either chamber thereof for any purpose. In general, fiscal impacts are based upon a variety of informational sources, including the analyst's professional knowledge. Whenever applicable, agency data is consulted as part of the analysis, however final products do not necessarily reflect an assessment from any specific department.