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2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
May 8, 2017 - Introduced by Representatives Thiesfeldt, Gannon, Tusler, R.
Brooks
and Allen, cosponsored by Senators Stroebel and L. Taylor.
Referred to Committee on Government Accountability and Oversight.
AB300,1,3 1An Act to amend 118.30 (1m) (d), 118.30 (1r) (d), 118.30 (1s) (e) and 118.30 (1t)
2(e); and to create 118.303 of the statutes; relating to: providing information
3about mandatory pupil examinations.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill requires, beginning in the 2017-18 school year, each school board,
operator of an independent charter school, and managing entity of an opportunity
school to annually provide the parent or guardian of each pupil enrolled in the school
district, independent charter school, or opportunity school with a copy of or
instructions on how to access a summary of the pupil examinations that the school
board, operator, or managing entity must administer under state and federal law and
any other pupil examinations used to assess pupil, school, or school district
performance. The bill requires the governing body of a private school participating
in a parental choice program to provide the same information but only to parents and
guardians of pupils attending the private school under a parental choice program.
Finally, the bill specifies certain information that must be included in the summary
and requires that the summary be written in commonly understood language.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
AB300,1 4Section 1. 118.30 (1m) (d) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB300,2,4
1118.30 (1m) (d) If the school board maintains an Internet site for the school
2district, annually publish information on that Internet site about the examinations
3administered under this subsection to pupils in the school district , as required under
4s. 118.303 (4)
.
AB300,2 5Section 2. 118.30 (1r) (d) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB300,2,96 118.30 (1r) (d) If the operator of the charter school maintains an Internet site
7for the school, annually publish information on that Internet site about the
8examinations administered under this subsection to pupils in the school , as required
9under s. 118.303 (4)
.
AB300,3 10Section 3. 118.30 (1s) (e) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB300,2,1411 118.30 (1s) (e) If the governing body of the private school maintains an Internet
12site for the school, annually publish information on that Internet site about the
13examinations administered under this subsection to pupils in the school , as required
14under s. 118.303 (4)
.
AB300,4 15Section 4. 118.30 (1t) (e) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB300,2,1916 118.30 (1t) (e) If the governing body of the private school maintains an Internet
17site for the school, annually publish information on that Internet site about the
18examinations administered under this subsection to pupils in the school , as required
19under s. 118.303 (4)
.
AB300,5 20Section 5. 118.303 of the statutes is created to read:
AB300,2,21 21118.303 Notice of pupil assessments. (1) In this section:
AB300,3,222 (a) “Managing entity" means an individual or group, person operating a charter
23school, or governing body of a nonsectarian private school participating in a program
24under s. 118.60 or 119.23 that, pursuant to s. 115.999 (3), 119.33 (2) (c), or 119.9002

1(3), is responsible for the operation and general management of an opportunity
2school.
AB300,3,53 (b) “Opportunity school" means a school transferred to an opportunity schools
4and partnership program under s. 119.33 or subch. IX of ch. 115 or subch. II of ch.
5119.
AB300,3,11 6(2) (a) Annually, before a school board administers an examination required
7to be included in the summary under sub. (3) (a), the school board shall provide to
8the parent or guardian of each pupil enrolled in the school district a copy of the
9summary the school board prepared under sub. (3) for that school year or instructions
10on how to access or obtain the summary the school board prepared under sub. (3) for
11that school year.
AB300,3,1712 (b) Annually, before the operator of a charter school under s. 118.40 (2r) or (2x)
13administers an examination required to be included in the summary under sub. (3)
14(a), the operator shall provide to the parent or guardian of each pupil enrolled in the
15charter school a copy of the summary the operator prepared under sub. (3) for that
16school year or instructions on how to access or obtain the summary the operator
17prepared under sub. (3) for that school year.
AB300,3,2418 (c) Annually, before a governing body of a private school participating in a
19parental choice program under s. 118.60 or 119.23 administers an examination
20required to be included in the summary under sub. (3) (a), the governing body shall
21provide to the parent or guardian of each pupil attending the private school under
22the parental choice program a copy of the summary the governing body prepared
23under sub. (3) for that school year or instructions on how to access or obtain the
24summary the governing body prepared under sub. (3) for that school year.
AB300,4,6
1(d) Annually, before a managing entity administers an examination required
2to be included in the summary under sub. (3) (a), the managing entity shall provide
3to the parent or guardian of each pupil enrolled in the opportunity school a copy of
4the summary the managing entity prepared under sub. (3) for that school year or
5instructions on how to access or obtain the summary the managing entity prepared
6under sub. (3) for that school year.
AB300,4,11 7(3) Annually, using the best available information, each school board, operator
8of a charter school under s. 118.40 (2r), governing body of a private school
9participating in a parental choice program under s. 118.60 or 119.23, and a managing
10entity shall prepare a summary written in commonly understood language that
11includes all of the following:
AB300,4,1512 (a) 1. Each examination required under state or federal law that will be
13administered to pupils enrolled in a public school in the school district, the charter
14school, the private school, or the opportunity school except an examination that is
15required for high school graduation.
AB300,4,2116 2. Each examination required by the school board, operator, governing body, or
17managing entity to assess pupil, school, or school district performance that will be
18administered to pupils enrolled in a public school in the school district, the charter
19school, the private school, or the opportunity school except an examination that
20counts toward a grade or score for a class or that is required for high school
21graduation.
AB300,4,2322 (b) The grade level to which each examination identified under par. (a) will be
23administered.
AB300,4,2524 (c) The expected date on which each examination identified under par. (a) will
25be administered.
AB300,5,1
1(d) The duration of each examination identified under par. (a).
AB300,5,42 (e) The process the school board, operator, governing body, or managing entity
3uses to determine an appropriate alternative in-school activity for pupils who have
4been excused from taking an examination identified under par. (a).
AB300,5,75 (f) The school board's, charter school's, private school's, or opportunity school's
6policies and procedures regarding a parent or guardian opting a pupil out of any
7examination identified under par. (a).
AB300,5,118 (g) The purpose of administering each examination identified under par. (a)
9and a description of how the school board, operator of the charter school, governing
10body of the private school, or managing entity will use data derived from each
11identified examination.
AB300,5,16 12(4) If a school board, operator of a charter school under s. 118.40 (2r) or (2x),
13governing body of a private school participating in a parental choice program under
14s. 118.60 or 119.23, or managing entity maintains an Internet site, the school board,
15operator, governing body, or managing entity shall post the summary under sub. (3)
16on that site.
AB300,6 17Section 6. Initial applicability.
AB300,5,2018 (1) Notice of pupil assessments. The treatment of sections 118.30 (1m) (d), (1r)
19(d), (1s) (e), and (1t) (e) and 118.303 of the statutes first applies to examinations
20administered during the 2017-18 school year.
AB300,5,2121 (End)
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