Numerous Common Core Bills Filed in New Hampshire House

Concord_New_Hampshire_state_house_20041229There have been several Common Core bills filed in the New Hampshire House that have been assigned to the House Education Committee.

HB 1239 – This is a delay bill.  This bill requires the state board of education to report on the fiscal impact of implementing the college and career readiness standards, also known as the Common Core standards, and prohibits the board from implementing any new common core standards until the board performs a fiscal analysis and conducts a public hearing in each executive council district.

Introduced by State Representative Glenn Cordelli (R-Tuftonboro), Co-sponsors: Boehm, Hoell, Harris, Murotake, Marston, Reagan, and State Senator Cataldo

HB 1508 – A Common Core repeal bill.  This bill requires the state board of education to terminate all plans, programs, activities, and expenditures relative to the implementation of the common core state educational standards which have been adopted or may be adopted by the state board, including any assessments and instruction based upon such standards.

Introduced by State Representative Lenette Peterson (R-Merrimack), Cosponsors: Baldasaro, Tucker, Bick, Harris, Murotake, Cormier, LeBrun, Notter and Infantine.

HB 1262 – This bill restricts the collection, storage, and sharing of student assessment data by the United States Department of Education and the New Hampshire department of education.

Introduced by State Representative J.R. Hoell (R-Dunbarton), Co-sponsors: Cordelli and Carr

HB 1586 – This bill establishes procedures for protecting the privacy of student and teacher personally-identifiable data. The bill also prohibits the use of video monitoring in a classroom for the purpose of teacher evaluations, affective computing methods, predictive modeling, radio frequency identification devices, and remote surveillance software on school laptops and tablets, without the written consent of a parent or legal guardian.

Introduced by State Representative Cordelli, Co-Sponsors: Boehm, Bick, Gorman, Marston, Shaw, and Hoell.

HB 1496 – This bill provides that a school district shall not be required to administer any assessment which is not valid and appropriate, or which cannot be objectively scored.  This deals with the Smarter Balanced Assessment.

Introduced by State Representative Hoell

HB 1587 – This bill regulates the collection and distribution of student data.

Introduced by State Representative Neal Kurk (R-Weare)

HB 1238 – This bill requires the department of education to make available assessment questions and response sheets on the department’s website as soon as possible after the assessment results are released.

Introduced by State Representative Cordelli, Co-sponsors: Boehm, Harris, Hoell, Murotake, and Marston

HB 1238, HB 1508, HB 1586, HB 1587, and HB 1238 will have a public hearing on Thursday this week.  You can listen to those hearings here.

You can contact members of the Committee by emailing HouseEducationCommittee@leg.state.nh.us or contact them individually here.

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