SB 85 - Education - test-taking skills course

First Reader Summary

A bill to amend Part 2 of Article 6 of Chapter 2 of Title 20 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to competencies and core curriculum, so as to authorize implementation of a test-taking skills course for certain public schools; to provide that the contents of such course may be prescribed by each local board of education.

James, Donzella (35th)
Status Summary HC: Ed SC: Ed LA: 02/06/97 H - Read 2nd Time
Page Numbers - 1
Code Sections - 20-2-145
Senate Action House
1/16/97 Read 1st time 2/4/97
1/30/97 Favorably Reported
1/31/97 Read 2nd Time 2/6/97
2/3/97 Read 3rd Time
2/3/97 Passed/Adopted

SB 85  97                                          LC 19 3251 
 
      SENATE BILL 85 
 
      By:  Senator James of the 35th 
 
 
                        A BILL TO BE ENTITLED 
                               AN ACT 
 
 
  1- 1  To amend Part 2 of Article 6 of Chapter 2 of Title 20 of the 
  1- 2  Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to competencies 
  1- 3  and core curriculum, so as to authorize implementation of a 
  1- 4  test-taking skills course for certain public schools; to 
  1- 5  provide that the contents of such course may be prescribed 
  1- 6  by each local board of education; to repeal conflicting 
  1- 7  laws; and for other purposes. 
 
  1- 8       BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA: 
 
  1- 9                           SECTION 1. 
 
  1-10  Part 2 of Article 6 of Chapter 2 of Title 20 of the Official 
  1-11  Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to competencies and core 
  1-12  curriculum, is amended by adding at the end thereof a new 
  1-13  Code Section 20-2-145 to read as follows: 
 
  1-14    "20-2-145. 
 
  1-15    (a) All public middle and high schools may make available 
  1-16    to eligible students a test-taking skills course.  Such 
  1-17    course of study may be designed to offer an opportunity 
  1-18    for review and practice to students preparing to take the 
  1-19    Scholastic Aptitude Test and other standardized tests and 
  1-20    mandatory assessments.  The course may be offered 
  1-21    periodically in the manner prescribed by the local board. 
 
  1-22    (b) Each local board of education shall be authorized to 
  1-23    supplement and develop the exact approach of content areas 
  1-24    of such test-taking skills course with such specific 
  1-25    curriculum standards as it may deem appropriate." 
 
  1-26                           SECTION 2. 
 
  1-27  All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are 
  1-28  repealed. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Clerk of the House
Robert E. Rivers, Jr., Clerk
Last Updated on 04/20/98

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