Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 160
Schools--General Provisions
Section 160.526

August 28, 2014


Development of academic standards, learning standards, and assessment system, criteria--assistance of experts--notification of implementation of system, legislative veto--professional advice and counsel.

160.526. 1. In establishing, evaluating, modifying, and revising the academic performance standards and learning standards authorized by section 160.514 and the statewide assessment system authorized by subsection 1 of section 160.518, the state board of education shall consider the work that has been done by other states, recognized regional and national experts, professional education discipline-based associations, other professional education associations, the work product from the department of higher education's curriculum alignment initiative, or any other work in the public domain.

2. The state board of education shall by contract enlist the assistance of such national experts to receive reports, advice and counsel on a regular basis pertaining to the validity and reliability of the statewide assessment system. The reports from such experts shall be received by the state board of education. Within six months prior to implementation of or modification or revision to the statewide assessment system, the commissioner of education shall inform the president pro tempore of the senate and the speaker of the house of representatives about the procedures to implement, modify, or revise the statewide assessment system, including a report related to the reliability and validity of the assessment instruments, and the general assembly may, within the next sixty legislative days, veto such implementation, modification, or revision by concurrent resolution adopted by majority vote of both the senate and the house of representatives.

3. The commissioner of education shall establish a procedure for the state board of education to regularly receive advice and counsel from professional educators at all levels in the state, district boards of education, parents, representatives from business and industry, the general assembly, and labor and community leaders pertaining to the implementation of sections 160.514 and 160.518. By December 31, 2014, the commissioner of education shall revise this procedure to allow the state board of education to regularly receive advice and counsel from professional educators at all levels in the state, district boards of education, parents, representatives from business and industry, the general assembly, and labor and community leaders whenever the state board develops, evaluates, modifies, or revises academic performance standards, learning standards, or the statewide assessment system under sections 160.514 and 160.518. The procedure shall include, at a minimum, the appointment of ad hoc committees.

(L. 1993 S.B. 380 ยง 6, A.L. 1998 S.B. 781, A.L. 2014 H.B. 1490)


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