House Bill 2934 History
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H. B. 2934
(By Delegates Mezzatesta, Williams,
Perry, Shaver and Beach)
[Introduced March 21, 2001; referred to the
Committee on Education then Finance.]
A BILL to amend article two-e, chapter eighteen of the code of West
Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as amended, by
adding thereto a new section, designated section five-a,
relating to a system of education performance audits.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That article two-e, chapter eighteen of the code of West
Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as amended, be
amended by adding thereto a new section, designated section five-a,
to read as follows:
ARTICLE 2E. HIGH QUALITY EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS.
§18-2E-5a. Review of system of education performance audits by the
state board; December 2001 report.
(a) The Legislature finds that the system of education performance audits is a valuable tool for determining the quality
of education provided in the schools of our state and for holding
schools accountable. The Legislature further finds that it is
crucial within a system of education performance audits that the
measures used to evaluate performance: (1) Are clearly aligned
with the educational goals and expectations established for the
student, school and school system performance, including student
success in postsecondary education and work; (2) reflect a priority
for student progress, health and safety; and (3) are limited in
number and easily comparable to national measures.
(b) The state board shall conduct a review of the system of
education performance audits with the objective of achieving the
findings set forth in subsection (a) of this section and shall
submit progress reports on its work as requested by the legislative
oversight commission on education accountability at its interim
meetings. The state board shall submit a final report including
any necessary revisions of its policy on the system of education
performance audits and recommendations for statutory changes, if
any, to the legislative oversight commission on education
accountability at its interim meeting in December, two thousand
(c) In conducting its review, the state board shall examine
performance indicators utilized by various organizations to compare
the performance of state education systems for potential use in the
system of education performance audits. It shall also consider
methods for assigning accreditation status, such as weighting the
attainment of performance standards so that high performing schools
and school systems can be fully accredited while correcting
deficiencies on the process standards, except that process
standards affecting the health and safety of students shall be
weighted equally with the performance standards.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to devise a system for an
education performance audit.
This section is new; therefore, strike-throughs and
underscoring have been omitted.