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HB 3399 - Repeals Common Core Standards - Key Vote

Oklahoma Key Votes

Harry Coates, Jr. voted Yea (Passage With Amendment) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Repeals Common Core Standards

Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) (31-10) - (Key vote)

Title: Repeals Common Core Standards

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that repeals Common Core state standards in English language arts and mathematics, effective immediately.

Highlights:
  • Repeals the Common Core standards for English language arts and mathematics, and requires the state Board of Education, in consultation with the state Regents for Higher Education, the state Board of Career and Technology Education, and the state Department of Commerce, to adopt subject matter standards which are “college and career-ready” and will replace current standards by August 1, 2016 (Sec. 3). 
  • Requires the college and career-ready standards to be evaluated by the following institutions and address the goals of reducing the need for remedial coursework at the postsecondary level and increasing completion of postsecondary education (Sec. 3):
    • The Department of Education;
    • The Regents for Higher Education; 
    • The Board of Career and Technology Education; and
    • The Department of Commerce. 
  • Specifies that until standards are implemented under the provisions of this bill, the Board of Education shall implement the standards for English language arts and mathematics which were in place prior to June 2010 (Sec. 3).
  • Requires the Board of Education to approve and control all standards and student assessments, and prohibits the Board from relinquishing authority over the standards and assessments (Sec. 3). 
  • Requires the Board of Education to provide “reasonable” opportunity for public comment on the revision of the standards from certain individuals and entities including, but not limited to, the following individuals and entities (Sec. 3): 
    • Students;
    • Parents;
    • Educators;
    • Higher education representatives; and
    • Business community representatives.
  • Specifies that school districts shall determine the instructional materials and curriculum to be used in meeting the standards (Sec. 3).
  • Specifies that all instructional material used by a public school shall be available for inspection by the parents or guardians of students enrolled in the school (Sec. 6).
  • Requires the Board of Education to submit a report to legislative officials outlining the results of the comparison of the standards (Sec. 3).
  • Specifies that all standards, and revisions to the standards, shall be subject to legislative review, and prohibits the standards from being implemented until the legislature, by joint resolution, disapproves, amends, or disapproves with instructions the standards in whole or in part (Secs. 3 & 4).
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (House) (71-18) - (Key vote)

Title: Repeals Common Core Standards

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that repeals Common Core state standards in English language arts and mathematics, effective immediately.

Highlights:
  • Repeals the Common Core standards for English language arts and mathematics, and requires the state Board of Education, in consultation with the state Regents for Higher Education, the state Board of Career and Technology Education, and the state Department of Commerce, to adopt subject matter standards which are “college and career-ready” and will replace current standards by August 1, 2016 (Sec. 3). 
  • Requires the college and career-ready standards to be evaluated by the following institutions and address the goals of reducing the need for remedial coursework at the postsecondary level and increasing completion of postsecondary education (Sec. 3):
    • The Department of Education;
    • The Regents for Higher Education; 
    • The Board of Career and Technology Education; and
    • The Department of Commerce. 
  • Specifies that until standards are implemented under the provisions of this bill, the Board of Education shall implement the standards for English language arts and mathematics which were in place prior to June 2010 (Sec. 3).
  • Requires the Board of Education to approve and control all standards and student assessments, and prohibits the Board from relinquishing authority over the standards and assessments (Sec. 3). 
  • Requires the Board of Education to provide “reasonable” opportunity for public comment on the revision of the standards from certain individuals and entities including, but not limited to, the following individuals and entities (Sec. 3): 
    • Students;
    • Parents;
    • Educators;
    • Higher education representatives; and
    • Business community representatives.
  • Specifies that school districts shall determine the instructional materials and curriculum to be used in meeting the standards (Sec. 3).
  • Specifies that all instructional material used by a public school shall be available for inspection by the parents or guardians of students enrolled in the school (Sec. 6).
  • Requires the Board of Education to submit a report to legislative officials outlining the results of the comparison of the standards (Sec. 3).
  • Specifies that all standards, and revisions to the standards, shall be subject to legislative review, and prohibits the standards from being implemented until the legislature, by joint resolution, disapproves, amends, or disapproves with instructions the standards in whole or in part (Secs. 3 & 4).
Legislation - Concurrence Vote Failed (House) -
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (37-10) - (Key vote)

Title: Repeals Common Core Standards

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that repeals Common Core state standards in English language arts and mathematics.

Highlights:
  • Repeals the Common Core standards for English language arts and mathematics, and requires the state Board of Education, in consultation with the state Regents for Higher Education and the state Board of Career and Technology Education, to adopt revisions to the subject matter standards which are “college and career-ready” by August 1, 2015 (Sec. 2). 
  • Requires the college and career-ready revisions to be evaluated by the following institutions and address the goals of reducing the need for remedial coursework at the postsecondary level and increasing completion of postsecondary education (Sec. 2):
    • The Department of Education;
    • The Regents for Higher Education; and
    • The Board of Career and Technology Education. 
  • Requires the Board of Education to approve and control all standards and student assessments, and prohibits the Board from relinquishing authority over the standards and assessments (Sec. 2). 
  • Requires the Board of Education to provide “reasonable” opportunity for public comment on the revision of the standards from certain individuals and entities including, but not limited to, the following individuals and entities (Sec. 2): 
    • Students;
    • Parents;
    • Educators;
    • Higher education representatives; and
    • Business community representatives. 
  • Specifies that school districts shall determine the instructional materials and curriculum to be used in meeting the standards (Sec. 2).
  • Specifies that all instructional material used by a public school shall be available for inspection by the parents or guardians of students enrolled in the school (Sec. 2).
  • Requires the Board of Education to submit a report to legislative officials outlining the revisions and comparison results of the standards (Sec. 2).
  • Specifies that the legislature may review any rules pertaining to the standards contained in this bill and, by concurrent resolution, may either amend such rules or return those rules to the Board of Education with instructions (Sec. 2).
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (78-12) - (Key vote)

Title: Repeals Common Core Standards

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that repeals Common Core state standards in English language arts and mathematics, effective immediately.

Highlights:
  • Repeals the Common Core standards for English language arts and mathematics, and requires the state Board of Education to adopt revisions to the subject matter standards which are “college and career-ready” by August 1, 2016 (Sec. 1).
  • Requires the college and career-ready revisions to be certified by a state network of higher education institutions and be such that students who meet the revised standards will not need remedial coursework at the postsecondary level (Sec. 1).
  • Requires the Board to control all standards and student assessments, and specifies that the Board shall reject any efforts to subject the standards and assessments to national or standardized measures in violation of the provisions of this bill (Sec. 1).
  • Requires the Board to provide “reasonable” opportunity for public comment on the revision of the standards from certain individuals and entities including, but not limited to, the following individuals and entities (Sec. 1): 
    • Students;
    • Parents;
    • Educators;
    • Higher education representatives; and
    • Business community representatives.
  • Specifies that school districts shall determine the instructional materials and curriculum to be used in meeting the standards (Sec. 1).
  • Requires the Board to submit a report to legislative officials outlining the revisions and comparison results of the standards (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Repeals Common Core Standards

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