Search Form
First, enter a politician or zip code
Now, choose a category

Key Votes

HB 1186 - Amending Public School Performance Ratings - Key Vote

Colorado Key Votes

James Kerr voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

Read statements James Kerr made in this general time period.




Stage Details

Legislation - Vetoed (Executive) -

Title: Amending Public School Performance Ratings

Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (House) (-) -
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) (-) -
Legislation - Nonconcurrence Vote Passed (House) (-) -
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (20-14) - (Key vote)

Title: Amending Public School Performance Ratings

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that allows a school district to include with a public school accountability report an explanation that the school's performance rating would be more favorable had specific groups of CSAP scores been excluded when calculating their academic growth rating.

- Requires the Department of Education, after the overall academic growth rate is calculated for each school, to evaluate whether the rating would have been higher if the test scores from the following groups of students were excluded from the calculations [sec. 2 (9) (a)]:
    - Students who were absent the day of the test; - Students who did not complete the entire test; and - Students whose scores were invalidated due to errors in administering the test.
- Requires the Department of Education to notify any public school that would have received a higher academic rating had one or more of the above groups been excluded from the calculations [sec. 2 (9) (b)]. - Specifies that an explanation offered by a school district for a school's performance rating does not refute the ratings contained in the school accountability report [sec. 2 (9) (c)]. - Prohibits a school or school district from penalizing a student who is absent on the day of the test [sec. 3 (1)]. - Amendment No. 1 was sponsored by the Senate Education Committee which removed the provisions that provided for the exemption of specific CSAP scores when calculating a school's performance rating, and supplements the provisions allowing for schools to explain their performance ratings.
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (53-11) - (Key vote)

Title: Amending Public School Performance Ratings

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that exempts scores from improperly administered CSAPs and zero scores from absent students when calculating a school's academic performance rating.

- Establishes that any school with more than three percent of students not taking the CSAPs does not get the benefit of exempting absent student's zero scores from their academic performance rating (Sec. 3).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Amending Public School Performance Ratings


  • Judith Anne 'Judy' Solano (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Sue Windels (CO - D) (Out Of Office)


  • Bob L. Bacon (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Debbie J. Benefield (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Alice J. Borodkin (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Bernie Buescher (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Dorothy B. Butcher (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Terrance D. Carroll (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Edward Casso (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Kathleen E. Curry (CO - I) (Out Of Office)
  • Mark Ferrandino (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Randy Fischer (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • K. Jerry Frangas (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Rafael Lorenzo Gallegos (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Gwyn Green (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Mary A. Hodge (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • John M. Kefalas (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Maryanne 'Moe' Keller (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Andrew 'Andy' Kerr (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Jeanne Labuda (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Liane 'Buffie' McFadyen (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Anne L. McGihon (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Wes McKinley (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Michael Merrifield (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Karen Middleton (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Cherylin N. Peniston (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • John V. 'Jack' Pommer (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Dianne I. Primavera (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Joe Rice (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • James L. 'Jim' Riesberg (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Christine Scanlan (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Brandon C. Shaffer (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Debbie Stafford (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Kenneth Guy 'Ken' Summers (CO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Suzanne S. Williams (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
Skip to top

Help us stay free for all your Fellow Americans

Just $5 from everyone reading this would do it.

Back to top