H.R.2846 - To prohibit spending Federal education funds on national testing without explicit and specific legislation.105th Congress (1997-1998)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Goodling, William F. [R-PA-19] (Introduced 11/06/1997)|
|Committees:||House - Education and the Workforce | Senate - Labor and Human Resources|
|Committee Reports:||H. Rept. 105-409|
|Latest Action:||02/05/1998 Received in the Senate and read twice and referred to the Committee on Labor and Human Resources.|
|Major Recorded Votes:||02/05/1998 : Passed House|
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Summary: H.R.2846 — 105th Congress (1997-1998)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Passed House amended (02/05/1998)
Amends the General Education Provisions Act to prohibit the use of funds provided to the Department of Education, or to an applicable program under any Act, to develop, plan, implement, or administer any federally sponsored national test in reading, mathematics, or any other subject that is not specifically and explicitly provided for in authorizing legislation enacted into Federal law. Excepts from such prohibition specified requirements of the Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations Act, 1998 (Public Law 105-78) relating to voluntary national tests and assessments.
Exempts from such funding prohibitions the Third International Mathematics and Science Study or other international comparative assessments developed under the National Education Statistics Act of 1994 and administered to only a representative sample of pupils in the United States and in foreign nations.