Text: H.R.5442 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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109th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 5442

To amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to require the use of science assessments in the calculation of adequate yearly progress, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
May 22, 2006

Mr. Ehlers (for himself, Mr. Holt, Mrs. Biggert, and Mr. Boehlert) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce


A BILL

To amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to require the use of science assessments in the calculation of adequate yearly progress, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Science Accountability Act of 2006”.

SEC. 2. Science assessments and adequate yearly progress.

Section 1111(b) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 6311(b)) is amended—

(1) in paragraph (2)(G), by striking “mathematics and reading or language arts” and inserting “mathematics, reading or language arts, and (beginning in the 2008–2009 school year) science”; and

(2) in paragraph (3)(C)(vii), by striking “mathematics, and reading or language arts” and inserting “mathematics, reading or language arts, and (beginning in the 2009-2010 school year) science”.