H.R.7116 - To amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to require States to include certain students with disabilities in the calculation of graduation rates, and to assess limited English proficient students who have been in the United States for 5 or more consecutive years.110th Congress (2007-2008)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Buyer, Steve [R-IN-4] (Introduced 09/26/2008)|
|Committees:||House - Education and Labor|
|Latest Action:||09/27/2008 Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR E2075-2076) (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.7116 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (09/26/2008)
Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to alter certain requirements regarding the inclusion of disabled and limited English proficient (LEP) students in calculations as to whether schools, local educational agencies, and states are making adequate yearly progress (AYP) toward state academic performance standards.
Treats as secondary school graduates any disabled students who: (1) graduate with a regular diploma before their 22nd birthday; or (2) turn 22 without obtaining a regular diploma, but have achieved the goals of their individualized education programs.
Raises from three to five years the number of years LEP students may be in this country before having their English language proficiency assessed.