WEST virginia legislature
2019 regular session
House Bill 2374
By Delegates McGeehan, J. Kelly and Kump
[Introduced January 14, 2019; Referred
to the Committee on Education.]
A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §18-1-5, relating to school curricular standards and assessments; discontinuing the use of common core standards and assessments in the state.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
ARTICLE 1. DEFINITIONS; LIMITATIONS OF CHAPTER; GOALS FOR EDUCATION.
§18-1-5. Public school curricular standards and assessments.
(a) For purposes of this section:
(1) “Common Core” means the Common Core state standards adopted by the West Virginia State Board of Education on May 12, 2010, and also referred to as the West Virginia Next Generation Standards.
(2) “Assessments” means the Smarter Balanced Assessments or any other student assessments intended to measure student achievement in the common core standards.
(b) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, effective July 1, 2019, the State Board of Education may not continue to implement the academic content standards developed by the Common Core State Standards Initiative or any assessments currently implemented as part of the Initiative.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to discontinue the use of common core standards and assessments in the state.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from a heading or the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.