Committee: Education and Youth AffairsSponsor: Glover
Analyst: Shonda StallworthDate: 02/02/2016

FISCAL NOTE

Senate Bill 60 as introduced requires the State Board of Education to: (1) replace the Alabama College and Career Ready Standards (CCRS) with the standards in place for Math until the 2011-12 school-year and for English Language Arts until the 2012-13 school-year, which shall be in effect for the 2016-17 school-year; and (2) update the 2011-12 school-year Math standards and the 2012-13 school-year English Language Arts standards with new standards to be known as the Alabama Ahead Standards, which shall be in effect for the 2017-18 school-year. According to the State Department of Education, this will increase the administrative and financial obligations of the State Board of Education and the State Department of Education by an estimated $6.1 million to: (1) implement the previous Math and English Language Arts standards for the 2016-17 school year in place of any Common Core Standards adopted and implemented within CCRS; (2) adopt and implement new standards for the 2017-18 school year; and (3) realign assessments, textbooks and associated materials that would be needed to assure alignment with the transition standards for the 2016-17 school-year or the new standards adopted and implemented for the 2017-18 school-year.

Additionally, according to the State Department of Education, this bill will also increase the administrative and financial obligations of local boards of education by an estimated $4.8 million to implement the standards in place for Math until the 2011-12 school-year and for English Language Arts until the 2012-13 school-year, effective for the 2016-17 school-year and for the development of curriculum and instructional plans for the new standards adopted and implemented by the State Board of Education and the State Department of Education, as well as for the adoption of textbooks and associated materials to assure alignment with the curriculum and instructional plans developed for any new standards.


 Dick Brewbaker, Chairperson
Education and Youth Affairs