TITLE XV
EDUCATION

CHAPTER 193-E
ADEQUATE PUBLIC EDUCATION

Section 193-E:3-c

    193-E:3-c Performance-Based Accountability System. –
I. At least every 4 years the commissioner shall review the performance-based accountability system and make recommendations for future legislation.
II. The department shall have the following duties:
(a) Implement the performance-based accountability system to be used by schools that will ensure that the opportunity for an adequate education is maintained.
(b) Identify performance criteria and measurements.
(c) Establish performance goals and the relative weights assigned to those goals.
(d) Establish the basis, taking into account the totality of the performance measurements, for determining whether the opportunity for an adequate education exists, which may include the assignment of a value for performance on each measurement.
(e) Ensure the integrity, accuracy, and validity of the performance methodology as a means of establishing that a school provided the opportunity for an adequate education as defined in RSA 193-E:2-a.
III. The performance-based accountability system shall be based on data and indicators aligned to the New Hampshire consolidated state plan, as required by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, 20 U.S.C. section 6301 et seq. as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act.
IV. The commissioner shall submit a report of its findings with recommendations for future legislation for the performance-based accountability system to the chairpersons of the house and senate education committees, the speaker of the house of representatives, the senate president, the governor, the house clerk, and the senate clerk.
V. The department shall annually prepare a detailed report documenting the results of each school on the performance-based school accountability system to be developed pursuant to this section, and identifying all schools that can demonstrate the opportunity for an adequate education through the performance-based methodology. The report shall be submitted no later than January 15 annually to the same individuals receiving the final report under paragraph IV.

Source. 2009, 198:1. 2016, 84:8, 9, eff. July 18, 2016. 2018, 352:2, eff. Aug. 31, 2018. 2020, 37:18, eff. July 29, 2020.