D.C. Law 21-9. Testing Integrity Temporary Amendment Act of 2015.
To amend, on a temporary basis, the Testing Integrity Act of 2013 to permit the use of computers and cell phones solely during the administration of computer-based Districtwide assessments as outlined in guidance issued by the Office of the State Superintendent of Education.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this act may be cited as the "Testing Integrity Temporary Amendment Act of 2015".
Sec. 2. Section 103(a)(4)(K) of the Testing Integrity Act of 2013, effective October 17, 2013 (D.C. Law 20-27; D.C. Official Code § 38-771.03(a)(4)(K)), is amended to read as follows:
"(K) Using cell phones or unapproved electronics, including unapproved computers, during the administration of a Districtwide assessment; provided, that cell phones or approved computers may be used during the administration of a computer-based Districtwide assessment as outlined in guidance issued by OSSE.".
Sec. 3. Fiscal impact statement.
The Council adopts the fiscal impact statement of the Chief Financial Officer as the fiscal impact statement required by section 602(c)(3) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 813; D.C. Official Code § 1 206.02(c)(3)).
Sec. 4. Effective date.
(a) This act shall take effect following approval by the Mayor (or in the event of veto by the Mayor, action by the Council to override the veto), a 30-day period of congressional review as provided in section 602(c)(1) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 813; D.C. Official Code § 1-206.02(c)(1)), and publication in the District of Columbia Register.
(b) This act shall expire after 225 days of its having taken effect.