Rep. Bill Beck

(D) District 51

Grades by Issue

Standards
100
A
Accountability
100
A

Current Score

63
D

House Average

95
A
Issue Bill # Description TSS Position Rep Voted
standards HB 22 HB 22 H. Brooks / SB 248 Tracy requires districts to offer all high school students at least four EPSOs during high school. The expanded use of EPSOs is a key factor in Tennessee’s Drive to 55, a statewide initiative to ensure 55 percent of Tennesseans hold a college degree or certificate by the year 2025. Tennesseans for Student Success supported this bill. (Floor Vote)
accountability HB 67 HB 67 Smith / SB 250 Tracy requires local school districts to offer at least one alternative growth model in subjects or grades that don’t use the state’s annual assessment, TNReady. Tennessee teacher evaluations incorporate student achievement and academic growth measured by TNReady, as well as observation, to improve instruction in the classroom. Teachers in grades or subjects that aren’t measured by TNReady, such as art or First Grade, may elect to use alternative growth models – usually in the form of a portfolio – to demonstrate their students’ growth. Tennesseans for Student Success supported this bill. (Floor Vote)
accountability HB 308 HB 308 Byrd / SB 1198 Tracy revises various accountability measures included in the Tennessee ESSA Plan, requiring clearer performance goals for schools and local school districts, authorizing student achievement and academic growth to factor into the criteria for addressing low- performing schools, and clarifying the process of turning around low-performing schools. Tennesseans for Student Success supported this bill. (Floor Vote)
accountability HB 309 HB 309 Smith / SB 1196 Tracy incrementally phases TNReady growth and achievement data into teacher evaluations and students’ final grades over the next three years. It provides an option for teachers to apply the most recent year’s growth score as the full growth component to the evaluation if it is beneficial to the overall evaluation score. Tennesseans for Students Success supported this bill. (Floor Vote)
Issue Bill # Description TSS Position
Issue Bill # Description TSS Position
choice HB 353 SB 335/HB 353 (Harper/Beck) would have outlawed the thoughtful transition of students out of failing schools by preventing students from attending schools with a track record of success when space is available. Tennesseans for Student Success opposed this bill.
choice HB 354 SB 334/HB 354 (Harper/Beck) would have interfered with efforts to turnaround failing schools and created an unreliable mechanism to maintain the status quo. Tennesseans for Student Success opposed this bill.

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