Sen. Mike Bell

(R) District 9

Grades by Issue

Standards
100
A
Accountability
100
A
Public School Choice
100
A

Current Score

100
A

Senate Average

90
A
Issue Bill # Description TSS Position Rep Voted
accountability SB 1196 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)
standards SB 248 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 SB 1198 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 SB 483 HB 511 Sargent / SB 483 Norris - The $37.1 billion budget for fiscal year 2017-2018 included another substantial investment in public education. The $180 million increase in 2017 included funding for teacher salaries, $10 million for district-led school improvement plans, and $22 million for the state’s growing English Language Learner population. Tennesseans for Student Success supported this bill. (Floor Vote)
choice SB 1197 HB 310 H. Brooks / SB 1197 Kelsey, known as the Tennessee High-Quality Charter Schools Act, ensures a transparent process for charter school accountability and creates a standard authorization fee that districts may access to ensure charters are adequately managed by the district. Maintaining a clear and consistent process for the authorization and cooperation between public charter schools and local school districts is essential to the success of students, regardless of the type of public school they attend. Tennesseans for Student Success supported this bill. (Floor Vote)
Issue Bill # Description TSS Position
Issue Bill # Description TSS Position

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