Timeline for Proposed Rules

The latest Iowa Administrative Bulletin was published yesterday, but the State Board of Education’s proposed rules adopting the Smarter Balanced Assessments were not published in it, as the State Board met after the September 11th submission deadline for inclusion in the September 30th bulletin. I believe this means that comment period for the proposed rules has not yet opened.

If the proposed rules are published October 14th, the comment period would open and run until November 3rd. The earliest possible adoption date would be November 18th, which happens to be the date of the State Board’s November meeting.

If the proposed rules aren’t published on October 14th, look for a new comment period and hearing date, with adoption no sooner than the January 21, 2016 State Board meeting.