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H.R.112: METRICS Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about education
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Sponsor Rush Holt, D-N.J.
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced Jan. 3, 2013
Latest Major Action April 23, 2013
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Bill Summary

Measuring and Evaluating Trends for Reliability, Integrity, and Continued Success (METRICS) Act of 2013 or the METRICS Act - Directs the Secretary of Education to award competitive grants to states, high-need local educational agencies (LEAs), or consortia of high-need LEAs that partner with external entities to improve access to, and the sharing and use of, education data to improve student outcomes.

Requires states to use such grants to: (1) implement aligned statewide education longitudinal data systems; (2) define policies and procedures for the collection of, access to, and use of education data; (3) protect the privacy, security, and confidentiality of student and educator data; (4) link education data with workforce data; (5) match teachers with teacher preparation and certification information; (6) standardize education data through the use of openly developed common education data standards; and (7) meet federal reporting requirements.

Requires high-need LE...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 23, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training.
April 23, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education.
Jan. 3, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.