The department of education shall conduct a study to evaluate the validity and usefulness of using the “similar students measure.” as created by the California charter schools association, to calculate student academic progress, using a regression model to take into account demographic differences, for each public school.

Not later than December 1. 2016. the department shall prepare and submit a report regarding its findings and recommendations to the state board of education and the general assembly in accordance with section 101.68 of the Revised Code.

Added by 131st General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 2, §1, eff. 2/1/2016.