CHAPTER NO. 634

SENATE BILL NO. 2522

By Springer

Substituted for: House Bill No. 2615

By Davidson, Windle, Ferguson, Winningham, Fitzhugh, White, Phelan, Rinks, McKee, Roach, Huskey, Davis

AN ACT To amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 49-5-5605, relative to teacher proficiency tests.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE:

SECTION 1. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 49-5-5605(a), is amended by deleting the first sentence in its entirety and by substituting instead the following:

All students desiring a license to teach must pass both a test that measures professional knowledge and a standardized or criterion-referenced test for each desired area of endorsement.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law, the public welfare requiring it.

PASSED:

March 9, 1998

APPROVED this 20th day of March 1998