In addition to the duties imposed on it by law, the state board of education shall establish and submit to the governor and the general assembly a clear and measurable set of goals with specific timetables for their achievement. The goals shall be established for programs designed to accomplish:
(A) A reduction in rates of retention in grade;
(B) Reductions in the need for remedial courses;
(C) Reductions in the student dropout rate;
(D) Improvements in scores on standardized tests;
(E) Increases in satisfactory completion of high school achievement tests;
(F) Increases in American college test scores;
(G) Increases in the rate of college entry;
(H) Reductions in the need for remedial courses for first-year college students. In July of each odd-numbered year, the state board of education shall submit a report on progress made toward these goals to the governor and the general assembly.
Effective Date: 09-11-2001 .