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Rather than pass any new educational reform measures, the 1998 General Assembly amended a number of educational programs already in place. Programs modified include the state's testing program, the accountability program, and discipline statutes. Other modifications affect the Juvenile Code which has been completely rewritten and which becomes effective July 1, 1999.
Significant changes, including new criteria for performance evaluations and tenure, were made in public school employment in 1997 when the General Assembly passed the Excellent Schools Act. The 1998 legislature modified some of the innovations of 1997, including changing a general knowledge test for teachers at low-performing schools and adding some new provisions, such as establishing new ways to hire teachers who do not have certification.