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Engrossed House Bill (S)

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School accountability. Provides that a high school may count: (1) an approved work based learning course, program, or experience; or (2) an approved career and technical education course, program, or experience; as satisfying an Indiana diploma with a Core 40 with academic honors designation or another designation requirement. Provides that a course, program, or experience: (1) with subject matter that is similar to and rigor that is equal to or greater than the subject matter and rigor of a required course; but (2) that does not fully align with the required course standards; must be augmented with instruction to include School accountability. Provides that a high school may count: (1) an approved work based learning course, program, or experience; or (2) an approved career and technical education course, program, or experience; as satisfying an Indiana diploma with a Core 40 with academic honors designation or another designation requirement. Provides that a course, program, or experience: (1) with subject matter that is similar to and rigor that is equal to or greater than the subject matter and rigor of a required course; but (2) that does not fully align with the required course standards; must be augmented with instruction to include the remaining standards of the required course. Provides that the state board of education (state board), a state educational institution, or any other entity designated by the state board: (1) shall approve a course, program, or experience if certain conditions are met; (2) shall periodically review the approved course, program, or experience; and (3) may revoke approval of the course, program, or experience under certain conditions. Provides that, before July 1, 2022, the state board of education shall establish new standards of measuring high school performance. Makes conforming amendments. ... View more