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House Bill 1005


House Bill 1005

ARCHIVE (2013)

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DIGEST OF HB 1005 (Updated April 26, 2013 9:18 pm - DI 116)


Education.Repeals provisions for certain graduation standards for students before July 1, 2010. Provides that if a student is not progressing toward fulfillment of the student's graduation plan due to not achieving a passing score on the graduation examination, the school counselor shall meet with the: (1) student; (2) student's parent; and (3) student's teacher in the subject matter in which the student has not received a passing score on the graduation examination; to discuss available remediation and to plan to meet the requirements necessary for a graduation waiver. Requires a secondary school's strategic and continuous school improvement and achievement plan to include a provision to reduce the number of graduation waivers. Requires the principal of a public school to inform a student and a parent of the student transferring to a nonaccredited nonpublic school of the legal responsibilities of transferring to a nonaccredited nonpublic school. Provides that the principal and the parent must sign a form to acknowledge that the parent understands the legal requirements of transferring to a nonaccredited nonpublic school. Provides that if the parent refuses to sign the form, the student is considered a dropout and shall be: (1) reported to the bureau of motor vehicles for purposes of revoking the student's driver's license or learner's permit; and (2) considered a dropout for purposes of calculating the high school's dropout rate. Provides that the education roundtable, when making recommendations to the state board regarding the methods of measuring school improvement, may consider the remedial needs of students who are likely to fail a graduation exam or require remedial work while attending a postsecondary educational institution or workforce training program. Provides that the remediation grant program may provide grants to school corporations to prevent the need for postsecondary or workforce training remediation or to decrease the likelihood that a student may fail a graduation examination. Provides that, not later than July 1, 2013, the state board, in consultation with the department of education (department), the education roundtable, the commission for higher education, and the department of workforce development, shall develop guidelines to assist secondary schools in identifying a student who is likely to: (1) fail a graduation examination; or (2) require remedial work at a postsecondary educational institution or workforce training program if the student subsequently attends a postsecondary educational institution or workforce training program upon graduation. Provides that the guidelines must include: (1) indicators to assist school personnel in determining whether a student may be in need of supplemental instruction or remediation; and (2) standards and guidelines for secondary school personnel to use in determining when a student is required to be assessed using a college and career readiness exam. Provides that the guidelines may provide best practices and strategies for improving services and support provided by a school to assist a student in achieving the level of academic performance that is appropriate for the student's grade level to minimize: (1) the likelihood that a student may fail a graduation exam; or (2) the necessity for postsecondary remedial course work by the student. Provides that if the appropriate school official determines, using the indicators established in the guidelines, that a student before the spring semester, or the equivalent, of grade 11 will likely require remedial work at a postsecondary educational institution or workforce training program or fail a graduation examination, the school official shall require the student to take a college and career readiness exam. Provides that a school official shall, based on the results of the exam, determine if the student is in need of additional remediation or instruction in a particular subject matter contained in the exam. Provides that a student who has been identified to need additional remedial work must pass a college and career readiness exam before the student may enroll in a dual credit course in a subject matter related to the subject matter in which the student has been identified to need additional remedial work. Provides that a school official shall inform the student's parent of the likelihood that the student will require remedial work while the student attends a postsecondary educational institution or workforce development program. Provides that a school official may establish a remediation or supplemental instruction plan with the student's parent. Requires the state board, in consultation with the department, to develop criteria to be used by the department to identify secondary schools with the highest graduation waiver rate percentages in the state that may require the establishment of a school wide remediation plan. Provides that the state board shall place the school and the school corporation on notice that the school has exceeded the percentage of graduation waivers under the criteria established by the state board and require the school to develop a school-wide remediation plan. Provides that, after June 30, 2014, certain students who receive a graduation waiver, other than the work readiness waiver, and who obtain a general curriculum diploma are disqualified from receiving any state scholarships, grants, or assistance administered by the commission for higher education unless the students pass a career and college readiness exam. Provides that, beginning after June 30, 2014, a student must achieve at least the equivalent of a 2.0 on a 4.0 unweighted grading scale in order for the student to receive postsecondary credit on a dual credit course or double up program course taught in a high school setting.
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