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From the ECS State Policy Database
Postsecondary Academic Affairs--Developmental/Remediation/Placement


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This database is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States (ECS). Most entries are legislative, although rules/regulations and executive orders that make substantive changes are included. Every effort is made to collect the latest available version of policies; in some instances, recent changes might not be reflected. For expediency purposes minimal attention has been paid to style (capitalization, punctuation) and format.

Please cite use of the database as: Education Commission of the States (ECS) State Policy Database, retrieved [date].

State Status/Date Level Summary
CTSigned into law 06/2013Postsec.College Preparatory Classes Through Adult Education Program
H.B. 6562
Allows students who need additional preparation for a college program to enroll in an adult education program as a lower-cost alternative.
http://www.cga.ct.gov/2013/ACT/PA/2013PA-00121-R00HB-06562-PA.htm...

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FLSigned into law 05/2013Postsec.Developmental Education, Gateway Courses, Meta-Majors
S.B. 1720 - Developmental Education, Gateway Courses, Meta-Majors
Defines "developmental education". Defines "gateway course" as the first course that provides transferable, college-level credit allowing a student to progress in student's program of study. Defines "meta-major" as a collection of programs of study or academic...

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INSigned into law 05/2013P-12
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College Readiness
H.B. 1005
Requires school counselor to meet with students who do not achieve passing score on graduation exam to explore available remediation options to meet requirements necessary for a graduation waiver. Requires a secondary school's continuous school improvement and...

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ARSigned into law 04/2013Postsec.Remediation Study
H.B. 1896
Requires by November 1, 2013 that the Departments of Education and Higher Education jointly study issues related to the cost of testing and remediation for entering freshmen, minimum scores for placement into college-level courses, and uniform, measurable exit...

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AZSigned into law 04/2013P-12
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Pilot Outcome-based Funding
S.B. 1293
AN ACT prescribing a simulated pilot program for outcome-based funding of schools. Creates a competitive application process where districts and charter schools would apply on an annual basis by January 1 and the State Board of Education select recipients by M...

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TXAdopted 02/2013Postsec.Formula Funding and Tuition Charges for Repeated and Excess Hours of Undergraduate Students
19 TAC 13.102, 104, 106, 107
Adds definition of "non-course-based developmental interventions". Adds such interventions to courses exempt from the limitations on formula funding. Authorizes public community colleges, technical colleges, and state colleges to convert contact hours attempte...

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CASigned into law 09/2012Postsec.Early Start Program at California State University
A.B. 2497
From bill summary: Expresses legislative finding and declaration that the trustees of the California State University (CSU) adopted an Early Start Program at their May 2010 meeting. Requires, commencing on January 1, 2014, and every 2 years thereafter, that th...

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TXAdopted 08/2012Postsec.Minimum Standards to Demonstrate College-Readiness on Placement Exams
19 TAC 4.57
Partially from Texas Register: Amends provisions regarding a single standard for all higher education institutions on minimum ASSET, COMPASS, ACCUPLACER, and THEA scores in reading, writing, and math to determine a student's readiness to enroll in freshman-lev...

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COSigned into law 06/2012Postsec.Improvements In College Completion
H.B. 1155
Allows the Colorado commission on higher education to take into account the rigor of a student's high school courses in establishing academic admission standards for state institutions of higher education. Directs the commission to ensure the remedial educatio...

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CTSigned into law 06/2012P-12
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College Remediation
S.B. 40
Requires that no later than the Fall semester of 2014, a public institution of higher education offer a student that is likely to succeed in college level work with remedial support that is embedded with a corresponding entry level course in a college level pr...

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COSigned into law 05/2012P-12
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High School Early Assessment and Intervention
H.B. 1345 (sections 13 to 15)
Allows districts and charter schools to administer to 9th-12th-grade students the basic skills placement or assessment tests that are used for first-time college freshmen. Districts can administer the test as often as necessary, but the state education departm...

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MOSigned into law 05/2012Postsec.Postsecondary Remediation and Regulation of Proprietary Schools
H.B. 1042

(1) Requires the Coordinating Board for Higher Education within the Department of Higher Education to require all two- and four-year public higher education institutions to identify and use
best practices in remediation identified by the board and other inst...

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MEBecame law without governor's signature 04/2012P-12
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Reporting Number of Students Enrolled in Remedial Courses
S.P. 544
Requires the Maine Community College System, the University of Maine System and the Maine Maritime Academy to report annually on the number of traditional students who attended high school in the State and who are enrolled in remedial courses at each campus wi...

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NYSigned into law 03/2012Postsec.Postsecondary Success Study
A.B. 9057 - Postsecondary Success Study
Part N: Directs the state university board of trustees and the city university board of trustees to jointly conduct a study on postsecondary remediation, which must consider a variety of factors, including strategies and programs proven effective in addressing...

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CASigned into law 10/2011Community College
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Common Assessment System for Community Colleges
A.B. 743
From bill summary: Requires the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges to establish a common assessment system with specified objectives, including selection of an existing commercially available and centrally delivered system of student asses...

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CASigned into law 06/2011Postsec.ID for Postsecondary Admission and Placement Exams
A.B. 176
Provides relative to the administration of standardized tests for purposes of postsecondary education.

From bill summary: Requires a test sponsor to provide alternative methods to verify a test subject's identity and to clearly post on the test sponsor's Web ...

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FLSigned into law 06/2011Postsec.Higher Education Coordinating Council/Articulation Coordinating Committee/Various Postsecondary Provisions
H.B. 7151
Establishes the Higher Education Coordinating Council and directs the council to make recommendations on: (1) The primary core mission of public and nonpublic postsecondary education institutions in the context of state access demands and economic development ...

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LASigned into law 06/2011P-12
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Remedial Education Commission
H.B. 419
Creates the Remedial Education Commission to review the relevant data and recommend best practices and strategies for identifying and assisting K-12 and postsecondary students to ensure that they are successful throughout their academic careers. Outlines the p...

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LASigned into law 06/2011Postsec.LA Graduation Act Performance Audits
H.B. 560
Requires audits of information submitted by such Board of Regents institutions as indication of achievement of performance objectives under the LA GRAD Act; addressesto provide the timing and costs of such audits.
http://www.legis.state.la.us/billdata/streamdo...

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MISigned into law 06/2011Postsec.
Community College
Development Courses/Performance Indicators
H.B. 4325 - Postsecondary Provisions
From Legislative Staff Summary: Creates a committee to develop a common set of scores using the ACT assessment to determine placement in developmental courses. Requires the senate and house appropriations subcommittees on community colleges to review the esti...

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NCSigned into law 06/2011Postsec.
Community College
Common Core State Standards/Remediation/Vocational, Career Courses
S.B. 479
Directs the State Board of Education (SBE) to continue to participate in the development of the Common Core State Standards in conjunction with the consortium of other states, review all national assessments developed by both multistate consortia, and implemen...

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NCVeto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 06/2011Postsec.Postsecondary Remediation
H.B. 200 - Postsecondary Remediation
Articulates legislative priority that high school graduates enter the workforce or higher education fully prepared. To implement this priority, directs the joint education oversight committee to study and report to the 2012 regular session with a comprehensive...

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NVSigned into law 06/2011Postsec.Study of Funding Higher Education
S.B. 374
This bill creates the Committee to Study the Funding of Higher Education. Establishes the composition of the committee. Directs the committee to study specified issues, including: (1) Compare the method of funding higher education in Nevada with the methods us...

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OHSigned into law 06/2011P-12
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Postsecondary Remediation
H.B. 153 - Postsecondary Remediation
By December 31, 2012, requires the presidents of all state institutions of higher education, or their designees, to jointly establish uniform statewide standards in mathematics, science, reading and writing that each student in a state institution of higher ed...

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TXSigned into law 06/2011Postsec.Developmental Education
H.B. 1244
Defines "program evaluation" as related to developmental evaluation courses; provides that program evaluation provides a particular focus on their effectiveness and cost-efficiency. Requires that the higher education coordinating board prescribe a single stand...

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TXSigned into law 06/2011P-12
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Placement in Adult Education Programs
H.B. 3468 - Placement in Adult Education Programs
Directs the Texas Education Agency, in consultation with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, to (1) review the standardized assessment mechanism for assessing all adult education program participants who need literacy instruction, adult basic educat...

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TXSigned into law 06/2011Postsec.Statewide Plan for Developmental Education
S.B. 162
Directs the higher education coordinating board to develop a statewide plan for developmental education, so as to serve students who require developmental education in an effective and cost-effective manner. Requires that the plan assign primary responsibility...

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TXSigned into law 06/2011P-12
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Developmental Coursework and Statewide Diagnostic Assessment
H.B. 3468 - Developmental Coursework and Statewide Diagnostic Assessment
Directs the higher education coordinating board to encourage institutions of higher education to offer various types of developmental coursework that address various levels of deficiency in readiness for credit-bearing college coursework. Provides such develop...

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COSigned into law 05/2011P-12
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Community College
Task Force on Student Academic Success
S.B. 111
Creates the Task Force on Student Academic Success. The overall charge of the task force is to identify the junctures at which grade-level performance are critical to student progress and to ensuring they are college and career ready upon graduation. More spec...

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NDSigned into law 04/2011P-12
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Developmental Education Study
H.B. 1036
AN ACT to provide for a legislative management interim study (2011-12) of developmental education issues affecting higher education. Requires the study to include a review with the department of public instruction and the North Dakota university system of the ...

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ARSigned into law 03/2011Postsec.
Community College
Higher Education Annual Report
H.B. 1454
Clarifies what information specific to higher education-related reports should contain, including information on affirmitive action programs. Additionally, reports must state: (A) The amount of institutional revenue spent on remediation; (B) The total general ...

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ARSigned into law 03/2011Postsec.
Community College
Minimum Scores to Enroll in College-Level Credit Courses
H.B. 2032
Directs the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board to determine the minimum scores or criteria to allow simultaneous enrollment in college-level credit and remedial courses.
http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2011/2011R/Bills/HB2032.pdf...

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ARSigned into law 03/2011Postsec.
Community College
Minimum Admissions Standards
H.B. 2050
Beginning with the 2012-13 academic year, using one of the federally approved ability to benefit assessments, authorizes use of reassessment of a student's ability to benefit who scores below 15 on an ACT or below a comparable score on a comparable exam

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NYSigned into law 03/2011Postsec.Tuition Assistance Program Awards
S.B. 2808 - Part E, F, G, H, I, J, Z
Part E: Amends language related to tuition assistance program awards. Permits a $4,000 award to students for each year of undergraduate study for students enrolled at a non-public degree-granting institution that does not offer a bachelor's degree, or at a reg...

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WYSigned into law 03/2011Community College
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Hathaway Scholarship for Community Colleges
S.F. 101
Extends Hathaway scholarship eligibility for students attending a community college in Wyoming. Increases the semesters of Hathaway Scholarship--opportunity, performance and honor--availability from 4 semesters to 8 semesters for students attending Wyoming com...

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CAVetoed 09/2010Community College
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Common Assessment, Data Warehouse and Web Portal
A.B. 2682
Requires the board of governors of the California Community Colleges to establish a pilot project that seeks to create a centrally delivered system of student assessment to be used as one of multiple measures for community college placement and advisement. Pro...

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LASigned into law 06/2010Postsec.
Community College
Higher Education Performance Agreements and Flexibility
H.B. 1171
Louisiana Granting Resources and Autonomy for Diplomas Act; provides for performance agreements between the Board of Regents and public postsecondary institutions; provides for autonomies, including setting tuition rates, granted to institutions that enter int...

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COSigned into law 05/2010P-12
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Student Data and Reporting
H.B. 1171
Relates to a data reporting request based on individual student identifiers, including dropouts, and those enrolled in literacy programs and college basic skills courses.
http://www.leg.state.co.us/clics/clics2010a/csl.nsf/fsbillcont3/42E285F47258D0C6872576AC0...

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FLSigned into law 05/2010Postsec.Review of Postsecondary Opportunities For Individuals With Developmental Disabilities
HB 5201-Sec. 32
Requires the the office of program policy analysis and government accountability to conduct a review of the postsecondary educational opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities. The review must include, at a minimum, the following issues: op...

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TXAdopted 05/2010Postsec.Limited Waiver of Rules
19 TAC 4.61
Allows the commissioner of higher education to waive s.s.4.51 - 4.60 of Coordinating Board rules (governing the Texas Success Initiative) if necessary to provide flexibility for Texas public institutions of higher education contracted by the coordinating board...

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TNSigned into law 01/2010Postsec.
Community College
Complete College Tennessee Act of 2010
S.B. 7006, H.B. 7008
Enacts the Complete College Tennessee Act of 2010. Revises previously established provisions to require the Tennessee higher education commission (THEC) to construct a statewide master plan that directs higher education to be accountable for increasing the edu...

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ARSigned into law 04/2009Postsec.
Community College
Reporting of Postsecondary Remediation
H.B. 1764
Requires the Department of Higher Education to collect information necessary to prepare reports of college achievement of high school graduates from each state institution of higher education; requires the Department and it's Office of Accountability to develo...

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KYSigned into law 03/2009P-12
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Postsecondary Remediation and College Completion
S.B. 1 Section 21
Provides that the general assembly finds the continuing high rates of postsecondary remediation totally unacceptable and an unwarranted additional expense to the state, students and parents who expect that completion of high school coursework should lead to su...

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OKAdopted 07/2008P-12
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Annual Student College Remediation Reports
OAC 210:35-25-4
Proposes rules to require that a high school representative annually provide for review and discussion a report for each site regarding first-year college performance and remediation of local high school graduates. OKLAHOMA 15303...

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ILSigned into law 08/2007Postsec.College Student Remediation
S.B. 313
Provides that if a state university determines that a student needs remedial coursework, then the university must require the student to complete the remedial coursework before pursuing his or her major course of study. http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/95/SB/PD...

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OHSigned into law 12/2006P-12
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Admissions and Remediation
S.B. 311 -- Sec. 3345.06
Beginning with the 2014-2015 academic year, each state university listed in section 3345.011 of the Revised Code, except for Central state university, Shawnee state university, and Youngstown state university, is to permit a resident of this state who entered ...

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OHSigned into law 12/2006P-12
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Community College
Remediation
S.B. 311--Sec. 3313.603(C)(7) Part 3
Directs the state board of education, the Ohio board of regents, and the partnership for continued learning (state P-16 council) to develop policies to ensure that only in rare instances will students who complete the Ohio core curriculum (high school graduati...

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OHSigned into law 12/2006P-12
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Community College
Remediation
S.B. 311--Sec. 3313.603(C)(7) Part 3
Directs the state board of education, the Ohio board of regents, and the partnership for continued learning (state P-16 council) to develop policies to ensure that only in rare instances will students who complete the Ohio core curriculum (high school graduati...

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MOSigned into law 06/2006P-12
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P-20 Council
S.B. 580
Requires the Commissioner of Higher Education, the Chair of the Coordinating Board for Higher Education, the Commissioner of Education, the President of the State Board of Education, and the Director of the Department of Economic Development to meet and discus...

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ARSigned into law 04/2005P-12
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Student Readiness for Postsecondary Education
H.B. 1983 (multiple provisions)
As a part of the school improvement plan pursuant to 6-15-2201, requires the state board to ensure that every district and high school develops strategies to improve student readiness for the postsecondary level based on annual analysis of the feedback repor...

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UTSigned into law 03/2004P-12
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Higher Education Remedial Programs
H.C.R. 11
Requests the Commissioner of Higher Education to review and evaluate all remedial programs and prepare an updated cost of these services; requests the Utah System of Higher Education, in collaboration with the State Board of Education, better articulate the K-...

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WASigned into law 03/2004P-12
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Higher Education Remedial Education
S.B. 5139
Requires the higher education coordinating board, the office of the superintendent of public instruction and the state board for community and technical colleges to convene a work group to (a) Discuss standards and expectations for the knowledge and skills hig...

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NCSigned into law 06/2003P-12
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Innovative Education Initiatives Act
S.B. 656
Creates the Innovative Education Initiatives Act to develop cooperative efforts between secondary schools and institutions of higher education to reduce dropout rates, increase high school and college graduation rates and decrease the need for higher education...

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TXSigned into law 06/2003Postsec.Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
S.B. 286
Relates to the continuation and functions of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Addresses membership, procedures, conflict of interest, common course numbering, success initiative (Sec. 51.3062. SUCCESS INITIATIVE: Requires institutions to asses...

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