|FL||Signed into law||P-12||Repealing Florida Secondary School Redesign Act|
S.B. 1076 - Repealing Florida Secondary School Redesign Act
Repeals Section 1003.413, the Florida Secondary School Redesign Act. Page 23 of 144: http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2013/1076/BillText/er/PDF...
|AL||Signed into law 04/2014||P-12||Classification of Student Who Enrolls in Online School|
Requires any child who withdraws from a public school to enroll in and attend an accredited online school to be counted as a transfer student; and to require grade placement testing for any student who later returns to a public school. http://alisondb.legislat...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2014||P-12|
|Statewide Educational Attainment Goals|
Acknowledges the recommendations in the higher education ten-year roadmap, and states that the legislature is encouraged by the student achievement council's efforts to meet two goals: (1) All adults in Washington ages 25 to 44 will have a high school diploma ...
|IN||Signed into law 03/2014||P-12||Adult High Schools|
Defines "adult high school" as a charter school with a majority of students that are over 18 years old or belong to a graduation group that has already graduated. Mandates that adult high schools may only be authorized by the Indiana charter school board. Requ...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Three-Year Diploma Option|
H.B. 1122 - Three-Year Diploma Option
Authorizes the Dallas Independent School District to develop and implement a pilot program to offer a three-year high school diploma plan. Requires the program to include partnerships between the district and public junior colleges, public technical institutes...
|VT||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Flexible Pathways to High School Graduation|
Act 77 (S.B. 130)
Creates a Flexible Pathways Initiative within the Agency of Education to expand opportunities for secondary students to complete high school and achieve postsecondary readiness. Among other things, the act provides the opportunity for each high school student...
|VT||to governor 06/2013||P-12||Flexible Pathways to Secondary School Completion|
Provides state-funded dual enrollment, expansion of Early College programs, expansion of work-based learning, virtual/blended learning. Requires personal learning plans for all students by 7th grade. The definitions section should be of particular interest to ...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Expanding Participation in Innovation Academy Cooperatives.|
Amends existing law to allow two or more non high school districts to form an interdistrict cooperative and to offer an innovation academy cooperative for high school students residing in other school districts who enroll in the cooperative's reporting distric...
|PA||Signed into law 07/2012||P-12||Military Uniforms at Graduation Ceremonies|
H.B. 1307 - Multiple Provisions
Gives a high school student the right to wear a military dress uniform at a graduation ceremony if the student has fulfilled all requirements and is otherwise eligible to participate in the ceremony, and has completed basic training for, and is an active membe...
|MN||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Revenue from Students Graduating Early|
Repeals the provision that required general education revenues for a student graduating early to be paid as though the student was in attendence for the entire year. Also repeals a provision that exempted these requirements for student participation in the two...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Governor's Scholars Program Administration|
Transfers the Governor's Scholars Program from the office of the governor to the education and workforce development cabinet. http://www.lrc.ky.gov/record/12RS/HB278/bill.doc...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Compulsory Attendance|
Raises from 16 to 17 the maximum age at which children are required to attend a public school regularly during the entire school year, subject to specified exceptions. To take effect July 1, 2015. Raises the maximum age from 17 to 18, with specified exception ...
|DC||To mayor 04/2012||P-12||Early Warning and Support System Act of 2012, Title I|
Establishes a pilot early warning and support system to track how individual students in grades 4 through 9 in 4 feeder school groups
are performing on certain indicators of high school and college readiness. The system is supposed to identify students who are...
|IA||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Regional Academies|
H.F. 645 - Multiple Sections
Amends regional academies. Intead of serving 9-12th grade student, such academies are allowed to serve 7th-12-grade students. Authorizes a district establishing a regional academy to collaborate and partner with, enter into an agreement or contract with one or...
|RI||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Recovery High Schools|
H.B. 6055, S.B. 439 A
Defines "Recovery High School" as a public school or a special education program licensed by RIDE that: (i) Serves students diagnosed with substance use disorder or dependency, as defined by the diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders IV-TR; and ...
|NC||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||High School Accrediation|
Provides that the State Board of Education (SBE) is an authorized accrediting entity for public schools. Requires the SBE to adopt rigorous academic standards for accrediation taking into consideration: (1) Standards of regional and national accrediting agenci...
|ME||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Promotes Financial Literacy of High School Students|
Requires the Commissioner of Education to develop a program of technical assistance that promotes the importance of financial literacy and encourages school administrative units to implement an integrated model for instruction in personal finance that may be u...
|NC||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||High School To Work Partnerships|
Directs local boards of education to adopt and implement policies that encourage high school to work partnerships. http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/Sessions/2011/Bills/House/HTML/H769v4.html...
|CT||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Diplomas to Veterans of WWI or the Korean War|
Allows a local or regional board of education to award a diploma to a veteran of World War II or the Korean hostilities, who left high school prior to graduation in order to serve in the armed forces of the United States and did not receive a diploma as a cons...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Certification in "Soft Skills"|
H.B. 186 - Certification in "Soft Skills"
Authorizes the Governor's Office of Workforce Development to establish certification in soft skills, which may include, but not be limited to, skills relating to punctuality, ability to learn, and ability to work in a team, as a discrete and complementary comp...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Reporting Achievement on Transcripts|
The measure requires districts to report on transcripts all levels of students' achievements on end-of-instruction tests, rather than just end-of-instruction tests on which they score proficient or higher.
|IN||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12|
|Mitch Daniels Early Graduation Scholarship|
H.B. 1001--Early Graduation Scholarship
Provides a Mitch Daniels Early Graduation Scholarship to a student who graduates from high school before Grade 12. It provides that the amount of the scholarship is $4,000. Requires the state board of education to amend its rules to facilitate graduation from ...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2011||P-12|
|Grand Canyon Diploma Implementation|
Makes various clarifying, technical and conforming changes related to the implementation of the Grand Canyon Diploma (GCD).
Requires the governing body or a charter school and school district governing boards to collaborate with the organization approved by t...
|ME||Signed into law 04/2011||P-12||Vietnam Veterans Awarded High School Diplomas|
Provides that eligible Vietnam veterans may be awarded high school diplomas; Veterans of World War II and the Korean Conflict already included in the statute. http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/bills_125th/chappdfs/PUBLIC25.pdf...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Diploma Seals|
Allows local school boards to award diploma seals for all Board of Education-approved diplomas. Requirements for the standard technical, advanced technical and modified standard diplomas are established in administrative rule. This legislation bring references...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12|
|Cambridge Advanced (A/AS) Exams|
H.B. 1910/S.B. 1448
Requires the governing boards of each public institution of higher education to implement policies regarding the granting of credit for Cambridge Advanced (A/AS) examinations. Also provides that each institution's policy for course credit for Cambridge Advance...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2010||P-12||Work-Based Learning Programs (and Textbooks)|
States legislative findings regarding work-based learning. Authorizes school districts that maintain high schools to establish work-based learning programs, and to purchase liability insurance for pupils enrolled in
programs of study involving work-based learn...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2010||P-12||Flexibility to Cooperative Innovative High Schools|
Provides that cooperative innovative high schools have the same exemptions from statutes and rules as charter schools, other than those pertaining to personnel. http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/Sessions/2009/Bills/Senate/PDF/S1201v3.pdf...
|FL||Signed into law 07/2010||P-12||Repeals Secondary School Improvement Award Program|
HB 7037 - Sec 25
Repeals Subsection (5) of section 1003.413, which directed the commissioner of education to implement the Secondary School Improvement Award Program to reward secondary schools that demonstrate continuous student academic improvement and show the greatest stud...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||Early High School Graduation|
Requires the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to develop and adopt, by the 2010-11 school year, a policy whereby students are allowed to accelerate their academic progress, complete all high school graduation requirements established by the bo...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||High School Graduation/Droput Data|
Requires each local public school system to post the four-year cohort graduation rate for each high school and for the system as a whole on its Internet website. Districts must send a written notice to the parent or other legal guardian of high school students...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||Academic Scholarship Signing Day|
Encourages school boards to adopt policies and procedures to provide for a student "Academic Scholarship Signing Day" by declaring the third Tuesday in April each year as "Academic Scholarship Signing Day." The "Academic Scholarship Signing Day" will recognize...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Research-Based Approaches for Low-Performing High Schools|
H.B. 400 - New Section 20-2-326, 328 and 329
--"Career academy" as (1) a specialized charter school established by a partnership between one or more local boards of education and a technical school or college or (2) a small learning community where a student receives academic instructio...
|AZ||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Grand Canyon Diploma|
Creates the Grand Canyon Diploma (GCD) offered to students who demonstrate readiness for college level mathematics and English according to standards prescribed by an interstate compact on board examination systems and who has passing grades on a set of requir...
|SC||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||High Schools May Offer State-funded WorkKeys|
H.J.R. 4823 - Sec. 4
Permits high schools to offer state-funded WorkKeys (i.e., a job skill assessment system) to 10th grade students using funds appropriated for the assessment of PSAT or PLAN; Provides that the selection of the test for each student should be informed by the stu...
|AL||Signed into law 04/2010||P-12||Diplomas for Vietnam Veterans|
Extends eligibility for high school diplomas to honorably discharged Vietnam veterans....
|FL||Signed into law 04/2010||P-12||High School Diploma Study|
S.B. 4 - Sec. 14
The Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability (OPPAGA) to study: (1) different types of diplomas in different states; (2) criteria for awarding diplomas and endorsements; (3) differences in courses for college-bound and career pathways; (...
|WI||Signed into law 04/2010||P-12||Act 215 - Misc. Provisions|
Requires boards annually to prepare budgets for each school in the district. Requires boards to collaborate with nonprofits and government agencies to provide comprehensive social services and educational support. Requires boards to provide alternative methods...
|MS||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||GED Program Entrance Requirements|
Revises the GED program entrance requirements for students who are at least one full grade level behind his or her ninth grade cohort. Requires those students enrolled in certain subject area courses to take the end-of-course subject area tests for those cours...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||Waiver of Certain Graduation Requirements|
Directs the state board to provide for the waiver of certain high school graduation requirements (i) upon the Board's initiative or (ii) at the request of a local school board. Such waivers may only be granted for good cause and shall be considered on a case-b...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12|
|Undergraduate Credits for International Baccalaureate|
Requires the governing boards of each public institution of higher education to implement policies to grant a minimum of 24 undergraduate semester credit hours to entering freshman students who have successfully completed the International Baccalaureate diplom...
|VA||Signed into law 02/2010||P-12||Sequential Elective Requirements|
Ensures that the sequential elective requirement for the standard diploma supports the student-selected career pathway required by the Academic and Career Plan and described in Board of Education regulations.
|VA||Signed into law 02/2010||P-12||Economics Education and Financial Literacy|
Repeals the requirement for economics education and financial literacy instruction in middle and high schools.
|NH||Rule Adoption 02/2010||P-12|
Allows students enrolled in day high school programs to enroll in adult high school programs. Increases the number of credits needed for graduation from an adult high school to 20. Clarifies the awarding of credit through correspondence courses and completion...
|MA||Signed into law 01/2010||P-12||Charter School Recruitment and Retention|
S.B. 2247; (NEW BILL)
Directs the department education to draft a model policy for school districts regarding the grade placement and eligibility for high school graduation of students leaving a charter school and seeking to enroll in a district school. In drafting the model polic...
|KY||Adopted 01/2010||P-12||Recording Student Attendance|
702 KAR 7:125
Adds section providing definitions of: "full day of attendance" (student in attendance at least 65% of regularly-scheduled school day), "tardy" (student absent less than 35% of the regularly-scheduled school day), "half-day absence" (student absent 35-84% of r...
|RI||Signed into law 11/2009||P-12||Formula for Calculating On-Time Graduation|
Requires adoption and implementation of a formula to calculate information about on-time graduation from students in public high schools in the state. (Public Law No. 2009-204) http://www.rilin.state.ri.us/PublicLaws/law09/law09204.htm...
|IL||Adopted 11/2009||P-12||Public Schools Evaluation, Recognition and Supervision|
23 IAC 1.20, .30, .100, .240, .420, .465, .480, .510, .737
Partially from "Notice of Adopted Amendments" in Illinois Register (changes from this rulemaking but not listed below are technical in nature or echo recent changes in legislation):
Section 1.20: Revised to distinguish among the appropriate levels of sign-of...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2009||P-12||Military Uniforms at High School Graduations|
Provides that a pupil who has fulfilled the requirements to receive a diploma of graduation from a high school, is otherwise eligible to participate in a graduation ceremony, and has completed the basic training for, and is an active member of any branch of th...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||Awarding of Credit for Courses Taken in Middle Grades|
Relates to the authorization of students in grade 7 or 8 to enroll in a high school course. Allows a student to participate in the course where the student attends school as long as the course is taught by a certified high school teacher who teaches in a high ...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12|
Provides that an applicant for the State Scholar program is eligible to be designated a State Scholar if he or she is a resident attending a Department of Defense school. http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/96/HB/PDF/09600HB4039lv.pdf...
|NY||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||City-Wide Council on High Schools|
A.B. 8903 - City-Wide Council on High Schools
Creates the City-Wide Council on High Schools for New York City. Provides the council has the power to:
(1) Advise and comment on any educational or instructional policy involving high schools
(2) Issue an annual report on the effectiveness of the city distri...
|AZ||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||Early Graduation Scholarship Program|
H.B. 2011--Section 15
Section 15-105 relates to the early graduation scholarship program. Removes the provisions on the amount of the scholarship award. A part-time student enrolled at least half-time for the academic year shall be prorated in accordance with the part-time status o...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Diplomas for Vietnam Veterans|
Allows school boards to award high school diplomas to honorably discharged veterans who served in the armed forces of the United States during the Vietnam Conflict. http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/96/HB/PDF/09600HB3731lv.pdf...
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Report Card Data on College and Work Readiness|
H.B. 1 - Section 105.01/3302.032
Repeals 3302.032, which directed the state board, by June 30, 2012, to select one or more methods of measuring high school graduates' preparedness for higher education and the workforce. Required district and building performance on each college-/work-ready me...
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Governor's Closing the Achievement Gap Initiative|
H.B. 1 - Section 3306.31 and 265.70.80
Specifies that the following provisions apply to any district with a three-year average graduation rate at or below 80%. Requires each such district's local board to implement actions prescribed by the governor's closing the achievement gap initiative in each ...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Assist Students in Transition Between Middle School and High School|
Employee Leave for Parent Conferences:
- Requires local boards of education to work with business leaders to encourage local businesses to adopt personnel policies to permit parents to attend student conferences.
Transitioning to High School:
- Encourages loc...
|AZ||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||High school diplomas|
Provides for the issuing of honorary high school diplomas to war veterans currently residing in the state. Chapter 19
|OR||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Diploma|
Establishes standards for a modified diploma; creates an extended diploma and establishes standards for extended diplomas; prohibits a school district or public charter school from denying a student who qualifies for a modified diploma or extended diploma the ...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Job Corps Diploma Programs Ratings|
H.B. 3 - Section 20
Authorizes the commissioner to develop a system of distinction designations consistent with those developed for purposes of accreditation sanctions to be used in assigning distinction designations to Job Corps diploma programs. Pages 22-23 of 180: http://www.l...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Revised K-12 Curriculum Requirements|
H.B. 3 - Section 25
Requires the state board to adopt rules requiring students in grades 6-8 to complete at least one fine arts course.
Each time the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board revises the Internet database of the coordinating board's official statewide inventory ...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Diplomas for Students Demonstrating Early Readiness for College|
H.B. 3 - Section 32
Requires any research university that chooses to participate in the pilot program to:
(1) Post on its Web site the benchmarks students must meet (1) in subject areas for which the higher education coordinating board has adopted college readiness standards, (2)...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Special Accreditation Investigations|
H.B. 3 - Section 59 - Part II
Adds to circumstances under which special accreditation investigations must be conducted. Directs the commissioner to authorize special accreditation investigations to be conducted when:
(1) A significant pattern of decreased academic performance has develope...
|MO||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||School term|
S.B. 291- School Flex Program Attendance
Allows a school term for students participating in a school flex program as established in section 160.539 to consist of a combination of actual pupil attendance and attendance
at college or technical career education or approved employment aligned with the s...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12|
|High School-to-College Developmental Transition Programs|
Encourages all public higher education systems and other higher education institutions in Minnesota to offer research-based high school-to-college developmental transition programs to prepare students for college-level academic coursework. Defines program requ...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12|
|High School-to-College Developmental Transition Programs|
Establishes a program to offer research-based high school-to-college programs to prepare students for college. Requires an evaluation for participating programs with a working group to develop methods and timelines for data collection and analysis of program e...
|MO||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Exceptional Students|
Requires school districts to allow certain students with disabilities to participate in graduation ceremonies after four years of high school attendance.
|MN||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||High School Exit Exams|
Ties course credits to state and local academic standards. Requires Minnesota students to successfully pass state graduation exams effective August 1, 2012, and applicable to 9th grade students beginning in the 2012-2013 school year and later.
|MN||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Alternative Learning Centers|
Establishes parameters for alternative learning centers, alternative learning programs, and contract alternative programs.
|MN||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Implementing Rigorous Course Work Measures Related to Student Performance|
Establishes a process for the commissioner and qualified experts and other stakeholders including parents and teachers to develop a model that projects anticipated high school performance on preparation and rigorous coursework measures and compares schools wit...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||College and Career-Readiness Workgroup|
Establishes a college and career-readiness workgroup headed jointly by MDE and the U of M to evaluate and make recommendations to the commissioner and the legislature on the design of the state high school assessment system, levels of and mechanisms for accoun...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Endorsements on High School Transcripts|
Adds reporting of any business and industry-recognized endorsements attained by a student on a student's high school transcript.
|FL||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||High School Diplomas for Vietnam Veterans|
Authorizes the Commissioner of Education to award a high school diploma to honorably discharged Vietnam War veterans.
|TN||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Home School Diplomas Recognized|
Requires a high school diploma awarded by any legal means including home school diplomas to be recognized as a regular public high school diploma.
|VT||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12|
|Strategies for Expanding Opportunities|
Strategies to expand education opportunities for high school students and others. Requires the Vermont state colleges, in consultation with various persons and organizations, to study and recommend strategies for expanding educational opportunities to prepare ...
|ND||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Amends High School Course Offerings|
H.B. 1400 - Sec. 14, Course Offerings
For high schools to be approved, they must make available certain courses to students. This amendment requires more specificity in courses offered: from four units of English language arts to units from a sequence that includes literature, composition, and spe...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Smart Core Incentive Funding Program|
Creates the Smart Core Incentive Funding Program to provide a financial incentive to assist with a public high school's efforts to encourage students to complete the Smart Core curriculum and promote programs that contribute to student success, including tutor...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Project Graduation Commission|
Creates the Arkansas project graduation commission to investigate high school dropout prevention strategies, analyze the relationship between high school graduation rates and the state's economy, and to recommend strategies that will increase the overall high ...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12|
|High School Enrollment Options|
Establishes a Study Group on Expanding Enrollment Options for High School Students; establishes the membership and staffing of the Study Group; specifies the duties of the Study Group; requires the Study Group to make specified reports; terminates the Study Gr...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||High School Emergency Medical Training Programs|
Repeals the funding allocation for high school emergency medical training programs. http://le.utah.gov/~2009/bills/hbillenr/hb0447.pdf...
|LA||Adopted 02/2009||P-12||Revisions to End of Course Tests|
LAC 28:CXI.1801, 1803, 1805, 1807, 1809, 1811, 1813, 1815, 1817
Amends rules relating to statewide assessment standards and practices, specifically, End of Course Tests (EOCT).
|MI||Signed into law 12/2008||P-12||High School Merit Exam|
Revises the administration and requirements of the state merit examination; provides that pupils in grade 12 may take the exam if they did not complete it in grade 11; provides for a writing component of the test; allows use of the test as an indicator of work...
|LA||Adopted 10/2008||P-12||Pre-GED/Skills Option Program|
Amends rules relating to the PreGED and Skills Option Programs and spells out requirements for districts.
|FL||Adopted 09/2008||P-12||GED Testing Fees|
Amends rule to review the General Educational Development (GED) testing fees to recommend an increase in the testing fees so that the Department of Education, as well as local testing centers, can operate with a minimal deficit due to increasing operating cost...
|MA||Signed into law 08/2008||P-12||Dropout Prevention|
Improves dropout prevention and reporting of graduation rates; requires providing public school districts with a standardized format for the accurate reporting of graduation and dropout data to facilitate the implementation of a longitudinal data collection sy...
|Annual Student College Remediation Reports|
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...
|NJ||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||State-Issues High School Diplomas|
Provides Department of Education statutory authority to provide persons 16 years of age or older who are no longer enrolled in school a State-issued school diploma to document the attainment of academic skills and knowledge equivalent to a high school educatio...
|SC||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||Enrollment of Military Families' Kids|
Provides that a student whose parent or legal guardian has been called to active duty more than a specified number of miles outside of his residence is eligible to attend the public schools of that school district; authorizes nonresident military personnel to ...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||High School Redesign Commission|
Adds a member of the Nonpublic School Commission to the High School Redesign Commission. http://www.legis.state.la.us/billdata/streamdocument.asp?did=497679...
|CT||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||High School Foreign Language Credit|
Concerns high school credit for private world language courses; provides that students may earn up to two credits toward high school graduation for completion of a world language courses offered by a nonprofit provider and the student passes a test prescribed ...
|NJ||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12|
Enacts Alicia's Law, permits a student whose high school special education program requires instruction beyond four years to participate with his or her class in that classes graduation ceremony and to receive a certificate of attendance.
|IA||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||Appropriations|
• Creates the Senior Year Plus Program to increase access of high school students to college credit and
advanced placement coursework. (Page 40, Line 23 through Page 64, Line 10)
• Requires postsecondary institutions providing Senior Year ...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12|
Relates to the Early Graduation Scholarship Program.
A. Requires each school district or charter school providing instruction in grades nine through twelve to participate in and promote to students an early graduation scholarship program.
B. The commissio...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12||Information on GED and Obtaining High School Diploma|
H.B. 953; S.B. 264
Requires representatives of local boards of education to provide information concerning alternative education programs and GED program requirements and testing locations to each individual who no longer attends a public high school in the county and has not ob...
|MS||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12||High School Redesign|
Relates to high school Redesign Pilot Program. Authorizes the State Board of Education to phase in additional sites in the pilot program to redesign State high schools. Provides the Board will develop and pilot a program to redesign secondary schools in the St...
|WA||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||High School Diplomas for Veterans|
Adds that school districts may issue high school diplomas to veterans of military service in Vietnam and deletes the requirement for veterans of WWII and Korea that required them to have been scheduled to graduate between 1940 and 1955 to be issued a high scho...
|AZ||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||Charter school, high schools|
Allows a charter school or school district to determine whether credits earned by a pupil formerly enrolled in a separate charter school or school district will be assigned as elective or core credits and to provide that pupil with a list that indicates which ...
|LA||Adopted 12/2007||P-12||Carnegie Credit for Middle School Students|
Amends sections of Bulletin 741-Louisiana Handbook for School Administrators concerning the Carnegie Credit for Middle School Students. Provides students who are repeating the 8th grade because they have failed the mathematics and/or English language arts comp...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2007||P-12||Students in Grades 7 and 8 Completing High School Courses|
Provides that the school board of a school district that maintains any of grades 9 through 12 is authorized to adopt a policy under which a student enrolled in grade 7 or 8 who is enrolled in the unit school district or would be enrolled in the high school dis...
|OR||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12|
|Abolishes Certificates of Initial Master and Advanced Mastery, Adds/Modifies Assessments|
H.B. 2263C - Certificates of Mastery and State Assessments
Abolishes Certificate of Initial Mastery and Certificate of Advanced Mastery. From the staff summary: The Certificate of Initial Mastery (CIM) and Certificate of Advanced Mastery (CAM) were originally included in the Oregon Educational Act for the 21st Century...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||High School Special Education Study|
Directs the department of public instruction to identify the various models being utilized to deliver educational and other services at the high school level to children with disabilities in the state. As a part of its study, the department must consider the e...
|NH||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Admission of Students With Two Years High School|
Requires regional vocational schools to accept students who have completed 2 years of high school regardless of the number of credits earned; allows students to enroll in regional vocational schools when the department of education determines it would be in th...
|ME||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||High School Completion for At Risk Students|
Implements the recommendations of the Governor's Task Force to Engage State's Youth; ensures that students experiencing education disruption will have the same opportunities to earn an approved high school diploma; relates to disruptions of homelessness, unpla...
|ME||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||High School Graduation & Assessment Requirements|
Proposes changes in high school graduation requirements, assessments and overall high school program design to ensure that each student has an equitable opportunity to achieve the State's learning results and to graduate ready for college, career and citizensh...
|NV||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12|
|Dropout Reporting, Exit Exam Alternatives, Competency Based Credits|
Expands the annual reports of accountability information to include the rate of pupils who drop out of school in grades 6, 7 and 8. Requires the State Board to prescribe alternative criteria that a pupil may satisfy to receive a standard high school diploma if...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Diplomas Received Posthumously|
Upon the request of the parent, requires school districts to posthumously issue a high school diploma to a student who died while enrolled in the 12th grade and was on track to receive a high school diploma and the end of the school year. A school district wou...
|NV||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||High School Reform|
Provides for high school reform. Requires the board of trustees of each school district to adopt a policy for each public school of the school district in which ninth grade pupils are enrolled, to develop a 4-year academic plan for each of those pupils. Requir...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||High School to Business Career Enhancement Act|
Relates to the High School to Business Career Enhancement Act and high school work experience; requires each district school board to adopt policies and procedures for the High School to Business Career Enhancement Program through which student internships sha...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Alternate Means to Earn Credit Hours|
Requires state department to develop alternate methods whereby adult students at adult high schools may satisfy any requirement that such students have a minimum number of contact hours to earn credit for a course. Such alternative methods may include learning...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||GRAD Assessments|
H.F. 2245 [Statewide Testing and Reporting System]
Amends laws concerning state's assessment system. Transitions from to MCA IIs to GRAD assessment program at the high school level.
|MN||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Independent Office of Educational Accountability|
H.F. 2245 [Educational Accountability]
Amends duties of the Independent Office of Educational Accountability as it relates to the commissioner of education's reporting requirements.
|MN||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||State Assessment System|
H.F. 2245 [High School Assessment]
Amends state's high school assessment system. Phases out MCA II's and phases in Graduation Required Assessment for Diploma (GRAD) exam. Establishes achievement levels necessary for passge of exam. (Sections 10 + 36)
|MS||Adopted 05/2007||P-12||Annual Report on Graduation and Dropout Counts|
Revises rules concerning the calculation of graduation, completion and dropout counts and rates in annual reports on grades 7 through 12.
|TX||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||High School Completion and Success Initiative Council (HSCSIC)|
H.B. 2237 (High School Provisions)
Establishes and grants authority to the High School Completion and Success Initiative Council concerning grants and technical assistance in support of innovative research-based high
school improvement programs and to enhance education practices. The High Schoo...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12|
Creates a new chapter addressing skill centers. Beginning in the 2007- 08 school year, students attending skill centers will be funded for all classes at the skill center and the sending district up to 1.6 full time equivalent (FTE) students, or as determined ...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Participation in Commencement|
Kevin's Law: Requires that by September 1, 2007, each school district that operates a high school shall permit any student meeting the following criteria to participate in commencement
exercises with the student's graduating class and be recognized for their a...
|VA||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Technical Diploma|
Requires the state board to establish the requirements for a technical diploma. This diploma shall meet or exceed the requirements of a standard diploma and will include a concentration in career and technical education, as established in Board regulations. A ...
|NM||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12|
|High School Redesign|
H.B. 584/S.B. 561
Provides for high school redesign. Directs the department of education to establish a readiness assessment system to measure the readiness of every New Mexico high school student for success in higher education or a career no later than the 2008-2009 school ye...
|NM||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12|
|High School Postsecondary Dual Enrollment|
Creates a program allowing students to earn dual credits toward high school graduation and a post-secondary degree or certificate. Specifies student eligibility and duties of the higher education department, districts and department of education. Provides for ...
|NM||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Teacher Mentoring Programs|
Directs the department of education to distribute available funds for mentorship programs to school districts annually on a per-teacher basis according to the number of beginning
teachers on the 40th day of the school year. Also directs the department to requi...
|NM||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||High School Diplomas for Military Children|
Provides that a New Mexico resident high school student who is required to move out of state because the student's parent is a member of the New Mexico National Guard or a branch of the Armed Forces of the United States and the parent is transferred to an out-...
|WV||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||High Quality Educational Programs|
From Fiscal Note: The purpose of this bill is to revise the standards, assessment and accountability system to accommodate the higher order thinking and learning skills consistent with the state's 21st Century Initiative. School and district improvement plans ...
|MS||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||Secondary School Redesign|
Directs state board to develop and pilot a program to redesign secondary schools in the state to function not only as curriculum and educational entities but also as workforce development centers. Contingent upon appropriations, the board will pilot a minimum ...
|LA||Adopted 03/2007||P-12||High School Coursetaking|
Adds Database Programming with PL/SQL, Java Programming, Database Design and Programming and Digital Media I/II to the computer/technology courses that may fulfill the 1 unit computer/technology requirement for an optional career area of concentration. Pages 8...
|SD||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||Credit for Distance Learning Courses|
Adds a new section. Prohibits school districts from granting credit for distance learning courses offered through entities other than the South Dakota Virtual High School unless any of the following conditions apply:
(1) The course is provided through an agre...
|MS||Adopted 02/2007||P-12||Dropout Prevention Program|
Amends rules concerning the dropout prevention program. Implements a plan to increase the graduation rate to 85% by 2018-19, reduce the dropout rate by 50% by 2012-13, and reduce the statewide truancy rate by 50% by 2012-13.
|MI||Signed into law 12/2006||P-12||Personal High School Curriculum for Students|
Makes technical changes to requirements for high school graduation; provides that a parent may request a personal curriculum that modifies student standard requirements; amends provisions regarding a school psychologist; provides for an emancipated minor; prov...
|OH||Signed into law 12/2006||P-12||High School Courses Taught Outside Normal School Day|
S.B. 311 -- Section 3319.0811
If the board of education offers to students of compulsory school age courses for high school credit that are taught at times outside the district's normal school day, the board shall enter into supplemental contracts with the teachers assigned to teach those ...
|UT||Adopted 11/2006||P-12||Per Pupil Funding & Attendance/Completion Recordkeeping|
Allows exceptions to the minimum number of instructional hours and schools days per year for individual students and schools; requires Local Education Agencies (LEAs) and Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs to ensure that accurate records of daily st...
|UT||Adopted 09/2006||P-12||Transfer of Credits|
Requires public schools to accept credit and grades from schools accredited by Northwest Association of Accredited Schools. http://www.rules.utah.gov/publicat/bulletin/2006/20060701/28809.htm...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2006||P-12||Role School Counselors Play in Providing Dropout Prevention|
Directs the state board of education to report on the role school counselors play in providing dropout prevention and intervention services to students in middle and high school and on the state board's implementation of its policy regarding school counselors....
|MA||Signed into law 07/2006||P-12||Students w/ Disabilities and High School Graduation Ceremonies|
Allows students with disabilities to participate in graduation ceremonies. A school age child with a disability who is completing the twelfth grade year but who has not yet earned the competency determination will be allowed to participate fully in high school...
|TN||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12|
|HOPE Scholarship for GED Students|
Relates to lottery scholarships and grants; provides that a student that is eligible for a HOPE scholarship upon graduation from high school, completion of high school in a home school or obtaining a GED but instead enrolls in a technology center and receives ...
|NJ||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Special education adult services and staff liaison|
Requires the Department of Education to include in its parental rights in special education booklet, information describing services available through, and contact information for, state agencies serving adults with disabilities and to require all school distr...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12|
|Ohio Core Support|
Appropriates funds for support of the Ohio Core Program. Funds will be used to:
(1) Support the participation of teachers licensed in Ohio and mid-career professionals not currently employed by a school district or licensed to teach at the primary or secondary...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Florida Secondary School Redesign Act|
H.B. 7087 - Section 19
Defines secondary schools as those serving grades 6-12. Specifies that the following guiding principles must be used in the annual preparation of each secondary school's improvement plan:
(a) Struggling students, especially those in failing schools, need th...
|MO||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||"Ready to Work" Endorsement Program|
Directs the department of education to develop a "ready to work" endorsement program by June 30, 2007. Provides that the program must include:
(1) Voluntary participation by high school seniors who choose to participate;
(2) Academic components;
(3) Work re...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Extended Day|
Allows districts to adopt an extended day schedule for 9th-12th grades. Requires a public hearing and certain documentation; requires revocation of authorizaiton for a program if the student achievement is not documented; provides for denial of accreditation i...
OAR 581-022-1362, -1370
Implements the Expanded Options program. Purpose of the program is to: (1) Create a seamless education system for students enrolled in grades 11 and 12 to: (a) Have additional options to continue or complete their education; (b) Earn concurrent high school and...
|TX||Adopted 05/2006||P-12||High School Diplomas for Veterans|
19 TAC 2.61.FF.61.1061
Establishes the commissioner's rules concerning high school diplomas for certain veterans. TEXAS 99138
|CO||Became law without governor's signature 05/2006||P-12||Community Service Recognition|
Concerns recognition of community service performed by students; requires each school district to adopt a policy whereby a student may earn a certificate of community service to be reflected on the student's high school diploma; specifies the minimum contents ...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Student Athlete Recruiting Policies|
Relates to student athlete recruiting; requires the High School Athletic Association to hold certain bylaws in abeyance; provides for creation of task force to review student athlete recruiting issues; provides for task force membership and duties; requires re...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||School Improvement Plans|
H.B. 7087 (Section 11)
School boards must annually approve improvement plans for all schools that address student achievement goals and strategies based on state and school district proficiency standards. The plans must include an accurate, data-based analysis of student achievement...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Career and Professional Academies|
H.B. 7087 (Section 27)
Creates career and professional academies, defined as a research-based program that integrates a rigorous academic curriculum with an industry-driven career curriculum. The academies may be offered by public schools, school districts, or the Florida Virtual Sc...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Review of State Assessments - Cost and Impact|
H.B. 7087 (Section 40)
Legislation expands requirements for ongoing research and analysis of achievement data. The commissioner must study the cost and student achievement impact of secondary end-of-course assessments, including web-based and performance formats, and report to the L...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Alternative Assessments for Students with Disabilities|
H.B. 7087 (Section 40)
Legislation adds a provision for alternative assessments.
For students seeking a special diploma (pursuant to s. 1003.438), the Department of Education must develop or select and implement an alternate assessment tool that accurately measures the skills and co...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||School Performance Grades|
H.B. 7087 (Section 45)
Makes revisions to school grade provisions, such as the inclusion of information for students receiving a special diploma and grades for K-3 and alternative schools.
Each school that has students who are tested and included in the school grading system, excep...
|PA||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||High School Graduation Ceremonies for Students w/ Disabilities|
Amends the Public School Code of 1949. Provides for participation by students with disabilities in high school graduation ceremonies. Allows a student with a disability who satisfactorily completes an individualized education program, but whose program prescri...
|IL||Adopted 04/2006||P-12||High School Graduation Requirements|
23 IAC 1.440
Changes reference to "career education" to "career and technical education." Clarifies differences between courses high schools must offer, courses students must take, and courses students must pass to graduate. Clarifies that all high school students must t...
|MS||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||Alternative Diploma|
Directs the department of education to design and implement an alternative high school diploma for students who are interested in direct entry into the workforce immediately following high school graduation.
|MD||Adopted 03/2006||P-12||Algebra Assessment for NCLB Requirements|
COMAR 13A.01.04.04, .05, 13A.03.02.04, .07 thru .09
Proposes to adopt rules to the Board of Education. Replaces the Geometry Maryland School Assessment with the Algebra High School Assessment as the measure of high school mathematics achievement for accountability under the No Child Left Behind Act. Discontinue...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Collecting, Analyzing and Reporting Graduation, Dropout Data|
Directs the Board of Education to collect, analyze, and report high school graduation and drop out data using a formula prescribed by the Board. The measure contains a delayed enactment clause providing that the amendments to § 22.1-253.13:4 will take effect ...
|IN||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||U.S. Savings Bonds for Students Earning Academic Honors Diploma|
Allows districts that before January 1, 2006 purchased U.S. savings bonds for graduates who earned an academic honors diploma to continue to do so for students graduating in 2006 and 2007. http://www.in.gov/legislative/bills/2006/SE/SE0231.1.html...
|IN||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Proficiency-Based Credit and Early Graduation|
Allows a student to demonstrate proficiency and receive credits in a subject area required for high school graduation or for an academic honors diploma in a manner other than by classroom work. Allows credit to be awarded through any of the following methods:...
|MS||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||High School Diplomas for Students who Withdrew Before Graduation|
Authorizes a person to be granted a high school diploma if the person withdrew from school before graduation and later achieved the equivalent requirements for graduation. Any person who has withdrawn from high school before graduation may be granted a diploma...
|MS||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Education Reform Act of 2006|
Enacts the Education Reform Act of 2006. Section 6 creates the office of dropout prevention within the state department of education. Requires each district to implement a dropout prevention program by the 2008-09 school year. Section 13 establishes the Lifelo...
|OR||Adopted 03/2006||P-12||Certificate of Master (CAM)|
OAR 581-022-1110, -1120, -1210
Amends rules regarding the Certificate of Initial Mastery (CAM).Clarifies requirements for the CAM. Allows school districts to make decisions that are appropriate to statutory requirements. OREGON 27089
|VA||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Earning a GED|
Allows participation in a general educational development program by court order; excludes from the compulsory school attendance requirements any child who has obtained a GED certificate; adds to the list of those persons who may participate in the GED testing...
|LA||Adopted 02/2006||P-12||Senior Projects|
Provides statewide policy and guidance for Senior Projects in partial fulfillment of the requirements for an Academic Endorsement. Requires every Senior Project to include:
a. research paper of 8 to 10 pages on an approved topic of the student's choice;
|MO||Adopted 12/2005||P-12||High School Graduation Requirements|
5 CSR 50-345.300
Modifies high school graduation requirements effective with the Class of 2010. Increases total number of units students must earn from 22 to 24. Adds .5 unit personal finance, .5 unit health education course. Increases Communication Arts (language arts) from...
|NY||Signed into law 11/2005||P-12||Learning Opportunities in Technology|
Relates to establishing the Tech Valley High School in the Capital Region and Questar III BOCES districts to provide expanded learning
opportunities in the area of technology as well as core academics to students in those districts., ...
|CA||Vetoed 10/2005||P-12||Exit Exams Waivers for Students with Disabilities|
High school exit examination: pupils with disabilities. This bill would require a school district to grant a high school
diploma to a pupil with a disability, if he or she is scheduled to graduate from high school in 2006 or 2007, does not qualify for that
|CA||Signed into law 10/2005||P-12||Charter Schools and High School Exit Exams|
An act to amend Sections 33054, 47605, 47605.6, 47607, 47612.5, and 51745.6 of, and to add Section 47612.6 to, the Education Code, relating to charter schools. Existing law requires that charter schools meet specified statewide standards and conduct the specif...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2005||P-12||High School Attrition Data|
An act to add Section 33318.5 to the Education Code, relating to pupils. - High school attrition rates. This bill would require the department to compile an attrition rate, in addition to the dropout rate the department compiles pursuant to the federal No Chil...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2005||P-12||Incorporating SCANS into Teacher Training Programs|
Defines the competencies and personal skills identified in the Secretary of Labor's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS) report. Establishes legislative intent to investigate how and to what degree SCANS competencies can be incorporated into teache...
|NY||Signed into law 09/2005||P-12||Diplomas for war veterans|
Authorizes the commissioner of education to implement a program for all war veterans to earn high school diplomas based on knowledge and experience gainedwhile in service if such veterans were unable to do so for any reason. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn...
|OR||Signed into law 09/2005||P-12||Graduation Requirements|
Amends ORS 332.114. In order to receive a high school diploma from a school district, a student must meet the requirements established by the State Board of Education and, while in grades 9 through 12, must complete:
(a) At least 24 credit hours, as defined by...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2005||P-12||High School Graduation Requirements|
Increases high school graduation requirements in math from 2 to 3 units, effective with the Class of 2009. Effective with the Class of 2010, adds 2 units of writing intensive courses (in addition to 3 units of language arts) to high school graduation requireme...
|IL||Vetoed 08/2005||P-12||GED Incentive Program for Prisoners|
Amends the Unified Code of Corrections. Provides that the rules and regulations for the early release of a prisoner on account of good conduct shall also provide that an additional 60 days of good conduct credit shall be awarded to any prisoner who passes the ...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2005||P-12|
Transfers all powers and duties of the State Board of Education and State Superintendent of Education with regard to high school equivalency testing under the School Code to the Illinois Community College Board. http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/publicacts/fullt...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12||High School Redesign Commission|
Creates the High School Redesign Commission for the purpose of making recommendations for the development of statewide policies, guiding principles, and programs that address the current and future economic needs of the state and promoting student success in h...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12|
|Amends Core Curriculum for Scholarship Purposes|
AN ACT To amend and reenact R.S. 17:3048.1(A)(1)(e)(xiii) and to enact R.S. 17:3048.1(A)(1)(e)(xiv), relative to the Louisiana Tuition Opportunity Program for Students curriculum (Tuition Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS) high school core curriculum requ...
|IA||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12||Model Core Curriculum|
Requires the state board to develop a model core curriculum, taking into consideration the recommendations of the American college testing program, inc. Requires the state board to set a goal of increasing the number of students graduating from secondary scho...
|CO||Vetoed 06/2005||P-12||Supplemental Online Education Courses|
Recognizes the importance of supplemental online education courses, especially to smaller districts and rural schools. States that such courses are eligible to receive funding from the state education fund created in article IX of the state constitution. Requi...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12|
|Eligibility for Early High School Graduation Scholarship|
From bill analysis: The requirements of the Early High School Graduation Scholarship Program (scholarship program) as stated prior to 2003 provided that a student who completed high school in not more than 36 consecutive months was eligible for a scholarship i...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2005||Postsec.||Access to Higher Education, Early High School Graduation Scholarship|
From bill analysis: S.B. 1227 makes an array of amendments to the Education Code to promote access to institutions of higher education, allow for financial aid administrative savings, and make clarifying changes. Amendments to Section 56.202 create the Early H...
|TX||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Specialized High School Diploma|
From bill analysis: Permits Job Corps Centers to offer a specialized high school diploma program to students enrolled in the federal program, in order to provide at-risk students with the opportunity to earn a high school diploma (upon passage of the exit-leve...
|SC||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12|
|South Carolina Education and Economic Development Act|
Adds a new chapter (59) establishing the South Carolina Education and Economic Development Act. Provides for the development of a curriculum organized around a career cluster system that must provide students with both strong academics and real-world problem s...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12|
|College Preparatory Courses/Exam Scores and Remediation|
Beginning in spring 2006, requires the commission on higher education to send an annual notice concerning college preparatory courses to the parent of every 11th-grade student prior to the start of grade 12 if the student took the ACT or prior to the start of ...
|NV||Adopted 05/2005||P-12||High School Proficiency Examinations|
NAC 389.027, .051, .056, .058, .061, .071
Amends provisions governing high school proficiency examinations. NEVADA REG 3705 (SN)...
|DE||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12|
Eliminates multi-tiered diplomas in Delaware, establishing instead the "State of Delaware High School Diploma" to each student graduating from a Delaware public high school, beginning with the Class of 2008. Mandates that, beginning with the Class of 2008, dip...
|IN||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Academic Honors Diploma Awards|
H.B. 1001 (Section 201)
Districts are eligible for the academic honors diploma awards according to the number of students who successfully completed an academic honors diploma program in the school year ending in the previous calendar year. Reduces the amount for which districts are ...
|DE||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||High School Graduation Requirements and Exit Exams|
Provides that high school diplomas issued in 2005 will be the same as were awarded in 2004. States that in 2006, the department must award a "State of Delaware High School Diploma" to a student who completes the state course requirements, or the district requ...
|WV||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Alternative Education|
House Bill 3018 includes provisions relating to alternative education programs and the Mountaineer Challenge Academy. Attendees of both are given an extra year to graduate or pass the General Education Degree (GED) tests, subject to federal law. Additionally, ...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||High School Graduation Requirements|
S.B. 982, Section 7
Beginning with ninth-grade students enrolled in the 2008-2009 school year, three units or sets of competencies in mathematics must be completed in the ninth through twelfth grades; provided, if a student completes any required courses in mathematics prior to n...
|IN||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12|
|Core 40 Curriculum|
Beginning with the 2010-2011 school year, requires, with certain exceptions, a student to complete the Core 40 curriculum in order to graduate from high school. Beginning with the 2011-2012 academic year, requires, with certain exceptions, a student to have co...
|FL||Emergency Rule Adoption 04/2005||P-12||Course Requirements/Basic/Adult Secondary Programs|
Establishes emergency rules regarding course requirements. Establishes basic and adult secondary programs for 2005.
Course Requirements - Grades 6-12 Basic and Adult Secondary Programs – 2005. This emergency rule was adopted to amend the present course descri...
|OK||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Courses Offered by Supplemental Education Organizations|
Allows certain courses offered by supplemental education organizations to be counted for credit upon approval. http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/50th/2005/1R/HB/1600.pdf...
|KS||Became law without governor's signature 04/2005||P-12|
H.B. 2247 (section 6)
Requires every accredited school to teach the subjects and areas of instruction adopted by the state board of education as of January 1, 2005. Requires every accredited high school to also teach the subjects and areas of instruction necessary to meet the gradu...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Graduation Credit|
Beginning in the 2005-2006 school year, provides an elective credit towards high school graduation for serving as a student mentor. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2005/public/sb1043.pdf...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||End of Course Assessment Requirements|
H.B. 1983 (multiple provisions)
Establishes system for districts to report all students' scores on end-of-course assessments. Requires the division of public school accountability to:
(i) Match each student's end-of-course test score with the letter grade received in the corresponding cours...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Grade 3-8 Assessments, End-of-Course Exams and Remediation|
Requires a student not passing an immediately previous grades 3-8 benchmark assessment or in a secondary level end-of-course assessment to participate in remediation activities as required in the student's individualized academic improvement plan beginning in ...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||End-of-Course Success Incentive Program|
H.B. 1983 (multiple provisions)
Creates the End-of-Course Success Incentive Program under the department of education. Awards schools $50.00 for each student passing the end-of-course assessment on his or her first attempt. These funds must be utilized in the schools to improve student acade...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12|
|Eligibility for the Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship Program|
H.B. 1983 (multiple provisions)
Modifies eligibility requirements for the Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship Program, effective for applicants graduating from an Arkansas high school after December 31, 2009. Requires an applicant to have completed the Smart Core curriculum and have met...
|NM||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Honors Classes|
Beginning with the 2006-2007 school year, each school district shall offer at least one honors or similar academically rigorous class each in mathematics and language arts in each high school.
|OK||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Physical Education|
Beginning with the 2006-2007 school year, the state board of Education must require, as a condition of accreditation, that school districts provide to all students physical education programs which may include athletics. The state board must also require that ...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||High School Equivalency Diplomas|
Authorizes the state board to establish and collect fees for the issuance and reissuance of general equivalency diplomas and general equivalency transcripts. Requires the state board to establish policies on fee waivers for such.
|WA||Emergency Rule Adoption 03/2005||P-12||Assignment of Graduation Year|
Amends rules to provide for the assignment of the graduation year for each student upon entering a high school program. WASHINGTON REG 24200 (SN)...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Credits for Industry Certification|
Directs the Board of Education to provide for the award of verified credits for passing scores on industry certifications, state licensure examinations, and national occupational competency assessments approved by the Board of Education. School boards shall re...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Teacher' Professional Growth Fund|
H.B. 93 (Sections 5 and 6)
Specifies that the teachers' professional growth fund is to provide teachers with high quality professional development in content knowledge in reading and classroom-based screening, diagnostic, assessment and intervention strategies. States that the fund may ...
|OR||Adopted 03/2005||P-12||Certificate of Initial Mastery|
OAR 581-022-1110 and 1120, 1210
Amends rules concerning the Certificate of Initial Mastery. Clarifies the requirements for the Certificate of Initial Mastery. ...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Awarding of High School Diplomas to Veterans|
Requires a local board of education to award an authentic high school diploma to an honorably discharged veteran who did not complete high school prior to being inducted into the United States Armed Forces during World War II or the Korean conflict. http://lrc...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Vietnam Veterans|
Relates to Vietnam veterans; requires a local board of education to award a high school diploma to an honorably discharged veteran who was enrolled in, but did not complete, high school prior to being inducted into the United States Armed Forces during the Vie...
|NM||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Korean Conflict Veterans High School Diplomas|
Authorizes the issuance of high school diplomas for certain Korean conflict veterans.
|AR||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Sports Activities|
Defines "organized physical activity course." Beginning in the 2005-2006 school year, allows a student in grades 9-12 successfully completing an organized physical activity course meeting certain specifications to earn .5 unit of physical education credit towa...
|SD||Rule Adoption 03/2005||P-12||Study Courses/Licensure/Certification/Endorsements|
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Creates definitions for three proposed high school courses of study. "Advanced high school program," the required course of study every student must complete, unless a student is excused, to satisfy the requirements for the recommended high school program as e...
|AR||Signed into law 02/2005||P-12||Honor Roll Programs|
An act to ensure the continuation of district honor roll and academic achievement recognition programs. Specifies that no district may be prohibited from identifying students for honor roll, for valedictorian and salutatorian, or for other academic honors. All...
|SD||Signed into law 02/2005||P-12||Honorary Diplomas for Vietnam Veterans|
Allows Vietnam veterans to receive honorary high school diplomas....
|IN||Adopted 02/2005||P-12||Graduation Requirements|
511 IAC 6-7.1
Adds 511 IAC 6-7.1, effective with the graduating class of 2010, to adopt new minimum high school graduation requirements, adopt new Core 40 diploma requirements, and adopt Core 40 with academic honors and Core 40 with technical honors diplomas to replace the ...
|IL||Signed into law 01/2005||P-12||School Code|
Amends the Children with Disabilities Article of the School Code to allow a child with a disability who has completed four years of high school to participate in the graduation ceremony and receive a certificate of completion under specified circumstances. Fur...
|SD||Adopted 12/2004||P-12||Exemption Process/Technical Education/Study Courses|
SDCR 24:03:01:01, 04:16, 17, 17.01, 18, 06:06.01, 31, 32, 10:42:23
Aligns rule to current statutes and removes State Board of Education from the exemption process. Changes new technical education program proposal deadline to April 1. Creates definitions for the proposed three high school courses of study. Defines the requirem...
|WA||Rule Adoption 11/2004||P-12||High School and Beyond Plan|
Adopts rules relating to the high school and beyond plan and culminating graduation requirements. Requires implementation of both via a written district policy. Provides a link within the rules from the culminating project to the high school and beyond plan. W...
|Prison Education Reform Act|
Establishes the Prison Education Reform Act. Changes the position of Superintendent of Correctional Education to the Deputy Director of Correctional Education, to report directly to the Director of Corrections. Requires deputy director to oversee and administe...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Inclusion of Documents in History-Social Science Framework|
A.B. 2855 (multiple provisions)
Section 2: Repeals the requirement that pupils in American government and civics courses required for high school graduation read and be taught specified documents, including the Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution and the Gettysburg Ad...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Algebra Coursework for High School Diploma|
A.B. 2525 (multiple provisions)
Exempts a pupil who, prior to enrollment in grade 9, completes coursework in algebra that meets or exceeds the rigor of the state board content standards for Algebra I, from the high school graduation requirement that at least one course, or a combination of t...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2004||P-12||School District Governing Boards: Pupil Members|
Requires the governing board of a school district to appoint to its membership a preferential voting pupil member. Requires school districts with more than one high school to select a pupil member from a different high school each year on a rotating basis. htt...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2004||P-12||Recognized High Schools: Grant Programs|
Provides that if a high school participating in either the High Priority Schools Grant Program or the Immediate Intervention/Underperforming Schools Program is reorganized into more than one high school, each of those high schools shall continue to receive a s...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Principal Training Program|
Authorizes training plans for high school principals to include professional development activities that include coaching, mentorship, assistance and intensive support customized to meet the individual needs of high school administrators. http://www.leginfo.ca...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2004||P-12||Pupil Attendance: Precinct Board Membership|
Deems, for purposes of computing the average daily attendance generated by a pupil enrolled in a history or social science course required by a school district as a condition of receipt of a high school diploma, a pupil serving as a member of a precinct board ...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2004||P-12||High School Remediation Funding Flexibility Program|
Establishes the High School Remediation Funding Flexibility Program for the purpose of providing funding flexibility for remediation instruction for high school pupils in grades 9 to 12 who are at risk of not passing the high school exit examination. Provides ...
|Academic Improvement and Achievement Act|
Relates to the Academic Improvement and Achievement Act, which authorizes districts to submit proposals to the state superintendent to fund activities that will increase the percentage of pupils at qualifying high schools who meet the requirements for admissio...
|SD||Adopted 09/2004||P-12||Curriculum/Content Requirements|
24:14:04:12.01, 12.02; 15:06:33, 36; 03:06:06.05, 15:01:01; 16:01:01, 05:03; 06:01, 02, 03, 07:01; 16:07:01, 02, 03, 08:01 thru 58 (Non-Seq.), 09:03 thru 05, 10:06 and 07
Eliminates requirement that evidence of completion of all required sections of the Dakota STEP assessment must appear on the student's transcript before graduation may be authorized and a signed diploma may be issued; Removes curriculum and special education d...
|CA||Signed into law 08/2004||P-12||Retroactive High School Diplomas for Veterans|
Extends authorization to retroactively grant a high school diploma to a former pupil who is veteran of World War II, the Korean War or the Vietnam War. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/bill/sen/sb_1501-1550/sb_1517_bill_20040823_chaptered.html...
|IOWA LEARNS COUNCIL|
Executive Order No. 30 - 2003
Creates the IOWA LEARNS COUNCIL. The Iowa Learns Council shall work towards the ambitious goal of 90% of Iowa children having a quality pre-school experience, and 90% of Iowa high school graduates will go on to complete at least two years of college; shall pro...
|TX||Rule Adoption 07/2004||P-12||Texas Success Initiative|
19 TAC 1.4.C.4.54
Amends rules concerning exemption from the requirements of the Texas Success Initiative. Exempts high school students who achieve certain standards on the Mathematics and/or English/Language Arts sections of the exit-level Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Ski...
|AL||Rule Adoption 07/2004||P-12||Requirements for Occupational Diploma|
Establishes rules amending language to include the requirements for the Alabama Occupational Diploma. http://www.alabamaadministrativecode.state.al.us/docs/ed/3ED1.htm#T1...
|AL||Emergency Rule Adoption 07/2004||P-12||Alabama Occupational Diploma|
Establishes rules amending language to move the requirements for the Alabama Occupational Diploma to 290-3-1-.02(8)(g). ...
|DE||Signed into law 07/2004||P-12||State High School Diploma Issuance|
Authorizes and directs the Department of Education to conduct alignment studies on additional academic indicators to be used for diploma granting decisions; specifies that no additional indicators will be approved until the alignment studies have been complete...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2004||P-12|
|Student Loans and Scholarships|
Provides relative to student eligibility for Louisiana Tuition Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS) scholarship program. Eliminates provision that completion of one-half unit of computer science, computer literacy and computer business applications is requ...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2004||P-12||Juvenile Justice Education|
Relates to juvenile justice education; increases percentage of Florida Education Finance Program funding generated by students in juvenile justice programs which must be spent on instructional costs; requires school districts to provide GED exit option for suc...
|CO||Vetoed 06/2004||P-12||Colorado High School Commission|
Creates a High School Commission to assess the quality of education provided in the state's public high schools and to make recommendations to school districts and the general assembly by December 31, 2004. The commission should address at least the following...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2004||P-12||Korean War Veterans High School Diplomas|
Relates to Korean War veteran's high school diploma; amends certain prerequisites to allow award of standard high school diploma to honorably discharged veterans of Korean War who did not complete necessary graduation requirements. http://www.flsenate.gov/cgi-...
|MD||Rule Adoption 05/2004||P-12||Standards for Kindergarten Programs|
COMAR 13A.03.01, .01, .04, 13A.03.02, .01-.12
Proposes rules regarding standards for kindergarten programs and graduation requirements for public high schools. MARYLAND REG 9845 (SN)...
|DE||Signed into law 05/2004||P-12||High School Diploma Issuance|
Requires the Department of Education to award diplomas based on current rules and regulations for students who graduate in 2004; allows the national panel of experts to examine the performance levels and math cut scores of the Student Testing Program and deter...
|AL||Signed into law 05/2004||P-12||High School Diplomas for Honorably Discharged Veterans|
Concerns honorably discharged veterans who served in United States Armed Forces during certain dates and who did not receive high school diploma due to service to receive diploma. http://alisdb.legislature.state.al.us/acas/ACASLogin.asp?SESSION=1029...
|IA||Vetoed 05/2004||P-12||Healthy Iowans Tobacco Trust Fund|
Relates to and making appropriations from the healthy Iowans tobacco trust and the tobacco settlement trust fund and providing an effective date; provides for high school mentors to teach life skills, violence prevention and character education in an effort to...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2004||P-12|
|Uniform Grading System|
Directs the state board to establish a task force comprised of superintendents, principals, teachers, and representatives of school
boards and higher education no later than June 30, 2004. The task force is to make recommendations to the board including, but n...
|MS||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||High School Diplomas|
Authorizes local school boards to award honorary high school diplomas to Vietnam veterans who were scheduled to graduate from high school between 1964 and 1973. The State Board of Education and the State Veterans Affairs Board shall work together to develop a ...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||High School Diploma|
Allows an individual honorably discharged from military service to apply to specified county boards of education to obtain a high school diploma if the individual withdrew from a specified full-time public or private high school under specified circumstances....
|VA||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||At Risk Student Academic Achievement Program|
Creates an At-Risk Student Academic Achievement Program and fund to provide grants to public school divisions for programs to improve the achievement of at-risk students, decrease the dropout rate and increase the number of students getting advanced studies di...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Student Dropouts|
Amends KRS 158.145 to require that all students who drop out of school be counted in the annual state dropout index. Amends KRS 158.6455 to specify that a student must be included in a school's annual average dropout rate if the student was enrolled in the sc...
|OK||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Schools|
Relates to curriculum requirements for high school graduation; authorizes technology center school districts to offer certain programs; requires approval of State Board of Education and district board of education; prescribes certain teacher certification requ...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2004||P-12||Joint Schools|
Authorizes school boards to create joint or regional schools offering a specialized curriculum leading to a high school diploma and a postsecondary credential, such as industry certification, career certificated, or degree....
|WA||Signed into law 03/2004||P-12|
|Higher Education Remedial Education|
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...
|WV||to governor 03/2004||P-12|
|High Quality Education Standards and Efficiency Standards|
H.B. 4001-- Multiple Sections
One section of H.B. 4001 requires high quality education standards and efficiency standards to include an assurance that graduates are prepared for continuing postsecondary education, training and work, and that schools and school systems are making progress t...
|DE||Rule Adoption 03/2004||P-12||High School Graduation Requirements and Diplomas|
14 DAC 505
Amends rules regarding credit requirements for High School Graduation, diplomas and certificate of performance, options for awarding credit toward high school graduation by combining them into a single regulation, graduation requirements and diplomas. Amends r...
|WA||Signed into law 03/2004||P-12||State Assessment Standards|
1) The high school assessment system shall include but need not be limited to the Washington assessment of student learning, opportunities for a student to retake the content areas of the assessment in which the student was not successful, and if approved by t...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2004||P-12||Public Education Amendments|
Modifies the membership and terms of the nominating and recruiting committee that selects candidates for membership on the State Board of Education (from 4 year terms to 2-year terms, nominated by the governor); provides definitions: "Competency" means a demon...
|AL||Emergency Rule Adoption 03/2004||P-12||High School Diploma|
AAC 290-3-1-.02-.01; -4-2-.02-.01
Provides emergency regulation to effective change for those eligible for a regular high school diploma in the Spring of 2004. ALABAMA REG 6513 (SN)...
|Elementary and Higher Education Link|
Strengthens linkages between K-12 and higher education systems. Requires the state board for community and technical colleges, the higher education coordinating board, the council of presidents, the work force training and education coordinating board, public ...
|OH||Signed into law 03/2004||P-12||Teaching Success|
· Creates an Educator Standards Board to develop and submit to the State Board of Education recommendations for statewide educator standards and carry out other functions recommended by the Governor's Commission on Teaching Success.
· Directs the Department o...
|NM||Signed into law 03/2004||P-12||High School Graduation Requirements|
Relates to education; establishes requirements for high school graduation and student curriculum plans....
|SD||Signed into law 02/2004||P-12||Basic High School Program|
Provides for a basic high school program and a recommended high school program; requires most students to complete the recommended one; sets forth procedures for determining eligibility of school districts to receive state foundation aid....
|VT||Signed into law 02/2004||P-12||Governor's Diploma|
Repeals the governor's diploma. http://www.leg.state.vt.us/docs/legdoc.cfm?URL=/docs/2004/acts/ACT078.HTM...
|MS||Rule Adoption 01/2004||P-12||GED State Policy|
Amends rules concerning GED State Policy, with regard to, minimum requirements and eligibility for testing. MISSISSIPPI REG 9040 (SN)...
|AR||Signed into law 01/2004||P-12||Student Assessment and Educational Accountability Act of 2004 - Reporting|
S.B. 33 §§ 1, 4, 5, 6
Amends Ark. Code § 6-15-404, adds 6-15-434, 6-15-1806, 6-15-1901, 6-15-1902, 6-15-1903 .Creates the Student Assessment and Educational Accountability act of 2003; requires the establishment of a reporting system of schools' academic performance on the state-ma...
|AR||Signed into law 01/2004||P-12|
|Student Assessment and Educational Accountability Act of 2004 - P-16|
S.B. 33 § 10
Adds Ark. Code 6-15-2201. Requires postsecondary education to report on the readiness of high school students for higher education; the state board of education shall require schools and districts to develop strategies to improve student readiness for postseco...
|Commission on the Future of Higher Education|
Executive Order 03-07
The Commission of the Future of Higher Education was created by Executive Order 03-07 on March 17, 2003, with a final report due by January 1, 2004. The purpose of the Commission on the Future of Higher Education shall be to develop plans to strengthen and imp...
|OH||Signed into law 12/2003||P-12||Veterans of the Korean Conflict|
Grants high school diplomas to veterans of the Korean Conflict and to expand eligibility for diplomas to certain non-resident veterans who attended Ohio high schools; clarifies the educational qualifications for county sheriffs....
|TX||Adopted 12/2003||P-12||Graduation Requirements|
§74.51. Amends high school graduation requirements. http://www.tea.state.tx.us/rules/tacupdates/december2003/ch074e.pdf...
|NY||Emergency Rule Adoption 12/2003||P-12||State Assessments and Graduation/Diploma Requirements|
Title 8 NYCRR 100.5
Revises requirements for obtaining a Regents high school diploma, a Regents diploma with advanced designation, and a local high school diploma. NEW YORK REG 16393 (SN)...
|MI||Signed into law 11/2003||P-12||High School Diploma to Veterans|
Grants high school diploma to veterans who did not graduate from high school but joined the armed forces during the Korean conflict under certain conditions.
|VA||Emergency Rule Adoption 11/2003||P-12||General Achievement Diploma|
8 VAC 20-680-10
Establishes emergency rules to clarify and update the definition of 'diploma candidate' to eliminate any confusion in school divisions. Increases the options for individuals to earn a diploma. VIRGINIA REG 440 (SN)...
|TX||Rule Adoption 11/2003||P-12||Program Services and Educational Programs|
37 TAC 3.91.B.91.41, 91.43
Amends rules relating to basic education. Clarifies that commission youth are administered state educational assessments required to complete a high school diploma. TEXAS REG 90170 (SN)...
|OK||Emergency Rule Adoption 11/2003||P-12||High School Graduation Requirements|
Allows district board to make exceptions to state high school graduation requirements for students who move to this state from another state after their junior year of high school.
(A) After a student from another state enrolls in an accredited Oklahoma high ...
|TX||Rule Adoption 11/2003||P-12||Graduation Requirements|
19 TAC 2.74.E.74.51 thru 74.54
Establishes new rules relating to curriculum requirements. Establishes graduation requirements for students entering Grade 9 beginning with the school year 2004-2005 and thereafter. TEXAS REG 89923 (SN)...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2003||P-12||Special Education High School Exit Examination|
Requires the superintendent of public instruction to develop a request for a proposal for an independent consultant to assess options and provide recommendations for alternatives to the high school exit examination for pupils with disabilities to be eligible f...
|MI||Became law without GOVERNOR'S signature. 10/2003||P-12|
|Charter School Law|
Provides for revisions to charter school law with respect to oversight and regulations; provides for the creation of high school academies operated by nonprofit corporations under contract with a state institution of higher education.
|CA||Signed into law 10/2003||P-12||Vocational Education and Graduation Requirements|
Amends existing law that requires the superintendent of public instruction to develop a model curriculum framework for implementation of career and technical education in consultation with an advisory group. Encourages advisory group to identify career technic...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2003||P-12||Expulsions; Graduation Requirements; Special Education|
Revises the review day for expulsions; Provides that if a pupil completes algebra coursework in grades 7 or 8, the pupil is not exempt for the high school graduation requirement for algebra; Revises deadlines for individualized education programs; Includes oth...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2003||P-12||Online Classroom Programs|
Recodifies provisions of the Online Classroom Pilot Program for the purpose of monitoring and evaluating pupil participation in online asynchronous interactive programs. Limits eligibility to high schools. Requires a school district to submit to the department...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2003||P-12||Community Service|
Provides that community service may include participation in a high school or community blood drive or other blood recruitment campaign. Provides for development of units of instruction. Allows a school district to also teach students about blood donor and tra...
|WY||Rule Adoption 08/2003||P-12||Graduation Requirements|
(Uncodified) Ch. 31
Prescribes uniform student content and performance standards for the common core of knowledge and the common core of skills specified for all public schools in language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, health, physical education, foreign language, c...
|MI||Signed into law 08/2003||P-12||Family Resource Center Curriculum Blue Ribbon Study Committee|
H.B. 4401 (multiple provisions)
Sec. 107a. (1) The family resource center curriculum blue ribbon study committee is established to explore and make
recommendations on implementing a new integrated system of delivering adult education and related family services
beginning with the 2004-2005 s...
|CA||To governor 07/2003||P-12||World War II Internees: High School Diplomas|
Authorizes a high school district, unified school district, or county office of education, to retroactively grant a high school diploma to a former pupil who was interned in the United States by the order of the federal government during World War II. http://w...
|NC||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12|
|Innovative Education Initiatives Act|
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...
|NC||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12|
|Early College Attendance|
Encourages early entry of motivated students into four-year college programs....
|FL||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||High School Graduation|
Provides learning opportunities for out-of-state and out-of- country transfer students and students needing additional instruction to meet high school graduation requirements; provides requirements for certain transfer students; provides for alternate assessme...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||High School Equivalency Program|
S. B. 1470 amends the Education Code to permit any school district or open-enrollment charter school to apply for authorization to operate a
program under the section on high school equivalency programs. The bill deletes language that restricts such authorizat...
|OR||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Education|
Directs school districts and public charter schools to offer instruction in specified subjects that meets academic content standards adopted by the State Board of Education; directs school boards to implement Certificate of Initial Mastery in mathematics, scie...
|CT||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Adult Education|
Defines an adult as a person who is not enrolled in a public school program, eliminates the requirement that local or regional board of education eligible expenditures for adult education for computer equipment not exceed five per cent of the total expenditure...
|TX||to governor 06/2003||P-12||Personal Graduation Plans|
S.B. 1108 (Section 28.0212)
Requires the principal or other staff to identify each student who (1) hasn't performed well on assessments; (2) is not likely to receive a diploma before the fifth year of high school and then develop a graduation plan for each student that (1) identifies edu...
|IA||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Tobacco Settlement Trust Fund|
Makes appropriation from the healthy Iowans tobacco trust and the tobacco settlement trust fund for various initiatives, including for a $400,000 grant to a program that utilizes high school mentors to teach life skills, violence prevention, and character educ...
|VT||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Education Law|
This act assigns duties appropriately carried out by staff and which are currently assigned to a supervisory union board to the superintendent; repeals law relating to calculation of the equalized yield amount which is no longer necessary; updates law relating...
|ME||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Course Credits and Diploma Eligibility|
S.P. 328 (LD 987)
Makes the law regarding transfer of credit for equivalent instruction at nonapproved private schools consistent with earned credit for home school instruction by adding the authority for a principal to require student testing before transferring credit for equ...
|NV||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12|
|State Board of Education|
Requires state board to prescribe course to prepare pupils for high school proficiency examination and college entrance examinations. http://www.leg.state.nv.us/72nd/bills/AB/AB510_EN.pdf...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||High School Diplomas for Certain Honorably Discharged Veterans|
Allows an honorably discharged veteran to apply to obtain a high school diploma if the individual withdrew from an accredited full-time public or private school in the individual's junior or senior year to enlist in the U.S. military during World War II or the...
|ME||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Enrollment Age EligibilitySAME AS: 592|
Regards age eligibility for enrollment in a public secondary school; authorizes the Commissioner of Education to waive on a case-by-case basis waivers of age requirements to allow students who have reached 20 years of age before the start of the school year to...
|AZ||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Volunteerism in Schools|
Directs Board of Education to establish guidelines to promote volunteerism in community services for students in grades 9 through 12 prior to graduation from high school; requires parental consent for participation; provides procedures for a written proposal b...
|CT||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12|
Allows institutions of higher education to save resources currently used to collect information that has already been collected by Connecticut high schools; relates to proof of immunization against measles and rubella....
|IN||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||School Corporation Performance Report; Graduation Rate|
Changes the required publication date and some components of school corporation annual performance reports. Provides for reports to be made available on the Internet. Requires school corporations to provide free copies of reports upon request. Removes language...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||List of Classes for Parents|
Requires school districts to provide parents of students in grades nine through twelve (9-12) with a list of classes that are required to be taught by the school district. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003/public/HB2339.pdf...
|CO||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Government course graduation requirement|
Makes satisfactory completion of a course on federal and state civil government a requirement of high school graduation in the state; directs each school district board to convene a community forum periodically to discuss adopted standards in civics and gradua...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Public High Schools Course Options|
All public high schools of the state are required to provide a program, directly or in cooperation with a community or technical college, a skills center, an apprenticeship committee, or another school district, for students who plan to pursue career or work ...
|IA||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Service Learning, Character Education|
Local boards or heads of a nonpublic school may require service learning units for a service learning endorsement on a high school diploma or as a condition of graduation (in Iowa, all high school graduation requirements are determined at the district level). ...
|OK||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Graduation Requirements for Out of State Students|
Prior to September 1, 2003, the state board must adopt rules to ensure that students who transfer into an Oklahoma school district from out of state after the junior year of high school of the student shall not be denied, due to differing graduation requiremen...
|WA||Emergency Rule Adoption 04/2003||P-12||Washington Assessment of Student Learning (WASL)|
Establishes emergency rules to indicate notation on the high school transcript regarding the secondary Washington assessment of student learning (WASL) results. WASHINGTON REG 21518 (SN)...
|NM||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||High School Student Graduation|
Requires next-step plans for high school students in which the students set personal post-high-school goals; requires a final next-step plan as prerequisite for graduation....
|SD||Rule Adoption 04/2003||P-12||Requirements for High School Graduation and Credits|
Amends rules regarding the requirement of three mathematics credits for high school graduation and the allotment for graduation credit for completion of Algebra I in 8th grade. SOUTH DAKOTA REG 3894 (SN)...
|MT||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Honorary Diplomas for Veterans|
Provides honorary diplomas for any current or former Montana resident who 1) is a veteran of WWII, the Korean War or the Vietnam conflict, 2) did not receive a high school diploma and 3) either died in active service, was honorably discharged, or was released ...
|AR||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Full School Days|
Requires high school students in grades 9 -12 to attend a full school day. Beginning with the 2004-2005 school year, students in
grades nine through twelve (9-12) shall be required to schedule and attend a full school day. (b)(1) No later than January 30, 2004...
|NM||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Graduation Requirements|
H.B. 212 (Omnibus Bill)
Amends Section 22-13-1.1. Increases graduation requirements: 4 units of English, with major emphasis on grammar and literature; 3 units of math, at least one of which is equivalent to algebra 1 or higher; 2 units of science, one of which has a lab requiremen...
|AR||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Attendance Law|
Amends the compulsory attendance law to reflect changes in the general education diploma requirements.http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003/public/HB1457.pdf...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Curriculum and Graduation Requirements|
S.B. 154 (Omnibus Bill)
Section 53A-13-108 is a new section of law requiring the state board to establish rigorous curriculum and graduation requirements for grades 9-12, beginning no later than with the graduating class of 2007. These must (1) use competency-based standards and ass...
|MS||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Cost-Benefit Analysis of Pre-Kindergarten, Mandatory Kindergarten and Occupational Diplomas|
Requires the department of education to conduct a needs assessment to determine what areas do not currently have pre-kindergarten programs, and a cost-benefit analysis creating statewide pre-kindergarten programs. Requires department to perform cost-benefit a...
|ND||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Block Scheduling|
Amends instructional time requirements for high school units to not apply to schools or school districts having block schedules approved
by the superintendent of public instruction. http://www.state.nd.us/lr/assembly/58-2003/bill_text/DAUF0200.pdf...
|NM||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12|
|Public Educational Institutes|
H.B. 186, S.B. 62
Requires that high school curricula and end-of- course test be aligned with the placement tests for state's two and four-year public educational institutions. http://legis.state.nm.us/senatedetails2.asp?District=31...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||General Educational Development|
Relates to the general educational development examination; relates to the testing age for persons not enrolled in public school and not otherwise meeting compulsory attendance requirements; directs the board of education to develop a special high school diplo...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||High School Diploma Civics Education Seal|
Directs the state board to establish criteria for awarding a diploma seal for excellence in civics education and understanding of the state and federal Constitutions and the democratic model of government for the standard and advanced studies diplomas....
|AR||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||School Districts To Grant A High School Diploma|
Authorizes school districts to grant a high school diploma to veterans of the Korean War or the Vietnam War who meet eligibility requirements. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003/public/HB1886.pdf...
|CO||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||High School Diplomas Awarded to Veterans|
Permits a board of education of a school district to award a diploma to an honorably discharged veterans. http://www.leg.state.co.us/2003a/pubhome.nsf...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Joint School Curriculum|
Allows two or more school boards to establish joint or regional high schools to offer specialized training for careers in law enforcement, fire fighting, emergency and rescue services, and other occupations addressing public safety and welfare. http://leg1.st...
|NM||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Graduation Rates|
Requires school districts to track graduation rates for high school in the district....
|ND||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||High School Graduation Requirements|
A high school diploma may be issued by a home-schooled child's school district of residence, an approved nonpublic high school, or the North Dakota division of independent study provided the child, through home education, has completed at least twenty-one unit...
|AR||Signed into law 02/2003||P-12||Diplomas for World War II Veterans|
Authorizes school districts to grant a high school diploma to World War II veterans who meet eligibility requirements.
|MS||Rule Adoption 12/2002||P-12||Graduation Requirements|
MS ADC 36 000 001, Graduation Requirements, Code IHF-2
The section is revised to read as follows: "Policies for Subject Area Testing
• Students will not be required to pass any end-of-course Subject Area Test in a course for which the Carnegie unit was earned by the student in a Mississippi public school prior to ...
|UT||Adopted 12/2002||P-12||Secondary School Completion and Diplomas|
Amends rules to add the Utah Basic Skills Competency Test (UBSCT) as a requirement for high school diplomas and provides for differentiated diplomas. Beginning with the 2003-2004 school year, adds a tenth grade basic skills competency test and beginning with ...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2002||P-12||Develop a reform and redesign plan for their high school systems to raise pupil achievement|
Establishes the High School Pupil Success Act to provide grants and consultation to school districts with high schools, pursuant to a request for proposals process, to develop a reform and redesign plan for their high school systems to raise pupil achievement....
|CA||Signed into law 09/2002||P-12||Readily-Available Course Lists|
Requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to advise school districts that maintain high schools about the importance of making readily available to each high school pupil the list of courses offered by the school attended by that pupil that are certifi...
|CA||Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter No. 07/2002||P-12||High school equivalency test fee|
Requires that a fee for applications for the high school equivalency test be submitted when registering for the test; requires that each scoring contractor provides the Superintendent of Public Instruction with the test results....
|DE||Signed into law 07/2002||P-12||Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association|
Creates a Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association to implement rules and regulations governing interscholastic sports in secondary and middle schools, including private schools which agree to voluntarily become member schools in the association. Rules an...
|MO||Signed into law 06/2002||P-12||Honorary High School Diplomas to Civilian POWs|
Revises section awarding honorary high school diplomas to certain veterans to include residents or former residents who were civilian prisoners of war. http://www.house.state.mo.us/bills02/biltxt02/truly02/HB1515T.HTM...
|CA||Signed into law 06/2002||P-12||Extra Grade Weighting Limited|
Establishes a 4-year implementation schedule for existing law which prohibits a school district, when calculating a pupil's grade point average, from assigning extra grade weighting to a course that covers a subject required for admission to the University of ...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Prince George's County Governance and Administration|
Establishes appointed New Prince George's County Board of Education and requirements for membership. Provides for compensation of board members. Allows for nonvoting student member. Establishes Chief Executive Officer as executive officer, secretary, and treas...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Diplomas for Honorably Discharged Korean Conflict Veterans|
Allows honorably discharged veterans of the Korean Conflict to obtain a high school diploma by applying to the county board where the individual resides or where the school the individual withdrew from was located. Veteran must have left a state board-accredi...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Diplomas for Veterans of Korea and Vietnam Conflicts|
Provides that each local board of education shall issue high school diplomas to certain veterans who failed to receive diplomas due to an interruption of their education by service in the Korean Conflict or the Vietnam Conflict; provides certain requirements r...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Education Code Re-Write: Marching Band as P.E. Credit Towards Graduation|
Permits completion of one semester of marching band with grade C or better to be included as 1/2 credit of physical education graduation requirement. See bill section 132, page 354, line 27 ff: www.leg.state.fl.us/data/session/2002E/Senate/bills/billtext/pdf/s...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Standard High School Diploma to Certain GED Recipients|
Mandates the state board to adopt rules permitting any GED recipient who meets certain criteria to be awarded a standard high school diploma. See bill section 133, page 365, line 3 ff: http://www.leg.state.fl.us/data/session/2002E/Senate/bills/billtext/pdf/s00...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Diplomas for Honorably Discharged WWII Veterans|
Directs the local board of education to award high school diplomas to honorably discharged veterans of World War II who were enrolled in, but did not complete, high school prior to their service in the United States Armed Forces during World War II....
|MS||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Duties of Board in GED Program Administration|
Clarifies the duties of the State Board for Community and Junior Colleges in the administration of General Educational Development (GED) Testing Program....
|OK||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||High School Graduation Requirements|
Modifies high school graduation requirements; adds certain courses which count for the core curriculum requirements; modifies credit granting requirement; directs certain school district to adopt class schedules which allow enrollment at a technology center sc...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12|
Requires high schools to provide access to campuses and to student directory information for official recruiting representatives of various military organizations to inform students of educational and career opportunities in the armed forces....
|VA||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12||Electives for High School Graduation|
Directs the state board of education to provide that the requirements for the standard high school diploma must include at least two sequential electives chosen from a concentration of courses selected from a variety of options that may be planned to ensure th...
|WY||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12||Graduation Standards|
Requires state board to set proficiency standards. Modifies requirements for graduation; imposes different types of student proficiency with respect to performance standards; imposes assessment duties upon school districts; conforms statutory provisions accor...
|VA||Signed into law 02/2002||P-12||Career/Academic Combinations|
Clarifies that school boards may operate comprehensive schools offering all-day academic programs and career and technical education as joint schools....
|CA||Vetoed 09/2001||P-12||Creating a clearinghouse of academic and career-related information|
Requires the State Department of Education to collect specified information from all public high schools on existing academic and career-related curriculum for the purposes of establishing a clearinghouse of information on academic and career-related curriculu...
|MO||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||High School Graduation Diploma to War Veterans|
Provides honorary high school diplomas to World War I, and World War II and Korean War veterans who left high school before graduation to serve in the United States military....
|MO||To governor 05/2001||P-12||High School Diplomas for WW II Veterans|
H.B. 244; H.B. 94
Provides honorary high school diplomas to World War II veterans who left high school before graduation to serve in the United States military....
|TN||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Tech-Prep Curriculum|
Authorizes local education agencies (LEAs) to enter into cooperative agreements with nonprofit entities to offer technical-prep high school curriculum under the following conditions: the local board of education must approve all agreements; agreements must be...
|VT||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12|
The purpose of this act to enable technical center regions to establish alternative governance structures which meet regional technical education needs, ensure equal educational opportunities to technical education students throughout Vermont, and prepare Verm...
|ME||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Granting High School Diplomas to WW II Veterans|
(LD 21) Allows a local school board the option of granting a diploma to a veteran of World War II who was honorably discharged even though the veteran does not meet the graduation requirements....
|MS||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Occupational Diplomas for Special Education Students|
Authorizes the State Board of Education to develop and issue criteria for an occupational diploma for students with disabilities....
|NV||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Informational Pamphlet on the High School Proficiency Examiniation|
Requires the department to develop an informational pamphlet concerning the high school proficiency examination; requires boards of each school district to provide a copy to each junior high, middle school or high school within the school district for posting....
|MD||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Eligiblity of Middle and High School Libraries for Grant Funding|
Alters the state school library funds grant program of the School Accountability Funding and Excellence Program in order to make middle schools and high schools eligible for grants under the program....
|NM||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Competency in Writing|
Expands graduation requirements to include passing a state competency test in writing....
|OK||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Amends Advanced Placement Program|
States that on or before October 1 of each year, the state department of education must issue a report on the Advanced Placement Incentive Program for the previous school year which shall include, but is not limited to, the number of: students taking an advanc...
|MS||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||School Certificates to Veterans|
Authorizes the State Board of Education to award high school diplomas and honorary 8th grade certificates of completion to WW II and Korean Conflict Veterans who were unable to complete their education due to their military service; requires the State Board of...
|NM||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||Academic Competitions|
Amends the Public School Code to require that public schools in each conference shall provide academic competitions similar to their athletic competitions. Students who participate in such competitions shall qualify for an academic letter in the subject in whi...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||Access to Students|
Requires any school board that provides access to a high school's student body or other contact with its students during a school or school division-sponsored activity to persons or groups for occupational, professional or educational recruitment to provide eq...
|VA||Signed into law 02/2001||P-12||Class Rankings|
Standard 4 of the Standards of Quality; Literacy Passports, diplomas, and certificates; class rankings. Authorizes each local school board to devise, vis-a-vis the award of diplomas to secondary school students, a mechanism for calculating class rankings that ...
|VA||Signed into law 02/2001||P-12||Graduation Requirements|
Relates to a standard diploma; restores language in the Standards of Quality that was unintentionally deleted by legislation reorganizing in the 2000 Session; provides that the requirements for a standard diploma shall include at least two sequential electives...
|OK||Signed into law 07/2000||P-12||Graduation Requirements|
H.B. 2728 (Omnibus Bill)
High School graduation requirements:
- Abolishes the dual diploma system by repealing the Diploma of Honor and restoring the Certificate of Distinction option;
- Adds attainment of competencies as method of satisfying core course requirements;
- Requires cour...
|RI||Became law without GOVERNOR'S signature 07/2000||Postsec.||transition of students with disabilities|
Amends the composition of the Transition Council by adding a representative from one of the regional education collaboratives.Transition from school to self-sufficient adulthood for students with disabilities...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12||Forgiveness Policies|
Revises requirements for district grade forgiveness policies. Beginning 2000-2001 school year and thereafter, forgiveness policies limited to replacing a grade of "D" or "F" or the equivalent in required courses with a grade of "C" or higher earned subsequent...
|CT||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12||High School Grant Program for Math, Science & Computers|
Provides that the Department of Education shall establish a competitive grant program for high school projects that involve one or more of the following topics: computers, engineering, physics, mathematics, science or technical construction; allows local and r...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2000||Postsec.||Out-of-state Tuition Reduction|
Relates to rulemaking authority within the State University System; clarifies the rulemaking authority of the Board of Regents; authorizes a differential out-of-state tuition fee for certain universities; authorizes each university president to adopt rules go...
|HI||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12|
|College Credit for High Schoolers|
Allows high school students to obtain college and high school course credits simultaneously....
|HI||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12|
|New Economy Technology Scholarship|
Adds a new chapter to establish the new economy technology scholarship act....
|SC||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Repeals Star Diploma Program|
Relates to the eligibility requirements for a life scholarship, so as to delete requirement that students must pass all courses required for a star diploma; relates to the requirements and the promulgation of regulations for the star diploma; relates to includ...
|CT||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Awarding High School Diplomas to Wartime Veterans|
00-124., Allows local and regional boards of education to award high school diplomas to wartime veterans who did not earn their diplomas because they withdrew from school to join the armed forces....
|WI||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||At-Risk Programs|
Changes names of program from children at risk to "children at risk of not graduating from high school." Changes definition to "at risk of not graduating from high school because they failed the high school graduation exam," are dropouts, or are 2 or more of ...
|CT||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||High School Civics Graduation Requirement|
Requires one half credit in civics as part of the 3 credit social studies requirement for high school graduation....
|MN||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Profiles of Learning|
Amends the Profile of Learning. Highlights: Allows districts to phase in the number of content standards required of students for graduation; empowers teachers to participate in the decision about student standard requirements; allows districts to permit this...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Graduation Requirements|
Relates to education; amends state graduation requirements; amends graduation rules....
|OK||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Advanced Placement Incentive Program|
Modifies the Oklahoma Advanced Placement Incentive Program. Authorizes test fee assistance for students taking multiple tests in one year. Authorizes the state board to award additional grants to school sites demonstrating successful implementation of the cou...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Graduation Requirements|
H.B. 2728 (Omnibus Bill)
Effective 2002-2003 school year -- to graduate with a standard diploma, students must complete core curriculum units or sets of competencies in the following: 4 language arts (1 grammar/composition, 3 of either American, English or World Literature, Advanced E...
|SC||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Graduation Requirements|
(Joint Resolution) Approves regulations of the Department of Education related to graduation requirements....
|MD||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12|
Creates a Task Force to Study College Readiness for Disadvantaged and Capable Students. Requires the task force to report its interim findings and recommendations to the governor and general assembly by January 1, 2001 and a final report of its findings and re...
|WA||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12|
|Notification to Parents|
Requires notification to parents of school courses leading to college credit; requires that each high school shall publish annually and deliver to each parent with children enrolled in school, information concerning the entrance requirements and the availabili...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Diploma Options|
Directs the board of education to establish the requirements for a third diploma option, i.e., an advanced mathematics and technology diploma; provides that the diploma will be a 24-credit diploma, with 9 required verified credits (course and standards of lear...
|VA||Signed into law 02/2000||P-12||Diploma Requirements|
Requires the Board of Education to include, in the requirement for verified credits for the standard and advanced studies diplomas, a provision that allows students completing elective classes into which the Standards of Learning for any required course have b...