|TX||Signed into law||P-12||Covering Advanced Placement and IB Exam|
Existing law permitted the commissioner of education to enter into agreements with the College Board and the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) to pay for all exams taken by eligible public school students. New provision adds that an eligible stude...
|Acceptance of Credit Earned by AP and IB Exams|
Requests that the board of regents develop a uniform policy regarding the acceptance of college credit earned through Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate exams. http://www.legis.la.gov/legis/ViewDocument.aspx?d=852684&n=SCR49%20Enrolled ...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Providing Initiatives to Improve and Expand Access to Computer Science Education|
Amends existing law to improve and expand access to computer science education, particularly in advanced courses that could prepare students for careers in the field. Requires boards of directors to approve AP computer science courses as equivalent to high sch...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Academic Acceleration for High School Students|
Encourages school board of directors to adopt an academic acceleration policy for high school students. Enrolls students who meet the state standard on the high school statewide student assessment in the next most rigorous level of advanced courses offered by...
|LA||Adopted 09/2012||P-12||Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate|
Increases the number of Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) courses that must be made available to students at each public high school. The number of courses increases by one
each year from 2012-2013 to 2015-2016, such that at least one...
|LA||Adopted 07/2012||P-12||AP Courses for High School Graduation Credit|
LAC 28:CXV.2318 and 2325
From July 2012 Louisiana Register: Revises LAC 28:CXV §2318, "The College and Career Diploma" and §2325, "Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate." These revisions add some Advanced Placement (AP) courses to the list of courses that can be taken for...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||Student Fee Waivers for AP and Postsecondary Courses through OhioLearns Gateway|
S.B. 316 - Student Fee Waivers for AP and Postsecondary Courses through OhioLearns Gateway
Permits a Technology Operations earmark for eTech Ohio to be used to cover student costs for taking Advanced Placement courses and courses that the chancellor of the board of regents has determined to be eligible for postsecondary credit through the OhioLearns...
|RI||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||College and Career Success for All Student Act|
H.B. 7108 (S.B. 2275)
Requires the establishment of clear training guidelines for teachers who will teach advanced placement classes in Rhode Island public schools. Defines "Vertical team" as a group of teachers and educators from different grade levels in a given discipline who wo...
|RI||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||Access to Advanced Placement|
Adds new chapter 93 designed to promote access to advanced placement courses for all students in Rhode Island public high schools by funding training in eligible schools where AP courses have not been offered in four core academic areas. Requires the departmen...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Advanced Placement Participation and Scores Included as Metrics|
Specifies that participation and scores in Advanced Placement courses whether taught at a high school, technology center or regional site of the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics will be used to help determine the letter grade a school will receive th...
|MS||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||No State Department of Education Approval for High School Advanced Placement courses|
Amends Mississippi code to delete the requirement that the state department of education must approve all high school pre-advanced placement courses.
|TN||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12|
|Accumulation of Postsecondary Credit|
Expresses need to expand postsecondary credit-earning opportunities for high school students and urges state education agencies to provide assistance to any organizations conducting a statewide study of the issue.
|CA||Signed into law 09/2011||P-12|
|Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate|
From bill summary: Requires the superintendent of public instruction to annually update the information on Advanced Placement on the department Web site to include current information on the various means by which districts may offer or access Advanced Placeme...
|IA||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Online Advanced Placement Academy STEM Initiative|
H.F. 645 - Multiple Sections
Establishes the Iowa online advanced placement academy science, technology, engineering, and mathematics initiative within the international center for talented and gifted education at the state university of Iowa, to deliver, with an emphasis on science, tech...
|CT||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Defines Advanced Placement Course Program|
H.B. 6499 - Sec. 21
Clarifies that an "advanced placement course program" is a program approved by the State Board of Education that provides college or university-level instruction as part of a course for which
credit is earned at the high school level. http://www.cga.ct.gov/201...
|OR||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12|
|Accelerated College Credit|
Defines "accelerated college credit programs" to include dual credit, two-plus-two, advanced placement and International Baccalaureate programs. Directs the department of education to administer a grant program to provide grants to districts, community college...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12|
|College Credit Program Oversight|
Authorizes the commissioner of education to adopt rules as necessary concerning the duties of a school district under the college credit program (under which students may earn the equivalent of at least 12 semester credit hours of college credit through Intern...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||College Credit Program|
Extends to 2013 a provision that a district is not required to pay a student's tuition or other associated costs for taking a course through the college credit program (under which districts must make available the opportunity for students to earn the equivale...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||IB and AP Course Credit|
Clarifies that students should be eligible for credit for International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement examinations, not the courses.
|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...
|UT||Signed into law 02/2011||P-12||Enhancement for Accelerated Students Program|
S.B. 1 - Section 53A-17a-165
Repeals references to the gifted and talented program and the Advanced Placement program; creates new Enhancement for Accelerated Students Program. Directs the state board of education to distribute funds appropriated for the Enhancement for Accelerated Studen...
|TX||Adopted 08/2010||P-12||Online Learning, AP and IB|
19 TAC 74.23, 29
Section 74.23: Correspondence Courses and Distance Learning: Updates section to make clear that students may earn course credit via online courses and the Texas Virtual School Network (TxVSN).
Section 74.29: Texas Advanced Placement Incentive Program: Clarifi...
|RI||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12|
|Bachelors Degree in Three Timeline|
H.B. 7342, S.B. 2124
Moves from February 2010 to February 2011 date by which the board of governors for higher education must present to the general assembly an initial report, recommendations and timeline on the "Bachelors Degree in Three" program. Delays start of pilot "Bachelor...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||International Baccalaureate or Advanced Placement|
Allows a school to establish an International Baccalaureate Programme fund or an Advanced Placement fund to receive donations or grants from individuals or from private corporations, associations or other artificial entities, both nonprofit and for profit, who...
|AZ||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12|
H.B. 2725--Multiple Provisions
Exempts private schools approved by the department of education's division of special education prescribed in the pupil's individualized education program from rules adopted by the state board of education prior to 11/24/09.
Changes the office of the county sc...
|CT||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Advanced Placement Courses for College Credit|
S.B. 438 - Sec. 31
Effective with the 2011-12 school year, requires every district to offer advanced placement courses. Requires the state board of education to develop guidelines to aid local/regional boards in training teachers for teaching advanced placement courses to a dive...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2010||Postsec.|
|Transfer/Articulation from Associate's Degree to Four-Year Programs|
Encourages postsecondary institutions to limit bachelor degree programs to 120 credit hours and associate degree programs to 60 credit hours beginning with the 2012-13 academic year; provides exceptions.
[OF NOTE: Creates a comprehensive approach to improvin...
|OH||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||Distinction between Online AP Courses and Clearinghouse of Distance Learning Courses|
S.B. 155 - Section 6
Amends 371.50.90 of Am. Sub. H.B. 1 of the 128th General Assembly (enacted July 2009). Clarifies that from an appropriation item in 2009 H.B. 1, eTech Ohio must use up to $1 million in FY 2010 to maintain the clearinghouse of distance learning courses called f...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||Programs Funded At or Below $10,000 in a District|
H.B. 149 - Section 3
Adds Section 53A-17a-105.5. Defines "qualifying program" as (1) the at-risk flow through program; (2) the homeless and disadvantaged minority students program [both created in 53A-17a-121]; (3) the gifted and talented program; (4) the advanced placement progra...
|IN||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12|
|Postsecondary Credit for Advanced Placement|
Relates to advanced placement exams; requires state educational institutions to grant postsecondary level academic credit to students who receive a satisfactory score on an advanced placement examination; requires the state department of education to develop a...
|KY||Signed into law 01/2010||P-12||Interventions for Persistently Low-Achieving Schools and Advanced Placement|
Amends accountability provisions in KRS 160.346. Defines "persistently low-achieving school". Defines "school intervention" as a process chosen by a school council, a superintendent and a local board, or the commissioner of education or designee with state boa...
|RI||Signed into law 11/2009||Postsec.|
|Bachelors Degree in Three|
Authorizes the Bachelors Degree in Three program, a new educational initiative designed to expedite the process so that students can earn a bachelor's degree at a state college or university within 3 years; requires the establishment of a credit transfer polic...
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12|
|eTech Ohio (Education Technology)|
H.B. 1 - Section 3353.09, 3353.20, and 265.30.83
By January 2010, directs the eTech Ohio commission to develop and implement a plan to create an aligned educational technology system that spans preschool to postsecondary education (P-20). Directs the commission to consult with the state board of education in...
|ND||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||High School Graduation - Diploma Requirements|
H.B. 1400 - Sections 15 and 16
Requires all high schools to offer one dual enrollment course or one Advanced Placement course.
Increases total number of Carnegie units for high school graduation from 21 to 22 units. These must include:
1. Four units of English language arts from a sequence...
|LA||Adopted 10/2008||P-12||Course Credits for Middle Schoolers and for Military Service|
LAC 28:CXV.2321, .2325
Amends rules to allow students who are repeating the eighth grade because they have scored Unsatisfactory on the Mathematics and/or English Language Arts components of LEAP to earn Carnegie credit in elective courses. Adds a list of Advanced Placement courses ...
|LA||Signed into law 07/2008||P-12||High School Dropout Prevention Act of 2008|
Provides that before a student between the ages of 17 and 18 may drop out, the student and student's parent must attend an exit interview, in which the student and parent provide written acknowledgement that withdrawal from school will likely reduce the studen...
|KS||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||Virtual School|
Establishes the virtual school act. Authorizes districts to operate virtual schools. Provides for requirements for virtual schools. Requires districts to provide adequate training to teachers who teach in virtual schools. Requires districts to annually submit ...
|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 ...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12|
Defines "Advanced science and mathematics" as Advanced Placement (AP) biology, calculus, chemistry, computer science, environmental science, and physics, and International Baccalaureate (IB) biology, chemistry, computer science, environmental systems, mathemat...
|WI||Signed into law 12/2007||P-12||Subsidized Advanced Placement Tests|
Relates to payment of the costs of advanced placement examinations taken by certain pupils. Allows the use of federal, state, local, or private funds to pay the costs of advanced placement examinations taken by pupils enrolled in the school district who are el...
|MI||Enacted 11/2007||P-12||High School Reform|
Revises high school personal curriculum requirements for transfer pupils; relates to advanced placement, diplomas and merit standards requirements; includes nonpublic schools and out-of-state transfers; provides for the presence of counselors and a school psyc...
|IL||Signed into law 11/2007||P-12|
|College and Career Readiness Pilot Program|
Requires the state community college board to create a 3-year college and career readiness pilot program, beginning with the high school class of 2008, to meet the following goals:
(1) To diagnose college readiness by developing a system to align ACT scores t...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2007||P-12||Advanced Placement Exam Fees|
Requires the state board of education to create, under the College and Career Success for All Students program, a program in public schools in which at least 40% of students qualify for free or reduced-price lunches whereby fees charged by the College Board fo...
|FL||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12|
|Minority or Underrepresented Student Achievement|
The Florida Partnership for Minority and Underrepresented Student Achievement must cooperate with school districts to identify minority & underrepresented students for participation in AP or other advanced courses and provide information regarding these course...
|IN||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Advanced Placement and Pre-AP|
Provides that for a teacher to be eligible for a stipend to cover expenses related to a summer training institute, the training must:
(1) Provide AP and pre-AP with the necessary content knowledge and instructional skills to prepare students for success in AP...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||high school advanced placement|
Ensures a rigorous and efficient curriculum for high school students; assist small, rural public schools in providing students access to the most rigorous courses available if it is the desire of students to take Advanced Placement courses in the place of regu...
|ID||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12|
|Idaho Digital Learning Academy|
S.B. 1237 (Sections 12-14)
Strikes existing provision that funding for the Idaho Digital Learning Academy be provided from an annual budget request to the legislature from the superintendent of public instruction. Creates new section providing that a portion of the annual legislative ap...
|HI||Adopted 04/2007||P-12||Programs for High-Achieving Students|
Asks the Hawaii Department of Education to develop a comprehensive plan to promote opportunities for high achievement with the goal of 20% of public school students enrolling in gifted and talented programs, honors classes, advanced placement courses, Internat...
|Graduation Requirements and Advanced Opportunities|
Increases total number of credits required for high school graduation to 46 credits (23 Carnegie units) starting with the 2013 graduating class. Increases math requirements to 3 units and science requirements to 3 units. Requires students to take the ACT, SAT,...
|OH||Signed into law 12/2006||P-12||Dual Enrollment Program|
S.B. 311 -- Sec. 3313.6013
Defines "dual enrollment program" as a program that enables a student to earn credit toward a degree from an institution of higher education while enrolled in high school or that enables a student to complete coursework while enrolled in high school that may e...
|OH||Signed into law 12/2006||P-12|
|Awarding Credit for Advanced Placement|
S.B. 311 -- Sec. 3333.163
This section requires that not later than April 15, 2008, the articulation and transfer advisory council of the Ohio board of regents recommend to the board standards for awarding course credit toward degree requirements at state institutions of higher educati...
|MS||Adopted 11/2006||P-12||New Endorsement Codes for Advanced Placement Teachers|
Proposes administrative rules regarding new endorsement codes for courses taught by Advance Placement teachers.
|WV||Adopted 09/2006||P-12||Program/Curriculum Requirements|
Title 126, Series 42
Amends rules regarding the pre-K & K-12 program or curriculum requirements; reduces the amount of required teaching time for English Language Arts and Reading in middle school; changes pathway options to high school graduation from 3 to 2; requires a minimum n...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2006||P-12||AP and IB Grant Program|
Amends existing law that establishes a 5-year grant program to award grants to cover the costs of advanced placement examination fees to authorize the Department of Education to award grants to cover the costs of International Baccalaureate examination fees, 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...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Dual Enrollment Programs|
H.B. 7087 (Section 39)
Revises access to dual enrollment policies and inclusion of IB and Advanced International Certificate of Education courses. Directs local boards to include access to dual enrollment on the high school campus whenever possible. Prohibits alternative grade calcu...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||AP Programs|
Establishes a program to raise K-12 academic achievement through increased student participation in pre-AP and AP programs. Participating schools must: (1) have a three-year plan approved by the local school board to create a new or expand an existing program ...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12|
|High School and College Readiness Assessments|
Requires the state assessment system, by the 2007-2008 school year, to include:
1. A high school readiness examination to assess English, reading, math and science in grade 8;
2. A college readiness examination to assess English, reading, math and s...
|ID||Adopted 04/2006||P-12||Advanced Opportunities|
Requires all high schools, effective July 1, 2007, to provide Advanced Opportunities (defined as Advanced Placement courses, dual credit courses, Tech Prep, or International Baccalaureate programs), or provide opportunities for students to take courses at the ...
|ID||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||Distance Learning and Remedial Coursework|
H.B. 847 Section 9
Specifies that $1,100,000 of the appropriation in section 3 of the bill be distributed to the Idaho Digital Learning Academy, as follows:
(1) $200,000 shall be utilized to reduce or eliminate tuition charged by the Idaho Digital Learning Academy to Idaho stu...
|IN||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Dual Enrollment and Advanced Placement|
H.B. 1347 Section 9
Requires every high school to provide at least 2 of each of the following course offerings to high school students who qualify to enroll in the courses:
(1) Dual credit.
(2) Advanced placement.
|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||Education Reform Act of 2006|
Enacts the Education Reform Act of 2006. Section 12 requires districts to offer Pre-AP courses. States that subject to appropriation, funding will be made available in the 2007-08 school year for all sophomores to take a nationally recognized aptitude test for...
|LA||Adopted 12/2005||P-12||Advanced Placement for Graduation Credit|
LAC 28:CXV.2319 and 2363
Allows Advanced Placement (AP) European History and American Government courses to meet graduation requirements.
Page 8 of 106 http://www.doa.state.la.us/osr/reg/0512/0512RUL.pdf
AGENCY CONTACT: Nina A Ford, Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, Box 94...
|WV||Adopted 11/2005||P-12||Acceptance of AP credit at Community/Technical Colleges|
Title 135, Series 15,
Amends rules relating to acceptance of advanced placement credit at community and technical colleges. http://www.wvsos.com/csrdocs/worddocs/135-15.doc...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2005||P-12||Advanced Placement and pre-Advanced Placement|
Creates the College and Career Success for All Students Act. Requires a teacher of an Advanced Placement course to obtain appropriate training, subject to appropriation. Requires the State Board of Education to establish training guidelines that require teache...
|MN||Signed into law 07/2005||P-12||AP and International Baccalaureate|
H.F. 141 - Multiple Components
The state may pay all or part of the fee for advanced placement or international baccalaureate examinations. The commissioner shall pay all examination fees for all public and nonpublic students of low-income families, as defined by the commissioner, and to t...
|CO||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12||Accreditation Indicators and Dropout/Graduation Rates|
Standardizes the calculation of graduation rates and dropout rates that are required to be reported by school districts for accreditation. Standardizes and requires the reporting of continuing education rates and mobility rates by school districts for accredit...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12||Standard Method of Computing Grade Point Averages|
Allows the commissioner to develop a standard method of computing a student's high school grade point average that provides for additional weight to be given to each honors course, advanced placement course, international baccalaureate course, or dual credit c...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Resolution Urging Funding for Advanced Placement|
Urges adequate funding for high school advanced placement programs; urges the Governor to include an earmarked appropriation within the administration's General Appropriations Act for FY05-06. From fiscal note: Estimate assumes that if each of the 444 high sch...
|ID||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Division of Children's Programs|
Establishes legislative intent for the Idaho Safe and Drug-Free Schools Program. Requires program to include the following:
(1) Districts will develop a policy and plan which will provide a guide for their substance abuse programs.
(2) Districts will have an a...
|FL||Signed by Governor 05/2004||P-12|
|Accelerated High School Graduation, High Stakes Testing, Reading Deficiencies|
Revises course requirements in college & career preparatory accelerated high school graduation program; amends requirements for grade point average that must be earned; establishes requirements for selection of accelerated graduation options; authorizes SAT & ...
|AR||Signed into law 02/2004||P-12||Advanced Placement Courses|
Requires that advanced placement courses be available in the four core areas (English, math, science, social studies) in high school; exempts high schools offering the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/200...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2003||P-12||Advancement Placement Exams Fees|
Relates to existing law that establishes a 5-year pilot grant program to school districts to cover the costs of advanced placement examination fees and authorizes school districts to apply to the department for grant funding under the program based on the numb...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2003||P-12||Golden State Examination Program|
A.B. 1266 § 21
Repeals the Golden State Examination Program that measures advanced pupil achievement on academically rigorous content standards adopted by the state board of education. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/bill/asm/ab_1251-1300/ab_1266_bill_20030929_chaptered.html...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Texas Advanced Placement Incentive Program|
Relates to awards granted under the Texas Advanced Placement Incentive Program to schools for providing a college advanced placement course....
|GA||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Assessment, Maximum Class size, Instruction, Revenue|
Revises provisions relating to payment of fees for advanced placement tests; revises provision relating to the release of certain test questions; deletes provision that students with alternate assessments shall not count for accountability purposes; changes pr...
|KY||Adopted 03/2003||P-12||Advanced Placement|
704 KAR 3:510
Establishes rules regarding the criteria a school shall meet in order to designate a course an advanced placement course, including content and program standards concerning student admission criteria, data collection, and reporting. http://www.lrc.state.ky.us/...
|SC||SENATE override line item veto Nos. 2. 06/2002||P-12|
Requires funding equal to 1994-95 appropriation to be appropriated to the state department annually to offset any reduction suffered by districts due to a change in the distribution of employee contribution funds. Provides that in the event of an EIA revenue ...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12|
|Education Code Re-Write: Articulated Acceleration Mechanisms|
Adds subsection relating to Advanced International Certificate of Education Program (AICE); sets out that public secondary school students are exempt from payment of Advanced Placement exam fees, regardless of whether or not they obtain a passing score on the ...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12||Advanced Placement Courses and the Kentucky Virtual High School|
Relates to college preparatory educational programs; requires the Kentucky Department of Education to develop a core advanced placement curriculum, to expand access to advanced placement courses though the Kentucky Virtual High School; requires school district...
|KY||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Study of Advanced Placement Program|
Directs a study of the Advanced Placement Program in Kentucky's high schools; directs the co-chairs of the Interim Joint Committee to Education to appoint a special subcommittee composed of four Senate members and four House of Representatives members to study...
|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...
|AR||Signed into law 02/2001||P-12||Teacher Training for Advanced Placement Courses.|
Increases the award for subsidized teacher training for advanced placement courses. The award will now increase from $450 to $650 per teacher....
|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...