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From the ECS State Policy Database
High School--College Readiness


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State Status/Date Level Summary
ILTo governor 06/2014P-12
Postsec.
High School Feedback System
H.B. 5679
From bill summary: Amends the University of Illinois Act, the Southern Illinois University Management Act, the Chicago State University Law, the Eastern Illinois University Law, the Governors State University Law, the Illinois State University Law, the Northea...

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MNSigned into law 05/2014P-12Postsecondary Enrollment Options - Counseling and Information
H.F. 2397
Article 3
Section 7: Amends existing requirements for postsecondary transition planning and directs school districts to assist students to explore their educational, college, and career interests, aptitudes, and aspirations and develop
a transition plan to po...

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SCSigned into law 04/2014P-12College and Career Readiness Assessment
H.B. 3919
Requires a college and career readiness assessment exam for all students entering the eleventh grade for the first time in school year 2014-2015 and subsequent years. Results must be added as part of each student's permanent record and maintained at the depart...

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CASigned into law 10/2013P-12Student Assessments and Early Assessment Program
A.B. 484
From bill summary: Upon approval of the state board, authorizes the superintendent of public instruction to not provide an API score to a school or district for the 2013–14 and 2014–15 school years due to a determination by the superintendent of public instruc...

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CASigned into law 10/2013P-12Early Assessment Program
S.B. 490
From bill summary: Amends Early Assessment Program (EAP) to encourage community college districts participating in the EAP to sequence their precollegiate level courses and transfer-level courses in English and mathematics to the Common Core academic content s...

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WASigned into law 06/2013P-12Budget - Navigation 101 Funding Eliminated
S.B. 5034
From bill analysis: Navigation 101 is part of a comprehensive school guidance and counseling program in Washington State. The purpose of Navigation 101 is to help students make choices for college and career readiness in the areas of course selection, goal set...

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WISigned into law 06/2013P-12Common Core State Standards
Act 20 - Section 9134(2q)
Prohibits the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) from taking further action to implement the common core standards and from directing school districts to implement further standards. Provides that any common core standard adopted and implemented by the Sta...

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WISigned into law 06/2013P-12College-Ready Assessments
Act 20 - Sections: 1759 thru 1769, 1874, and 9434(4L)
Provides $574,000 in 2014-15 and requires that the ACT Explore test be administered twice in the 9th grade, in the fall and the spring. Requires the Plan and ACT test be administered in the spring terms of 10th and 11th grades, respectively, with the spring te...

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TXSigned into law 06/2013P-12Periodic Review of College Readiness Standards
H.B. 2549
Requires that vertical teams periodically review and revise the state's college readiness standards and expectations and recommend revised standards for approval by the commissioner of education and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Directs the co...

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NVSigned into law 06/2013P-12Alternative High School Diplomas
A.B. 288
Removes references to the General Education Development [GED] test. Requires the state board of education to select a high school equivalency assessment. Provides for the recognition of this future assessment in state statute. Eliminates the high school profic...

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TXSigned into law 06/2013P-12College Preparatory Courses
H.B. 5 - College Preparatory Courses
Repeals references to college preparatory courses in science and social studies. Repeals references to end-of-course assessments for college-preparatory courses in English language arts, math, science, and social studies. Directs each district to partner with ...

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VTSigned into law 06/2013P-12Flexible 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...

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

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MNSigned into law 05/2013P-12College and Career Readiness Benchmark
H.F. 630
Directs the Commissioner of Education to contract for a series of assessments that are aligned with state academic standards, and include career and college readiness benchmarks. Math, reading, and writing assessments for grade 8 and 10 students must be predic...

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MNSigned into law 05/2013P-12Closing the Achievement Gap Program
H.F. 630
Establishes program to reduce racial and economic gaps in student achievement. Provides eligible uses of revenue, including (1) integrated learning environments that prepare all students to be effective citizens and enhance social cohesions; (2) policies and c...

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INSigned into law 05/2013P-12Common Core State Standards; College Readiness Provisions
H.B. 1427
Restricts state board of education from taking further action to implement common core standards until curricular and fiscal evaluations have been made. Provides that the state board shall implement educational standards that use the common core standards as t...

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MDSigned into law 05/2013P-12High School Graduation Requirements
S.B. 740
Directs the state board to establish high school curriculum and graduation requirements for all public schools to include: beginning with the 2015-2016 school year, no later than grade 11, all students must be assessed for college readiness in English language...

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MNSigned into law 05/2013P-12College and Career Readiness Performance Measures
H.F. 630
Directs the commission to identify and report measures that demontrate success of learning year program providers in improving students' graduation outcomes. The commissioner, beginning July 1, 2015, must annually report data on four- and six-year graduation r...

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MNSigned into law 05/2013P-12Career Pathways and Technical Education Advisory Task Force
H.F. 630
Creates the task force to improve outcomes for students and adult learners, align secondary and postsecondary programs, and measured the combined efficacy of Minnesota's P-20 programs. Charges task force with (1) better informing students about career options,...

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ARSigned into law 04/2013P-12Universal ACT Assessment Program Changes
H.B. 1714
The Voluntary Universal ACT Assessment Program allows 11th grade students to take the ACT Assessment without charge by using school district funding. This bill renames the program the Universal ACT Assessment Program and expands it to include students in grade...

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FLSigned into law 04/2013P-12Florida Virtual School Funding
S.B. 1076 - Florida Virtual School Funding
Earlier provision required adjustment of Florida Virtual School Funding after a student completed an end-of-course assessment (regardless of whether student passed assessment or required for high school graduation). Beginning in the 2016-17 school year, report...

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HIPassed 04/2013Postsec.RISE 21st Century After School Program
S.R. 94-13
Requests that the University Of Hawaii at Hilo establish a formal association with the RISE 21st Century After School Program. Requests that the University of Hawaii at Hilo establish the Keaukaha/Panaewa Hawaiian Homes after school program known as RISE (Reve...

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ARSigned into law 04/2013P-12College Readiness Assessments & Interventions
S.B. 814
Amends definition for "college and career readiness measurement" to include a criterion-referenced measurement of students' acquisition of skills needed to be successful in first-year college courses. Designates cut scores, approved assessments. Details proced...

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WVSigned into law 04/2013P-12College and Career Readiness
S.B. 359
Before the 2014-2015 school year, the state board, the Higher Education Policy Commission, and the Council for Community and Technical College Education shall collaborate in formally adopting uniform, specific college- and career-readiness standards for Englis...

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ARSigned into law 04/2013Postsec.Council on Postsecondary Education and Career Readiness
H.B. 1838
Creates the Council on Postsecondary Education and Career Readiness and establishes its membership. Charges the council with developing a unified strategy to reduce remediation rates and increase postsecondary completion rates, supporting college and career st...

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NCSigned into law 02/2013P-12College/Career Endorsement to High School Diploma
S.B. 14
Directs the State Board of Education to establish, implement, and determine the impact of adding (i) college, (ii) career, and (iii) college and career endorsements to high school diplomas to encourage students to obtain requisite job skills and to reduce the ...

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CASigned into law 09/2012P-12Revising Academic Performance Index (API)
S.B. 1458
From bill summary: Authorizes the superintendent of public instruction to develop and implement a specified program of school quality review to complement the Academic Performance Index (API), if an appropriation for this purpose is made in the annual budget a...

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RISigned into law 06/2012P-12College 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...

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RISigned into law 06/2012P-12Access to Advanced Placement
S.B. 2356
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...

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COSigned into law 05/2012P-12Individual Student Career and Academic Plans
H.B. 1345 (sections 12 and 15)
The state board of education must require schools and charter schools to assist students and their parents/gardians to develop and maintain the student's Individual Career and Academic Plan (ICAP) no later than the beginning of 9th grade. The board may require...

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CTSigned into law 05/2012P-12College and Career Readiness
S.B. 40
Requires that by Fall semester 2016, each public high school and public institution of higher education complete curricular alignment to enable the successful completion of the high school mathematics and language arts curricula, as described in Connecticut's ...

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

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GASigned into law 05/2012P-12Transitional Courses for 11th and 12th Graders Not College-Ready
H.B. 713 - Transitional Courses for 11th and 12th Graders Not College-Ready
Section 4: Requires that transitional courses for 11th and 12th graders in reading, writing and math be offered by all local boards, and requires all students identified in grade 10 as in need of postsecondary readiness assistance to take such courses. Require...

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KYSigned into law 04/2012P-12Helping Students Meet College/Career-Readiness Standards
S.B. 38 - Helping Students Meet College/Career-Readiness Standards
Section 3: Directs the department of education, by January 2013, to communicate to all districts the minimum core content standards for postsecondary education introductory courses and career-readiness standards. Before the start of the 2013-14 school year, di...

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

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DCTo mayor 04/2012P-12Early Warning and Support System Act of 2012, Title I
Bill 19-648
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...

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AZSigned into law 03/2012P-12Competency-Based Pathways
S.B. 1255
Directs the State Board of Education to adopt rules to define competency-based educational pathways for college and career readiness. Establishes competency-based college-ready educational pathways for students eligible for a high school diploma through their ...

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AZSigned into law 03/2012P-12Alternative High School Diploma
S.B. 1254
Adds an additional pathway for students eligible for a Grand Canyon Diploma (allows students who perform at a higher academic level than currently required to graduate to pursue one of several options, including early graduation), whereby the student, if accep...

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AKAdopted 03/2012P-12
Postsec.
Alaska Performance Scholarship
4 AAC 43.030
Revises the math and science curriculum and the social studies and language curriculum requirements for all levels of Alaska Performance Scholarships after 2015. Course options are specified for each area of study. Requires that each course is a college or ind...

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WIIssued 01/2012P-12College and Workforce Readiness Council
E.O. #56
Creates the 15-member College and Workforce Readiness Council. Tasks the council with recommending policies and programs to improve student readiness for college or career. Identifies specific areas in which the council must prioritize improvement: (1) Reducin...

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

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LASigned into law 06/2011P-12College and Career Readiness Commission
H.B. 79
Changes the name of the High School Redesign Commission to the College and Career Readiness Commission and changes its membership.
http://www.legis.state.la.us/billdata/streamdocument.asp?did=760066...

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SCSigned into law 06/2011P-12
Postsec.
Extends the Implementation Date of Personal Pathways to Success
H.B. 3748
Extends the date by which the Education and Economic Development Act, now called Personal Pathways to Success, must be implemented fully (the primary goals of Personal Pathways to Success are to increase high school completion rates, better prepare students fo...

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TXSigned into law 06/2011P-12Generation Texas Week
H.B. 2909 - Generation Texas Week
Renames "Education: Go Get It Week" as "Generation Texas Week." Adds that the information provided to students during this week must include the college readiness standards and expectations
as determined under Section 28.008. http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/tlo...

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TXSigned into law 06/2011P-12College Readiness
H.B. 3468 - College Readiness
Directs the Texas Education Agency, in consultation with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, to conduct a study of best practices for and existing programs offering early assessments of high school students to determine college readiness, identify a...

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COFinal Regulations 06/2011P-12Standards for Individual Career and Academic Plans
1 CO ADC 301-81:1.00; 1 CO ADC 301-81:2.00, 01, 02, 03
Establishes Standards for Individual Career and Academic Plans ('ICAP') for students enrolled in public schools.Each ICAP shall include a career planning, guidance and tracking component and a portfolio that inlcudes, among other items:
(a)  Documentation of ...

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FLSigned into law 06/2011P-12
Postsec.
Statewide Assessment Provisions
H.B. 1255 - Sec. 16, 18, 25, 26
Allows a principal to waive the civics end-of-course (EOC) assessment requirement for a transfer student who already completed a civics course (Sec. 25). Establishes an exemption from the intensive reading course requirement for certain students (Sec. 16, 18)....

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NVSigned into law 05/2011P-12
Postsec.
College Readiness
A.B. 138--Readiness
Authorizes the Department of Education to work in consultation with the Nevada System of Higher Education to establish clearly defined goals and benchmarks for pupils enrolled in public high schools to ensure that those pupils are adequately prepared for the e...

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AKAdopted 05/2011P-12Work Keys Assessment
4 AAC 06.717
The Department of Education & Early Development proposes to adopt regulation changes in Title 4 of the Alaska Administrative Code, 4 AAC 06.717 (b) - (f), Work Ready/College Ready Transitional Skills Assessment, which may include issues such as the following: ...

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

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GASigned into law 05/2011P-12
Postsec.
College and Career Readiness
H.B. 186 - College and Career Readiness
Directs the state board, working with the board of regents of the University System of Georgia and the board of technical and adult education, to develop college and career readiness competency standards in reading, writing and math. Provides these standards m...

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GASigned into law 05/2011P-12Career, Technical and Agricultural Courses
H.B. 186 - Career, Technical and Agricultural Courses
By July 2012, directs the state board to approve department-developed models and curriculum frameworks for 16 areas of career/technical education study.

Requires that the competencies and curricula for career, technical and agricultural courses include state ...

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GASigned into law 05/2011P-12College and Career Academies
S.B. 161
Amends provisions related to career academies. Defines "college and career academy" as a specialized charter school established by a partnership that demonstrates a collaboration to advance workforce development between one or more local boards of education, a...

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NDSigned into law 05/2011P-12Summative Assessment -- High School
S.B. 2150 - Multiple Provisions
Eleventh graders in both public and nonpublic schools were required in the past to take the ACT, but this bill adds a requirement that students take the writing portion of the ACT or the WorkKeys assessments. Provides that the cost is to be borne by the state....

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ARSigned into law 04/2011P-12Number of Districts Providing Remediation or College Prep
S.B. 352
Includes information in the department of education's school performance report about the number of districts providing remediation and college preparation for high school students who take the ACT before their senior year. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assemb...

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UTSigned into law 03/2011P-12School Grading System
S.B. 59
Requires the state board of education to establish a school grading system in which a school receives a grade of A, B, C, D, or F based on the performance of the school's students on statewide assessments, and, for a high school, the graduation rate and measur...

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ARSigned into law 03/2011P-12
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Community College
College and Career Readiness standards
H.B. 1620
Establishes the Arkansas College and Career Readiness standards. Develops criteria to evaluate, support, promote and fund career and technical education programs. Directs the Department of Career Education to work in collaboration with the Department of Educat...

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ARSigned into law 03/2011P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Postsecondary Prep Programs
H.B. 1617
Requires each public school administering the college readiness assessment to provide the basis for the counseling concerning postsecondary preparatory programs. Requires development of postsecondary prep programs, reporting on effectiveness of postsecondary p...

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WYSigned into law 03/2011P-12Accountability Indicators
S.F. 70--Indicators
Wyoming Accountability in Education Act--Established through legislation and implemented by Department of Education.

PHASE 1
--Establishes "core indicators of student performance" at the school level:
Reading measured by proficiency assessment of Wyoming st...

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

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NCIssued 09/2010P-12Governor's Education Transformation Commission
E.O. 65
Creates the Governor's Education Transformation Commission. Charges the commission with:
(A) (1) Making recommendations on the strategic direction of all aspects of the Race to the Top (RttT) to support the implementation of the Career and College - Ready, Se...

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AKAdopted 08/2010P-12Work Ready/College Ready Transitional Skills Curriculum and Benchmark Assessments
4 AAC 06.715
Amends the Alaska Administrative Code, 4 AAC 06. 715(b), regarding Work Ready/College Ready transitional skills curriculum and benchmark assessments. Provides that in each school year that the state obtains the license to allow districts to administer the Work...

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ILSigned into law 07/2010P-12
Community College
Extension of College and Career Readiness Pilot Program
S.B. 3705
On July 1, 2010, subject to appropriation, directs the state community college board to extend the College and Career Readiness Pilot Program for an additional 3 years and to include an additional 7 sites (or as
many as are allowed by available funding), as ev...

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GASigned into law 05/2010P-12"College-Ready" Benchmark and Individual Graduation Plans
H.B. 400 - New Section 20-2-327
Provides that student performance at the advanced proficiency/honors level on any tests required for high school graduation must be recognized as (1) meeting postsecondary entrance test requirements and (2) qualifying students to enroll in credit-bearing posts...

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COSigned into law 05/2010P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Visual and Peforming Arts Standards
H.B. 1273
Amends several provisions of the Preschool to Postsecondary Education Alignment Act to specifically incorporate visual arts and performing arts education into the standards, assessments, and postsecondary and workforce readiness program that the state board of...

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AZSigned into law 05/2010P-12Grand Canyon Diploma
H.B. 2731
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...

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AZSigned into law 05/2010P-12
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Miscellaneous
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...

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CASigned into law 10/2009P-12
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Community College
Postsecondary Finance, Governance and Reporting
A.B. 1182
Expresses legislative intent to refine higher education reporting requirements to provide for more effective, manageable and transparent reporting by the higher education segments.

Requests that the University of California notify each high school's governing...

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CASigned into law 10/2009P-12College-Readiness Tests
S.B. 511
Requires the department to ensure that a California Standards Test that is augmented for the purpose of determining readiness for college-level coursework inform a pupil in grade 11 that he or she may request that results from that assessment be released to a ...

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ILSigned into law 07/2009P-12
Postsec.
P-20 Longitudinal Education Data System
S.B. 1828
Creates the P-20 Longitudinal Education Data System Act. Requires the state board of education, the community college board, and the board of higher education to jointly establish and maintain a longitudinal data system by entering into one or more agreements ...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12College and Career Readiness, Financial Literacy
H.B. 1 - Section 3301.0721, 3301.079(A)(2) and 3313.601, 3313.603
Section 3301.079(A)(2). Requires the state board to adopt K-12 standards for instruction in financial literacy and entrepreneurship, which must meet the same requirements as standards in the core areas of English, math, science and social studies (i.e., the st...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12Report 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...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12State Assessment System
H.B. 1 - Section 3301.079, 3301.0710, 3301.0711, 3301.0712
Replaces all references to "tests" to "assessments".
Section 3301.079: Existing law requires the state board to inform all districts when any achievement test has been completed; new provision extends this notification requirement to community schools, STEM sc...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12
Community College
Postsec.
Admissions Requirements
H.B. 2424
Exempts Lamar State College--Orange and Lamar State College--Port Arthur from the requirement that an applicant for admission to a general academic teaching institution complete the recommended or advanced high school curriculum. http://www.legis.state.tx.us/t...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12
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Community College
Open-Source Textbooks
H.B. 2488
Defines open-source textbooks as textbooks downloadable from the Internet at no cost to the student. Requires districts and charter schools to annually certify that, for each subject in the required curriculum and all grade levels, the district provides every ...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12
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Programs to Improve High School and College Completion
S.B. 2258
Amends various provisions in Section 29.098 related to intensive summer programs for public school students and to college readiness programs at public institutions of higher education. Adds provisions in 61.0762 that allow the higher education coordinating bo...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12College-Ready Indicators on End-of-Course Assessments
H.B. 3 - Section 27
Eliminates provision that a student's performance on a college-ready question on an end-of-course assessment may not be used to determine the student's performance on the assessment.
Pages 25-26 of 180: http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/81R/billtext/pdf/HB0...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12Diplomas 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)...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12College Readiness Standards
H.B. 3 - Section 53, Part I
Defines "college-readiness" as the level of preparation a student must attain in English language arts and math to enroll and succeed, without remediation, in an entry-level general education course in that subject at a general academic teaching institution, a...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12State Assessments
H.B. 3 - Section 50 through 52
Directs the state education agency, in developing state assessments for math, reading, writing, social studies and science for grades 3-8, to allow student scores to provide reliable information relating to a student's satisfactory performance for each perform...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12Determining Performance Standards on State Assessments
H.B. 3 - Section 53, Part II
Transfers from the state board to the commissioner the duty of determining the performance level considered satisfactory on specified assessments. Directs the commissioner, in collaboration with the commissioner of higher education, to determine the level of p...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12
H.B. 3 - Section 61 and 63 (College Placement Testing and Math, Science Courses for High-Demand Occupations)
Section 61: Provides that a student who has completed a recommended or advanced high school program and demonstrated the performance standard for college readiness on the Algebra II and English III end-of-course assessments is exempt from the placement testing...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12School Recognition
H.B. 3 - Section 59 - Part VI (Distinction Designations and Awards)
Establishes new Subchapter G, "Distinction Designations". Directs the commissioner at the beginning of each school year to award distinction designations to districts and campuses. Directs the commissioner by rule to establish a recognized and exemplary rating...

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MNSigned into law 05/2009P-12
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Community College
High School-to-College Developmental Transition Programs
S.B. 2083
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...

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MNSigned into law 05/2009P-12College and Career-Readiness Workgroup
H.F. 2
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...

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VTSigned into law 05/2009P-12
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Community College
Strategies for Expanding Opportunities
H.B. 405
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 ...

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ARSigned into law 04/2009P-12College and Career Readiness Planning Program Act
H.B. 1808
Creates the College and Career Readiness Planning Program Act. Defines "college and career readiness". Beginning with the 2010-11 school year, directs public schools to administer the EXPLORE to 8th graders, and either the PLAN or PSAT to 10th graders. Permits...

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KYSigned into law 03/2009P-12State Assessment System
S.B. 1 Section 2(3), 6, 9 and 11
Repeals language referring to the Commonwealth Accountability Testing System (CATS). Directs the state board, using the revised content standards to be approved by December 15, 2010, to implement an annual statewide assessment system for implementation in the ...

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KYSigned into law 03/2009P-12Core Content Standards for Introductory College Courses
S.B. 1 Section 15
Within 30 days from the effective date of this Act, requires each postsecondary institution in the state to plan and implement a process to develop core academic content standards for reading and mathematics for introductory courses. Specifies that the process...

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

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NMSigned into law 03/2009P-12
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Community College
Reporting of High School Student Results by Higher Ed. Inst.
S.B. 152
Requires public post-secondary educational institutions to report annually to public high schools on freshman year outcomes of the students from those high schools; provides that information in the reports may be used by the high schools and public post-second...

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NMAdopted 01/2009P-12High School Assessment System
NMAC 6.19.7.1, .2, .3, .4, .5, .6, .7, .8, .9, .10, .11
The objective of this rule is to establish procedures for implementing the high school readiness assessment system, including: (a) the process for identifying acceptable short-cycle diagnostic type assessment instruments for grades nine and ten; (b) identifica...

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UTSigned into law 10/2008P-12Assessment System
S.B. 2002A
Allows the State Board of Education to exempt a school district or charter school from testing requirements under the Utah Performance Assessment System for Students (U-PASS) if the school district or charter school pilots an assessment system that incorporate...

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COAdopted 10/2008P-12
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Community College
Workforce Readiness Assessments
1 CCR 301-77
Addresses the administration of the Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness Assessments Pilot Program. Beginning in the 2008-09 academic year, directs the department to implement a pilot program for the purpose of evaluating standards and collecting data regardi...

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CASigned into law 09/2008P-12
Community College
Early Assessment Program
S.B. 946
Expresses legislative intent that the Early Assessment Program (EAP) be expanded to include state community colleges. Authorizes community college districts to use the State Standards Test (CST) and augmented CST to provide diagnostic advice to prospective com...

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ILSigned into law 07/2008P-12
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State Scholars
H.B. 4567
Requires the student assistance commission to conduct a study detailing in 2008 and 2009 the number of students designated State Scholars, the number of State Scholars who applied to state universities, and the number of State Scholars who were denied admittan...

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IASigned into law 05/2008P-12Student Readiness for College or Work
S.F. 2216 - Generally
Concerns state and local measures for preparing a student for a career or for postsecondary education, including a mandated statewide core curriculum for school districts and accredited nonpublic schools and a state designated career information and decision m...

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UTSigned into law 03/2008P-12Utah Science Technology and Research Initiative Centers Program
S.B. 2 - Section 22
Establishes the Utah Science Technology and Research Initiative (USTAR) Centers Program to provide a financial incentive for charter schools and school districts to adopt programs that result in a more efficient use of human resources and capital facilities.

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NMSigned into law 02/2008P-12
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Community College
College and Workplace Readiness Assessment
S.B. 460
Relates to public schools; changes the statewide college and workplace readiness assessments; allows the eleventh grade standards-based assessments to serve as the assessment required for graduation; provides that financial literacy shall be offered as an elec...

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ILSigned into law 11/2007P-12
Community College
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College and Career Readiness Pilot Program
S.B. 858
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...

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CASigned into law 09/2007P-12
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P-16
A.B. 428
Requires each school district offering any of grades 9 to 12, inclusive, prior to class registration, for each school in the district, to provide parents or guardians with written notification relating to the courses offered by the school satisfying the requir...

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ORSigned into law 07/2007P-12
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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...

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MESigned into law 06/2007P-12
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College Application Requirement for High Schoolers
H.P. 758; L.D. 1040
Resolves that the department of education implement methods to encourage districts to encourage secondary school students to complete at least one application to a college, university or other postsecondary educational institution. Provides these methods may i...

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NMSigned into law 04/2007P-12
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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...

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TXAdopted 01/2007P-12
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Community College
P-16 College Readiness and Success Strategic Action Plan
19 TAC 1.4.A.4.3
Establishes rules, in cooperation with the commissioner of education, for the implementation of the P-16 College Readiness and Success Strategic Action Plan recommended by the statewide P-16 Council and adopted by the board. Defines the purpose of the P-16 Col...

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OHSigned into law 12/2006P-12
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College and Work Readiness
S.B. 311-- Sec. 3301.43
Requires that the partnership for continued learning, in conjunction with the Ohio board of regents and the state board, recommend a means of assessing high school students' college and work readiness, especially in English and mathematics. The partnership is ...

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

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OHSigned into law 12/2006P-12S.B. 311 -- Sec. 3313.6014
S.B. 311
Requires local boards to adopt procedures for notifying each high school student's parent of the requirements of the Ohio core curriculum (high school graduation requirements effective with the Class of 2011) and that a consequence of not completing the curric...

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

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CAVetoed 09/2006P-12
Community College
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Community College Early Assessment Pilot Program
S.B. 1563
Establishes the Community College Early Assessment Pilot Program for the purpose of providing high school pupils with an indicator of their readiness for transfer level English and mathematics at the end of grade 11 and allowing high schools to work with pupil...

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MISigned into law 04/2006P-12High School Graduation Requirements
S.B. 1124
Provides for required high school curriculum; provides that beginning with pupils schedule to graduate from high school in 2010, a student may not receive a high school diploma unless the student completes 4 units of math, including algebra I, geometry and alg...

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TXIssued 12/2005P-12
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Community College
Enhancing College-Readiness Standards
Executive Order 2
(Executive Order RP53) Orders the Education Agency and Higher Education Coordinating Board to cooperate in
enhancing college-readiness standards and programs for public schools; requires each agency to ensure all students are afforded information and opportun...

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PAIssued 08/2005P-12
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Community College
Commission on College and Career Success
Executive Order 2005-06
Creates Commission on College and Career Success. The Commission will: (1) undertake a comprehensive review of the Commonwealth's laws, regulations and policies to ascertain whether they set clear and consistent expectations for high school success to ensure ...

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NMSigned into law 03/2003P-12Graduation 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...

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