|NV||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Alternative High School Diplomas|
Removes references to the General Education Development [GED] test. Requires the state board of education to select a high school equivalenc...
|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. Requ...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||Tennessee Alternative Diploma|
Requires the department of labor and workforce development and the board of education to design, develop and implement a test aligned with t...
|AZ||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||Convenience Fees; Replaces GED References|
Allows the department of education to impose a convenience fee on a per transaction basis for credit card, debit card or other means of elec...
|NE||to governor 04/2013||P-12||Diploma of High School Equivalency Assistance Act|
From the Fiscal Note: LB 366 is the Diploma of High School Equivalency Assistance Act. The bill provides intent language that $750,000 of ge...
|CO||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Student ID Number For Adult Education Programs|
Directs an education data subcommittee to identify a method for assigning a unique student identifier to each person enrolled in an adult ba...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||High School Equivalency Certificates.|
Amends existing code to replace the general education development test with the high school equivelancy certificate, which is a certificate ...
|NM||Vetoed 04/2013||P-12||Replace GED Terms with Equivelancy Diploma|
From bill analysis: Amends several sections of current law to replace the terms "General Education Diploma," "General Equivalency Diploma," ...
|MT||Adopted 03/2013||P-12||High School Level Tests of General Education Development (GED)|
Repeals and replaces provisions relating to high school level tests of general education development (GED). Modifies qualifications of candi...
|RI||Adopted 03/2013||P-12||The Rhode Island High School Equivalency Program|
RI ADC 21-2-63:1-10
Adopts comprehensive High School Equivalency Program Regulations. The purpose of these regulations is to enable Rhode Island adulst and out-...
|WV||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Study of GED Issues|
Requires the State Board of Education to study GED issues, especially increasing costs and access to internet and other technology, and make...
|TX||Adopted 12/2011||P-12||Certificate of High School Equivalency|
19 TAC 89.41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48
Makes various changes to provisions regarding administration of the Texas certificate of high school equivalency, in accordance with 2011 S....
|CA||Signed into law 10/2011||P-12||Option for 17-Year-Olds to Be Eligible to Sit for GED|
Adds being at least 17 years of age, having accumulated fewer than 100 units of high school credit before enrollment in the academic program...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Permission to Take GED|
H.B. 153 - Permission to Take GED
Requires a person who is at least 16 but under the age of 19 who is applying to the department to take the tests of general education develo...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Compulsory Attendance and GED|
Indicates that a child who is at least seventeen years of age and who, after successfully completing a program established by the State Boar...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Online High School Equivalency Exams|
Directs the state board to adopt rules to provide for online administration of high school equivalency exams. Requires that the rules provid...
|MS||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Dropout Status of GED Students|
Clarifies that a student participating in a General Educational Development option program under a school district agreement with a communit...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2010||Postsec.||HOPE GED Voucher|
Rewrites Section 20-3-519.6 relating to HOPE GED vouchers. Previous legislation awarded a one-time $500 voucher to each student earning a GE...
|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. Requi...
Replaces references to "Utah General Educational Development Certificate" with "Utah High School Completion Diploma". Defines "out-of-school...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12|
|Increasing Workforce in High-Demand and "Green" Occupations|
H.B. 1935 and H.B. 3, Section 64
Establishes the Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) grant program and fund to award grants to public junior colleges and public technical in...
|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 sa...
|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 Depart...
|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 requi...
|WV||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||State Subsidized GED Testing Fee for Eligible Students|
Directs the state board of education to develop and administer a program to provide the GED exam fee for eligible students....
|LA||Signed into law 02/2008||P-12||GED Testing Program|
The Department of Social Services, Office of Family Support establishes the GED Testing Program as a new TANF Initiative. Pursuant to Act 18...
|UT||Adopted 01/2008||P-12||Adult Education Programs|
Defines "adult basic education," "adult education," "GED," "measurable outcomes." Establishes clearer fiscal standards and practices for adu...
|IL||Signed into law 09/2007||P-12||GED Testing Program|
Provides with respect to the high school equivalency testing program, that an individual is eligible to apply if he or she is 17 years of ag...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2007||P-12||GED|
Provides that when the subject of a parole or mandatory supervised release is in compliance with all conditions of his or her parole or mand...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Project Return Post-Release Skills Program for Recently Released Offenders|
Authorizes the department of labor to establish or to contract with service providers or community service organizations to establish a comp...
|IN||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12|
|21st Century Scholars Program Expansion, Graduation|
Expands eligibility for the 21st Century Scholars program to grade 7 students, and beginning with the 2008-09 school year, to grade 6 studen...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||Online Corrections Education|
Allows the Board of Correctional Education to develop programs to provide restricted Internet access to online secondary education or adult ...
|MD||Adopted 02/2007||P-12||Alternative Ways to Earn a High School Diploma|
Ensures state alignment with national policies of the American Council on Education and consistency within the operations of the Maryland St...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12|
|Early College/Dual Enrollment|
Requires and provides incentives for high schools and postsecondary institutions to maximize the shared use of facilities, technology, facul...
|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...
|IA||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||High School|
S.B. 2272 - Section 1-4
Directs school districts and nonpublic accredited schools to report graduation rates using the definition of graduation rate specified by th...
|IA||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12|
|Reporting GED Students|
S.B. 2272 - Section 8
Requires board of directors of each community college to request that a student pursuing or receiving a high school equivalency diploma prov...
|IA||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||GED Test Areas|
S.B. 2272 - Section 29
Modifies subject areas covered in tests for high school equivalency diploma. States that equivalency diploma tests must cover reading, the a...
|IL||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||GED Incentives|
Eliminates the provision that the additional good conduct credit awarded to a prisoner who passes the high school level Test of General Educ...
|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 requirement...
|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 exp...
|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 condu...
|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...
|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 equival...
|MS||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||General Educational Developmental Test|
General Educational Developmental Test (GED) security procedures; criminal penalties for violations of.
1) It is unlawful for anyone knowi...
|Prison Education Reform Act|
Establishes the Prison Education Reform Act. Changes the position of Superintendent of Correctional Education to the Deputy Director of Corr...
|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 j...
|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...
|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)...
|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 imple...
|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 oth...
|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...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Need- and Performance-Based Adult Education Grants|
Requires the department of education to distribute need- and performance-based grants for adult education. Adult education and -literacy gr...
|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) Tes...