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From the ECS State Policy Database
High School--Graduation Requirements


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State Status/Date Level Summary
CATo governor 09/2014P-12Computer Science in Graduation Requirements
A.B. 1764
From bill summary: Authorizes the governing board of a school district that requires more than 2 math courses for graduation to award a pupil up to one math course credit for successfully completing an approved computer science course. http://www.leginfo.ca.go...

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ILSigned into law 08/2014P-12Computer Science as Mathematics Graduation Requirement
H.B. 3695
Permits one of three math courses required for high school graduation to be fulfilled by an Advanced Placement (AP) computer science course if the pupil successfully completes Algebra II or an integrated mathematics course with Algebra II content. Provides tha...

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MISigned into law 07/2014P-12High School Graduation Requirements
H.B. 4465
Amends high school graduation requirements to include more alternatives to the Algebra II requirements and permits half a credit to be counted towards the health requirements for students participating in extracurricular athletics. Strongly encourages school d...

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MISigned into law 07/2014P-12Personal Curriculum & HS Grad Requirements
H.B. 4466
Requires the school districts to develop a personal curriculum for a student, if his/her parents request it or if the student is at least 18 or is an emancipated minor. Requires school districts to annually notify parents of the option for a personal curriculu...

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MOSigned into law 07/2014P-12High School Graduation Requirements, CTE
H.B. 1189
Requires the department to adopt a policy on high school graduation that allows certain agriculture or career and technical education courses to satisfy certain subject-specific graduation requirements.
http://www.house.mo.gov/billtracking/bills141/billpdf/tru...

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LASigned into law 06/2014P-12Student Promotion, Individual Graduation Plans, and Graduation for Students with Disabilities
H.B. 1015
Requires a student's Individualized Education Program (IEP) team to determine promotion to the next grade for a student with a disability who fails to meet the achievement level required for promotion on a statewide test, provided the student meets certain cri...

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LASigned into law 06/2014P-12High School Career Option Program
H.B. 944
Provides that a career diploma is earned through a career major program. Requires that a career diploma be recognized in the same manner as a standard diploma by all Louisiana public postsecondary institutions, as well as for purposes of the school and distric...

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LASigned into law 06/2014P-12
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High School Graduation Requirements in Civics, TOPS Eligibility Requirements
H.B. 1115
Effective with students entering grade 9 in the 2014-15 school year, permits Government, AP US Government and Politics: Comparative, or AP US Government and Politics: United States to be substituted for unit of civics required for high school graduation. Amend...

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FLSigned into law 06/2014P-12Computer Science, Including Graduation Requirement Substitutions
H.B. 5101 - Computer Science, Including Graduation Requirement Substitutions
Section 19: Requires public schools to provide K-12 students with opportunities for learning computer science, including computer coding and computer programming. Authorizes elementary and middle schools to establish digital classrooms to provide students with...

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NHSigned into law 06/2014P-12Math Requirements
H.B. 533
Establishes a requirement that students complete 4 math courses in high school, or 3 math courses plus one course in which math knowledge and skills are embedded and applied if approved by the local school board. http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/20...

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LAPassed 05/2014P-12
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Study on Aligning Career Diploma Requirements and TOPS-Tech Award Qualification
S.R. 153
Requests the department of education and the board of regents to jointly study how to appropriately align the Career Diploma requirements and qualifying for a TOPS-Tech award. Resolves that a written report of their findings be submitted to the senate educatio...

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LASigned into law 05/2014P-12State Seal of Biliteracy
H.B. 1016
Establishes the State Seal of Biliteracy, to be affixed to the diploma or transcript of an eligible student in a participating district. Provides districts are encouraged but not required to participate in the State Seal of Biliteracy program. Establishes elig...

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MNSigned into law 05/2014P-12Diplomas and Educational Cooperatives
H.F. 2397
Article 3
Section 22: Allows students who complete an area learning center program to receive a diploma from an intermediate school district (a special school district created by two or more school districts to provide vocational or special education services ...

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WVAdopted 05/2014P-12Assuring the Quality of Education: Regulations for Education Programs
WV ADC s 126-42-1 through 14
Policy 2510 establishes expectations and regulations for the education programs designed to prepare students for success. The West Virginia Board of Education has adopted new West Virginia Next Generation Content Standards and Objectives that include literacy ...

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FLSigned into law 05/2014P-12"Adult High School Credit Program" Definition Repealed
H.B. 7031 - "Adult High School Credit Program" Definition Repealed
Section 49: Repeals provision defining "adult high school credit program". Page 70 of 133: http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Documents/loaddoc.aspx?FileName=_h7031er.docx&DocumentType=Bill&BillNumber=7031&Session=2014...

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OKSigned into law 04/2014P-12Advanced Placement Computer Science Course
S.B. 1422
Directs the state board of education to approve an advanced placement computer science course to meet course competency requirements for high school graduation if the course is taken in a student's senior year and the student is concurrently enrolled in or has...

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OKSigned into law 04/2014P-12STEM Course Eligible to Meet Competencies
S.B. 1653
Adds a STEM course to the list of eligible courses to meet the mathematics and science sets of academic competencies. The Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education is to be consulted if the
courses are offered at a technology center school distr...

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AZSigned into law 04/2014P-12Computer Science and Graduation Requirements
H.B. 2265
Allows governing board of school districts and charter schools to approve a rigorous high school computer science course that would fulfill the math requirements for graduation, but only if the course includes significant math content and the school has suffic...

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SCSigned into law 04/2014P-12High School Exit Exams
H.B. 3919
Amends code on high school exit exams. Students who do not pass the exam may still graduate with their class. A person who is no longer enrolled in a public school and who previously failed to receive a high school diploma or was denied graduation solely for f...

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WASigned into law 04/2014P-12Graduation Requirements
S.B. 6552
From bill analysis:
**Sections 202-205. Graduation Requirements -- The SBE is directed to adopt rules implementing the 24-credit Career and College Ready graduation framework adopted by resolution on November 10, 2010, and revised on January 9, 2014, to take ...

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UTSigned into law 04/2014P-12Parental Rights and Accountability in Public Education
S.B. 122
Defines "reasonably accommodate". Provides that the parent is primarily responsible for a student's education, and the state is in a secondary and supportive role to the parent. Provides that as such, the parent has a right to reasonable accommodations from th...

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WISigned into law 03/2014P-12Pupils in Grades 7 and 8 Can Earn High School Credit
S.B. 284
Allows a school board to count a credit that a pupil earns in grade 7 or 8 towards graduation requirements if all of the following are satisfied:
1. The pupil's performance on an examination under s. 118.30 or a similar examination approved by the school board...

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WASigned into law 03/2014P-12State Seal of Biliteracy
S.B. 6424
Creates the Washington State Seal of Biliteracy to recognize public high school graduates who have attained a high level of proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing in one or more languages in addition to English. Requires the Office of the Superintendent...

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VASigned into law 03/2014P-12Computer Science Credit
H.B. 1054
Requires the Board of Education to consider all computer science course credits earned by students to be science course credits, mathematics course credits, or career and technical education credits in establishing course and credit requirements for a high sch...

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NMSigned into law 03/2014P-12Diploma Seal of Bilingualism
H.B. 330
Creates a state seal of bilingualism-biliteracy on a New Mexico Diploma of Excellence. Requires that the state seal of bilingualism-biliteracy certify that the recipient is proficient for meaningful use in college, a career, or to meet a local community langua...

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NMSigned into law 03/2014P-12School District P.E. Requirements
S.B. 122
Allows school districts to determine which courses to count toward the one unit physical education requirement for graduation. Provides that districts may chose to include a physical education program that meets state content and performance standards or parti...

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TNSigned into law 02/2014P-12High School Credit for Basic Training
S.B. 477
Allowing students who enter the military or national guard during high school and complete basic training before high school graduation to receive credit toward graduation for basic training. Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 6.
http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/108/...

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WISigned into law 12/2013P-12Math Credits Can Include Computer Sciences; No PE requirements; Science Can be CTE
S.B. 51
Modifies graduation requirements. Allows a board to award up to one mathematics credit for successfully completing in the high school grades a course in computer sciences that the department has determined qualifies as computer sciences according to criteria e...

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ALCertified Adopted Rules 10/2013P-12High School Graduation Requirements
AL ADC 290-3-1-.02
Amends Alabama High School Diploma requirements effective for entering 9th graders in the 2013-14 school year. Provides that equivalent options for English 9-12 include Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), or postsecondary courses. Provid...

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CASigned into law 09/2013P-12High School Graduation Requirements for Pupils in Foster Care
A.B. 216
From bill summary: Revises provisions regarding certain exemptions of students in foster care from high school graduation requirements. Requires a district to exempt a pupil in foster care who transfers between schools any time after the completion of the pupi...

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ILSigned into law 08/2013P-12State Seal of Biliteracy
S.B. 1221
Defines "foreign language" to include modern languages, Latin, American Sign Language, Native American languages. Establishes State Seal of Biliteracy program to recognize public high school graduates who have attained a high level of proficiency in one or mor...

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CAVetoed 08/2013P-12Career Technical Education Certificates
S.B. 540
From legislative counsel's digest: Authorizes a district or county office of education to award a pupil a career technical education certificate if the pupil meets specified requirements, including satisfactory completion of the equivalent of 4 semester-long c...

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RISigned into law 06/2013P-12CPR and Defibrillator Use Training for Students
H.B. 5376, S.B. 318
Provides minimum guidelines for CPR training and requires an overview of automated external defibrillator (AED) use. At a minimum, training is to include psychomotor skill-based
cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training and an overview of automated externa...

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AZSigned into law 06/2013P-12Social Studies Standards/Financial Literacy
S.B. 1449
Requires the academic standards in social studies prescribed by state board of education to include personal finance. Clarifies that state board cannot establish a required separate personal finance course as a graduation requirement. Allows a school board or ...

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TXSigned into law 06/2013P-12Three-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...

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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-12Advanced CTE and Applied STEM Courses in Graduation Requirements
H.B. 2201
Permits students to fulfill the 3rd and 4th math and science credits for the recommended and advanced high school programs by completing an advanced career and technical course (previously, students coupld substitute only a math course taken after taking Algeb...

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TXSigned into law 06/2013P-12Graduation Requirements and Diploma Endorsements
H.B. 5 - Graduation Requirements and Diploma Endorsements
From fiscal analysis: Eliminates the Minimum, Recommended, and Advanced high school graduation programs, and creates the Foundation High School Program. Creates endorsements on a student's diploma and transcript if the student completes certain courses. Endors...

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MTAdopted Rules 06/2013P-12Accreditation Standards
ARM 10.55.701, 704, 708, 804, 906
Modifies course and other requirements necessary for accreditation. http://www.mtrules.org/gateway/RuleNo.asp?RN=10%2E55%2E906
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MEBecame law without governor's signature 06/2013P-12Course Options for Meeting Arts Graduation Requirements
H.R. 138
Requires the Department of Education to amend its rules to provide that high school graduation requirements in the area of visual and performing arts may be met by completion of a credit in dance, music, theater, forensics or visual arts. The department is to ...

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NVSigned into law 05/2013P-12Credit for Experiential Learning in High School
S.B. 305
Authorizes high schools to award credit to high school pupils who satisfy certain qualifications to complete a public or private internship. Requires districts and charter school boards to define fields, trades, or occupations in which a pupil may compete an i...

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MNSigned into law 05/2013P-12High School Graduation Requirements
H.F. 630
Provides that students must demonstrate satisfactory completion of the credit requirements set by their district AND their understanding of academic standards on a nationally normed college entrance exam. Requires one of the three required Carnegie units for m...

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MDSigned into law 05/2013P-12High School Diploma by Examination
S.B. 58
Repeals the minimum three-month state residency requirement for individuals who are seeking to obtain a high school diploma by examination in Maryland.
http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/2013RS/Chapters_noln/CH_439_sb0058t.pdf...

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TNSigned into law 05/2013P-12Occupational Diploma
S.B. 886
Requires state board of education to create an occupational high school diploma for students with disabilities. Directs board to set appropriate standards, benchmarks for attendance, academic achievement, and job readiness skills. Waives high school assessment...

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

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INSigned into law 05/2013P-12Exit Exams; Graduation Waivers
H.B. 1005
Removes alternative pathway provisions for students who failed the graduation exam. Existing law allowed students to receive a graduation waiver if they completed remediation, maintained 95% attendance, a certain GPA. New law requires schools and districts to ...

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ORSigned into law 05/2013P-12Documented History of Student Health for Purpose of High School Completion
H.B. 2193
Amends existing law and adds a new section regarding extended diplomas to include having a documented history of an inability to maintain grade level achievement due to significant learning and instructional barriers, a medical condition that creates a barrier...

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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-12Assessment
H.F. 630
Finds that students who have not yet demonstrated proficiency on the Minnesota comprehensive assessments, the graduation-required assessments for diploma, or the basic skills testing requirements prior to high school graduation may satisfy state high school gr...

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FLSigned into law 04/2013P-12Deleting References to Inactive or Underutilized Programs
S.B. 1096
From bill analysis: S.B. 1096 is a combined effort by the governor, legislature, district school superintendents, and other education stakeholders to reduce regulation of public educational institutions. The bill repeals inactive or underutilized programs, inc...

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WASigned into law 04/2013P-12Providing Initiatives to Improve and Expand Access to Computer Science Education
H.B. 1472
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...

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OKSigned into law 04/2013P-12Appeal Process for Students Denied a Standard Diploma
H.B. 1756
Students denied a standard diploma may appeal to the state board. Students with disabilities whose individualized education program (IEP) pursuant to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) indicates that the student is to be assessed with alter...

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FLSigned into law 04/2013P-12Accelerated High School Graduation Options
S.B. 1076 - Accelerated High School Graduation Options
Adds provision that a student who completes coursework in English language arts, math, science, social studies, and either fine or performing arts/speech and debate or practical arts that are required for the standard diploma, earns three credits in electives,...

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OKSigned into law 04/2013P-12Competencies
H.B. 1038
Relates to curriculum requirements for high school graduation, and expands college preparatory/work ready curriculum unit requirements to include sets of competencies. For instance, rather than three units or four units of science, it would be three units or s...

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MTAdopted 04/2013P-12Financial Literacy
H.J.R. 14
Urges the state board to require successful completion of a financial literacy course prior to high school graduation.
http://leg.mt.gov/bills/2013/billpdf/HJ0014.pdf...

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ARSigned into law 04/2013P-12CPR Training
H.B. 2224
Requires students to be trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation as a condition of high school graduation, beginning in the 2014-2015 academic year.
http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2013/2013R/Bills/HB2224.pdf...

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NMVetoed 04/2013P-12Summer School Elective Civics Classes
H.B. 51
Allows approved summer civics courses or programs to be offered as a elective courses to count toward credits needed to graduate and to earn a New Mexico Diploma of Excellence.
http://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/13%20Regular/final/HB0051.pdf
http://www.nmlegis.g...

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NMVetoed 04/2013P-12Teacher Language Proficiency and Council
H.B. 541
Creates the Bilingual Education Advisory Council. Allows the Public Education Department, with the advice and consent of the advisory council, to establish a statewide seal of bilingual proficiency. Allows schools to provide students graduating from high schoo...

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NMVetoed 04/2013P-12Certain School Tests as Competence
H.B. 513
Amends high school graduation requirement for students seeking to graduate with a diploma of excellence in the 2013-14 school year and subsequent years. In order to recieve a diploma of excellence, students graduating in 2013-14 must demonstrate competence on ...

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VASigned into law 03/2013P-12CPR Training
H.B. 2028/S.B. 986
Allows school boards to require current certification or training in emergency first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and the use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) for school personnel. Requires such training for those seeking initial teache...

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IDSigned into law 03/2013P-12Additional Math and Science Courses
S.B. 1092
Amends and establishes provisions relating to additional math and science courses. Creates provisions relating to meeting graduation requirements for math and science courses and distributes money to school districts to defray the cost of providing additional...

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WYSigned into law 03/2013P-12Statewide Education Accountability System
H.B. 91
Adjusts how school level performance is determined by limiting the measurement of student readiness as defined by achievement on standardized assessment to Grade 11 (was Grade 11 & 12), and adding a measure of equity as defined by a measure of academic student...

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KYSigned into law 03/2013P-12Encouraging Inclusion of U.S. History Course in High School Graduation Requirements
H.R. 24
Encourages the department of education to include a course on United States history within social studies curriculum requirements for high school graduation. http://www.lrc.ky.gov/record/13RS/HR24/bill.doc...

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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 08/2012P-12Independent Study
A.B. 1987
Extends educational opportunities that may be offered through independent study to include leadership opportunities that support and strengthen student achievement. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/asm/ab_1951-2000/ab_1987_bill_20120817_chaptered.pdf...

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NYSigned into law 07/2012P-12State Seal of Biliteracy
A.B. 10292
Establishes purposes of the state seal of biliteracy. Confers a state seal of biliteracy (district participation is voluntary) to high school graduates who have attained a high level of proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in one or more la...

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NCSigned into law 07/2012P-12Graduation Requirement - CPR
H.B. 837
Makes the successful completion of instruction in CPR a high school graduation requirement by the 2014-2015 school year. Requires schools to maintain documentation in an electronic database that students have successfully completed CPR instruction to meet Hea...

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LAAdopted 07/2012P-12AP 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...

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HISigned into law 06/2012P-12Veterans High School Diploma
S.B. 2540 - Veterans High School Diploma
Effective 6/30/2015, repeals provision to award a high school diploma to veterans who did not receive a diploma after being conscripted into active service in the U.S. armed services. Page 53 of 83 (section 302A-431.9) http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2012...

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PAPassed 06/2012P-12Postsecondary Degree Satisfies Requirement for High School Diploma
H.R. 660
Encourages the Governor to request that the Independent Regulatory Review Commission and all Commonwealth agencies with guidelines, regulations, licenses, certifications or criteria that require a high school diploma deem a postsecondary degree from an accredi...

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LAPassed 06/2012P-12Review of State Graduation Requirement Policies
H.C.R. 201
Urges and requests the state board of elementary and secondary education to review its policies relative to graduation requirements, particularly as they pertain to core curricula and diploma paths, and to submit a written report of its findings and recommenda...

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LAPassed 05/2012P-12Granting a High School Diploma to Adult Education Program Completers
H.C.R. 95
Urges and requests the board of supervisors of community and technical colleges and the state board of elementary and secondary education jointly to study the feasibility of granting a Louisiana high school diploma to successful completers of adult education p...

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IASigned into law 05/2012P-12Competency-Based Instruction
S.F. 2284 - Division I
Permits high school credit to be awarded to students that demonstrate competency in the subject areas required to be offered by accredited schools and allows students to receive credit on a performance basis through the administration of an assessment. Creates...

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TXAdopted 05/2012P-12High School Graduation Requirements
19 TAC 74.1, 3, 71, 72, 73, 74
Updates the graduation requirements to align with recently passed legislation, allows additional courses to satisfy certain graduation requirements, and provides additional clarification regarding requirements.
Sections 74.1 and 74.71 adopted as published in t...

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LAAdopted 05/2012P-12Louisiana Seat Time Waiver
LAC 28:CXV.907 and 1103
Amends 907, "Secondary Class Times and Carnegie Credit," and 1103, "Compulsory Attendance" to accommodate the newly developed Louisiana Seat Time Waiver (LSTW). 907 permits districts to submit applications to the department of education for a waiver of the ...

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LASigned into law 05/2012P-12Distinction for Community Service Diploma Endorsement
H.B. 1194
Authorizes the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to develop a diploma endorsement program for the performance of community service by high school students. Endorsement would apply to high school students who perform a certain number of hours of...

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TNSigned into law 05/2012P-12Online Courses, Virtual Schools
H.B. 3062
Requires virtual schools to maintain teacher-pupil ratios set by the state board of education and to provide the same length of time for learning opportunities as required for other schools, but allow a student to move at the student's own pace. Provides stude...

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VASigned into law 05/2012P-12Graduation Requirements; Standard and Advanced Studies Diplomas
H.B. 1061
Directs the Board of Education to modify the credits necessary for a student to earn a standard or an advanced studies diploma. The advanced studies diploma shall be the recommended diploma for students pursuing baccalaureate study. The standard diploma shall ...

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GASigned into law 05/2012P-12Demonstration of Subject Area Competency
H.B. 713 - Demonstration of Subject Area Competency
Section 5: Delays until 2013-14 school year deadline by which the state board, in consultation with the board of regents of the University System of Georgia and the state board of the Technical College System of Georgia, must adopt policies and guidelines for ...

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GASigned into law 05/2012P-12Online Learning
S.B. 289 - Online Learning
Directs the state board to establish rules and regulations to maximize the number of students, beginning with students entering ninth grade in the 2014-2015 school year (Class of 2018), who complete at least one course containing online learning through (1) an...

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FLSigned into law 04/2012P-12Early Graduation
H.B. 7059 - Early Graduation
Defines "early graduation." Establishes provisions to allow a student to graduate high school in fewer than 8 semesters while completing 24 credits. Requires local boards to adopt a policy that allows a high school student to graduate early. Requires student a...

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FLSigned into law 04/2012P-12Online Course for High School Graduation
H.B. 7063 - Online Course for High School Graduation
Prohibits a school from requiring a student to complete the online course requirement for high school graduation outside the school day or in addition to a student's courses for a given semester. Specifies that this requirement does not apply to a student with...

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MNSigned into law 04/2012P-12Graduation Requirements - Science
H.F. 2949
Permits a course for chemistry, physics or CTE (career technical education) course to integrate chemistry, physics, biology standards, or a combination of such standards.
Article 1, Sec. 5, Subd. 2 https://www.revisor.mn.gov/data/revisor/law/2012/0/2012-239.pd...

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MNSigned into law 04/2012P-12
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Early Graduation Scholarship Provisions
H.F. 2949
Defines "eligible student" for purposes the early graduation scholarship program. Clarifies the definition of "quarter" for purposes of computing early graduation scholarship amounts. Requires the early graduation scholarship application to be received at the ...

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MNSigned into law 04/2012P-12Early Graduation Military Service Award Program
H.F. 2949
Clarifies eligibility for the early graduation military service award program. Establishes a deadline for submission of application and request for payment for early graduation military service award. Clarifies that once the original amount of the award has be...

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TNSigned into law 04/2012P-12Special Ed Diplomas
S.B. 2900
Requires a special education diploma be awarded to students who have satisfactorily completed an IEP, but who have not passed the proficiency tests required for graduation with a regular diploma.
http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/107/Bill/SB2900.pdf...

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OKSigned into law 04/2012P-12High School Tests
H.B. 2970
Adds provisions requiring the state board to adopt rules establishing an appeal process for students who have been denied a standard diploma by the school district in which the student is or was enrolled for failing to meet the requirements for graduation esta...

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MSSigned into law 04/2012P-12Academic Credit for National Guard Basic Training Camp
H.B. 784
Authorizes school boards to allow course credit to high school students who are also members of the national guard, and who complete basic training camp at the end of their junior year and before the start of their senior year. Authorizes the school district t...

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KYSigned into law 04/2012P-12Alternative High School Diploma for Students with Disabilities
S.B. 43
Directs the state board to promulgate administrative regulations for an alternative high school diploma for students with disabilities completing a modified curriculum and an individualized course of study. Amends KRS 158.140 to require local boards to award t...

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OHSigned into law 03/2012P-12American History and American Government
S.B. 165
Directs the state board to incorporate into the grades 4-12 social studies standards content regarding the Declaration of Independence, the Northwest Ordinance, the U.S. Constitution and its amendments, with emphasis on the Bill of Rights, and the Ohio Constit...

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WISigned into law 03/2012P-12Technical Education High School Diploma
S.B. 335
Act 156 (amends 115.787) Requires that an individualized education program that indicates a goal of a technical education high school diploma should specify the course of study that the pupil must take to attain that goal. Adds a new section:
118.33 (1) (g) 1...

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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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UTSigned into law 03/2012P-12Financial Literacy Test-Out Option
H.B. 156 - Financial Literacy Test-Out Option
Directs the state board to develop a test-out option from the general financial literacy component of the grades 9-12 curriculum [students must complete .5 unit General Financial Literacy to graduate from high school]. Page 6 of 9: http://le.utah.gov/~2012/bil...

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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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TNSigned into law 03/2012P-12Middle Schools Teaching High School Courses
H.B. 2653
Provides that schools teaching courses in grades seven or eight that are also taught in any grade nine through twelve and which count toward high school graduation shall be classifed as secondary schools. http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/107/Bill/HB2653.pdf...

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INAdopted 01/2012P-12Minimum Credits, Core 40 Diploma, Core 40 Diploma with Academic Honors, Core 40 Diploma with Technical Honors
511 IAC 6-7.1-1, 4, 5, 6, 7
Defines "college and career pathway", "quantitative reasoning" course, "priority course list" (for purposes of dual credit), and "dual credit courses". Requires students completing the minimum high school program to earn two credits (1 Carnegie unit) in either...

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NVAdopted 12/2011P-12Credit for Certain Courses Without Attending Class
NAC 389.670
Amends provisions relating to credit for certain courses without attending class. Specifies that each district's board of trustees must make available to school counselors, students and parents a list of the courses of study for which a student may be granted ...

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CASigned into law 10/2011P-12State Seal of Biliteracy on High School Diplomas and Transcripts
A.B. 815
From bill summary: Establishes the State Seal of Biliteracy to recognize high school graduates who have attained a high level of proficiency in speaking, reading and writing in one or more languages in addition to English. Provides the State Seal of Biliteracy...

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CASigned into law 10/2011P-12Graduation Requirements
A.B. 1330
From bill summary: Commencing with the 2012–13 school year, adds completion of a course in career technical education as an alternative to the requirement that a pupil complete a course in visual or performing arts or foreign language. Requires the governing b...

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CASigned into law 10/2011P-12Awarding of Credit for Certain Pupils in Foster Care
S.B. 578
From bill summary: Requires a school district and county office of education to accept coursework satisfactorily completed by a pupil in foster care while attending another public school, a juvenile court school, or a nonpublic, nonsectarian school or agency e...

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MNSigned into law 07/2011P-12
Postsec.
Early Graduation
H.F. 26
Redirects early graduation savings from a school district to the early graduation achievement scholarship program for participating students (current law allows a school district to continue to count a student who graduates early in its enrollment for the full...

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CTSigned into law 07/2011P-12Secondary School Reform Act Delay/Teacher Evaluations/Tenure/Student Governance Councils/6th Grade Student Success Plan
H.B. 6498
Secondary School Reform Act - Delays by two years the implementation of the secondary school reform requirements enacted in 2010 that: (1) Increase the minimum number of credits required to graduate from high school; (2) Require school districts to offer stude...

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OHSigned into law 06/2011P-12Technology and Competency-Based Credit in Graduation Requirements
H.B. 153 - Technology and Competency-Based Credit in Graduation Requirements
Removes "whenever praticable" from provisions directing school districts, community schools, and chartered nonpublic schools to integrate technology into learning experiences, and directing districts and schools to utilize technology access and electronic lear...

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ORSigned into law 06/2011P-12High School Diploma Requirements
S.B. 24
Requires students to complete at least 24 total-credits, three credits of mathematics, and four credits of English in order to graduate. Repeals the right of a school district or public charter school to award a high school diploma to a student who has met or ...

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TXSigned into law 06/2011P-12Substitution for P.E. Credit for High School Graduation
H.B. 692
Requires the state board of education to allow a student who is unable to participate in physical activity due to disability or illness to substitute one credit in English language arts, mathematics, science or social studies or one academic elective credit fo...

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TXSigned into law 06/2011P-12Applied STEM Courses
S.B. 1620
Defines an "applied STEM course" as a STEM course offered as part of a school district's career and technology education curriculum. Directs the state board to establish a process for the review and approval of applied STEM courses to satisfy the math and scie...

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ORSigned into law 06/2011P-12Instructional Hours
H.B. 2283
Specifies that students receiving a modified diploma, extended diploma or alternative certificate have access to instructional hours and transitional hours equal to at least the total provided students attending public high school. Authorizes student's individ...

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FLSigned into law 06/2011P-12Digital Learning Now Act
H.B. 7197
Creates Digital Learning Now Act. Requires school districts to establish virtual instruction options. Authorizes establishment of virtual charter schools. Authorizes blended learning courses. Authorizes Florida Virtual School (FLVS) to provide full-time instru...

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NVVetoed 06/2011P-12High School Diploma
A.B. 456
Bill provides that a pupil who has failed to pass the same subject area of the high school proficiency examination each time the pupil took the examination, including the final administration of the examination to the pupil before the date on which he or she i...

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FLSigned into law 06/2011P-12Digital Curriculum/ Middle School Career and Professional Academy
H.B. 1255 - Sec. 17, 19, 20, 28
Authorizes school districts to provide a digital curriculum for students in grades 6 through 12 (Sec. 17). Requires a district's strategic plan to include plans to implement a middle school career and professional academy (Sec. 20). Eliminates the requirement ...

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MESigned into law 06/2011P-12Includes Civics in the Social Studies and History Courses Required for a Diploma
H.P. 902 (L.D. 1211)
Requires a secondary student to satisfactorily complete at least one course in civics and government to receive a high school diploma. http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/bills_125th/chapters/PUBLIC294.asp ...

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MESigned into law 06/2011P-12Updating High School Graduation Requirements
S.P. 295 (L.D. 949)
Proposes to amend the current education laws to update high school graduation requirements. Requires the Department of Education (DOE) to submit a report to the Legislature by December 1, 2011 consisting of:

1. Draft legislation to require that, in order to g...

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NVSigned into law 05/2011P-12Demonstrated Competency
A.B. 233
Revises provisions granting credit for a course of study without attending the classes for the course if the pupil passes an examination prescribed by the State Board of Education and thereby demonstrates competency in the area of the course. This bill provide...

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GASigned into law 05/2011P-12Credit Based on Demonstration of Competency
H.B. 186 - Credit Based on Demonstration of Competency
Directs the state board, in consultation with the board of regents of the University System of Georgia and the board of technical and adult education, to establish guidelines for awarding high school credit based on demonstration of subject area competency, in...

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SCSigned into law 05/2011P-12Clarifies Science Course Requirement for Receiving a High School Diploma
S.J.R. 686
Clarifies the science course requirement for receiving a high school diploma. Current law requires students to pass a science course in a subject in which the end-of-course assessment is administered to earn a state high school diploma. Amends current law to p...

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NDSigned into law 05/2011P-12High School Graduation Requirements
S.B. 2150 - Multiple Provisions
Clarifies that in order to obtain a high school diploma, a student must have successfully completed 22 units of high school coursework and any additional units required by the entity issuing the diploma. Articulates the 22 units of high school coursework that ...

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ALAdopted 04/2011P-12IB May Substitute for Advanced Academic Endorsement Courses
AL ADC 290-3-1-.02
Amends rule 290-3-1-.02(8) (g)6 which will allow any Alabama public school system to substitute the IB Diploma Program courses for required Alabama High School Diploma with Advanced Academic Endorsement core courses, including the arts. ...

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AZSigned into law 04/2011P-12
Community College
Grand Canyon Diploma Implementation
S.B. 1451
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...

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IASigned into law 04/2011P-12Graduation Requirements
S.F. 453
Requires that the rules establishing high school graduation requirements authorize issuance of high school credit for a high school-level unit of satisfactorily-completed English/language arts, mathematics, science or social studies.
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ARSigned into law 04/2011P-12Credit for participating in Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps
H.B. 2205
Allows public school student to recieve high school graduation credit participation in Jr. ROTC. A student who completes two semesters of a Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps program may receive credit for both of the following requirements for graduation f...

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RIAdopted 04/2011P-12Board of Regents Regulation - Secondary School Regulations (6433)
RI ADC 21-2-46:L-6-1.0 through 6-4.0
Changes the date for implementation of the graduation requirements from the class of 2012 to the class of 2014. The tiered diploma structure was replaced with a Regents' commendation to recognize students achieving beyond minimum expectations. The system of st...

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IDSigned into law 03/2011P-12
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Mastery Advancement Pilot Program
H.B. 78
Amends existing law on the Mastery Advancement Pilot Program (MAPP), which provides students with the opportunity and incentive to move more rapidly through the curriculum and earn a scholarship for completing all graduation requirements at least one year in a...

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TXAdopted 01/2011P-12Graduation Requirements
19 TAC 89.1070
Specifies graduation requirements for students receiving special education services. Reflects changes to assessment and curriculum requirements for graduation for students receiving special education services as required by House Bill (HB) 3, 81st Texas Legisl...

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DEAdopted 11/2010P-12Foreign Language Credits for High School Graduation
14 DE Admin. Code 505
Defines "world languages" to include American Sign Language and ancient Greek. Permits a student to complete the 2-credit world language requirement (which is eff. Class of 2015) by either (1) earning at least two credits in the same world language or (2) demo...

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CAVetoed 09/2010P-12CTE Course As Alternative in Graduation Requirements
A.B. 2446
From bill analysis: Beginning with the 2011–12 school year and until July 2016, adds completion of a career technical education course as an alternative to the requirement that a pupil complete a course in visual or performing arts or foreign language. Require...

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GAAdopted 08/2010P-12Courses That May Be Completed for Graduation Credit
160-4-2-.20
Rule 160-4-2-.20 identifies changes to course designations, including courses that may be taken for core graduation credit (as opposed to elective credit). Permits, among other changes, the remedial Mathematics Support I and II courses to be taken as a core/el...

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LASigned into law 08/2010P-12High School Curriculum
H.B. 1029
Provides for Free Enterprise as an elective course rather than a prerequisite to high school graduation. Requires inclusion of Free Enterprise instruction in the required Civics course. Delete Free Enterprise from course requirements relative to the career maj...

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ILSigned into law 07/2010P-12Consumer Education Proficiency Test
S.B. 3608
Repeals policies relating to the Annual Consumer Education Proficiency Test, for students in grades 9-12 who elected to take the test. Students who demonstrated proficiency on the test were excused from the receiving instruction in consumer education as a prer...

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TXAdopted 07/2010P-12Other High School Math Courses for High School Credit
19 TAC 111.52, 60, 61
Provides that students must be awarded at least one-half credit for each semester of a concurrent enrollment course successfully completed. Adds new math courses, including career and technical education (CTE) courses, to the list of courses that count for hig...

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NCSigned into law 07/2010P-12Eliminates High School Graduation Project
H.B. 1864
Eliminates permanently the high school graduation project as a statewide requirement (the project had been temporarily suspended as a statewide requirement last year but was scheduled to be reinstated beginning with the 2011-12 school year); Provides that loca...

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TXAdopted 06/2010P-12High School Graduation Requirements
19 TAC 74.51, 52, 53, 54, 61, 62, 63, 64
Amends provisions relating to high school graduation requirements. Section 74.51 relates to minimum, recommended and advanced programs, and provides that courses offered for dual credit in the core curriculum of an institution of higher education that cover al...

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TNSigned into law 06/2010P-12Foreign Language Proficiency
H.B. 209
Before graduating from high school, students who have completed coursework in a foreign language are required to take a foreign language proficiency test. Requires the state board to establish a test for each foreign language that is taught in Tennessee public...

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LASigned into law 06/2010P-12Exams for Career/Tech Students
S.B. 490
Relates to xaminations administered to students pursuing a career major curriculum and a career diploma. Requires that construction of end-of-course examination questions reflect content and method of instruction used for related courses.
http://www.legis.stat...

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MISigned into law 05/2010P-12Educational Development Plan/Student Review
S.B. 757
Part of Michigan's Race to the Top Legisation; requires each pupil to review his or her educational development plan (EDP) in 8th grade and revise the plan as appropriate before entering high school; requires the EDP to also be based on high school readiness s...

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CTSigned into law 05/2010P-12Increases Minimum High School Graduation Requirements
S.B. 438 - Sec. 16
Increases the minimum credits required for high school graduation from 20 to 25 and gives greater emphasis to math, science and world languages, beginning with the class of 2018. Students in the Class of 2018 will also be expected to complete "end of the schoo...

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CTSigned into law 05/2010P-12Board Examination Series Pilot Program
S.B. 438 - Sec. 17
Allows the state department of education (SBE) to establish a board examination series pilot program to allow local/regional boards of education to permit students in grades 9-12, inclusive, to substitute achievement of a passing score on a series of examinati...

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CTSigned into law 05/2010P-12Grants to Assist with Implementation of New Grad Requirements
S.B. 438 - Sec. 18
Requires the state department of education to, within available appropriations, provide grants to local/regional school districts to begin implementation of the new high school graduation requirements (see section 16 of this bill). http://www.cga.ct.gov/2010/A...

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NYAdopted 04/2010P-12Make-Up Credit Programs
Title 8 NYCRR Section 100.5
Establishes requirements for award of make-up credit to high school students. Adopted as proposed in January 2010: Pages 7-9 of 12: http://www.dos.state.ny.us/info/register/2010/jan27/pdfs/rules.pdf...

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IDSigned into law 04/2010P-12
Postsec.
Mastery Advancement Pilot Program
H.B. 493
Creates the Mastery Advancement Pilot Program (MAPP) to provide students with the opportunity and incentive to move more rapidly through the curriculum. Directs the State Department of Education to accept and approve applications to the program. Participating ...

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FLSigned into law 04/2010P-12Accelerated High School Graduation Options
S.B. 4 - Sec. 5
Requires each high school to advise each student of programs through which a high school student can earn college credit, including Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), Advanced International Certificate of Education, dual enrollment cour...

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FLSigned into law 04/2010P-12Redefines Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test
S.B. 4 - Sec. 1-4
Redefines the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test in math and reading as end-of-course exams. Provides that: (1) Beginning with students entering grade 9 in the 2010-2011 school year, in addition to the Algebra I credit requirement, one of the 4 credits in m...

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IDSigned into law 03/2010P-12Gifted
H.B. 579
New section entitled Encouragement of Gifted Students. If a student completes any required high school course with a grade of C or higher before entering ninth grade, if that course meets the same standards that are required in high school, if the course is ta...

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MSSigned into law 03/2010P-12High School Career Option
S.B. 2389
Provides for high school career option programs and career track curricula for students not wishing to pursue a baccalaureate degree. Authorizes dual enrollment and dual credit for students pursuing a career track. Provides certain conditions for students to e...

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NMSigned into law 03/2010P-12High School Graduation Requirements and Diplomas
H.B. 44
Changes graduation requirements for students entering 9th grade in the 2012-2013 school year; includes health education; reconciles multiple amendments to the same section of law. Spells out requirements for individual student next-step plans that set forth th...

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VASigned into law 03/2010P-12Waiver of Certain Graduation Requirements
H.B. 1199
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...

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NMSigned into law 03/2010P-12Financial Literacy as Math Requirement
H.B. 53
Relates to public schools; allows financial literacy that meets state standards to qualify for one of the four required mathematics units for students beginning ninth grade in 2009-2010; reconciles multiple amendments to the same section of law, including indi...

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VASigned into law 02/2010P-12Sequential Elective Requirements
H.B. 394/S.B.629
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.
http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?101+ful...

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MDAdopted 02/2010P-12Updates Science Graduation Requirements
COMAR 13A.03.02.04
Amends rules to update current science graduation requirements to include environmental science as an option for a science credit. http://www.dsd.state.md.us/comar/getfile.aspx?file=13a.03.02.04.htm ...

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MASigned into law 01/2010P-12Charter 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...

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NERule Adoption 01/2010P-12Graduation Requirements
Title 92 NAC Chapter 10 - Multiple Provisions
003.05A By the 2014-15 school year, school districts are required to adopt and implement graduation requirements that meet the highest level of rigor of the standards as specified in the state standards set forth in the appendices of this Chapter, including, b...

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MISigned into law 01/2010P-12Michigan Merit Curriculum Modifications
H.B. 4787 - Sec. 1278b
Part of Michigan's Race to the Top Legislation. Allows a teacher, counselor, or principal to contact parents to begin the personal curriculum process. Previously, only the parent could initiate the process. Also allows modification of the math requirement afte...

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MISigned into law 01/2010P-12Mathematics Graduation Requirements/Algebra II
S.B. 981 - 1278a
Allows a student to complete Algebra II over 1.5 years with 1.5 credits awarded, and to partially or fully fulfill the algebra II requirement by completing a formal career and technical education program, or a curriculum that has appropriate embedded mathemati...

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OHSigned into law 12/2009P-12Junior ROTC
H.B. 290 - Junior ROTC
Includes Junior ROTC as a permitted elective within the state's core curriculum for high school graduation. Permits schools to excuse Junior ROTC students from high school physical education. Permits a student who has participated in Junior ROTC for at least t...

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TXAdopted 12/2009P-12High School Graduation Requirements
19 TAC 2.74.A.74.3
Amends high school graduation requirements to make the rule consistent with H.B. 3 passed by the 81st Texas Legislature, 2009 (see Section 28.025, starting page 28 of 180: http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/81R/billtext/pdf/HB00003F.pdf). Requires a student ...

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ILAdopted 11/2009P-12Public 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...

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CAVetoed 10/2009P-12High School Credit for Community Service
S.B. 520
Authorizes the governing board of a school district to offer credit for hours of community service provided by a pupil outside of school hours for a maximum of two semesters. Requires such district to establish and maintain a list of suitable community service...

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CASigned into law 10/2009P-12Graduation Requirements Waiver for Certain Foster Care Students
A.B. 167
Requires a school district to exempt a pupil in foster care from all coursework and other requirements adopted by the district's governing board in addition to the statewide coursework if the pupil, while he/she is in grade 11 or 12, transfers to the district ...

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ORAdopted 10/2009P-12DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS
OAR 581-022-0615
Amends rules relating to the timeline for when students must be proficient in essential skills to receive diploma. ...

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LAAdopted 09/2009P-12High School Graduation Requirements
LAC 28:CXV.2319
Amends rules relating to high school graduation requirements. Provides students the opportunity to complete requirements for the senior project to sit for the IBC exam, post graduation as an alternative to the required industry-based certification in the stude...

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ILSigned into law 08/2009P-12Awarding of Credit for Courses Taken in Middle Grades
H.B. 4038
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 ...

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WAAdopted 07/2009P-12Graduation Requirements
WAC 180-51-066
Amends rules to allow a student who has taken a mathematics coursebefore attending high school but elected not to be given high school credit forthe course to take another prescribed mathematics course and eliminate thisrequirement. http://apps.leg.wa.gov/wac/...

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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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ORAdopted 06/2009P-12GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTAIN STUDENTS
OAR 581-022-1130
Waives the increased graduation credit requirements for students who began ninth grade during the 2005- 2006 school year, attended school consecutively during the 2006-07, 2007-08 and 2008-09 school years and who will receive their diploma prior to July 1, 201...

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LASigned into law 06/2009P-12Career Option Program
S.B. 259; H.B. 612
Provides for the high school career option program consisting of an academic major and a career major; requires students in grades 9 through 12 to pursue such core curriculum and either general or college preparatory courses or the specific career courses requ...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12Revised 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 ...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12High School Graduation Requirements
H.B. 3 - Section 30
Directs the state board to designate the specific foundation courses (English, math, science, social studies) required for completion of the minimum, recommended or advanced high school program. Specifies that, with the exception of courses stated in this legi...

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NCSigned into law 06/2009P-12Removes High School Graduation Project Requirement
H.B. 223
Removes the high school graduation project as a requirement for graduation from high school prior to July 1, 2011; permits local boards of education to require their students to complete a high school graduation project; directs the Program Evaluation Division...

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TNSigned into law 05/2009P-12Removes Comprehensive Test Passage as Graduation Requirement
S.B. 2312
Removes requirement of passage of the Tennessee comprehensive assessment program tests in order to receive a full diploma. (No impact of substance for end-of-course assessments.)
http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/106/Bill/SB2312.pdf...

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NDSigned into law 05/2009P-12High 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...

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TNSigned into law 04/2009P-12Graduation, Alternative Schools
S.B. 2326
Authorizes students graduating solely by attending an alternative school.
http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/106/Bill/SB2326.pdf...

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ORAdopted 04/2009P-12GRANTING OF CREDITS
OAR 581-022-1131
Amends rules relating to the granting of credits towards high school diplomas. Updates available options for school districts in granting credit to align with graduation requirements adopted by the state board of education. OREGON 30408
http://arcweb.sos.state...

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ARSigned into law 04/2009P-12Smart Core Incentive Funding Program
S.B. 918
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...

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NMSigned into law 04/2009P-12Five-year High School Graduation
H.B. 333
Allows for five-year graduation from high school. If within five years after a student exits from the district the student takes and passes the state graduation examination, the student may receive a high school diploma. Any student passing the state graduatio...

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WASigned into law 04/2009P-12Increase Instructional Hours, Credits for Graduation
H.B. 2261--Section 104--Calendar and Credit Hours
Over a period of eight years, starting in 2011:
Section 104 states that each school district shall make available to students the following minimum instructional offering each school year:
(2) (a) For students enrolled in grade one through twelve, at least a ...

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WASigned into law 03/2009P-12High school graduation requirements
H.B. 1562
Changes the requirements for graduating without a certificate of academic achievement or a certificate of individual achievement.
http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documents/billdocs/2009-10/Pdf/Bills/House%20Passed%20Legislature/1562.PL.pdf...

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ORSigned into law 03/2009P-12High school graduation requirements
H.B. 2061
Waives increased graduation requirements for students who begin grade nine during 2005-2006 school year, attend school during 2006-2007, 2007- 2008 and 2008-2009 school years and receive diploma prior to July 1, 2010; declares emergency, effective June 30, 200...

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SDSigned into law 03/2009P-12Graduation Requirements
S.B. 185
Revises graduation requirements for students entering the ninth grade in 2009; eliminates the option of the basic high school program; relates to the scholarship program.
http://legis.state.sd.us/sessions/2009/Bills/SB185ENR.pdf...

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VASigned into law 02/2009P-12Instruction in Financial Literacy
H.B. 2112
Provides that local school boards must require the completion of 12 classroom hours of instruction in financial literacy as a condition for graduation from the public schools in the Commonwealth.
http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?091+ful+HB2112ER...

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MDAdopted 02/2009P-12High School Graduation Requirements
COMAR 13A.03.02.09-1
Establishes rules relating to the graduation requirements in public high schools in the state. In particular, procedures for denial of high school diploma and appealing such decisions.
http://www.dsd.state.md.us/comar/13a/13a.03.02.09-1.htm...

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MISigned into law 12/2008P-12Financial Literacy as Math Course
S.B. 834
Provides that a financial literacy course is a permissible mathematics course under the state merit standard for high school graduation.
http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2007-2008/publicact/pdf/2008-PA-0316.pdf...

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LAAdopted 10/2008P-12High School Graduation Requirements
LAC 28:LXXIX.2109, .2313, .2323, .2329, .2331
Amends rules relating to high school graduation requirements. Aligns the graduation requirements with the new requirements approved for public school students and will align the nonpublic school requirements with the entrance requirements for colleges and univ...

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LAAdopted 10/2008P-12Course 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 ...

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CAVetoed 09/2008P-12exit exams
S.B. 1446
Reenacts provisions of former law which required a school district or state special school to grant a high school diploma to a pupil with a disability who was scheduled to graduate from high school, did not pass high school exit examination, did not receive a ...

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CAVetoed 09/2008P-12Graduation requirements
A.B. 2138
Amends existing law that prescribes the course of a study a pupil is required to complete while in grades 9 to 12, inclusive, to receive a diploma of graduation, including additional coursework required by a school district board. Requires a district to exempt...

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WAAdopted 08/2008P-12Math Credits Required for High School Graduation
WAC 180-51-060, 061, 066
Raises the required number of math credits for high school graduation to three. http://www.sbe.wa.gov/documents/OTS-1641.pdf ...

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LAAdopted 08/2008P-12High School Graducation Requirements for Math
LAC 28:CXV.2319, 2353
Amend rules relating to the high school graduation requirements for mathematics. For incoming freshmen in 2008-2009 and beyond, the 24 units required for graduation shall include 16 required units and 8 elective units for the Louisiana Core Curriculum, or 21 r...

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WVAdopted 06/2008P-12Changes to Policy 2510
Title 126, Series 42
From the introduction to the adopted rules:
"Revisions were needed in Policy 2510 to allow local school districts greater flexibility in the implementation of the rigorous academic standards and high quality programs that characterize West Virginia's 21st cen...

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ALAdopted 05/2008P-12Graduation Requirements and Other Changes
290-3-1-.02
Increases the minimum number of teaching days in the school year from 175 to 180 (in compliance with 2003 S.B. 4). Permits secondary school students (in both summer school and regular school year) to demonstrate mastery of Alabama course of study content stand...

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IASigned into law 05/2008P-12Core Curriculum
S.F. 2216 - Core Curriculum
Amends previous language to remove "voluntary model" from the establishment of core curriculum for grades 9-12, beginning with students graduating in the 2010-2011 class. Prohibits the state board from requiring specific textbooks. Requires core curriculum tec...

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NESigned into law 04/2008P-12Certificate of Attendance
L.B. 1153
At the request of 1 a parent or guardian, a school district is to issue a certificate of attendance to a student who receives special education services, who has reached seventeen years of age, and who has not completed his or her individualized education plan...

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METo governor 03/2008P-12School Curriculum and Graduation Requirements
H.B. 1548
Amends standards for student assessment, basic school approval, the elementary, middle and secondary courses of study, the comprehensive program of study for the high school diploma, and the Department of Education diploma in order to more fully implement the ...

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UTSigned into law 03/2008P-12Financial Literacy
S.B. 2 - Section 10
Defines "financial and economic literacy passport" as a document that tracks mastery of financial and economic literacy concepts and completion of financial and economic activities in a number of specified areas. Directs the state board of education, in cooper...

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UTSigned into law 03/2008P-12Honorary High School Diplomas
H.B. 118
Provides for honorary high school diplomas for certain veterans. Allows a board of education of a school district to award an honorary high school diploma to a veteran who left high school before graduating to serve in the U.S. armed forces and who served duri...

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UTSigned into law 03/2008P-12
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Community College
Regents' Scholarship Program
S.B. 180
Establishes the Regents' Scholarship Program to award merit scholarships to students who complete a rigorous core course of study in high school. Provides that the scholarship includes a $1,000 base scholarship. Provides for a supplemental scholarship award, o...

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VASigned into law 03/2008P-12Advanced Technical Diploma/Advanced Studies Diploma
H.B. 97
A technical diploma is required to meet or exceed the requirements of a standard diploma and must include a concentration in career and technical education, as established in Board regulations. This bill requires that a student who meets the requirement for th...

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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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AZAdopted 01/2008P-12High School Graduation Requirements
AAC R7-2-302.01, R7-2-302.02, R7-2-302.03
Relates to the minimum course of study and competency requirements for the graduation of pupils from high school. Adds two credits to minimum number of required credits; adds .5 credit in economics; increases mathematics requirement from 2 to 3 credits; decrea...

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LAAdopted 12/2007P-12High School Graduation Requirements
LAC 28:CXV:2319, 2341, 2353, 2361, and 2363
Amends sections of Bulletin 741-Louisiana Handbook for School Administrators concerning curriculum and instruction. Makes the following changes:
Increases the Carnegie credits needed for a diploma from 23 to 24 by requiring a fourth year of math for high sch...

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LAAdopted 12/2007P-12Carnegie Credit for Middle School Students
LAC 28:CXV.2321
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...

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AZAdopted 12/2007P-12High School Graduation Requirements
R7-2-302.01, -302.02, -302.03
R7-2-302.01: Amends graduation requirements effective with the graduating class of 2012. Increases minimum number of math units from 2 to 3, and specifies that course content for at least two of the courses must include Number Sense and Operations; Data Analys...

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LAAdopted 11/2007P-12Compulsory Attendance, Exit Exams
LAC 28:CXV.1103, 2323, and 2324
Makes changes to Bulletin 741 - Louisiana Handbook for School Administrators:

1103: Allows students in danger of failing due to excessive absences to make up missed time in class sessions held outside the regular class time. The make-up sessions must be compl...

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MIEnacted 11/2007P-12High School Reform
S.B. 403
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...

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GAAdopted 09/2007P-12High School Graduation Requirements
160-4-2-.48
Amends graduation requirements for students enrolling in grade 9 for the first time in the 2008-2009 school year and subsequent years (graduating class of 2012). Replaces existing four curriculum pathways (college preparatory, college preparatory with distinct...

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ILSigned into law 08/2007P-12Students in Grades 7 and 8 Completing High School Courses
S.B. 424
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...

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ILSigned into law 08/2007P-12Waiver/Modification of Physical Education Mandate
H.B. 1839
Provides that a state-board approved waiver from or modification to a physical education mandate may remain in effect for a period not to exceed 2 school years and may be renewed no more than 2 times upon application by the eligible applicant. http://www.ilga....

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ORSigned into law 07/2007P-12Diploma Alternatives
H.B. 2848
Requires students to meet standards set by the state board AND by the school district or charter school in order to receive a diploma. At or before grade 12, a school district or a public charter school is to award a high school diploma to a student who comple...

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LASigned into law 07/2007P-12
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Minimum Scores on Specified Tests
H.B. 634
Provides relative to minimum scores on specified tests that are required of certain home study students to be eligible for Tuition Opportunity Program for Students awards; provides relative to effectiveness; provides relative to the minimum cumulative high sch...

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ORSigned into law 07/2007P-12Early Exit from High School
H.B. 2606
Allows school districts to award high school diploma to students who have satisfied graduation requirements in less than four years; allows students who have satisfied requirements for current grade level to advance to next grade level; establishes that the co...

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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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OKSigned into law 06/2007P-12Passport to Financial Literacy Act
H.B. 1476
Requires personal financial literacy education to be taught in public schools in the state; lists areas of instruction; directs school districts to provide personal financial literacy instruction; provides for integration of instruction into existing courses; ...

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MESigned into law 06/2007P-12High School Graduation & Assessment Requirements
H.B. 1295
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...

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NVSigned into law 06/2007P-12
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Dropout Reporting, Exit Exam Alternatives, Competency Based Credits
S.B. 312
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...

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GASigned into law 05/2007P-12American Sign Language
S.B. 170
Provides that any student, not just a deaf student, may fulfill the foreign language requirements for a college preparatory curriculum seal of endorsement on a high school diploma by demonstrating proficiency in American Sign Language.
http://www.legis.state.g...

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TNSigned into law 05/2007P-12Alternate Paths to a High School Diploma
H.B. 1546
Requires the state board of education to study alternative paths to high school diplomas for students who do not pass Gateway exams and to report to the house and senate education committees by January 1, 2008.
http://www.legislature.state.tn.us/bills/currentg...

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IASigned into law 05/2007P-12Sharing and Efficiency of Operations
S.F. 447
Reinstates whole grade sharing incentives and reorganization incentives. Creates operational sharing incentives; Mandates a statewide study of efficiencies and sharing to be provided to the Legislature by January 2008. Provides additional weighting for distric...

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COSigned into law 05/2007P-12High School Graduation Requirements
H.B. 1118
Concerns high school graduation requirements. Requires state board of education to set guidelines for high school graduation requirements for district school boards to use in developing local high school graduation requirements. The requirements must meet or e...

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MNSigned into law 05/2007P-12State 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)
http://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/bin/bldbi...

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NCAdopted 05/2007P-12High School Graduation Requirements
16 NCAC 6D.0503
Effective with students entering grade 9 in the 2009-2010 school year, eliminates four courses of study leading to high school graduation. Replaces with Future Ready Core, which includes 4 units English, 4 units math, 3 units social studies, 3 units science, 1...

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TXSigned into law 05/2007P-12End-of-Course Tests
H.B. 2237 (End of Course Assessment Provisions)
Requires development and implementation of college-prep courses and end-of-course assessments (mathematics, science, social studies, and English language arts) in school districts beginning with the 2014-2015 school year, with implementation of the requirement...

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TXSigned into law 04/2007P-12Participation in Graduation Ceremony
S.B. 673
This bill provides that a school district to issue a certificate of attendance to a student who receives special education services, and who has completed four years of high school but has not completed the student's individualized education program. The bill...

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NDSigned into law 04/2007P-12High School Graduation Requirements
S.B. 2309
This bill establishes high school graduation requirements effective 2008-09, 2009-10, and 2011-12. Beginning with the 2009-10 school year, the number of units required increases to twenty-two and beginning with the 2011-12 school year, the number of units requ...

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WASigned into law 04/2007P-12Alternative Pathways to a Diploma
H.B. 1051
Finds that the state's commitment to providing a basic education for all public school students under the age of twenty-one should continue until a student earns a diploma.
Therefore the legislature intends to expand high school completion programs at communit...

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MSSigned into law 04/2007P-12Mississippi Healthy Student Act
S.B. 2369
Requires a minimum period of physical activity-based instruction for students in K-8 and requires one unit of physical education for high school graduation. Effective for 2008-09 school year, local school wellness plans must promote physical activity, healthy ...

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DESigned into law 04/2007P-12High School Graduation Requirements
H.B. 18
Extends the current requirements for receiving either a State of Delaware Distinguished diploma or traditional State of Delaware diploma for students graduating through and including the Class of 2009- 10. The delay is based on pending changes to the Delaware ...

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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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NMSigned into law 04/2007P-12Financial Literacy as an Elective
H.B. 1205
Requires that financial literacy be offered as a high school elective.
http://legis.state.nm.us/Sessions/07%20Regular/final/HB1205.pdf...

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VASigned into law 03/2007P-12Career & Technical Education Diploma
S.B. 1147, H.B. 2039
Directs the Board of Education to establish the requirements for a technical diploma, which must meet or exceed the requirements of a standard diploma and include a concentration in career and technical education. The bill is identical to HB 2039, which also p...

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LAAdopted 03/2007P-12High School Coursetaking
LAC 28:CXV.2319
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...

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LAAdopted 03/2007P-12Handbook for School Administrators
LAC 28:CXV.337, 1121, 2301, 2319, 2321, 2357, 2363
Clarifies that grade 8 students wishing to take a course for high school credit must as a course prerequisite demonstrate mastery of the eighth grade grade-level expectations in that content area by passing an exam developed by the department of education. Pag...

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NDSigned into law 03/2007P-12Concept-Based Fitness Class
S.B. 2354
Amends graduation requirement of one-half unit of physical education during each school year to include the following: Once every
four years the unit must be a concept-based fitness class that includes instruction in the assessment, improvement, and maintenanc...

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VASigned into law 03/2007P-12Standards, Assessment, Professional Development & Code of Conduct Updates
S.B. 795
Provides for the phasing out of the eighth grade cumulative history test in the 2007-2008 school year, and the implementation of the United States History to 1877, United States History: 1877 to the Present, and Civics and Economics tests in the 2008-2009 scho...

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MAAdopted 03/2007P-12Competency Standards and Certificate of Mastery for High School Graduation
603 CMR 30.00, -31.00
Enhances the Competency Determination standard for high school graduation and revises the Certificate of Mastery to increase the proportion of public high school graduates prepared for college, careers and citizenship. Changes the criteria for Certificates of ...

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OHAdopted 02/2007P-12Diploma with Honors Criteria
OAC 3301-13-07, -16-01, -02
Revises criteria for awarding the diploma with honors for both the college preparatory and career-technical curriculum options, effective with the Class of 2011. Reduces criteria eligible students must meet to 7 out of 8 for both curriculum options (through Cl...

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MDAdopted 02/2007P-12Alternative Ways to Earn a High School Diploma
COMAR 13A.03.03.01
Ensures state alignment with national policies of the American Council on Education and consistency within the operations of the Maryland State Department of Education. Extends eligibility to students who obtained a Maryland High School Certificate of Program ...

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ORAdopted 01/2007P-12High School Graduation Requirements
Memo #011-2006-07
Increases high school graduation requirements:
Math: Eff. Class of 2014, the 3 units of math will be Algebra I level and above.
Science: Eff. Class of 2012, science units increase from 2 to 3. Two of the 3 units must be lab sciences.
Arts/Second Languages/Pro...

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IDAdopted 01/2007P-12
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Graduation Requirements and Advanced Opportunities
IDAPA 08.02.03
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,...

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MISigned into law 12/2006P-12Personal High School Curriculum for Students
S.B. 1427
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...

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

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OHSigned into law 12/2006P-12Honors Diploma
S.B. 311 - Sec. 3313.61
One provision prohibits an honors diploma being granted to a student who is subject to the Ohio core curriculum but elections a lesser curriculum option.http://www.legislature.state.oh.us/bills.cfm?ID=126_SB_311...

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OHSigned into law 12/2006P-12Competency-Based Credits
S.B. 311-- Sec. 3313.603 (J)
Directs the state board of education, in consultation with the Ohio board of regents and the partnership for continued learning, to adopt a statewide plan implementing methods for students to earn units of high school credit based on a demonstration of subject...

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OHSigned into law 12/2006P-12Alternatives for Students Not Completing the Ohio Core
S.B. 311-- 3313.603(D)
Provides that a student who enters grade 9 in the 2010-2011 through 2013-2014 school years may graduate from high school even though the student has not completed the Ohio core curriculum defined in section 3313.603(C) (the Ohio core curriculum will be the sta...

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OHSigned into law 12/2006P-12Students in Dropout Prevention and Recovery Program
S.B. 311-- Sec. 3313.603(F)
Provides that a student in a dropout prevention and recovery program may graduate from high school by completing a competency-based instructional program administered by the dropout prevention and recovery program instead of the Ohio core curriculum. The progr...

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OHSigned into law 12/2006P-12Ohio Core Graduation Requirements
S.B. 311-- Sec. 3313.603(A), (B), (C) Part 1, (K) adn (L)
Increases high school graduation requirements for students entering grade 9 during the 2010-2011 school year (Class of 2014). Increases math units from 3 to 4; requires one unit of Algebra II or its equivalent. Existing 3-unit requirement in science calls for ...

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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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ORAdopted 12/2006P-12Graduation Requirements
OAR 581-022-1130
Increases the diploma requirements for mathematics from 2 credits to 3 credits and English from 3 credits to 4 credits. http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/rules/0107_Bulletin/0107_ch581_bulletin.html (bottom of page)...

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MDAdopted 11/2006P-12American Sign Language as Foreign Language Credit
COMAR 13A.03.02.04
Amends rules to the Board of Education. Allows students to use American Sign Language as an alternative to foreign language in fulfilling graduation requirements. MARYLAND 10858
http://www.dsd.state.md.us/comar/13a/13a.03.02.04.htm...

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TXAdopted 11/2006P-12High School Graduation Requirements
TX 19 TAC 74.61 through 74.64
Increases the requirements for the Recommended and Distinguished high school curriculum options effective with the Class of 2011. Increases the total number of units required for both these options from 24 to 26. Increases Carnegie unit requirements in both ma...

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WVAdopted 11/2006P-12High School Graduation Requirements
Title 126, Series 42
Effective for incoming freshmen beginning the 2008-2009 school year, increases high school graduation requirements to include 4 credits of reading and English language arts, 4 credits of mathematics, 4 credits of social studies, and 3 credits of science. The ...

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UTAdopted 09/2006P-12Elementary & Secondary School Core Curriculum
R277-700
Outlines core curriculum requirements for K-12; increases the state minimum required units of credit for high school graduation in language arts from 3 to 4, and in mathematics and science from 2 to 3 effective for students graduating in the 2010-2011 school y...

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WVAdopted 09/2006P-12Program/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...

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UTAdopted 09/2006P-12Transfer of Credits
R277-705-3
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...

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CASigned into law 08/2006P-12Credit Transfers from Dept. of Defense Schools
A.B. 2102
Requires the State Board of Education to establish a liaison with the U.S. Department of Defense and school districts to examine course credit transfer issues and establish guidelines for course credit transfer, and to help integrate military dependents into n...

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DEAdopted 08/2006P-12High School Graduation Requirements
DE 14 DAC 505
Effective with the Class of 2011, increases the number of units of math for high school graduation from 3 to 4, and specifies that those units be completed in geometry, Algebra I and Algebra II. Eliminates unit requirement in computer literacy; directs compute...

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UTAdopted 08/2006P-12High School Graduation Requirements
R277-700-6
Amends graduation requirements effective with the Class of 2011. Increases required English units from 3 to 4; increases required math and science units from 2 to 3. Increases minimum number of units for high school graduation to 24.
Starting page 6 of 9: http...

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TXAdopted 07/2006P-12Foreign Language Courses and Tech Prep Progam
19 TAC 2.74.D.74.43, .44
Allows for students who are at higher proficiency levels to meet the graduation requirements by taking higher level language courses. Clarifies that Tech prep is a program of study, not a course. TEXAS 99898...

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VARule Adoption 07/2006P-12Standards For Accrediting Public Schools
8 VAC 20-131-10 thru -320 non seq.
Amends regulations establishing standards for accrediting public schools in Virginia. The amendments include additional options for students to meet the requirements for graduation; change the methodology for calculating accreditation ratings; create greater ...

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ILSigned into law 06/2006P-12Financial Literacy
S.B. 2191
Requires the state board to develop curricula, materials, and guidelines for school boards to use in implementing a program of instruction on financial literacy within current courses offered in public high schools. Creates the Financial Literacy Fund as a spe...

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IASigned into law 06/2006P-12High 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 the National Governors Association (NGA). Also directs districts and accredited nonpublic schools to report the following:...

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IASigned into law 06/2006P-12Graduation Requirements
H.B. 2792 - Section 33 and 50
Directs the department of education to use funds appropriated for graduation requirements under division II of the bill to assist districts with the implementation of graduation requirements established pursuant to section 256.7, subsection 26, as amended by 2...

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IASigned into law 06/2006P-12Plan for Completing Core Curriculum
S.B. 2272 - Section 13
Requires each high school student's plan for completing the core curriculum to include career options and to identify the coursework needed in grades nine through twelve to support the student's postsecondary education and career options. Provides that if the...

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FLSigned into law 05/2006P-12Florida 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...

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FLSigned into law 05/2006P-12High School Graduation Requirements
H.B. 7087 - Section 23 (1) and (2)
Amends high school graduation requirements effective for the Class of 2011. Adds "reading for information" as area of major concentration in 4 units of English required. Increases math requirement from 3 to 4 units and encourages districts to set specific go...

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FLSigned into law 05/2006P-12High School Graduation Requirements for Students with Disabilities
H.B. 7087 - Section 23 (3) - (8)
Requires local boards to modify basic courses, as necessary, to to assure exceptional students the opportunity to meet the graduation requirements for a standard diploma, using one of the following strategies:
1. Assignment of the exceptional student to an exc...

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FLSigned into law 05/2006P-12Accelerated High School Graduation Options
H.B. 7087 - Section 24
Amends requirements for 3-year diplomas effective with the Class of 2010. Eliminates honors classes and classes weighted by the district for class ranking purposes (that do not fall under any of the other allowed categories) from options from which students m...

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OKSigned into law 05/2006P-12High School Graduation Requirements
S.B. 1792 - Section 2
Shifts 2005 changes in high school graduation requirements from section 11-111 to 11-103.6 of education code. Defines the graduation requirements effective for the Class of 2010 as the "college preparatory/work ready" curriculum. Modifies 3 units social stud...

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NYAdopted 05/2006P-12State Graduation and Diploma Requirements for Mathematics and Science
Title 8 NYCRR section 100.5
Amends requirements for Regents or local high school and Regents diploma with avanced designation.

Regents or local high school diploma:
Three units of credit of mathematics more advanced than 8th grade level and that meet commencement-level learning standar...

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INEmergency Rule Adoption 05/2006P-12Academic Honors Diploma
511 IAC 6-7-6.5
Clarifies that a student who as earned an international baccalaureate degree is eligible to receive an academic honors diploma. http://www.in.gov/legislative/iac/xml/old-ir/Vol29/10Jul/06E511060163.pdf...

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ALRule Adoption 05/2006P-12Computer Applications and Electives
AAC 290-3-1-.02 (8)(h)1,2
Establishes rules providing consistency with the Alabama High School Diploma option format and alignment of the required one-half credit of Computer Applications, which will allow the student to choose an additional one-half credit elective. Defines the three ...

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MNSigned into law 05/2006P-12Academic Standards and Graduation Requirements
S.B. 2994
Requires the commissioner of education to revise and align the state's academic standards and high school graduation requirements in various years. Certain requirements for each subject area specified. The commissioner must revise and appropriately embed tech...

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ILAdopted 04/2006P-12High 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...

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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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MISigned into law 04/2006P-12New High School Graduation Requirements
H.B. 5606
Establishes statewide high school graduation requirements effective with the class of 2010, including 4 units English; 3 units science, including biology and either chemistry or physics. Strongly encourages students to complete a fourth credit in science, such...

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IASigned into law 04/2006P-12Iowa Studies
S.B. 2320
Requires the department of cultural affairs to develop an Iowa studies professional development plan that includes professional development materials and training measures to provide teachers in the state with effective ways to infuse Iowa studies into their c...

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MSSigned into law 04/2006P-12Alternative Diploma
H.B. 214
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.
http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/documents/2006/html...

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INSigned into law 03/2006P-12Academic Honors Diploma
H.B. 1347 Section 17
Requires to state board to adopt rules to amend the academic honors course requirement rules to allow for a high school student who has earned an international baccalaureate degree to be eligible to receive an academic honors diploma. Allows the board to adopt...

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INSigned into law 03/2006P-12U.S. Savings Bonds for Students Earning Academic Honors Diploma
S.B. 231
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...

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LAAdopted 03/2006P-12Statewide Assessment Standards and Practices
LAC 28:CXI.312, 316 and 1351
Permits seniors who wish to retest for diploma endorsements to test during the fall retest. Provides guidelines and rules about administrative error that may occur during statewide assessment. Provides guidelines and rules regarding cell phones and other elect...

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INSigned into law 03/2006P-12Proficiency-Based Credit and Early Graduation
S.B. 310
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:...

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WASigned into law/partial veto 03/2006P-12Career/Technical Graduation Option
H.B. 2973
Declares an intent to create a rigorous, high quality career and technical high school graduation option that assures students meet state standards in fundamental academic content areas, but also reflects nationally recognized standards for the knowledge and s...

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KYAdopted 02/2006P-12High School Graduation Requirements
704 KAR 3:305 (section 2 and 4)
Section 2: Effective with the Class of 2012: Requires 3rd unit of math to be completed in Algebra II and bars student from receiving math credit for prealgebra course (prealgebra may be applied toward elective credit). Requires 3 units of science to be lab-ba...

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LAAdopted 12/2005P-12Advanced 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...

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MOAdopted 12/2005P-12High 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...

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ORSigned into law 09/2005P-12Graduation Requirements
H.B. 3129
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...

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ILSigned into law 08/2005P-12High School Graduation Requirements
S.B. 575
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...

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NYEmergency Rule Adoption 07/2005P-12State Assessment, Graduation and Diploma Requirements
100.5 Title 8 NYCRR
Revises requirements for obtaining a Regents high school diploma, a Regents diploma with advanced designation, and a local high school diploma. This amendment phases in the 65 passing score on the five required Regents exams to meet graduation requirements: ...

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MNSigned into law 07/2005P-12Graduation requirments
H.F. 141 - Multiple Components
Upon receiving a student's application signed by the student's parent or guardian, a school district, area learning center, or charter school must declare that a student meets or exceeds a specific academic standard required for graduation under this section i...

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MSRule Adoption 05/2005P-12Academic and Elective Carnegie Unit Credit
Uncodified
Approves the granting of academic and elective Carnegie unit credit for certain Vocational and Technical secondary course offerings to meet the requirements for high school graduation in response to the call for additional rigor in high school coursework and ...

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DESigned into law 05/2005P-12
H.B. 3
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...

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INSigned into law 05/2005P-12Academic 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 ...

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DESigned into law 05/2005P-12High School Graduation Requirements and Exit Exams
S.B. 72
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...

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OKSigned into law 05/2005P-12High 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...

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INSigned into law 04/2005P-12
Postsec.
Core 40 Curriculum
S.B. 200
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...

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MSRule Adoption 04/2005P-12Public School Accountability Standards
Uncodified
Amends rules concerning Public School Accountability Standards. Beginning school year 2008-2009 and thereafter, all entering ninth grade students (seniors of school year 2011-2012 and later) will be enrolled in a college preparatory curriculum and required to ...

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MDRule Adoption 04/2005P-12State Board Of Education
COMAR 13A.02.06.02, 13A.0801.01, .08.02.01
Revises the Maryland Student Records System Manual (MSRSM) as a result of recent changes regarding health and graduation requirements. State assessments, prekindergarten requirements, kindergarten and prekindergarten phase-in dates, enrollment and transfers, a...

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ARSigned into law 04/2005P-12Graduation Credit
S.B. 1043
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...

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NMSigned into law 04/2005P-12Public School Graduation Requirement
H.B. 139
Requires one-half unit in New Mexico history for students entering the ninth grade beginning in the 2005-2006
school year as part of the units required for graduation.

http://legis.state.nm.us/Sessions/05%20Regular/final/HB0139.pdf...

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OKSigned into law 04/2005P-12Physical Education
S.B. 312
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 ...

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VASigned into law 03/2005P-12Credits for Industry Certification
S.B. 1045
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...

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ARSigned into law 03/2005P-12Sports Activities
S.B. 2
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...

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SDRule Adoption 03/2005P-12Study Courses/Licensure/Certification/Endorsements
24:15:03:04, 24:15:06:22, 24:15:06:36, 24:15:06:37, 24:15:01:01, 24:16:08:16, 24:16:08:59, 24:03:01:01, 24:03:06:06.01, 24:03:06:31, 24:03:06:32
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...

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INAdopted 02/2005P-12Graduation 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 ...

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WARule Adoption 11/2004P-12High School and Beyond Plan
WAC 180-51-061
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...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12Inclusion 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...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12Algebra 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...

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SDAdopted 09/2004P-12Curriculum/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...

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TXRule Adoption 07/2004P-12Texas 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...

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ALEmergency Rule Adoption 07/2004P-12Individualized Education Program/IEP
AAC 290-8-9-.05(10)(d)
Establishes rules amending language to include the requirements for the Alabama Occupational Diploma. ALABAMA REG 6717 (SN)...

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ALEmergency Rule Adoption 07/2004P-12Alabama Occupational Diploma
AAC 290-8-9-.10
Establishes rules amending language to move the requirements for the Alabama Occupational Diploma to 290-3-1-.02(8)(g). ...

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DESigned into law 07/2004P-12State High School Diploma Issuance
H.J.R. 34
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...

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COVetoed 06/2004P-12Colorado High School Commission
H.B. 1283
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...

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COSigned by Governor 06/2004P-12Financial Education Curriculum
H.B. 1360
Encourages each school district and charter school to adopt a financial literacy curriculum and to make successful completion of the program a graduation requirement. http://www.leg.state.co.us/clics2004a/csl.nsf/fsbillcont3/88DE0C519CF9551087256D790053005C?Op...

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MDRule Adoption 05/2004P-12Standards 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)...

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DESigned into law 05/2004P-12High School Diploma Issuance
S.B. 285
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...

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FLSigned by Governor 05/2004P-12
Postsec.
Accelerated High School Graduation, High Stakes Testing, Reading Deficiencies
S.B. 364
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 & ...

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OKSigned into law 04/2004P-12Schools
S.B. 1271
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...

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COSigned into law 04/2004P-12
Postsec.
Community College
American Sign Language
H.B. 1037
Concerns the treatment of American Sign Language as a foreign language in education that counts toward graduation requirements. http://www.state.co.us/gov_dir/leg_dir/olls/sl2004a/sl_74.htm...

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IASigned into law 04/2004P-12Military Basic Training Completion Credit
H.F. 2241
Authorizes school districts and nonpublic schools to apply credit toward graduation under the state education program for successful completion of military basic training. http://coolice.legis.state.ia.us/Cool-ICE/default.asp?Category=billinfo&Service=Billbook...

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DERule Adoption 03/2004P-12High 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...

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WASigned into law 03/2004P-12State Assessment Standards
H.B. 2195
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...

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UTSigned into law 03/2004P-12Public Education Amendments
S.B. 185
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...

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ALEmergency Rule Adoption 03/2004P-12High 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)...

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NMSigned into law 03/2004P-12High School Graduation Requirements
H.B. 522
Relates to education; establishes requirements for high school graduation and student curriculum plans....

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SDSigned into law 02/2004P-12Basic High School Program
H.B. 1001
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....

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TXAdopted 12/2003P-12Graduation Requirements
Sec. 74.51
74.51. Amends high school graduation requirements. http://www.tea.state.tx.us/rules/tacupdates/december2003/ch074e.pdf...

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NYEmergency Rule Adoption 12/2003P-12State 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)...

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VAEmergency Rule Adoption 11/2003P-12General 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)...

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OKEmergency Rule Adoption 11/2003P-12High School Graduation Requirements
OAC 210:35-9-31
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 ...

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TXRule Adoption 11/2003P-12Graduation 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)...

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CASigned into law 10/2003P-12Vocational Education and Graduation Requirements
A.B. 591
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...

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CASigned into law 09/2003P-12Expulsions; Graduation Requirements; Special Education
A.B. 300
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...

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MSRule Adoption 09/2003P-12State Board of Education Policy IHF-1
IHF-1
Establishes rules pertaining to State Board of Education policy IHF-1. Revises the high school exit examinations required for graduation. MISSISSIPPI REG 8845 (SN)...

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WYRule Adoption 08/2003P-12Graduation 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...

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FLSigned into law 06/2003P-12High School Graduation
H.B. 23
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...

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TXSigned into law 06/2003P-12High School Equivalency Program
S.B. 1470
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...

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ORSigned into law 06/2003P-12Education
H.B. 2744
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...

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CTSigned into law 06/2003P-12Adult Education
S.B. 966
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...

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MESigned into law 05/2003P-12Course 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...

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FLSigned into law 04/2003P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Special Education Students
H.B. 1739
Deletes requirement that the high school life management skills course be taken at specific grade levels; requires certain test accommodations and modifications of procedures for students with disabilities; requires award of a standard diploma to a student wit...

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COSigned into law 04/2003P-12Government course graduation requirement
S.B. 36
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...

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IASigned into law 04/2003P-12Service Learning, Character Education
H.F. 180
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). ...

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OKSigned into law 04/2003P-12Graduation Requirements for Out of State Students
H.B. 1065
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...

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NMSigned into law 04/2003P-12High School Student Graduation
H.B. 305
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....

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SDRule Adoption 04/2003P-12Requirements for High School Graduation and Credits
24:03:06:06:01
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)...

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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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ARSigned into law 03/2003P-12Attendance Law
H.B. 1457
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...

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UTSigned into law 03/2003P-12Curriculum 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...

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MSSigned into law 03/2003P-12Cost-Benefit Analysis of Pre-Kindergarten, Mandatory Kindergarten and Occupational Diplomas
H.B. 859
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...

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FLSigned into law 05/2002P-12Education Code Re-Write: Marching Band as P.E. Credit Towards Graduation
S.B. 20E
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...

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FLSigned into law 05/2002P-12Standard High School Diploma to Certain GED Recipients
S.B. 20E
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...

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OKSigned into law 04/2002P-12High School Graduation Requirements
H.B. 2886
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...

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WYSigned into law 03/2002P-12Graduation Standards
S.B. 56
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...

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CASigned into law 01/2002P-12Omnibus Bill - Course of Study
A.B. 804
Commencing with the 2003–04 school year and each year thereafter, at least one course, or a combination of the two courses in mathematics required to be completed by pupils in grades 9 to 12, inclusive, prior to receiving a diploma of graduation from high scho...

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NMSigned into law 04/2001P-12Competency in Writing
S.B. 665
Expands graduation requirements to include passing a state competency test in writing....

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VASigned into law 02/2001P-12Graduation Requirements
H.B. 2674
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...

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CASigned into law 09/2000P-12Algebra Required for High School Graduation
S.B. 1354
Specifies that as part of an adopted course of study for grades 7 to 12, algebra must be included as part of the mathematics instruction required for a student to graduate from high school....

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OKSigned into law 07/2000P-12Graduation 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...

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CTSigned into law 05/2000P-12High School Civics Graduation Requirement
H.B. 5274
Requires one half credit in civics as part of the 3 credit social studies requirement for high school graduation....

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MNSigned into law 05/2000P-12Profiles of Learning
S.F. 3286
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...

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MNSigned into law 05/2000P-12Graduation Requirements
S.B. 3286
Relates to education; amends state graduation requirements; amends graduation rules....

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OKSigned into law 05/2000P-12Graduation 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...

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SCSigned into law 05/2000P-12Graduation Requirements
S.B. 1220
(Joint Resolution) Approves regulations of the Department of Education related to graduation requirements....

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