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From the ECS State Policy Database
Postsecondary Success


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This database is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States (ECS). Most entries are legislative, although rules/regulations and executive orders that make substantive changes are included. Every effort is made to collect the latest available version of policies; in some instances, recent changes might not be reflected. For expediency purposes minimal attention has been paid to style (capitalization, punctuation) and format.

Please cite use of the database as: Education Commission of the States (ECS) State Policy Database, retrieved [date].

State Status/Date Level Summary
WASigned into law 04/2014P-12
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Statewide Educational Attainment Goals
H.B. 2626
Acknowledges the recommendations in the higher education ten-year roadmap, and states that the legislature is encouraged by the student achievement council's efforts to meet two goals: (1) All adults in Washington ages 25 to 44 will have a high school diploma ...

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WASigned into law 04/2014P-12
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Study Correlation of Family Factors and Student Success
H.B. 2739
Requires the Education Data Center within the Office of Financial Management to contract with the Area Health Education Center of Eastern Washington to conduct a geographic analysis, using existing data, to identify areas where the cumulative effect of family ...

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ORSigned into law 03/2014Postsec.Adding Apprenticeship to 40-40-20 Education Goals
H.B. 4058
Adds completion of apprenticeship programs registered with the State Apprenticeship and Training Council to the middle 40 percent of the 40-40-20 goal, along with associate's degrees and professional credentials. Oregon's goals for post-secondary education pro...

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ORSigned into law 03/2014Community CollegeGrants to Community Colleges
H.B. 4116
Directs the Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development and the Higher Education Coordinating Commission to jointly establish grant program to distribute moneys to community colleges to increase number of underserved, low-income and first-genera...

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TXSigned into law 06/2013Postsec.Texas Innovative Adult Career Education (ACE) Grant Fund and Grant Program
H.B. 437
No longer authorizes grants to nonprofit organizations, or grants to a public junior college or public technical institute for the purpose of providing scholarships under the Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) program. Establishes the Texas Innovative Adult C...

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TXSigned into law 06/2013Postsec.Texas 2036 Commission
H.B. 2036
Creates the Texas 2036 Commission and establishes membership. Directs the commission, with an emphasis on the changing demographics of this state, to assess and identify future higher education and workforce needs in the state and the state's ability to meet t...

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INSigned into law 05/2013Postsec.EARN Indiana Program
H.B. 1312
Changes the college work study program into the Employment Aid Readiness Network (EARN) Indiana Program. Makes changes to the definition of "eligible employer" to extend eligibility to for-profit companies and allow year-round participation of all eligible ent...

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CASigned into law 09/2012Community CollegeCommunity College Orientation, Assessment and Placement, Counseling, and Academic Interventions
S.B. 1456 - Community College Orientation, Assessment and Placement, Counseling, and Academic Interventions
From bill summary: Revises and recasts the Seymour-Campbell Matriculation Act of 1986, and renames it the Seymour-Campbell Student Success Act of 2012. States the purpose of the Act as increasing California community college access and success by providing eff...

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CASigned into law 09/2012Postsec.Data on Student Outcomes at Cal Grant Participating Institutions
S.B. 1103
Ror each Cal Grant participating institution, requires the Student Aid Commission to provide in a searchable database on its website (1) enrollment, persistence, and graduation data for all undergraduate students, including aggregate information on Cal Grant r...

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VASigned into law 04/2012Postsec.Requires Postsecondary Institutions to Publish Employment Rates for Graduates
H.B. 639
Requires public and private nonprofit institutions of higher education to publish data on the proportion of graduates with employment at 18 months and five years after the date of graduation. The data shall include the major and degree program, percentage of e...

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LASigned into law 06/2011Postsec.Revises LA Grad Act - Peformance Agreements
H.B. 549
Revises the Louisiana Granting Resources and Autonomy for Diplomas Act (LA GRAD Act) to provide for additional operational autonomies to be granted to public postsecondary education institutions, including but not limited to authority and exemptions relative t...

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TXSigned into law 06/2011Postsec.Assessing the Quality of Academic Advising Services
S.B. 36
Directs the higher education coordinating board to establish a method by September 2012 for assessing the quality and effectiveness of academic advising services available to students at each institution of higher education. Establishes parameters for the meth...

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LAAdopted 06/2011Postsec.Shared Vision for Higher Education in Louisiana
H.C.R. 121
Urges the Louisiana Board of Regents to aggressively and fully implement its previously established admission standards, those standards the board set for implementation in 2012 and 2014, and additional admission standards as warranted; that the board continue...

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MISigned into law 06/2011Postsec.
Community College
Development Courses/Performance Indicators
H.B. 4325 - Postsecondary Provisions
From Legislative Staff Summary: Creates a committee to develop a common set of scores using the ACT assessment to determine placement in developmental courses. Requires the senate and house appropriations subcommittees on community colleges to review the esti...

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WVSigned into law 05/2011Postsec.Collection and Dissemination of Information Concerning Higher Education Institutions
S.B. 375
Authorizes the Higher Education Policy Commission to collect and disseminate information concerning higher education institutions. Requires each institution to annually provide the commission, as requested, all information the commission or council considers n...

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

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

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CASigned into law 09/2010Community College
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Improving Student Success in Community Colleges
S.B. 1143
Directs the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges to adopt a plan for promoting and improving student success within the California Community Colleges. Directs the board of governors to establish a taskforce to examine best practices in the c...

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

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