Citations Affected: IC 20-10.1-16-13.
Synopsis: Core 40 curriculum. Provides that a student is required to
complete the Core 40 curriculum in order to graduate from high school,
unless the parent of a student requests that the student be exempted or
if, in the case of a special education student, the student's
individualized education program does not require the Core 40
Effective: July 1, 2003.
January 21, 2003, read first time and referred to Committee on Education and Career
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
, AS AMENDED BY P.L.193-1999,
SECTION 2, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE
JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 13. (a) Beginning with the class of students who
expect to graduate during the 1999-2000 school year, each student is
required to meet:
(1) the academic standards tested in the graduation examination; and
(2) any additional requirements established by the governing body;
to be eligible to graduate.
(b) Except as provided in subsections (g) and (h), beginning with the class of students who expect to graduate during the 2006-2007 school year, each student is required to meet:
(1) the educational proficiency standard tested in the graduation examination;
(2) the Core 40 requirements adopted by the board under IC 20-10.1-5.7 ; and
(3) any additional requirements established by the governing body;
to be eligible to graduate.
(c) A student who does not meet the academic standards tested in the graduation examination shall be given the opportunity to be tested during each semester of each grade following the grade in which the student is initially tested until the student achieves a passing score.
(c) (d) A student who does not achieve a passing score on the
graduation examination may be eligible to graduate if all of the
(1) The principal of the school the student attends certifies that the student will within one (1) month of the student's scheduled graduation date successfully complete all components of the Core 40 curriculum as established by the board under IC 20-10.1-5.7-1.
(2) The student otherwise satisfies all state and local graduation requirements.
(d) (e) A student who does not achieve a passing score on the
graduation examination and who does not meet the requirements of
subsection (c) (d) may be eligible to graduate if the student does all of
(1) Takes the graduation examination in each subject area in which the student did not achieve a passing score at least one (1) time every school year after the school year in which the student first takes the graduation examination.
(2) Completes remediation opportunities provided to the student by the student's school.
(3) Maintains a school attendance rate of at least ninety-five percent (95%) with excused absences not counting against the student's attendance.
(4) Maintains at least a "C" average or the equivalent in the courses comprising the credits specifically required for graduation by rule of the board.
(5) Obtains a written recommendation from a teacher of the student in each subject area in which the student has not achieved a passing score. The recommendation must:
(A) be concurred in by the principal of the student's school; and
(B) be supported by documentation that the student has attained the academic standard in the subject area based upon:
(i) tests other than the graduation examination; or
(ii) classroom work.
(6) Otherwise satisfies all state and local graduation requirements.