February 22, 2008





ENGROSSED

HOUSE BILL No. 1246

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DIGEST OF HB 1246 (Updated February 20, 2008 4:34 pm - DI 71)



Citations Affected: IC 20-20; IC 20-30; noncode.

Synopsis: Dual credit programs, student graduation plan, and virtual learning. Establishes the concurrent enrollment partnership to coordinate dual credit programs among Indiana high schools and state educational institutions. Changes the student career plan to the student graduation plan. Creates an interim study committee on K-12 virtual learning.

Effective: July 1, 2008.





Austin , Porter , Simms , Behning
(SENATE SPONSORS _ LUBBERS, SIPES)




    January 17, 2008, read first time and referred to Committee on Education.
    January 24, 2008, amended, reported _ Do Pass.
    January 29, 2008, read second time, amended, ordered engrossed.
    January 30, 2008, engrossed. Read third time, passed. Yeas 81, nays 11.

SENATE ACTION

    February 5, 2008, read first time and referred to Committee on Education and Career Development.
    February 21, 2008, amended, reported favorably _ Do Pass.






February 22, 2008

Second Regular Session 115th General Assembly (2008)


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ENGROSSED

HOUSE BILL No. 1246



    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning education.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: IC 20-20-36; (08)EH1246.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 20-20-36 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW CHAPTER TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2008]:
     Chapter 36. Indiana Concurrent Enrollment Partnership
    Sec. 1. As used in this chapter, "concurrent enrollment partnership" refers to the Indiana concurrent enrollment partnership established by section 2 of this chapter.
    Sec. 2. (a) The Indiana concurrent enrollment partnership is established to foster innovation and collaboration among state educational institutions and school corporations. The partnership shall:
        (1) organize the concurrent enrollment partnership;
        (2) establish unified rigorous academic standards, assessment requirements, and share best practices that comply with appropriate national accreditation standards for concurrent enrollment programs under IC 21-43-5;
        (3) coordinate outreach and recruitment of Indiana students

and teachers to participate in concurrent enrollment programs;
        (4) create an implementation plan to expand the number of students enrolled in the double up for college program under IC 21-43-5 by July 1, 2009;
        (5) develop and submit an annual report on the programs listed under IC 21-43-5-4(a) to the department of education and the commission for higher education before July 1 of each year; and
        (6) offer recommendations on concurrent enrollment matters as requested by the state board and the commission for higher education.
    (b) The report required under subsection (a)(5) must include the following information:
        (1) An assessment of the academic standards required by the programs.
        (2) Student performance under the programs.
        (3) College attainment for students enrolled in the programs.
        (4) Program costs.
        (5) Student demand for the programs.
        (6) Demographic information for students in the programs.
        (7) The cost of, access to, and ease of transfer of courses in the programs.
    Sec. 3. Membership in the concurrent enrollment partnership shall include the following:
        (1) Concurrent enrollment directors from each state educational institution that participates in the dual enrollment partnership.
        (2) An individual appointed by the state superintendent.
        (3) An individual appointed by the commission for higher education.
        (4) An individual appointed by the Indiana Association of School Business Officials.
        (5) An individual appointed by the Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents.
        (6) An individual appointed by the Indiana Association of School Principals representing a secondary school.
        (7) An individual appointed by the Indiana Non-Public Education Association.
        (8) An individual appointed by the Independent Colleges of Indiana.
        (9) A high school teacher participating in a concurrent

enrollment program appointed by the principal of the high school with the largest total headcount enrollment in concurrent enrollment programs offered by state educational institutions.
    Sec. 4. (a) The chair of the concurrent enrollment partnership shall be elected by a majority of all dual enrollment partnership members at the initial meeting of the partnership.
    (b) The chair shall call the meetings of the partnership.
    (c) The chair shall serve for a two (2) year term.
    Sec. 5. The commission for higher education shall provide support for the concurrent enrollment partnership.
    Sec. 6. This chapter expires July 1, 2016.

SOURCE: IC 20-30-4-1; (08)EH1246.1.2. -->     SECTION 2. IC 20-30-4-1, AS ADDED BY P.L.1-2005, SECTION 14, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2008]: Sec. 1. As used in this chapter, "student" refers to a student who is enrolled in a school corporation in at least grade 9. grade 6.
SOURCE: IC 20-30-4-1.5; (08)EH1246.1.3. -->     SECTION 3. IC 20-30-4-1.5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2008]: Sec. 1.5. (a) In grade 6, a student and the student's parent shall develop an initial graduation plan. The plan must include the following:
        (1) A statement of intent to graduate from high school.
        (2) An acknowledgment of the importance of:
            (A) good citizenship;
            (B) school attendance; and
            (C) diligent study habits.
    (b) The plan shall become part of the student's permanent school record.

SOURCE: IC 20-30-4-2; (08)EH1246.1.4. -->     SECTION 4. IC 20-30-4-2, AS AMENDED BY P.L.2-2007, SECTION 220, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2008]: Sec. 2. In consultation with the student's guidance counselor, after seeking consultation with each student's parents, and not later than the date on which the student completes grade 9, each student shall further develop a career the graduation plan in which the student does developed in grade 6 under section 1.5 of this chapter to also include the following:
        (1) Indicates The subject and skill areas of interest to the student.
        (2) Designs A program of study under the college/technology preparation curriculum adopted by the state board under IC 20-30-10-2 for grades 10, 11, and 12 that meets the interests and aptitude of the student.
        (3) Ensures Assurances that, upon satisfactory fulfillment of the

plan, the student:
            (A) is entitled to graduate; and
            (B) will have taken at least the minimum variety and number of courses necessary to gain admittance to a state educational institution.
         (4) An indication of assessments (other than ISTEP and the graduation examination) that the student plans to take voluntarily during grade 10 through grade 12, and which may include any of the following:
            (A) The Scholastic Aptitude Test.
            (B) The ACT test.
            (C) Advanced placement exams.
            (D) College readiness exams approved by the department.
            (E) Workforce readiness exams approved by the department of workforce development established under IC 22-4.1-2.

SOURCE: IC 20-30-4-4; (08)EH1246.1.5. -->     SECTION 5. IC 20-30-4-4, AS ADDED BY P.L.1-2005, SECTION 14, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2008]: Sec. 4. A career graduation plan may be modified after initial development. However, the modifications may not interfere with the assurances described in section 2(3) of this chapter.
SOURCE: IC 20-30-4-5; (08)EH1246.1.6. -->     SECTION 6. IC 20-30-4-5, AS ADDED BY P.L.1-2005, SECTION 14, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2008]: Sec. 5. This chapter may not be construed to prevent a student who chooses a particular curriculum under IC 20-30-12 or IC 20-30-10 from including within the student's career graduation plan individual courses or programs that:
        (1) are not included within the student's chosen curriculum; and
        (2) the student is otherwise eligible to take.
SOURCE: IC 20-30-4-6; (08)EH1246.1.7. -->     SECTION 7. IC 20-30-4-6, AS ADDED BY P.L.185-2006, SECTION 8, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2008]: Sec. 6. (a) A student's guidance counselor shall, in consultation with the student and the student's parent, review annually a student's career graduation plan that was developed in grade 9 under section 2 of this chapter to determine if a the student is progressing toward fulfillment of the career graduation plan.
    (b) If a student is not progressing toward fulfillment of the career graduation plan, the school counselor shall provide counseling services for the purpose of advising the student of credit recovery options and services available to help the student progress toward graduation.
SOURCE: ; (08)EH1246.1.8. -->     SECTION 8. [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2008] (a) As used in this

SECTION, "committee" refers to the interim study committee on education matters.
    (b) There is established the interim study committee on education matters. The committee shall review and make recommendations to the general assembly, the state board of education, and the department of education on the following:

         (1) The availability of virtual learning for K-12 students in Indiana.
        (2) How virtual learning services are being provided by other states, including through state departments of education.
        (3) Standards of quality and alignment with Indiana's content standards recommended for virtual learning.
        (4) Accreditation standards and pricing for virtual learning opportunities.
        (5) Funding for students enrolled in full-time or part-time virtual learning programs outside their home school corporation.
        (6) Other issues that may be determined as necessary to make recommendations by the interim study committee.

     (c) The committee shall operate under the policies governing study committees adopted by the legislative council.
    (d) The affirmative votes of a majority of the voting members appointed to the committee are required for the committee to take action on any measure, including final reports.
    (e) This SECTION expires November 1, 2008.