February 20, 2009





HOUSE BILL No. 1188

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DIGEST OF HB 1188 (Updated February 19, 2009 4:26 pm - DI 109)



Citations Affected: IC 21-43.

Synopsis: College head start program. Establishes the college head start program to enable certain students in grades 11 and 12 to complete certain dual credit courses while in high school.

Effective: July 1, 2009.





Porter




    January 12, 2009, read first time and referred to Committee on Education.
    February 19, 2009, amended, reported _ Do Pass.






February 20, 2009

First Regular Session 116th General Assembly (2009)


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HOUSE BILL No. 1188



    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 21-43-5-2; (09)HB1188.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 21-43-5-2, AS AMENDED BY P.L.234-2007, SECTION 64, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2009]: Sec. 2. The double up for college program is established for secondary school students in grades 11 and 12. School corporations and state educational institutions may shall collaborate to offer:
        (1) early college;
        (2) dual credit; or
        (3) dual enrollment;
programs that meet the educational objectives of the school corporation and are offered by the state educational institutions in secondary school locations.
SOURCE: IC 21-43-5-15; (09)HB1188.1.2. -->     SECTION 2. IC 21-43-5-15 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2009]: Sec. 15. For each secondary school, the school corporation shall report to the department of education the following information concerning courses offered under the double up for

college program:
        (1) The name of each course offered.
        (2) The number of students enrolled in each course.
        (3) The number of teachers who meet the criteria to teach each course.

SOURCE: IC 21-43-9; (09)HB1188.1.3. -->     SECTION 3. IC 21-43-9 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW CHAPTER TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2009]:
     Chapter 9. College Head Start Program
    Sec. 1. This chapter applies to a program made available by a public high school or accredited nonpublic high school, and is in addition to the programs described in IC 21-43-4, IC 21-43-5, and IC 21-43-6.
    Sec. 2. As used in this chapter, "eligible student" refers to a secondary school student in grade 11 or 12 who is on track to graduate based upon the student's academic credits earned and graduation examination results.
    Sec. 3. As used in this chapter, "program" refers to the college head start program established by section 5 of this chapter.
    Sec. 4. As used in this chapter, "qualified teacher" refers to a teacher who holds any of the following teaching licenses:
        (1) Proficient practitioner.
        (2) Accomplished practitioner.
        (3) Standard.
        (4) Professional.
    Sec. 5. The college head start program is established to enable eligible students to complete certain core dual credit courses while in high school.
    Sec. 6. The commission for higher education shall identify up to thirty (30) courses, including college general education courses most frequently taken by college undergraduates in their first two (2) years of college, from the core transfer library established under IC 21-42-5 to be included in the program as course offerings to eligible students.
    Sec. 7. (a) Courses under the program shall be taught by qualified teachers.
    (b) Courses under the program may be delivered through distance learning technologies at a public high school site so long as there is an onsite eligible teacher who is qualified in the subject area of the course monitoring the delivery of instruction and assisting in the student's academic progress in the course.
    (c) The commission for higher education and the state board

may jointly approve distance learning providers of dual credit courses that are not eligible institutions.
     Sec. 8. Qualified teachers must participate in professional development activities, as determined jointly by the eligible institution offering the course and the school corporation through its school improvement plan under IC 20-31-5.
     Sec. 9. Course grades earned under the program by an eligible student, accompanied by the name of the state educational institution offering the course, shall be included on the student's high school transcript, which shall be sufficient record for purposes of a student's application and admission consideration to any of the eligible institutions and for the purposes of credit transfer.
     Sec. 10. An eligible institution may not charge tuition or other fees to a student or the student's parent for dual credit courses taken under the program.
    Sec. 11. (a) A state educational institution that participates in the program may, by agreement with a school corporation, take any action described in subsection (b).
    (b) A state educational institution may:
        (1) ensure that the content and rigor of a course offered is adequate to warrant providing credit to a student as if the student took the course as a student at the state educational institution; and
        (2) set the criteria for a faculty member, an instructor, or another individual responsible for teaching a course with the:
            (A) state educational institution responsible for hiring the personnel to instruct dual credit courses taught by the state educational institution; and
            (B) school corporation responsible for hiring personnel to instruct dual credit courses taught by the high school.
    Sec. 12. For each secondary school, the school corporation shall report to the department of education the following information concerning courses offered under the program:
        (1) The name of each course offered.
        (2) The number of students enrolled in each course.
        (3) The number of teachers who meet the criteria to teach each course.