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7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill requires the State Board of Regents to report concurrent enrollment
10 information to requesting public institutions of higher education.
11 Highlighted Provisions:
12 This bill:
13 . requires the State Board of Regents and the State Board of Education to coordinate
14 advising to prospective and current high school students participating in concurrent
15 enrollment; and
16 . requires the Board of Regents to provide certain information to requesting
17 institutions of higher education to facilitate advising for concurrent enrollment.
18 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
20 Other Special Clauses:
22 Utah Code Sections Affected:
24 53A-15-101, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 321
25 53B-1-109, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2006, Chapter 147
27 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
28 Section 1. Section 53A-15-101 is amended to read:
29 53A-15-101. Higher education courses in the public schools -- Cooperation
30 between public and higher education.
31 (1) The State Board of Education in collaboration with the State Board of Regents shall
33 (a) a curriculum program and delivery system which allows students the option to
34 complete high school graduation requirements and prepares them to meet college admission
35 requirements at the conclusion of the eleventh grade, but does not preclude a student involved
36 in accelerated learning programs from graduating at an earlier time;
37 (b) a program of selected college credit courses in general and career and technical
38 education which would be made available in cooperation with the State Board of Regents, as
39 resources allow, through concurrent enrollment with one or more of the state's institutions of
40 higher education;
41 (c) a course of study for a student who decides to continue on through the twelfth grade
42 that would allow the student to take courses necessary to graduate from high school, and at the
43 student's option, to become better prepared for the world of work, or complete selected college
44 level courses corresponding to the first and second year of course work at a university, college,
45 or community college in the state system of higher education; and
46 (d) a program for advanced placement which permits students to earn high school
47 credits while qualifying to take advanced placement examinations for college credit.
48 (2) The delivery system and curriculum program shall be designed and implemented to
49 take full advantage of the most current available educational technology.
50 (3) The State Board of Regents shall adopt rules to ensure the following:
51 (a) early high school graduates who are academically prepared and meet college
52 admission requirements may be enrolled in one of the state's institutions of higher education;
53 (b) college credit courses are taught in high school concurrent enrollment or advanced
54 placement programs by college or university faculty or public school educators under the
55 following conditions:
56 (i) to ensure that students are prepared for college level work, an appropriate
57 assessment is given:
58 (A) prior to participation in mathematics and English courses; and
59 (B) in meeting prerequisites previously established for the same campus-based course
60 by the sponsoring institution;
61 (ii) public school educators in concurrent enrollment programs must first be approved
62 as adjunct faculty and supervised by a state institution of higher education;
63 (iii) teaching is done through live classroom instruction or telecommunications;
64 (iv) collaboration among institutions to provide opportunities for general education and
65 high demand career and technical education concurrent enrollment courses to be offered
66 statewide, including via technology;
67 (v) course content, procedures, and teaching materials in concurrent enrollment
68 programs are approved by the appropriate department or program at an institution of higher
69 education in order to ensure quality and comparability with courses offered on college and
70 university campuses;
71 (vi) concurrent enrollment may not include high school courses that are typically
72 offered in grades 9 or 10, except as provided under Subsection (3)(c); and
73 (vii) the provisions under Subsection (3)(b)(vi) do not apply to an early college high
74 school; and
75 (c) college credits obtained under this section shall be accepted for transfer of credit
76 purposes as if they had been obtained at any public institution of higher education within the
77 state system.
78 (4) College-level courses taught in the high school carry the same credit hour value as
79 when taught on a college or university campus and apply toward graduation on the same basis
80 as courses taught at an institution of higher education to which the credits are submitted.
81 (5) The State Board of Education shall provide students in the public schools with the
82 option of accelerating their educational program and graduating at the conclusion of the
83 eleventh grade.
84 (6) (a) The State Board of Education and State Board of Regents shall work in close
85 cooperation in developing, implementing, and evaluating the program established under this
86 section, including working together to effectively advise high school students on registering for
87 concurrent enrollment courses, as described in Section 53B-1-109 .
88 (b) (i) Each high school shall receive its proportional share of concurrent enrollment
89 money appropriated or allocated pursuant to Section 53A-17a-120.5 based upon the hours of
90 higher education course work undertaken by students at the school under Subsections (1)(b)
91 and (1)(c) as compared to the state total.
92 (ii) School districts shall contract with institutions of higher education to provide the
93 higher education services required under this section.
94 (iii) (A) Higher education tuition and fees may not be charged for participation in this
95 program, except that each institution within the state's higher education system may charge a
96 one-time per student per institution admissions application fee for concurrent enrollment
97 course credit offered by the institution.
98 (B) Payment of the fee under Subsection (6)(b)(iii)(A) satisfies the general admissions
99 application fee requirement for a full-time or part-time student at an institution so that no
100 additional admissions application fee may be charged by the institution.
101 Section 2. Section 53B-1-109 is amended to read:
102 53B-1-109. Coordination of higher education and public education information
103 technology systems -- Use of unique student identifier -- Coordination of concurrent
104 enrollment advising.
105 (1) As used in this section, "unique student identifier" has the same meaning as
106 provided in Section 53A-1-603.5 .
107 (2) The State Board of Regents and State Board of Education shall coordinate public
108 education and higher education information technology systems to allow individual student
109 academic achievement to be tracked through both education systems in accordance with this
110 section and Section 53A-1-603.5 .
111 (3) Information technology systems utilized at an institution within the state system of
112 higher education shall utilize the unique student identifier of all students who have previously
113 been assigned a unique student identifier.
114 (4) (a) The State Board of Regents and the State Board of Education shall coordinate
115 advising to a prospective or current high school student who participates in the concurrent
116 enrollment program established in 53A-15-101 .
117 (b) Advising shall include information on general education requirements at higher
118 education institutions and how the student can efficiently choose concurrent enrollment courses
119 to avoid duplication or excess credit hours.
120 (5) (a) Three weeks after the end of each semester, the State Board of Regents shall
121 make available, to a requesting higher education institution in the state system of higher
122 education that participates in concurrent enrollment, a report listing each public high school
123 student who enrolled in a concurrent enrollment course, including:
124 (i) the student's name and unique student identifier;
125 (ii) the student's school district or charter school;
126 (iii) the course name of each concurrent enrollment course taken by the student;
127 (iv) the higher education institution where the student enrolled to take each concurrent
128 enrollment course; and
129 (v) the grade the student earned in each concurrent enrollment course.
130 (b) The board shall report the information described in Subsection (5)(a) for every
131 concurrent enrollment course taken by a student in any year.
Legislative Review Note
as of 2-23-11 11:05 AM