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7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill requires the State Board of Regents to provide for a college readiness
11 Highlighted Provisions:
12 This bill:
13 . directs the State Board of Regents to develop, or contract with an outside provider
14 to develop, an assessment tool that:
15 . assesses students' readiness for higher education; and
16 . helps students identify weaknesses to remediate.
17 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
18 This bill appropriates:
19 . to the State Board of Regents - Education Excellence, as a one-time appropriation:
20 . from the Education Fund, $500,000.
21 Other Special Clauses:
22 This bill provides an effective date.
23 Uncodified Material Affected:
24 ENACTS UNCODIFIED MATERIAL
26 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
27 Section 1. College readiness assessment.
28 (1) The State Board of Regents shall develop and implement an online assessment tool
30 (a) assesses the readiness of high school students to succeed at credit-granting public
31 institutions of higher education in the state; and
32 (b) provides modules with individualized curricula and adaptive instruction for a
33 student using the assessment tool, in order for the student to remediate weaknesses identified
34 by the assessment tool.
35 (2) The State Board of Regents may:
36 (a) develop the assessment tool described in Subsection (1); or
37 (b) contract, through a request for proposals, with an outside provider to provide the
38 assessment tool described in Subsection (1).
39 Section 2. Appropriation.
40 Under the terms and conditions of Title 63J, Chapter 1, Budgetary Procedures Act, the
41 following sums of money are appropriated from resources not otherwise appropriated, or
42 reduced from amounts previously appropriated, out of the funds or accounts indicated for the
43 fiscal year beginning July 1, 2012 and ending June 30, 2013. These are additions to any
44 amounts previously appropriated for fiscal year 2013.
45 To State Board of Regents - Education Excellence
46 From Education Fund, one-time
47 Schedule of Programs:
48 College Readiness Assessment $500,000
49 Section 3. Effective date.
50 (1) Except as provided in Subsection (2), this bill takes effect on May 8, 2012.
51 (2) Uncodified Section 2, Appropriation, takes effect on July 1, 2012.
Legislative Review Note
as of 2-27-12 9:26 AM