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H.B. 288





Chief Sponsor: Ronda Rudd Menlove

Senate Sponsor: Margaret Dayton

             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:
             19          None
             20      Other Special Clauses:
             21          None
             22      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             23      AMENDS:
             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
             32      implement:
             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.

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    as of 2-23-11 11:05 AM

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