**Senator Howard A. Stephenson**proposes the following substitute bill:

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**CAREER AND COLLEGE READINESS MATHEMATICS**

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**COMPETENCY REVISIONS**

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**Chief Sponsor: Howard A. Stephenson**

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**LONG TITLE**

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**General Description:**

10 This bill amends student requirements to demonstrate mathematics competency.

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**Highlighted Provisions:**

12 This bill:

13 ▸ requires the State Board of Regents to select at least two tests for college-level math

14 placement.

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**Money Appropriated in this Bill:**

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**Other Special Clauses:**

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**Utah Code Sections Affected:**

20 AMENDS:

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**53A-1-1302**, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2015, Chapter 443

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*Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:*

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**53A-1-1302**is amended to read:

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**53A-1-1302.**

**Career and college readiness mathematics competency standards.**

26 (1) As used in this section, "qualifying score" means a score established as described in

27 Subsection (4), that, if met by a student, qualifies the student to receive college credit for a

28 mathematics course that satisfies the state system of higher education quantitative literacy

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30 (2) The State Board of Education shall, in accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah

31 Administrative Rulemaking Act, make rules that:

32 (a) (i) establish the mathematics competency standards described in Subsection (3) as a

33 graduation requirement beginning with the 2016-17 school year; and

34 (ii) include the qualifying scores described in Subsection (4); and

35 (b) establish systematic reporting of college and career ready mathematics

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37 (3) In addition to other graduation requirements established by the State Board of

38 Education, a student shall fulfill one of the following requirements to demonstrate mathematics

39 competency that supports the student's future college and career goals as outlined in the

40 student's college and career plan:

41 (a) for a student pursuing a college degree after graduation:

42 (i) receive a score that at least meets the qualifying score for:

43 (A) an Advanced Placement calculus or statistics exam;

44 (B) an International Baccalaureate higher level mathematics exam;

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__a college-level__

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__math placement__test described in Subsection (5);

47 (D) a College Level Examination Program precalculus or calculus exam; or

48 (E) the ACT Mathematics Test; or

49 (ii) receive at least a "C" grade in a concurrent enrollment mathematics course that

50 satisfies the state system of higher education quantitative literacy requirement;

51 (b) for a non college degree-seeking student, the student shall complete appropriate

52 math competencies for the student's career goals as described in the student's college and career

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54 (c) for a student with an individualized education program prepared in accordance with

55 the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, 20 U.S.C. Sec. 1400 et seq., the student shall

56 meet the mathematics standards described in the student's individualized education program; or

57 (d) for a senior student with special circumstances as described in State Board of

58 Education rule, the student shall fulfill a requirement associated with the student's special

59 circumstances, as established in State Board of Education rule.

60 (4) The State Board of Regents shall, in consultation with the State Board of

61 Education, determine qualifying scores for the tests and exams described in Subsection

62 (3)(a)(i).

63 (5) The State Board of Regents, established in Section 53B-1-103, [

__shall__make a

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__two tests for college-level math placement__.

66 (6) The State Board of Regents shall, in consultation with the State Board of

67 Education, make policies to:

68 (a) develop mechanisms for a student who completes a math competency requirement

69 described in Subsection (3)(a) to:

70 (i) receive college credit; and

71 (ii) satisfy the state system of higher education quantitative literacy requirement;

72 (b) allow a student, upon completion of required high school mathematics courses with

73 at least a "C" grade, entry into a mathematics concurrent enrollment course;

74 (c) increase access to a range of mathematics concurrent enrollment courses;

75 (d) establish a consistent concurrent enrollment course approval process; and

76 (e) establish a consistent process to qualify high school teachers with an upper level

77 mathematics endorsement to teach entry level mathematics concurrent enrollment courses.