HB17-1201

HB17-1201 - Science Technology Engineering Math Diploma Endorsement

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Concerning authorization for granting a high school diploma endorsement in the combined disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

The bill authorizes a school district, board of cooperative services, district charter high school, or institute charter high school (local education provider) to grant a high school diploma endorsement in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to students who demonstrate mastery in STEM. To obtain the endorsement, a student must complete the high school graduation requirements at a high level of proficiency, successfully complete 4 STEM courses selected by the local education provider in addition to the high school graduation requirements in these subjects, achieve a minimum score specified in the bill on one of several specified mathematics assessments, and successfully complete a final capstone project. To successfully complete the capstone project, the student must achieve a high proficiency level of mastery, as set by the local education provider, for each of the competencies specified in the bill. The local education provider is required to work with STEM-related business and industrial leaders and institutions of higher education in setting the high proficiency levels of mastery. The local education provider must annually notify students and their parents beginning in sixth grade of the requirements for obtaining a STEM diploma endorsement.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

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Latest update: April 21, 2017
04/21/2017 - House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
04/20/2017 - House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
04/19/2017 - House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
04/18/2017 - House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
04/17/2017 - Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/12/2017 - Senate Third Reading Laid Over to 04/17/2017 - No Amendments
04/11/2017 - Senate Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
04/10/2017 - Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
04/05/2017 - Senate Committee on Education Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
03/23/2017 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
03/21/2017 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/20/2017 - House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
03/15/2017 - House Committee on Education Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
02/22/2017 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Education