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Public Act 099-0624


 

Public Act 0624 99TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
Public Act 099-0624
 
SB2505 EnrolledLRB099 19584 NHT 43979 b

    AN ACT concerning education.
 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
 
    Section 5. The College and Career Success for All Students
Act is amended by changing Section 30 as follows:
 
    (105 ILCS 302/30)
    Sec. 30. Postsecondary-level Examination;
postsecondary-level course credit.
    (a) In this Section: , "institution
    "Institution of higher education" means a public
university or public community college located in this State.
    "International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme subject"
means an International Baccalaureate course taken by either
International Baccalaureate diploma candidates or by
International Baccalaureate course candidates.
    "Subject score" means the total points awarded to a
candidate for an International Baccalaureate course based on
fulfillment of all subject requirements, including the
end-of-course examination.
    (b) Beginning with the 2016-2017 academic year, scores of
3, 4, and 5 on the College Board Advanced Placement
examinations and, beginning with the 2017-2018 academic year,
subject scores of 4 or higher for International Baccalaureate
Diploma Programme subjects shall be accepted for credit to
satisfy degree requirements by all institutions of higher
education. Each institution of higher education shall
determine for each Advanced Placement test and International
Baccalaureate Diploma Programme subject whether credit will be
granted for electives, general education requirements, or
major requirements and the Advanced Placement and
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme subject scores
required to grant credit for those purposes.
    (c) By the conclusion of the 2020-2021 2019-2020 academic
year, the Board of Higher Education, in cooperation with the
Illinois Community College Board, shall analyze the Advanced
Placement examination and International Baccalaureate Diploma
Programme subject score course granting policy of each
institution of higher education and the research used by each
institution in determining the level of credit and the number
of credits provided for the Advanced Placement and
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme subject scores
in accordance with the requirements of this Section and file a
report that includes findings and recommendations to the
General Assembly and the Governor. Each institution of higher
education shall provide the Board of Higher Education and the
Illinois Community College Board with all necessary data, in
accordance with the federal Family Educational Rights and
Privacy Act of 1974, to conduct the analysis.
    (d) Each institution of higher education shall publish its
updated Advanced Placement examination and International
Baccalaureate Diploma Programme subject score course granting
policy in accordance with the requirements of this Section on
its Internet website before the beginning of the 2017-2018
2016-2017 academic year.
(Source: P.A. 99-358, eff. 8-13-15.)
 
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 7/22/2016