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2021 House Bill 1162: Concerning high school graduation credit and pathway options
Introduced by Rep. Monica Jurado Stonier (Vancouver) (D) on January 12, 2021
Referred to the House Education Committee on January 12, 2021
Substitute offered in the House on February 4, 2021
Reduces the number of credits required for high school graduation from 24 to 20, and applies the revised credit requirements to the graduating class of 2021 and subsequent classes.
Received in the Senate on March 1, 2021
Referred to the Senate Early Learning & K-12 Education Committee on March 1, 2021
Received in the House on January 10, 2022
Referred to the House Education Committee on January 10, 2022
Substitute offered in the House on January 21, 2022
Establishes an additional graduation pathway option that enables students to meet graduation pathway requirements by completing a performance exhibition meeting specified criteria.
Amendment offered by Rep. Monica Jurado Stonier (Vancouver) (D) on February 14, 2022
Requires school districts to annually provide students 7 in grades 9-12 and their parents or legal guardians with comprehensive information about the graduation pathway options offered by the disttrict.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on February 14, 2022
Amendment offered by Rep. Alex Ybarra (Grant County) (R) on February 14, 2022
(1) Requires the State Board of Education (SBE) to review and monitor the implementation of the performance exhibition graduation pathway (graduation pathway) at least once every five years to ensure that school districts offering the graduation pathway are complying with applicable requirements. (2) Specifies that the review and monitoring may be conducted concurrently with other program reviews and monitoring conducted by the SBE.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on February 14, 2022
Amendment offered by Rep. Alex Ybarra (Grant County) (R) on February 14, 2022
1) Removes provisions establishing and governing a performance exhibition graduation pathway, including related duties of the State Board of Education (SBE).(2) Modifies an existing graduation pathway that permits students to meet pathway requirements in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics through a combination of pathway options by permitting students to satisfy pathway requirements by completing a performance exhibition that meets or exceeds the graduation standard established by the SBE for statewide student assessments and the SAT or the ACT in ELA, mathematics, or both. (3) Requires school districts, prior to offering the performance exhibition option to students, to adopt a written policy in conformity with applicable requirements that describes the district's processes for evaluating student performance exhibitions. (4) Requires school districts to annually provide students in grades 9-12 and their parents or legal guardians with comprehensive information about the graduation pathway options offered by the district.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 14, 2022
Received in the Senate on February 16, 2022
Referred to the Senate Early Learning & K-12 Education Committee on February 16, 2022

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