Rep. Katie Stuart

Filed: 3/1/2022





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 5506 on page 1, by
3replacing line 5 with the following:
4"changing Sections 16 and 20 and by adding Section 16.5 as
5follows:"; and
6on page 1, immediately below line 5, by inserting the
8    "(110 ILCS 27/16)
9    Sec. 16. High school and community college partnership
10agreements; dual credit. A community college district shall,
11upon the request of a school district within the jurisdiction
12of the community college district, enter into a partnership
13agreement with the school district to offer dual credit
15    A school district may offer any course identified in the
16Illinois Articulation Initiative General Education Core



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1Curriculum package under the Illinois Articulation Initiative
2Act as a dual credit course on the campus of a high school of
3the school district and may use a high school instructor who
4has met the academic credential requirements under this Act to
5teach the dual credit course.
6    The partnership agreement shall include all of the
8        (1) The establishment of the school district's and the
9    community college district's respective roles and
10    responsibilities in providing the program and ensuring the
11    quality and instructional rigor of the program. This must
12    include an assurance that the community college district
13    has appropriate academic control of the curriculum,
14    consistent with any State or federal law and as required
15    or negotiated with the Higher Learning Commission or other
16    applicable accrediting agency.
17        (2) The dual credit courses that the school district
18    will offer its students and whether those courses will be
19    offered on the high school or community college campus or
20    through an online platform established by the Illinois
21    Community College Board.
22        (3) The establishment of academic criteria for
23    granting eligibility for high school students to enroll in
24    dual credit coursework. The academic criteria shall be
25    evidence-based and shall include multiple appropriate
26    measures to determine whether a student is prepared for



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1    any dual credit coursework in which the student enrolls.
2        (4) The establishment of any limitations that the
3    school district or community college district may put on
4    course offerings due to availability of instructors, the
5    availability of students for specific course offerings, or
6    local board policy.
7        (5) The requirement that the dual credit instructor
8    meet the academic credential requirements to teach a dual
9    credit course, consistent with paragraphs (1), (2), and
10    (3) of Section 20 of this Act, but shall not be required to
11    exceed those credentials.
12        (6) The collaborative process and criteria by which
13    the school district shall identify and recommend and the
14    community college district shall review and approve high
15    school instructors of dual credit courses taught on the
16    campus of a high school. This provision shall require that
17    the school district be responsible for hiring and
18    compensating the instructor.
19        (7) The requirement that a community college district
20    take the appropriate steps to ensure that dual credit
21    courses are equivalent to those courses offered at the
22    community college in quality and rigor to qualify for
23    college credit. The dual credit programs shall encompass
24    the following characteristics:
25            (A) Student learning outcomes expected for dual
26        credit courses in General Education Core Curriculum



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1        courses and the professional and career and technical
2        disciplines shall be the same as the student learning
3        outcomes expected for the same courses taught on the
4        postsecondary campus.
5            (B) Course content, course delivery, and course
6        rigor shall be evaluated by the community college
7        chief academic officer or his or her designee, in
8        consultation with the school district's superintendent
9        or his or her designee. The evaluation shall be
10        conducted in a manner that is consistent with the
11        community college district's review and evaluation
12        policy and procedures for on-campus adjunct faculty,
13        including visits to the secondary class. This
14        evaluation shall be limited to the course and the
15        ability of the instructor to deliver quality, rigorous
16        college credit coursework. This evaluation shall not
17        impact the instructor's performance evaluation under
18        Article 24A of the School Code.
19            (C) The academic supports and, if applicable,
20        guidance that will be provided to students
21        participating in the program by the high school and
22        the community college district.
23        (8) Identify all fees and costs to be assessed by the
24    community college district for dual credit courses. This
25    provision shall require that any fees and costs assessed
26    for dual credit courses shall be reasonable and promote



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1    student access to those courses, and may take into account
2    regional considerations and differences.
3        (8.5) The collaborative process and criteria by which
4    a school district and a community college district shall
5    work to ensure that individual students with disabilities
6    have access to dual credit courses, provided that those
7    students are able to meet the criteria for entry into a
8    dual credit course. Through this process and criteria, the
9    student shall have access to the supplementary aids and
10    accommodations included in the student's individualized
11    education program under Article 14 of the School Code or
12    Section 504 plan under the federal Rehabilitation Act of
13    1973 while the student is accessing a dual credit course
14    on a high school campus, in accordance with established
15    practices at the high school for providing these services.
16    A student who accesses a dual credit course on a community
17    college campus shall have access to supplementary aids and
18    accommodations provided in the partnership agreement,
19    including access to the community college's disability
20    services. A school district and community college district
21    shall work together to provide seamless communication
22    about the student's progress.
23        (9) The community college district shall establish a
24    mechanism for evaluating and documenting on a regular
25    basis the performance of students who complete dual credit
26    courses, consistent with paragraph (9) of Section 20 and



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1    Section 30 of this Act, and for sharing that data in a
2    meaningful and timely manner with the school district.
3    This evaluation shall be limited to the course and the
4    coursework. This evaluation shall not impact the
5    instructor's performance evaluation under Article 24A of
6    the School Code.
7        (10) The expectations for maintaining the rigor of
8    dual credit courses that are taught at the high school and
9    including students not deemed ready for college-level
10    coursework according to the standards of the community
11    college.
12    If, within 180 calendar days of the school district's
13initial request to enter into a partnership agreement with the
14community college district, the school district and the
15community college district do not reach agreement on the
16partnership agreement, then the school district and community
17college district shall jointly implement the provisions of the
18Model Partnership Agreement established under Section 19 of
19this Act for which local agreement could not be reached. A
20community college district may combine its negotiations with
21multiple school districts to establish one multi-district
22partnership agreement or may negotiate individual partnership
23agreements at its discretion.
24(Source: P.A. 102-516, eff. 8-20-21.)"; and
25on page 1, line 14, after "course", by inserting "taught at the



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1high school"; and
2on page 1, line 15, after "credit.", by inserting
3"Instructors, in coordination with their higher learning
4partner, may differentiate instruction by credit section.";
6on page 2, line 25, by replacing "2026" with "2025"; and
7on page 3, line 14, by replacing "2029" with "2028"; and
8on page 3, line 19, after "Board", by inserting "and Board of
9Higher Education"; and
10on page 4, by replacing line 11 with the following:
11        "(2) For a high school instructor entering into a
12    professional development plan prior to January 1, 2023,
13    the A high school instructor shall qualify for a"; and
14on page 4, immediately below line 22, by inserting the
16        "(2.5) For a high school instructor entering into a
17    professional development plan on or after January 1, 2023,
18    the high school instructor shall qualify for a
19    professional development plan if the instructor:
20            (A) has a master's degree in any discipline, has



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1        earned 9 graduate hours in a discipline in which he or
2        she currently teaches or expects to teach, and agrees
3        to demonstrate his or her progress toward completion
4        to the supervising institution, as outlined in the
5        professional development plan; or
6            (B) is a fully licensed instructor in career and
7        technical education who is halfway toward meeting the
8        institution's requirements for faculty in the
9        discipline to be taught and agrees to demonstrate his
10        or her progress toward completion to the supervising
11        institution, as outlined in the professional
12        development plan."; and
13by replacing line 26 on page 4 through line 7 on page 5 with
14"instruction."; and
15on page 6, immediately below line 4, by inserting the
17        "(10) Within 15 days after entering into or renewing a
18    partnership agreement, the institution shall notify its
19    faculty of the agreement, including access to copies of
20    the agreement if requested.".