HB 2656-S - DIGEST

Establishes a clear student-focused policy for concurrent enrollment and college preparatory programs with examination in the state that recognizes, without preference for a single program, the selection of quality programs leading to a credential, certificate, or degree completion.

Requires the state board for community and technical colleges and the four-year institutions of higher education to convene a work group to collaborate on the benefits, challenges, and best practices surrounding concurrent enrollment and college preparation programs in the state. Provides an October 31, 2019, expiration date for the work group.

Requires the education data center to convene a work group to provide consistent, easily understood concurrent enrollment programs and college preparatory programs by examination data among institutions of higher education and K-12 schools within the state. Provides a December 31, 2019, expiration date for the work group.