Iowa Admin. Code r. 281-22.2 - Student eligibility

Current through Register Vol. 44, No. 12, December 15, 2021

A student shall meet all of the following criteria as a condition of participation in the programs described in Divisions IV and V of this chapter, except that a student enrolled in a career and technical course under Division IV does not have to meet the proficiency requirements set forth in paragraph 22.2(2)"b." To the extent that postsecondary credit is available to a student under the programs described in Divisions III and VI, the student shall meet all of the following criteria. A student who desires to participate in the postsecondary enrollment options program under Division V of these rules also shall meet the eligibility requirements set forth in rule 281-22.16 (261E).

(1) Requirements established by postsecondary institution.
a. The student shall meet the enrollment requirements established by the eligible postsecondary institution providing the course credit.
b. The student shall meet or exceed the minimum performance measures on any academic assessments that may be required by the eligible postsecondary institution.
c. The student shall have taken the appropriate course prerequisites, if any, prior to enrollment in the eligible postsecondary course, as determined by the eligible postsecondary institution delivering the course.
(2) Requirements established by school district.
a. The student shall have attained the approval of the school board or authorities in charge of an accredited nonpublic school, or the designee of the respective school governing body, and the eligible postsecondary institution to register for the postsecondary course.
b. Demonstrated proficiency in reading, mathematics, and science.
(1) The student, except as otherwise provided in this paragraph, shall have demonstrated proficiency in reading, mathematics, and science as evidenced by achievement of any of the following:
1. Demonstrated proficiency in all of the content areas of English language arts, including reading and writing; mathematics; and science, as evidenced by achievement scores on the most recent administration of the statewide assessment for which scores are available for the student. For purposes of this paragraph, starting in the school year beginning July 1, 2021, and each thereafter, the achievement scores from the state assessment administered during the school year beginning July 1, 2019, shall be considered the latest available scores. If the student was absent for the most recent administration of the statewide assessment, and such absence was not excused by the student's school of enrollment, the student is deemed not to be proficient in any of the content areas.
2. Measures of college readiness jointly agreed upon by the school board and the eligible postsecondary institution that allow a student to demonstrate competency in one or all of the required subject areas. Institutions shall ensure the following:

* The measures of college readiness align to the proficiency levels established for the statewide assessment and reflect the competence of entering first-year students at the postsecondary institution.

* The measures of college readiness are specified in a contract entered into by the participating institutions.

3. Alternative but equivalent qualifying performance measures, if established by the school board. The school board is not required to establish equivalent performance measures, but if it does so, such measures may include but are not limited to additional administrations of the state assessment, portfolios of student work, student performance rubric, or end-of-course assessments.
(2) Measures established under subparagraphs 22.2(1)"b" (2) and 22.2(1)"b" (3) shall apply equally to all eligible students.
(3) A student who attends an accredited nonpublic school and desires to access postsecondary enrollment options shall meet the same eligibility criteria as students in the school district in which the accredited nonpublic school is located.
(4) A student under competent private instruction shall meet the same proficiency standard as students in the school district in which the student is dually enrolled and shall have the approval of the school board in that school district to register for the postsecondary course. In lieu of statewide assessment scores on the state assessment, a school district shall allow a student under competent private instruction to demonstrate proficiency in reading, mathematics, and science by any one of the following means:
1. By meeting the same alternative but equivalent qualifying performance measures established by the local school board for all students in the school district in which the student is dually enrolled;
2. By submitting the written recommendation of the licensed practitioner providing supervision to the student in accordance with Iowa Code section 299A.2;
3. As evidenced by achievement scores on the annual achievement evaluation required under Iowa Code section 299A.4;
4. As evidenced by a composite score of at least 21 on the college readiness assessment administered by ACT, Inc.;
5. As evidenced by a sum of at least 141 in critical reading, mathematics, and writing skills on the preliminary scholastic aptitude test (PSAT) administered by the College Board; or
6. As evidenced by a sum of at least 990 in critical reading and mathematics on the college readiness assessment (SAT) administered by the College Board.

Notes

Iowa Admin. Code r. 281-22.2
ARC 8187B, lAB 10/7/09, effective 11/11/09; ARC 9902B, lAB 12/14/11, effective 1/18/12; ARC 0526C, lAB 12/12/12, effective 1/16/2013 Amended by IAB December 18, 2019/Volume XLII, Number 13, effective 1/22/2020 Amended by IAB December 16, 2020/Volume XLIII, Number 13, effective 1/20/2021 Amended by IAB August 25, 2021/Volume XLIV, Number 4, effective 9/29/2021

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