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IC 20-36-3
     Chapter 3. Advanced Placement Courses

IC 20-36-3-1
"Advanced course"
    
Sec. 1. As used in this chapter, "advanced course" refers to an advanced placement course for a particular subject area as authorized under this chapter.
As added by P.L.1-2005, SEC.20.

IC 20-36-3-2
"Advanced placement examination"
    
Sec. 2. As used in this chapter, "advanced placement examination" refers to the advanced placement examination sponsored by the College Board of the Advanced Placement Program.
As added by P.L.1-2005, SEC.20.

IC 20-36-3-2.8
"Preadvanced placement"
    
Sec. 2.8. As used in this chapter, "preadvanced placement" education refers to set professional development resources and services that equip all middle school, junior high school, and high school teachers with the strategies and tools they need to engage students in active, high level learning to ensure the students develop skills, habits, and concepts needed to succeed in advanced placement courses.
As added by P.L.20-2007, SEC.1.

IC 20-36-3-3
"Program"
    
Sec. 3. As used in this chapter, "program" refers to the advanced placement program established by section 4 of this chapter.
As added by P.L.1-2005, SEC.20.

IC 20-36-3-3.2
"Vertical team"
    
Sec. 3.2. As used in this chapter, "vertical team" refers to a group of teachers from different grade levels in a given discipline who work cooperatively to develop and implement a vertically aligned program aimed at helping students from diverse backgrounds acquire the academic skills necessary for success in advanced placement courses.
As added by P.L.20-2007, SEC.2.

IC 20-36-3-4
Advanced placement program established
    
Sec. 4. (a) The advanced placement program is established to encourage students to pursue advanced courses, particularly in math and science. The program shall be administered by the department.


    (b) Unexpended money appropriated to the department to implement the program at the end of a state fiscal year does not revert to the state general fund.
As added by P.L.1-2005, SEC.20.

IC 20-36-3-5
Advanced placement courses
    
Sec. 5. (a) Each school year:
        (1) each school corporation may provide the College Board's science and math advanced placement courses; and
        (2) each school corporation may provide additional College Board advanced placement courses;
in secondary schools for students who qualify to take the advanced placement courses.
    (b) Each school corporation shall provide the College Board's science and math advanced placement courses in secondary schools for students who qualify to take the advanced placement courses.
    (c) In addition to the College Board's math and science advanced placement tests, the state board may approve advanced placement courses offered by a state educational institution in collaboration with a school corporation if the state educational institution and the collaborating school corporation demonstrate to the state board that the particular advanced placement course satisfies the objectives of this chapter.
As added by P.L.1-2005, SEC.20. Amended by P.L.2-2007, SEC.234.

IC 20-36-3-6
Advanced placement examination; high school credit; honors diploma; certificate of achievement; postsecondary academic credit
    
Sec. 6. (a) Each student who enrolls in an advanced course may take the advanced placement examination to receive high school credit for the advanced course.
    (b) Any rule adopted by the department concerning an academic honors diploma must provide that a successfully completed mathematics or science advanced course is credited toward fulfilling the requirements of an academic honors diploma.
    (c) If a student who takes an advanced placement examination receives a satisfactory score on the examination, the student is entitled to receive:
        (1) a certificate of achievement; and
        (2) postsecondary level academic credit at a state educational institution that counts toward meeting the student's degree requirements, if elective credit is part of the student's degree requirement. The state educational institution may require a score higher than 3 on an advanced placement test if the credit is to be used for meeting a course requirement for a particular major at the state educational institution.
As added by P.L.1-2005, SEC.20. Amended by P.L.91-2010, SEC.4.


IC 20-36-3-7
Summer training for teachers
    
Sec. 7. (a) Teachers who are assigned to teach an advanced course may participate in summer training institutes offered by the College Board.
    (b) For a teacher to be eligible for a stipend under section 8 of this chapter, the training in subsection (a) must do the following:
        (1) Provide teachers of advanced placement and teachers who instruct preadvanced placement courses with the necessary content knowledge and instructional skills to prepare students for success in advanced placement courses and examinations and other advanced courses.
        (2) Provide administrators, including principals and counselors, with professional development that enables them to create strong and effective advanced placement programs in their respective schools.
        (3) Provide middle school, junior high school, and high school teachers with advanced placement vertical team training and other preadvanced placement professional development that prepares students for success in advanced placement.
        (4) Support the implementation of an instructional program for students in grades 6 through 12 that provides an integrated set of instructional materials, diagnostic assessments, and teacher professional development in reading, writing, and mathematics that prepares all students for enrollment and success in advanced placement courses and in college.
As added by P.L.1-2005, SEC.20. Amended by P.L.20-2007, SEC.3.

IC 20-36-3-8
Distribution of funds
    
Sec. 8. (a) Money appropriated to the department to implement the program shall be distributed for purposes listed in the following order:
        (1) To pay the fees for each math or science advanced placement examination that is taken by a student who is:
            (A) enrolled in a public secondary school; and
            (B) a resident of Indiana.
        Priority shall be given to paying the fees for each math or science advanced placement examination that is taken by a student in grade 11 or 12.
        (2) To pay stipends for teachers assigned to teach a math or science advanced course to attend the institutes under section 7 of this chapter.
        (3) To pay school corporations for instructional materials needed for the math or science advanced course.
        (4) To pay for or rent equipment that a school corporation may need to develop a math or science advanced course.
        (5) To pay the fees for the costs incurred in implementing the advanced placement program for the subjects other than math and science as authorized under section 5 of this chapter.


    (b) The department shall establish guidelines concerning the distribution of funds under this chapter, including guidelines to ensure that money distributed under this chapter is distributed as evenly as possible throughout Indiana. In establishing these distribution guidelines, the department shall consider the following factors:
        (1) The number of students and teachers participating in the program.
        (2) Even geographic representation.
        (3) Financial need of students participating in the program.
        (4) Any other factor affecting the distribution of money under this chapter.
    (c) The department may seek funding to carry out the purposes of this chapter through the following federal programs:
        (1) The Advanced Placement Incentive Program.
        (2) The Math-Science Partnership Program.
    (d) The department may give priority in the distribution of funds to a school that serves a high concentration of low income students.
As added by P.L.1-2005, SEC.20. Amended by P.L.20-2007, SEC.4.

IC 20-36-3-9
Curriculum guidelines
    
Sec. 9. (a) The department shall develop and provide each public middle school, junior high school, and secondary school with curriculum guidelines designed to satisfy the requirements of this chapter.
    (b) The guidelines developed under subsection (a) shall include a plan for increasing the:
        (1) availability of advanced placement program in schools with a high concentration of low income students; and
        (2) participation of low income students in advanced placement programs;
through information dissemination through print, electronic, and broadcast media that informs parents and students of the importance of advanced placement and preadvanced placement courses to a student's ability to gain access to and to succeed in postsecondary education.
As added by P.L.1-2005, SEC.20. Amended by P.L.20-2007, SEC.5.

IC 20-36-3-10
Annual report
    
Sec. 10. The department shall prepare an annual report concerning the implementation of the program and shall submit the report to the board before December 1 of each year. The report must include the pertinent details of the program, including the following:
        (1) The number of students participating in the program.
        (2) The number of teachers attending a summer institute offered by the College Board.
        (3) Recent trends in the field of advanced placement.
        (4) The distribution of money under this program.


        (5) Gender and minority participation.
        (6) Other pertinent matters.
As added by P.L.1-2005, SEC.20. Amended by P.L.229-2007, SEC.14.

IC 20-36-3-11
State educational institution; academic credit and advanced placement
    
Sec. 11. The department and the commission for higher education shall work with each state educational institution on implementing and communicating the state educational institution's policy for awarding advanced placement credits under IC 20-32-3-10 and section 6 of this chapter. The plan to implement each policy must be developed by March 1, 2011.
As added by P.L.1-2005, SEC.20. Amended by P.L.2-2007, SEC.235; P.L.91-2010, SEC.5.

IC 20-36-3-12
Rules
    
Sec. 12. The state board shall adopt rules under IC 4-22-2 to implement this chapter.
As added by P.L.1-2005, SEC.20.