SB 17-272 (Priola/Pettersen & Lundeen) Measures of Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness

Originally Posted: April 7, 2017
Last Updated: April 7, 2017

Summary

The bill adds measures for high school students to demonstrate college and career readiness based on the demonstration options currently included in the state’s graduation guidelines. The bill requires the State Board of Education to set achievement standards for each achievement option (which include, for example, Advanced Placement exams, concurrent enrollment courses, and industry certificates) that indicate that the student is prepared to enroll in postsecondary courses without needing remediation.

Position

The Colorado Children’s Campaign supports this bill because it expands the list of rigorous, comparable, and objectively measurable indicators that high schools may use to show that students are truly ready for college and/or career.

Current Status

Passed the Senate Education Committee unanimously with amendments and now heads to the Senate floor.