HB 1992

84(R) - 2015
House Higher Education
House Higher Education
Higher Education

Vote Recommendation

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John Zerwas

Bill Caption

Relating to the granting of undergraduate course credit by advanced placement examination at public institutions of higher education.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to State or local government.

Bill Analysis

HB 1992 would amend the minimum score required on the Advanced Placement examination required for undergraduate course credit at public institutions of education. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board would be required to conduct a study on on undergraduate student performance who receive credit for one or more AP exams.

Vote Recommendation Notes

Though potentially spending less money on courses at public higher education institutions is beneficial, there should not be a lowering of educational standards to achieve that goal. The government should not be attempting to get more students credit at college by lowering standards. Since government is responsible for public schools there is the obligation to ensure a quality education.  Dropping the standards for AP credit diminishes the value of a degree and fails the obligation to provide quality education. Lowering the standards of education and diminishing the value of a degree are not the proper role of a government that is responsible for educating children.  HB 1992 would abridge the principle of limited government, therefore we oppose this legislation.