SB 453

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

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Kel Seliger

Bill Caption

Relating to minimum scores required for public school students to receive credit by an examination administered through the College-Level Examination Program.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

No fiscal implication to local governments is anticipated.  

Bill Analysis

SB 453 changes the standard from the 60th percentile to the 50th percentile for the exam grade required for primary education students in sixth grade and above to attain college credit via an exam through the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP). According to the bill author, most community colleges and universities require exam grades in the 50th percentile and above to earn course credit through a CLEP exam while under current law high school students are required to attain a higher grade to earn credit for the same exam. The purpose of this legislation is to remove the disparity and align the exam credit requirements for all students who wish to earn college credit through CLEP. 

Vote Recommendation Notes

This is an administrative decision for the legislature which neither affirms nor abridges the liberty principles upon which we base our vote recommendations, therefore we are neutral on SB 453.