101ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2019 and 2020
Introduced 1/16/2019, by Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
Amends the Dual Credit Quality Act. Provides that an institution may
not collect fees from a high school student enrolled in a dual credit
course in excess of what the institution needs, per student, to administer
a dual credit program. Provides that any fees collected from the high
school student may not be used for any purpose other than administering the
dual credit program. Effective immediately.
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AN ACT concerning education.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Dual Credit Quality Act is amended by
changing Section 20 as follows:
(110 ILCS 27/20)
All institutions offering dual credit
courses shall meet the following standards:
(1) Instructors teaching credit-bearing college-level
courses for dual credit must meet the same academic
credential requirements as faculty teaching on campus and
need not meet certification requirements set out in Article
21 of the School Code.
(2) Instructors in career and technical education
courses must possess the credentials and demonstrated
teaching competencies appropriate to the field of
(3) Students must meet the same academic criteria as
those enrolled in credit-bearing college courses,
including taking appropriate placement testing.
(4) Course content must be the same as that required
for credit-bearing college courses.
(5) Learning outcomes must be the same as for
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credit-bearing college courses and be appropriately
(6) Institutions shall provide high school instructors
with an orientation in course curriculum, assessment
methods, and administrative requirements before high
school instructors are permitted to teach dual credit
(7) Dual credit instructors must be given the
opportunity to participate in all activities available to
other adjunct faculty, including professional development,
seminars, site visits, and internal communication,
provided that such opportunities do not interfere with an
instructor's regular teaching duties.
(8) Every dual credit course must be reviewed annually
by faculty through the appropriate department to ensure
consistency with campus courses.
(9) Dual credit students must be assessed using methods
consistent with students in traditional credit-bearing
(10) An institution may not collect fees from a high
school student enrolled in a dual credit course in excess
of what the institution needs, per student, to administer a
dual credit program. Any fees collected from the high
school student may not be used for any purpose other than
administering the dual credit program.
(Source: P.A. 96-194, eff. 1-1-10.)