Award of credit.

(1) For programs operated by districts, tribal compact schools, charter schools, and agencies, high school credit will be awarded for all course work in which students are enrolled, including high school equivalency certificate preparation, in accordance with the following:
(a) Determination of credit will take place on a quarterly basis with quarters defined as follows:
(i) September through November;
(ii) December through February;
(iii) March through May; and
(iv) June through August.
(b) Credit will be awarded at the end of each quarter, in accordance with the following guidelines, if the student has been enrolled for at least one month of the quarter:
(i) A maximum of 0.5 high school elective credits will be awarded when a student passes one or more standardized high school equivalency certificate pretests during the quarter and the instructional staff has assessed student learning and determined that a course of study has been successfully completed.
(ii) A 0.5 high school elective credit will be awarded when a student makes a statistically significant standardized assessment post-test gain in a specific subject area during the quarter and the following conditions are met:
(A) The student's standardized skills assessment score at the beginning of the quarter demonstrated high school level skills; and
(B) The instructional staff has assessed student learning and determined that a course of study has been successfully completed. A maximum of 1.0 credit may be awarded for such subject gains in a quarter.
(iii) A minimum of 0.25 high school elective credits will be awarded for completion of a work readiness or college readiness curriculum in which the student has demonstrated mastery of specific competencies.
(iv) For students taking part in district-, tribal compact school-, or charter school-approved subject-specific credit recovery course work, the amount and type of credit to be awarded will be defined by the district, tribal compact school, or charter school.
(v) The district, tribal compact school, or charter school must award credit for other course work provided by the agency with amount of credit to be awarded determined in advance, based on the agency's instructional staff's recommendation and on a district, tribal compact school, or charter school review of the curriculum and intended learning outcomes. Credit will only be awarded when:
(A) The student's standardized skills assessment score at the start of the quarter demonstrates high school level skills; and
(B) The instructional staff has assessed student learning and determined that the course of study has been successfully completed.
(2) For programs operated by colleges, high school credit will be awarded for course work in which students are enrolled, in accordance with the following:
(a) The district, tribal compact school, or charter school, and the college will determine whether the high school diploma will be awarded by the district, tribal compact school, or charter school or by the college as part of the college's high school completion program.
(b) If the college is awarding the diploma:
(i) 1.0 high school credit will be awarded for successful completion of every five quarter or three semester hours of college course work at or above the one hundred level. The college will determine the type of credit;
(ii) 1.0 high school credit will be awarded for successful completion of every five quarter or three semester hours of below one hundred level course work at a college. The college will determine the type of credit; and
(iii) 0.5 subject-specific credits will be awarded for successful completion of every five quarter or three semester hours of high school equivalency certificate course work which is aligned to the common core standards.
(c) If the district, tribal compact school, or charter school is awarding the diploma:
(i) 1.0 high school credit will be awarded for successful completion of every five quarter or three semester hours of below one hundred level course work at a college. The district, tribal compact school, or charter school will determine the type of credit based on the articulation agreement between the college and district, tribal compact school, or charter school;
(ii) 0.5 or 1.0 high school credit will be awarded for successful completion of every five quarter or three semester hours of below one hundred level course work at a college. The district, tribal compact school, or charter school will determine the type and amount of credit for each class based on the articulation agreement between the college and district, tribal compact school, or charter school; and
(iii) 0.5 subject-specific credits will be awarded for successful completion of every five quarter or three semester hours of high school equivalency certificate course work.
(3) The district, tribal compact school, or charter school is responsible for reporting all high school credits earned by students in accordance with OSPI regulations. College transcripts and other student records requested by the district, tribal compact school, or charter school will be provided by the college or agency as needed to facilitate this process.
(4) The district, tribal compact school, or charter school will ensure that the process for awarding high school credits under this scope of work is implemented as part of its policy regarding award of credits per WAC 180-51-050 (5) and (6).
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.175.010, 28A.175.115. WSR 17-01-125, § 392-700-137, filed 12/20/16, effective 1/20/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.175.100. WSR 15-15-115, § 392-700-137, filed 7/16/15, effective 8/16/15; WSR 14-22-073, § 392-700-137, filed 11/3/14, effective 12/4/14; WSR 13-13-005, § 392-700-137, filed 6/6/13, effective 7/7/13.]
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