3365.15 Duties of chancellor and superintendent.

The chancellor of higher education and the superintendent of public instruction jointly shall do all of the following:

(A) Adopt data reporting guidelines specifying the types of data that public and participating nonpublic secondary schools and public and participating private colleges, including eligible out-of-state colleges participating in the program, must annually collect, report, and track under division (G) of section 3365.04 and division (H) of section 3365.05 of the Revised Code. The types of data shall include all of the following:

(1) For each secondary school and college:

(a) The number of participants disaggregated by grade level, socioeconomic status, race, gender, and disability;

(b) The number of completed courses and credit hours, disaggregated by the college in which participants were enrolled;

(c) The number of courses in which participants enrolled, disaggregated by subject area and level of difficulty.

(2) For each secondary school, the number of students who were denied participation in the program under division (A)(1)(a) or (C) of section 3365.03 or section 3365.031 or 3365.032 of the Revised Code. Each participating nonpublic secondary school shall also include the number of students who were denied participation due to the student not being awarded funding by the department of education pursuant to section 3365.071 of the Revised Code.

(3) For each college:

(a) The number of students who applied to enroll in the college under the program but were not granted admission;

(b) The average number of completed courses per participant;

(c) The average grade point average for participants in college courses under the program.

The guidelines adopted under this division shall also include policies and procedures for the collection, reporting, and tracking of such data.

(B) Annually compile the data required under division (A) of this section. Not later than the thirty-first day of December of each year, the data from the previous school year shall be posted in a prominent location on both the chancellor of higher education's and the department of education's web sites.

(C)

Until December 2023, submit an annual report on outcomes of the college credit plus program that are supported by empirical evidence to the governor, the president of the senate, the speaker of the house of representatives, and the chairpersons of the education committees of the senate and house of representatives. The report shall include all of the following, disaggregated by cohort:

(1) Number of degrees attained;

(2) Level and type of degrees attained;

(3) Number of students who receive a degree in two different subject areas;

(4) Time to completion of a degree, disaggregated by level and type of degree attained;

(5) Time to enrollment in a graduate or doctoral degree program;

(6) The number of students who participate in a study abroad course;

(7) How all of the measures described in division (C) of this section compare to both:

(a) The overall student population who did not participate in the college credit plus program;

(b) Any similar measures compiled under the former postsecondary enrollment options program, to the extent that such data is available.

The first report shall be submitted not later than December 31, 2018, and each subsequent report shall be submitted not later than the thirty-first day of December each year thereafter until December 2023.

(D) Establish a college credit plus advisory committee to assist in the development of performance metrics and the monitoring of the program's progress. At least one member of the advisory committee shall be a school guidance counselor.

The chancellor shall also, in consultation with the superintendent, create a standard packet of information for the college credit plus program directed toward students and parents that are interested in the program.

(E) The chancellor and the state superintendent also may submit a biennial report detailing the status of the college credit plus program, including an analysis of quality assurance measures related to the program, to the governor, the president of the senate, the speaker of the house of representatives, and the chairpersons of the education committees of the senate and house of representatives. If the chancellor and state superintendent choose to jointly submit the biennial report, both of the following shall apply:

(1) The report shall include only data available through the higher education information system administered by the chancellor.

(2) The first report shall be submitted not later than December 31, 2017, and each subsequent report shall be submitted not later than the thirty-first day of December every two years thereafter.

(F) For purposes of this section, "cohort" means a group of students who participated in the college credit plus program and who, upon graduation from high school, enroll in an Ohio institution of higher education during the same academic year.

Cite as R.C. § 3365.15

Amended by 132nd General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 49, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2017.

Amended by 131st General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 64, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2015.

Added by 130th General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 487, §1, eff. 9/17/2014.