HJ 131 International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme; State Council of Higher Education to study.
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Summary as introduced:
Study; International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme; report.  Requests the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) to study the feasibility and appropriateness of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme as a continuum of education in Virginia. In conducting its study, SCHEV shall (i) review the requirements and organizational structure of the IB program; (ii) evaluate the systems of public and higher education in Virginia to identify areas of commonality with the IB program, including, but not limited to, curriculum offerings and diploma requirements, teacher preparation and licensure, student assessments, NCLB, school accountability, and professional development; (iii) identify and assess IB programs offered by local school divisions; (iv) determine whether and how the IB program complements higher education in Virginia and prepares students for high academic achievement and success in higher education programs; (v) assess the IB program's ability to groom students for positive interactions with other cultures and participation in a global community; and (vi) consider such other issues necessary to determine the efficacy of the IB program as a continuum of education in Virginia. SCHEV must submit an executive summary and report of its findings and recommendations to the Governor and 2011 General Assembly, and report its final findings and recommendations to the Governor and 2012 General Assembly.

Full text:
01/13/10  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10102722D  pdf

Status:
01/13/10  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10102722D
01/13/10  House: Referred to Committee on Rules
01/18/10  House: Assigned Rules sub: #3 Studies
01/21/10  House: Subcommittee recommends striking from docket by voice vote
02/16/10  House: Left in Rules