2013 WISCONSIN ACT 138
An Act to amend 118.33 (1) (a) (intro.); and to create 118.33 (1) (em) of the statutes; relating to: allowing pupils in grades 7 and 8 to earn high school credit.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
118.33 (1) (a) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
118.33 (1) (a) (intro.) Except as provided in pars. (d) and, (e), and (em), a school board may not grant a high school diploma to any pupil unless the pupil has earned:
118.33 (1) (em) of the statutes is created to read:
118.33 (1) (em) A school board may count a credit that a pupil earns in grade 7 or 8 towards the requirements under par. (a) 1. or (am) if all of the following are satisfied:
1. The pupil's performance on an examination under s. 118.30 or a similar examination approved by the school board demonstrates that the pupil is academically prepared for coursework that is offered in the high school grades.
2. The credit is earned in a course that is taught by a teacher who is licensed to teach the subject in the high school grades.
3. The credit is earned in a course that is taught using a curriculum and assessments that are equivalent to the curriculum and assessments used to teach the subject in the high school grades.
(1) This act first applies to a course completed by a pupil in grade 7 or 8 during the 2014-15 school year.