Illinois Compiled Statutes 110 ILCS 27 Dual Credit Quality Act. Section 20

    (110 ILCS 27/20)

    Sec. 20. Standards. 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 instruction.

        (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

    credit-bearing college courses and be appropriately measured.

        (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 courses.

        (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 college courses.

(Source: P.A. 96-194, eff. 1-1-10.)

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