A.B. 7 & A.B. 117 FAQ


General Guidance

Pursuant to Assembly Bill 7 (2017), in order for local education agencies (LEAs) to count a pupil enrolled in grade 12 for apportionment purposes, the LEA has to demonstrate that the pupil is prepared for college and career success without the need for remediation. If the pupil is not, the pupil must be enrolled in a minimum of six (6) courses or the equivalent of six (6) periods per day; or, pursuant to Assembly Bill 117 (2017), a local education agency (LEA) could demonstrate that a pupil is working on preparedness for college and career success without the need for remediation through the following demonstrations:

    • Be on track to earning an advanced diploma (NAC 389.663), with no more than 14 courses credits remaining (i.e., three credits remaining in junior year, four credits remaining in senior year) ; or
    • Be on track to earning a college and career ready diploma (new section, NAC 389.663; R076-17, 2017) by successfully demonstrating at least one in the following coursework, assessment, or credential areas:
      • Advanced placement (AP) coursework – 5th semester benchmark
        • complete two (2) honors courses in academic areas, achieving a B average or higher; or
        • complete one (1) AP course, achieving a B average/’3’ or higher; or
        • enrollment in two (2) or more AP courses, achieving a C or better in 5th semester; or
         
      •  International baccalaureate (IB) coursework
        • complete one (1) IB course, achieving a B average or higher; or
        • enrollment in one (1) IB course in both the 5th and 6th semesters; or
         
      • Dual-credit (DC) coursework – 5th semester benchmark
        • complete one (1) DC course, achieving a B average or higher; or
        • enrollment in one (1) DC course in the 6th semester; or
         
      • Career and Technical Education (CTE) coursework – 5th semester benchmark
        • enrollment in a Level 3 CTE course, achieving a B average or higher in the CTE program of study; or
        • completion of a Level 2 CTE course, achieving a B average or higher in the CTE program of study; or
        • enrollment in a Level 2 CTE course, achieving a B average or higher in the CTE program of study; or
         
      • Work-based learning (WBL) coursework – 5th semester benchmark
        • enrollment in one (1) approved WBL course that aligns with high-priority, in-demand occupations identified by the state (S.B. 516); or
        • completion of one (1) approved WBL course that aligns with high-priority, in-demand occupations identified by the state (S.B. 516); or
         
      • Completion of the ACT with a minimum score of 18 in ACT English and a minimum score of 22 in ACT Mathematics; or
      •  Completion of the SAT with a minimum score of 500 in SAT Critical Reading and a minimum score of 500 in SAT Mathematics; or
      • Completion of the ACT National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) with a minimum score of Silver; or
      • Completion of the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) with a minimum score of 50; or
      • Completion of the Career and Technical Education Skills Attainment Certificate (NAC 389.800); or
      • Obtainment of an industry-recognized credential pursuant to Nevada’s Eligible Industry Credentialing List.
       

    Please note that a superintendent of a school district or an administrator of a charter school cannot issue a blanket exemption for a pupil that has less than 6 classes; although the superintendent/ administrator can issue an exemption, the exemption must be student-specific and must have a justification. If there are other suggestions to show that a pupil is college and career ready, please contact Michael Shafer, Chief Auditor, at mshafer@doe.nv.gov.