Provides that high school student in grade 11 or 12 may be awarded high school equivalency diploma if student has received certificate for passing approved high school equivalency test and meets other conditions.] Requires Department of Education to conduct study to examine possibility of creating high school equivalency diploma and submit report to interim committees of Legislative Assembly related to education. Allows student who is 16 or 17 years old to take high school equivalency test with consent of parent or legal guardian. Declares emergency, effective on passage.

Statutes affected:
Introduced: 339.505
A-Engrossed: 327.108, 327.190, 338.115, 339.505, 417.859, 676.815, 694.055, 696.022, 703.090, 350.432, 678.733, 807.066