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ACCELERATED LEARNING OPTIONS

North Dakota's Postsecondary Enrollment Options Program states that any North Dakota student enrolled in grades 11 or 12 in a public high school is eligible to receive high school and postsecondary credit for the successful completion of an academic or career and technical education course offered by an accredited postsecondary institution. The student's superintendent must provide written permission prior to the student enrolling in the course and determine the number of credits for which the student is eligible. The student is responsible for all costs of attendance. A student attending a postsecondary institution is deemed to be in attendance at the student's school district of residence for purposes of calculating per student payments. The North Dakota State Board of Higher Education Institutions states that dual credit courses are generally offered at participating high schools. The college course section taught in the high school must meet the content and academic standards of the course sections taught on campus. The instructor offering the course must be approved by the postsecondary institution and is considered to be an adjunct instructor of the sponsoring postsecondary institution. (Last updated 2008)

Advanced Placement / Advanced Standing

North Dakota University System Procedures 403.7.4 - Common Credit-By-Exam Guidelines

Dual or Concurrent Enrollment

N.D. Cent. Code 15.1-25-01 - Postsecondary Enrollment: Postsecondary Enrollment Options Program
N.D. Cent. Code 15.1-25-01 - Postsecondary Enrollment Options Program
N.D. Cent. Code 15.1-25-02 - Postsecondary Enrollment: Permission to Enroll - Notification - Credits
N.D. Cent. Code 15.1-25-03 - Postsecondary Enrollment: Costs of Attendance - Responsibility of Student
N.D. Cent. Code 15.1-25-04 - Postsecondary Enrollment: Transportation - Responsibility of Student
N.D. Cent. Code 15.1-25-05 - Postsecondary Enrollment: Per Student Payments - Extracurricular Activities
N.D. Cent. Code 15.1-25-06 - Postsecondary Enrollment: Courses - Statutory and Regulatory Exemption
North Dakota State Board of Higher Education Policies 403.5 - Secondary-Postsecondary Articulation Agreements, Dual Credit Postsecondary Enrollment Options
North Dakota University System Procedures 402.3.1 - Dual Credit Enrollment Applications
North Dakota University System Procedures 402.3.2 - Delivery of Dual-Credit College Courses

International Baccalaureate

North Dakota University System Procedures 403.7.4 - Common Credit-By-Exam Guidelines
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ADULT LEARNERS

The superintendent of public education in North Dakota coordinates all adult basic and secondary education programs. Adult education programs are available to any individual over sixteen years old who is unable to attend public school in the state. Federal funds, state appropriations, and local support provide funding for the state's adult education programs. Adult learners can earn college credit for prior learning and articulated credit. North Dakota correctional facilities have the option of providing educational, career and technical education, counseling, and work release opportunities to inmates. (Last updated 2013)

Adult Learners, Funding

N.D. Cent. Code 15.1-26-04 - Adult Education: Funding for Adult Basic and Secondary Education Programs
N.D. Cent. Code 15.1-26-07 - Adult Education: Adult Basic and Secondary Education Fund - Continuing Appropriation

Adult Learners, General Policy

N.D. Cent. Code 15.1-26-01 - Adult Education: Definitions - Adult and Adult Basic and Secondary Education
N.D. Cent. Code 15.1-26-03 - Adult Education: Adult Basic and Secondary Education Programs - Availability
N.D. Cent. Code 15.1-26-05 - Adult Education: General Equivalency Diplomas - Copies
N.D. Cent. Code 15.1-26-06 - Adult Education: General Educational Development Test Results - Confidentiality

Credit for Prior Learning

North Dakota University System Procedures 441 - Degree Credit, Non-Degree Credit and Non-Credit Instructional Activity

Governance of Adult Education

N.D. Cent. Code 15.1-26-02 - Adult Education: Adult Basic and Secondary Education Programs - Coordination

Military/Veterans Education

N.D. Cent. Code 37-07.1-01 - National Guard Tuition Waiver Act: Legislative Intent and Purpose
N.D. Cent. Code 37-07.1-02 - National Guard Tuition Waiver Act: Definitions
N.D. Cent. Code 37-07.1-03 - National Guard Tuition Waiver Act: Tuition Waiver - Terms
N.D. Cent. Code 37-07.1-05 - National Guard Tuition Waiver Act: Application for Waiver
N.D. Cent. Code 37-07.1-06.2 - National Guard Tuition Waiver Act: Tuition Reimbursement - Payments
N.D. Cent. Code 37-07.1-07 - National Guard Tuition Waiver Act: Regulations
N.D. Cent. Code 37-07.2-01 - National Guard Tuition Grants - Terms of Grants
N.D. Cent. Code 37-07.2-04 - National Guard Tuition Grants - Regulations

Prisoner/Inmate Education

N.D. Cent. Code 12-44.1-17 - Inmate Educational and Counseling Programs
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ARTICULATION, TRANSFER, AND ALIGNMENT

The North Dakota State Board of Education (SBHE) developed a common course numbering system in 2001 to better facilitate transfer between institutions. Furthermore, ND Century Code 15.1-25-01, passed in 1996, allows any North Dakota secondary student enrolled in grade 11 or 12 to receive high school and postsecondary credit for the successful completion of an academic course offered by an accredited postsecondary institution. A General Education Requirements Transfer Agreement (GERTA) exists between the North Dakota University System (NDUS) and Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU). Students who have completed an A.A. degree or who have completed their general education requirements at another NDUS or MnSCU institution will be deemed to have completed the general education requirements at all other postsecondary institutions participating in the agreement. A transfer guide - commonly referred to as "The Gold and Silver Guide" - provides an overview of GERTA and describes the general education requirements for each institution. (Last Updated 2011)

Common Course Numbering

North Dakota University System Procedures 403.7.3 - Common Course Numbering Guidelines

General Education Core

North Dakota State Board of Higher Education Policies 403.7 - Common General Education Requirement and Transfer of General Education Credits

K-12 / Postsecondary Curriculum Alignment

N.D. Cent. Code 15.1-07-25.1 - Student Names and Addresses - Authorized Disclosure
North Dakota State Board of Higher Education Policies 402.2 - Admission Policies - Beginning Freshman Applicants - Baccalaureate Programs

New Delivery Systems to Increase Access to Underserved Populations (Technology, Distance Learning, Learning Centers)

N.D. Cent. Code 15-19-01 - Distance Education: Distance Education Courses - Establishment - Enrollment of Students - Courses of Instruction
N.D. Cent. Code 15-19-03 - Distance Education: Duties of Superintendents of Schools - Authorization of Enrollments
N.D. Cent. Code 15-19-04 - Distance Education: Duty of Superintendent - Advertising
N.D. Cent. Code 15-19-08 - Distance Education: Distance Education Work

Statewide Articulation Guides

North Dakota State Board of Higher Education Policies 403.7 - Common General Education Requirement and Transfer of General Education Credits

Transfer Agreements

North Dakota State Board of Higher Education Policies 403.7 - Common General Education Requirement and Transfer of General Education Credits
North Dakota University System Procedures 402.4 - Admission Policies - Transfer Applicants
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DATA AND ACCOUNTABILITY SYSTEMS

The North Dakota University System maintains a student unit record data system. It is not, however, linked to the uniform accounting and reporting system implemented by the K-12 sector under the direction of the legislature. The University System is required to provide annual performance and accountability reports using a series of accountability measures under the general categories of Economic Development Connection, Education Excellence, Flexible and Responsive System, Accessible System, Funding and Rewards, and Sustaining the Vision. The Higher Education Roundtable, a group of 61 state leaders from the public and private sectors, took the performance goals identified in legislation, and developed 34 accountability measures with accompanying benchmarks. Progress toward each of the agreed upon accountability measures is included in an annual report which is presented to the legislature and other key stakeholders. (Last updated 2008)

Comprehensive Initiative

N.D. Cent. Code 15.1-02-18.2 - State agencies - Mandatory provision of information - Confidentiality

Development of Improved Information Systems

N.D. Cent. Code 15.1-02-08 - Superintendent of Public Instruction: Accounting and Reporting System - Uniformity
N.D. Cent. Code 15.1-02-18 - Statewide Longitudinal Data System Committee - Report to Interim Committee
N.D. Cent. Code 15.1-02-18.1 - Statewide Longitudinal Data System - Information Technology Department - Powers and Duties
North Dakota University System Procedures 1912.2 - Student Records - Directory Information

Performance Based Measures for K-12

N.D. Cent. Code 15.1-21-08 - Curriculum and Testing: Reading, Mathematics, and Science - Administration of Test
N.D. Cent. Code 15.1-21-10 - Curriculum and Testing: Test Scores - Publication

Reporting Systems that Address Student Transition or Provide Feedback to High Schools

N.D. Cent. Code 15.1-02-18.1 - Statewide Longitudinal Data System - Information Technology Department - Powers and Duties
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EQUITY AND DIVERSITY


Efforts to Close Achievement Gaps

N.D. Cent. Code 15-70-01 - Tribally Controlled Community College Assistance: Definitions
N.D. Cent. Code 15-70-02 - Tribally Controlled Community College Assistance: Institutions Eligible for Grant Assistance
N.D. Cent. Code 15-70-03 - Tribally Controlled Community College Assistance: Grant Authorization
N.D. Cent. Code 15-70-04 - Tribally Controlled Community College Assistance: Submission of Grant Application - Distribution of Grants
N.D. Cent. Code 15-70-05 - Tribally Controlled Community College Assistance: Reporting by Recipient Institutions

Funding Equalization

N.D. Cent. Code 15-70-01 - Tribally Controlled Community College Assistance: Definitions
N.D. Cent. Code 15-70-02 - Tribally Controlled Community College Assistance: Institutions Eligible for Grant Assistance
N.D. Cent. Code 15-70-03 - Tribally Controlled Community College Assistance: Grant Authorization
N.D. Cent. Code 15-70-04 - Tribally Controlled Community College Assistance: Submission of Grant Application - Distribution of Grants
N.D. Cent. Code 15-70-05 - Tribally Controlled Community College Assistance: Reporting by Recipient Institutions
N.D. Cent. Code 15.1-27-11 - Equity Payments
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FINANCE

The North Dakota State Board of Higher Education annually establishes resident and non-resident tuition and fees at the public postsecondary institutions. Residency is determined by graduation from a North Dakota high school, or by 12 consecutive months of living in North Dakota prior to matriculation. Tuition waivers are available for dependents of veterans, or of firefighters, emergency medical services personnel, or peace officers killed in the line of duty. In addition, individual institutions may adopt specific procedures providing for tuition and fee waivers. North Dakota policy states, "Institutions are encouraged to use this authority to promote enrollment of a culturally diverse student body, including members of Indian tribes and economically disadvantaged students, for the benefit of all students and the academic community, to promote enrollment of graduate students and research, and for other purposes consistent with an institution's mission." (Prepared by the State Higher Education Executive Officers, 2008)

Authority to Set Tuition and Fees

N.D. Cent. Code 15-10-17 - Specific Powers and Duties of the State Board of Education
North Dakota State Board of Higher Education Policies 805.1.4 - Tuition and Fees: Negotiated Course or Program Fees
North Dakota State Board of Higher Education Policies 805.3 - Tuition and Fees: Application, Course, Program and Other Miscellaneous Fees
North Dakota State Board of Higher Education Policies 805.3.1 - Tuition and Fees: Distance Learning Courses
North Dakota University System Procedures 805.3.1 - Distance Learning Courses - Revenue Distribution

Fee-Specific Policies

N.D. Cent. Code 15-10-39 - Fees - Room and Meals Authorization
N.D. Cent. Code 15-10.3-01 - Student Fees - Definitions
N.D. Cent. Code 15-10.3-02 - Student Fees - Mandatory fees - Fees for optional purposes or services - Publication for comparison purposes
N.D. Cent. Code 15-10.3-03 - Student Fees - Mandatory fees - Limitation on increases - Exemption
N.D. Cent. Code 15-10.3-04 - Student Fees - Mandatory fee increases - Criteria - Explana
North Dakota State Board of Higher Education Policies 805.1.4 - Tuition and Fees: Negotiated Course or Program Fees
North Dakota State Board of Higher Education Policies 805.2 - Tuition and Fees: Student Activity Fees
North Dakota State Board of Higher Education Policies 805.3 - Tuition and Fees: Application, Course, Program and Other Miscellaneous Fees
North Dakota State Board of Higher Education Policies 805.3.1 - Tuition and Fees: Distance Learning Courses
North Dakota University System Procedures 805.3.1 - Distance Learning Courses - Revenue Distribution

Reciprocity Agreements

N.D. Cent. Code 15-10-28 - Agreements with Other States Institutions of Higher Learning and Regional Education Compacts
N.D. Cent. Code 15-10-28.2 - Regional Veterinary Medical Education Program - Authority to Enter Agreements - Limitations
N.D. Cent. Code 15-10.1-01 - Reciprocal Higher Education Agreements: Declaration of Legislative Intent
N.D. Cent. Code 15-10.1-01.1 - Reciprocal Higher Education Agreements: Legislative Intent on Reciprocity
N.D. Cent. Code 15-10.1-02 - Reciprocal Higher Education Agreements: Agreements - Reciprocal Basis
N.D. Cent. Code 15-10.1-03 - Reciprocal Higher Education Agreements: Remission of Nonresident Tuition - Agreements
N.D. Cent. Code 15-10.1-04 - Reciprocal Higher Education Agreements: Procedures - Limitations
N.D. Cent. Code 15-10.1-05 - Reciprocal Higher Education Agreements: Supplementary Authority
N.D. Cent. Code 15-20.4-03 - Postsecondary Educational Institutions: Board Powers and Duties
North Dakota State Board of Higher Education Policies 509 - Professional Student Exchange Programs
North Dakota University System Procedures 500.3 - Professional Student Exchange Programs

Tuition and Fee Waivers

N.D. Cent. Code 15-10-18.2 - The State Board of Higher Education: Definitions
N.D. Cent. Code 15-10-18.3 - The State Board of Higher Education: Free Tuition in North Dakota Institutions of Higher Education
N.D. Cent. Code 15-10-18.4 - The State Board of Higher Education: Definitions
N.D. Cent. Code 15-10-18.5 - The State Board of Higher Education: Free Tuition in North Dakota Institutions of Higher Education for Survivor of Firefighter or Peace Officer
N.D. Cent. Code 37-07.1-01 - National Guard Tuition Waiver Act: Legislative Intent and Purpose
N.D. Cent. Code 37-07.1-02 - National Guard Tuition Waiver Act: Definitions
N.D. Cent. Code 37-07.1-03 - National Guard Tuition Waiver Act: Tuition Waiver - Terms
N.D. Cent. Code 37-07.1-05 - National Guard Tuition Waiver Act: Application for Waiver
N.D. Cent. Code 37-07.1-06.2 - National Guard Tuition Waiver Act: Tuition Reimbursement - Payments
N.D. Cent. Code 37-07.1-07 - National Guard Tuition Waiver Act: Regulations
N.D. Cent. Code 37-07.2-01 - National Guard Tuition Grants - Terms of Grants
N.D. Cent. Code 37-07.2-03 - National Guard Tuition Grants - Application for Grants
N.D. Cent. Code 37-07.2-04 - National Guard Tuition Grants - Regulations
North Dakota State Board of Higher Education Policies 805.2 - Tuition and Fees: Student Activity Fees
North Dakota University System Procedures 805.2 - Waiver of Student Activity Fees

Tuition and Fees, General Policy

N.D. Cent. Code 15-20.4-06 - Postsecondary Educational Institutions: Refund of Tuition Fees
North Dakota State Board of Higher Education Policies 805.1.4 - Tuition and Fees: Negotiated Course or Program Fees
North Dakota State Board of Higher Education Policies 805.2 - Tuition and Fees: Student Activity Fees
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REMEDIAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL EDUCATION

The North Dakota University System governs the state's four-year institutions and community colleges, and campuses have the flexibility to set remedial instructional policies. A State Board of Higher Education policy, effective 2012, will require the 11 state institutions to assess incoming students on the ACT or COMPASS exams. The policy also sets minimum cut scores for course placement, but campuses can set higher standards. Institutions may use alternative assessments with the approval of the system chancellor. Students scoring below the cut scores must complete remedial classes before enrolling in college-level coursework. Legislation enacted in 2010 required a study to examine the students who require remediation, efforts and best practices to reduce remedial needs, and the alignment of K-12 education standards with higher education admissions standards. (Prepared by Mary Fulton, Education Commission of the States, 2012)

Accountability, Reporting Rates of Enrollment and Costs of Remediation

North Dakota University System Procedures 441 - Degree Credit, Non-Degree Credit and Non-Credit Instructional Activity

Remedial Credits Counting Towards Graduation and Full-Time Status

North Dakota University System Procedures 441 - Degree Credit, Non-Degree Credit and Non-Credit Instructional Activity
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RESIDENCY

North Dakota residency policies are governed by statutory requirements and by guidelines formulated by the State Board of Higher Education. To qualify as a resident student, a student must have established domicile in North Dakota for at least one continuous year prior to the beginning of an academic term. If a dependent, the student's domicile is that of the parent(s). Resident tuition benefits are extended to students who graduate from a North Dakota high school; active members of the armed forces stationed in state or North Dakota National Guard and their spouses and dependents; and a child, spouse, widow, or widower of a veteran who was killed in action or died from wounds or other service-connected causes, was totally disabled as a result of service-connected causes, died from service-connected disabilities, was a prisoner of war, or was declared missing in action. Finally, immigrants who hold permanent residency in the United States or those who have been granted asylum or refugee status are eligible for resident status. (Last updated 2008)

Residency Policies Related to Tuition and Fees

N.D. Cent. Code 15-10-18 - The State Board of Higher Education: Tuition of Nonresidents at Schools under Control of State Board of Higher Education
N.D. Cent. Code 15-10-19.1 - Nonresident and Resident Student for Tuition Purposes Defined
North Dakota State Board of Higher Education Policies 504 - Resident Tuition Law and Guidelines
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STUDENT FINANCIAL AID

The North Dakota State Board of Higher Education provides both need-based and merit-based programs for students. The North Dakota State Student Incentive Grant Program is this state's need-based grant for eligible residents. In addition, North Dakota has a few scholarship programs, one of which is for Native Americans. This state has several loan programs, including incentives for students interested in teaching or technical occupations, and provides tuition waivers for select students. For the 2005-2006 academic year, North Dakota allocated 1,492 for need-based aid and 371,000 for non-need-based aid. (Prepared by the State Higher Education Executive Officers, 2008)

Financial Aid/Scholarships

N.D. Cent. Code 15-10-37 - Technology Occupations Student Loan Program
N.D. Cent. Code 15-62.1-01 - Guarantee Loan Program: Guarantee Student Loan Programs - Administration - Advisory Board
N.D. Cent. Code 15-62.1-02 - Guarantee Loan Program: Powers and Duties of the Agency
N.D. Cent. Code 15-62.1-03 - Guarantee Loan Program: Rates of Interest Permissible for Guaranteed Loans
N.D. Cent. Code 15-62.1-04 - Guarantee Loan Program: Repayment of Loans
N.D. Cent. Code 15-62.1-05 - Guarantee Loan Program: Establishment and Maintenance of Adequante Guarantee Funds - Appropriation
N.D. Cent. Code 15-62.1-06 - Guarantee Loan Program: Procedure on Default of Guaranteed Loan
N.D. Cent. Code 15-62.1-07 - Guarantee Loan Program: Fees for Insurance and Other Reasonable Costs
N.D. Cent. Code 15-62.1-08 - Guarantee Loan Program: Contract with United Student Aid Funds, Incorporated, or Similar Nonprofit Corporation
N.D. Cent. Code 15-62.1-09 - Guarantee Loan Program: Information System
N.D. Cent. Code 15-62.1-10 - Guarantee Loan Program: Eligibility for Participation in Federal Student Loan Program
N.D. Cent. Code 15-62.1-13 - Guarantee Loan Program: State Scholarship Revolving Fund - Student Loan Collections - Uncollectible Loans
N.D. Cent. Code 15-62.2-00.1 - Student Financial Assistance and Scholars Program: Definitions
N.D. Cent. Code 15-62.2-01 - Student Financial Assistance and Scholars Programs - Establishment - Administrative Responsibility.
N.D. Cent. Code 15-62.2-02 - Student Financial Assistance and Scholars Program: State Board of Higher Education - Powers and Duties
N.D. Cent. Code 15-62.2-03 - Student Financial Assistance and Scholars Program: Advisory Board - Membership - Appointment - Authority
N.D. Cent. Code 15-62.2-03.1 - Student Financial Assistance and Scholars Program: Administration of Scholars Program
N.D. Cent. Code 15-62.2-03.2 - Student Financial Assistance and Scholars Program: Reapplication Eligibility - Amount of Scholarships - Duration
N.D. Cent. Code 15-62.2-03.3 - Student Financial Assistance and Scholars Program: Selection of Scholars
N.D. Cent. Code 15-62.2-03.4 - Student Financial Assistance and Scholars Program: Payment of Scholarships
N.D. Cent. Code 15-62.2-03.5 - Student Financial Assistance and Scholars Program: Use of Funds - Refund Policy
N.D. Cent. Code 15-62.3-01 - Tuition Assistance Grant Program: Definitions [Repealed by S.L. 2009, ch. 168 3]
N.D. Cent. Code 15-62.3-02 - Tuition Assistance Grant Program: Administration of Tuition Assistance Grant Program [Repealed by S.L. 2009, ch. 168 3]
N.D. Cent. Code 15-62.3-03 - Tuition Assistance Grant Program: Tuition Assistance Grant Eligibility - Application [Repealed by S.L. 2009, ch. 168 3]
N.D. Cent. Code 15-62.3-04 - Tuition Assistance Grant Program: Tuition Assistance Grant Maximum [Repealed by S.L. 2009, ch. 168 3]
N.D. Cent. Code 15-62.3-05 - Tuition Assistance Grant Program: Tuition Assistance Grant Duration [Repealed by S.L. 2009, ch. 168 3]
N.D. Cent. Code 15-62.3-06 - Tuition Assistance Grant Program: Distribution of Grant Funds [Repealed by S.L. 2009, ch. 168 3]
N.D. Cent. Code 15-63-01 - Indian Scholarships: State Board for Indian Scholarships
N.D. Cent. Code 15-63-02 - Indian Scholarships: Duties of Board
N.D. Cent. Code 15-63-03 - Indian Scholarships: Number and Nature of Scholarships
N.D. Cent. Code 15-63-04 - Indian Scholarships: Eligibility of Candidates - Determination
N.D. Cent. Code 15-63-05 - Indian Scholarships: Scholarship Payments - Conditions
N.D. Cent. Code 15-63-07 - Indian Scholarships: Scholarship Refunds - Use
N.D. Cent. Code 15.1-21-02.4 - North Dakota Career and Technical Education Scholarship
N.D. Cent. Code 15.1-21-02.5 - North Dakota Academic Scholarship
N.D. Cent. Code 15.1-21-02.6 - North Dakota scholarship - Amount - Applicability
N.D. Cent. Code 15.1-21-02.8 - North Dakota scholarship - Eligibility - One-time exception
N.D. Cent. Code 24-02-42 - Director of the Department of Transportation: Scholarships Authorized.
N.D. Cent. Code 65-05.1-08 - Workforce Safety and Insurance Educational Revolving Loan Fund - Continuing Appropriation
North Dakota State Board of Higher Education Policies 302.6 - Student Financial Assistance Program Advisory Board
North Dakota State Board of Higher Education Policies 508.1 - Technology Occupations Student Loan Program - Teacher Shortage Loan Forgiveness Program
North Dakota University System Procedures 500.1 - ND Student Financial Assistance Program
North Dakota University System Procedures 508.1.1 - Technology Occupations Student Loan Program
North Dakota University System Procedures 508.1.2 - Teacher Shortage Loan Forgiveness Program

Targeted Scholarships for Low-Income Students

N.D. Cent. Code 15-63-01 - Indian Scholarships: State Board for Indian Scholarships
N.D. Cent. Code 15-63-02 - Indian Scholarships: Duties of Board
N.D. Cent. Code 15-63-03 - Indian Scholarships: Number and Nature of Scholarships
N.D. Cent. Code 15-63-04 - Indian Scholarships: Eligibility of Candidates - Determination
N.D. Cent. Code 15-63-05 - Indian Scholarships: Scholarship Payments - Conditions
N.D. Cent. Code 15-63-07 - Indian Scholarships: Scholarship Refunds - Use

Tuition Savings Plan

N.D. Cent. Code 57-38-01.2 - Adjustments to Taxable Income for Individuals and Fiduciaries
N.D. Cent. Code 57-38-30.3 - Simplified Method of Computing Tax
N.D. Cent. Code 57-38-57 - Secrecy as to Returns - Penalty
N.D. Cent. Code 6-09-38 - North Dakota Higher Education Savings Plan - Administration - Rules - Continuing Appropriation.
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TEACHING QUALITY

With average salaries near the lowest in the country, North Dakota has worked to increase compensation and pass policies to ensure that all state classrooms, particularly rural areas experiencing shortages, are staffed with qualified teachers. In 2001, the state authorized salary increases of up to $5,000 by 2002-2003, setting a minimum starting salary of $18,500 and $20,000 for the following year. The bill also provided $41,500 in grants to assist teachers attaining National Board certification. To deter teachers becoming eligible to retire from doing so, the state allows for retired teachers in critical shortage areas to come back to the classroom without a loss in benefits. Further, the Education Standards and Practice Board is now required to grant individuals licensed to teach in North Dakota for 30 years a lifetime teaching license. To recruit new teachers, a student loan forgiveness program for full-time students in approved preparation programs allows eligible students to receive up to $1,000 per year (to a maximum of $5,000). (Last updated 2008)

Financial Incentives (Scholarships, Loans, Grants)

N.D. Cent. Code 15-10-38 - Loans - Teacher Shortages - Loan Forgiveness
N.D. Cent. Code 15-39.1-19.2 - Retired Teachers Return to Active Service - Critical Shortage Areas and Disciplines - Rules
N.D. Cent. Code 15.1-09-33.1 - School Board Authority - Payment of Signing Bonuses
N.D. Cent. Code 15.1-09-33.3 - Student Teachers - Provision of Stipend
N.D. Cent. Code 15.1-16-21 - Salary Increase - Unfillable Position

Licensure and Certification

N.D. Cent. Code 15.1-02-16 - Superintendent of Public Instruction - Issuance of Credentials to Teachers and Aministrators
N.D. Cent. Code 15.1-13-01 - Teacher Licensing: Definitions
N.D. Cent. Code 15.1-13-02 - Teacher Licensing: Education Standards and Practices Board - Membership
N.D. Cent. Code 15.1-13-03 - Teacher Licensing: Board Compensation
N.D. Cent. Code 15.1-13-04 - Teacher Licensing: Term of Office - Vacancy
N.D. Cent. Code 15.1-13-05 - Teacher Licensing: Officers
N.D. Cent. Code 15.1-13-06 - Teacher Licensing: Meetings - Notice
N.D. Cent. Code 15.1-13-07 - Teacher Licensing: Quorum - Revocation Requirement
N.D. Cent. Code 15.1-13-08 - Teacher Licensing: Board Duties
N.D. Cent. Code 15.1-13-09 - Teacher Licensing: Board Powers
N.D. Cent. Code 15.1-13-10 - Teacher Licensing: Criteria for Teacher Licensure
N.D. Cent. Code 15.1-13-10.1 - Teacher Licensing: Student Teaching Requirements - Teachers Licensed in Other States
N.D. Cent. Code 15.1-13-11 - Teacher Licensing: Application and Licensing Fees
N.D. Cent. Code 15.1-13-12 - Teacher Licensing: Teaching License - Period of Effectiveness
N.D. Cent. Code 15.1-13-12.1 - Teacher Licensing: Teaching license - Lifetime Licensure
N.D. Cent. Code 15.1-13-13 - Teacher Licensing: Provisional Teaching License - Period of Effectiveness - Renewal
N.D. Cent. Code 15.1-13-14 - Teacher Licensing: Initial and Reentry Licensure of Teachers - Criminal History Record Check
N.D. Cent. Code 15.1-13-15 - Teacher Licensing: Teaching License - Application - Oath or Affirmation
N.D. Cent. Code 15.1-13-16 - Teacher Licensing: Teaching License - Student Transcript
N.D. Cent. Code 15.1-13-17 - Teacher Licensing: Teaching License - Requirements - Exceptions
N.D. Cent. Code 15.1-13-18 - Teacher Licensing: Teaching License - Presentation to Business Manager
N.D. Cent. Code 15.1-13-19 - Teacher Licensing: Teaching License - Expiration
N.D. Cent. Code 15.1-13-20 - Teacher Licensing: Applicants Licensed in Other States
N.D. Cent. Code 15.1-13-21 - Teacher Licensing: Reciprocal Acceptance of Teaching Licenses
N.D. Cent. Code 15.1-13-22 - Teacher Licensing: Licensure of North Dakota American Indian Language Instructors
N.D. Cent. Code 15.1-13-23 - Teacher Licensing: School Guidance and Counseling Services - Providers
N.D. Cent. Code 15.1-13-24 - Teacher Licensing: Complaints Against Teachers or Administrators
N.D. Cent. Code 15.1-13-25 - Teacher Licensing: Teaching License - Action by Board - Causes
N.D. Cent. Code 15.1-13-26 - Teacher Licensing: Crimes Against a Child and Sexual Offenses - Denial of or Immediate Revocation of Teaching License
N.D. Cent. Code 15.1-13-27 - Teacher Licensing: Suspension or Revocation of Teaching License - Notice
N.D. Cent. Code 15.1-13-28 - Teacher Licensing: Teaching License - Effect of Revocation
N.D. Cent. Code 15.1-13-29 - Teacher Licensing: Teaching License of Administrator - Determinations by Subcommittee
N.D. Cent. Code 15.1-13-30 - Teacher Licensing: Venue for Legal Actions
N.D. Cent. Code 15.1-13-31 - Teacher Licensing: Conviction of Individual Holding Teaching License - Written Notification
N.D. Cent. Code 15.1-13-32 - Teacher Licensing: Educational Standards and Practices Board - Unified Credential System
N.D. Cent. Code 15.1-18-01 - Teacher Qualifications: Early Childhood Education Teaching License
N.D. Cent. Code 15.1-18-02 - Teacher Qualifications: Prekindergarten and Kindergarten Teacher Qualifications - Exceptions
N.D. Cent. Code 15.1-18-04 - Teacher Qualifications: Student Teacher - Eminence-credentialed Teacher - Legal Authority and Status
N.D. Cent. Code 15.1-18-05 - Teacher Qualifications: Special Education Strategist Credential
N.D. Cent. Code 15.1-18-06 - Teacher Qualifications: Provisional Special Education Strategist Credential
N.D. Cent. Code 15.1-18-07 - Teacher Qualifications: Elementary School Teacher Qualifications
N.D. Cent. Code 15.1-18-08 - Teacher Qualifications: Middle School Teacher Qualifications
N.D. Cent. Code 15.1-18-09 - Teacher Qualifications: High School Qualifications
N.D. Cent. Code 15.1-18-10 - Teacher Qualifications: Specialty Areas - Teacher Qualification
N.D. Cent. Code 15.1-18-11 - Teacher Qualifications: Rural School Districts - Federal Flexibility
N.D. Cent. Code 15.1-18.1-01 - Teacher Certification: Definitions
N.D. Cent. Code 15.1-18.1-02 - Teacher Certification: National Board Certification Program - Recertification - Board Duties

Mentoring and Teacher Induction Programs

N.D. Cent. Code 15.1-08.2-07 - Teacher Support Program - Authorized Service Recipients
N.D. Cent. Code 15.1-18.2-05 - Teacher Support Program - Establishment
N.D. Cent. Code 15.1-18.2-06 - Teacher Support Program - Availability of Services

Professional Development

N.D. Cent. Code 15.1-06-04 - School Calendar - Length
N.D. Cent. Code 15.1-08.2-07 - Teacher Support Program - Authorized Service Recipients
N.D. Cent. Code 15.1-18.2-03.1 - Professional Development Advisory Committee - Reimbursement of Members
N.D. Cent. Code 15.1-18.2-05 - Teacher Support Program - Establishment
N.D. Cent. Code 15.1-18.2-06 - Teacher Support Program - Availability of Services

Supply and Demand Strategies

N.D. Cent. Code 15-10-38 - Loans - Teacher Shortages - Loan Forgiveness
N.D. Cent. Code 15-39.1-19.2 - Retired Teachers Return to Active Service - Critical Shortage Areas and Disciplines - Rules
N.D. Cent. Code 15.1-09-33.1 - School Board Authority - Payment of Signing Bonuses
N.D. Cent. Code 15.1-16-21 - Salary Increase - Unfillable Position

Teacher Preparation

N.D. Cent. Code 15.1-08.2-07 - Teacher Support Program - Authorized Service Recipients
N.D. Cent. Code 15.1-18.2-05 - Teacher Support Program - Establishment
N.D. Cent. Code 15.1-18.2-06 - Teacher Support Program - Availability of Services
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