AB 484, as amended, Bonilla. Pupil assessments: California Measurement of Academic Performance and Progress for the 21st Century (CALMAPP21).
(1) Existing law, the Leroy Greene California Assessment of Academic Achievement Act, requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to design and implement a statewide pupil assessment program, and requires school districts, charter schools, and county offices of education to administer to each of its pupils in grades 2 to 11, inclusive, certain achievement tests, including a standards-based achievement test pursuant to the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program. Existing law makes the Leroy Greene California Assessment of Academic Achievement Act inoperative on July 1, 2014, and repeals it on January 1, 2015.
Existing federal law, the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, contains provisions generally requiring states to adopt performance goals for their public elementary and secondary schools, and to demonstrate that these public schools are making adequate yearly progress, as measured by pupil performance on standardized tests as well as other measures, to satisfy those goals.
Existing law, the Early Assessment Program, establishes a collaborative effort, headed by the California State University, to enable pupils to learn about their readiness for college-level English and mathematics before their senior year of high school.
This bill would revise and recast numerous statutes relating to pupil assessment. The bill would establish the California Measurement of Academic Performance and Progress for the 21st Century (CALMAPP21), which would succeed the STAR Program, and specify procedures and policies for CALMAPP21. These provisions would become inoperative on July 1, 2024, and would be repealed on January 1, 2025, except for a specified reporting provision, which would become inoperative and be repealed one year later.
The bill would provide that, notwithstanding any other laws, commencing with the 2013-14 school year, the administration of assessments required as part of the STAR Program would be suspended, except for those assessments in the core subjects necessary to satisfy the adequate yearly progress requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 in grades 3 to 8, inclusive, and grade 10, and those assessments augmented for use as part of the Early Assessment Program in grade 11, until new assessments addressing the common core state standards are developed and implemented.
The bill would require unencumbered funds appropriated in a specified item of the Budget Act of 2012 for purposes of California’s pupil testing program to be available during the 2013-14 fiscal year for the development of assessments addressing the common core state standards and next generation science standards to satisfy the assessment requirements of a specified federal statute, thereby making an appropriation.
The bill would make conforming and other related changes and nonsubstantive changes.
(2) This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as an urgency statute.
Vote: 2⁄3. Appropriation: yes. Fiscal committee: yes. State-mandated local program: no.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
Section 60601 of the Education Code is amended
This chapter shall become inoperative on July 1, 2024,
4and as of January 1, 2025, is repealed, unless a later enacted statute
5that is enacted before January 1, 2025, deletes or extends the dates
6on which it becomes inoperative and is repealed.
Section 60602 of the Education Code is amended to
(a) It is the intent of the Legislature in enacting this
10chapter to provide a system of individual assessment of pupils that
11has the primary purpose of assisting teachers, administrators,
12pupils, and their parents, to improve teaching and learning. In order
13to accomplish these goals, the Legislature finds and declares that
14California should adopt a coordinated and consolidated testing
15program to do all of the following:
16(1) First and foremost, provide information on the academic
17status and progress of individual pupils to those pupils, their
18parents, and their teachers. This information should be designed
19to assist in the improvement of teaching and learning in California
20public classrooms. The Legislature recognizes that, in addition to
21statewide assessments that will occur as specified in this chapter,
22school districts will conduct additional ongoing pupil diagnostic
23assessment and provide information regarding pupil performance
24based on those assessments on a regular basis to parents or
25guardians and schools. The Legislature further recognizes that
26local diagnostic assessment is a primary mechanism through which
27academic strengths and weaknesses are identified.
28(2) Develop and adopt a set of statewide academically rigorous
29content standards and performance standards in all major subject
30areas to serve as the basis for assessing the academic achievement
31of individual pupils, as well as for schools, school districts, and
32for the California education system as a whole. The performance
33standards shall be designed to lead to specific grade level
P4 1benchmarks of academic achievement for each subject area tested
2within each grade level, and shall be based on the knowledge and
3skills that pupils will need in order to succeed in the
4information-based, global economy of the 21st century.
5(3) Ensure that all assessment procedures, items, instruments,
6and scoring systems are independently reviewed to ensure that
7they meet high standards of statistical reliability and validity and
8that they do not use procedures, items, instruments, or scoring
9practices that are racially, culturally, or gender biased.
10(4) Provide information to pupils, parents or guardians, teachers,
11schools, and school districts on a timely basis so that the
12information can be used to further the development of the pupil
13and to improve the educational program.
14(5) Develop assessments that are comparable to the National
15Assessment of Educational Progress and other national and
16international assessment efforts, so that California’s local and state
17test results are reported in a manner that corresponds to the national
18test results. Test results should be reported in terms describing a
19pupil’s academic performance in relation to the statewide
20academically rigorous content and performance standards adopted
21by the state board and in terms of employment skills possessed by
22the pupil, in addition to being reported as numerical or percentile
24(6) Assess pupils for a broad range of academic skills and
25knowledge including both basic academic skills and the ability of
26pupils to apply those skills.
27(7) Include an appropriate balance of types of assessment
28instruments, including, but not limited to, multiple choice
29questions, short answer questions, and assessments of applied
31(8) Minimize the amount of instructional time devoted to
32assessments administered pursuant to this chapter.
33(b) It is the intent of the Legislature, pursuant to this article, to
34begin a planning and implementation process to enable the
35Superintendent to accomplish the goals set forth in this section as
36soon as feasible.
37(c) It is the intent of the Legislature that parents, classroom
38teachers, other educators, governing board members of school
39districts, and the public be involved, in an active and ongoing basis,
P5 1in the design and implementation of the statewide pupil assessment
2program and the development of assessment instruments.
3(d) It is the intent of the Legislature, insofar as is practically
4feasible and following the completion of annual testing, that the
5content, test structure, and test items in the assessments that are
6part of the Standardized Testing and Reporting Program become
7open and transparent to teachers, parents, and pupils, to assist all
8the stakeholders in working together to demonstrate improvement
9in pupil academic achievement. A planned change in annual test
10content, format, or design, should be made available to educators
11and the public well before the beginning of the school year in
12which the change will be implemented.
13(e) It is the intent of the Legislature that the results of the
14California Standards Tests be available for use, after appropriate
15 validation, academic credit, or placement and admissions processes,
16or both, at postsecondary educational institutions.
17(f) This section shall become inoperative on July 1, 2014.
Section 60602.5 is added to the Education Code, to
(a) It is the intent of the Legislature in enacting this
21chapter to provide a comprehensive assessment system that has
22the primary purpose to model and promote high-quality teaching
23and learning using a variety of assessment approaches and item
24types. The assessments should produce scores that can be
25aggregated for the purpose of holding schools and school districts
26accountable for the achievement of all their pupils in learning the
27California academic content standards. The system includes
28assessments or assessment tools for multiple grade levels that cover
29the full breadth and depth of the curriculum and promote the
30teaching of the full curriculum. In order to accomplish these goals,
31the Legislature finds and declares that California should adopt a
32coordinated and consolidated testing system to do all of the
34(1) Develop and adopt a set of statewide academically rigorous
35content standards in all major subject areas to serve as the basis
36for modeling and promoting high-quality teaching and learning
37activities across the entire curriculum and assessing the academic
38achievement of pupils, as well as for schools, school districts, and
39for the California education system as a whole. Exclusive of those
40assessments established by a multistate consortium, produce
P6 1performance standards to be adopted by the state board designed
2to lead to specific grade level benchmarks of academic achievement
3for each subject area tested within each grade level based on the
4knowledge, skills, and processes that pupils will need in order to
5succeed in the information-based, global economy of the 21st
7(2) Provide information and resources to schools and school
8districts to assist with the selection of local benchmark assessments,
9diagnostic assessments, and formative tools aligned with the
10state-adopted California academic content standards. The
11Legislature recognizes the importance of local tools and
12assessments used by schools and school districts to monitor pupil
13achievement and to identify individual pupil strengths and
14weaknesses. The Legislature further recognizes the role the state
15may play in leveraging resources to provide schools and school
16districts with information and tools for use at their discretion.
17(3) Ensure that all assessment procedures, items, instruments,
18scoring systems, and results meet high standards of statistical
19reliability and validity and that they do not use procedures, items,
20instruments, or scoring practices that are racially, culturally,
21socioeconomically, or gender biased.
22(4) Provide information to pupils, parents and guardians,
23teachers, schools, and school districts on a timely basis so the
24information can be used to further the development of the pupil
25or to improve the educational program. The Legislature recognizes
26that the majority of the assessments in the system will generate
27individual pupil scores that will provide information on pupil
28achievement to pupils, their parents or guardians, teachers, schools,
29and school districts. The Legislature further recognizes that some
30assessments in the system may solely generate results at the school,
31school district, county, or state level for purposes of improving
32the education program and promoting the teaching and learning
33of the full curriculum.
34(5) When administered as a census administration, results should
35be reported in terms describing a pupil’s academic performance
36in relation to the statewide academically rigorous content and
37performance standards and in terms of college and career readiness
38skills possessed by the pupil, in addition to being reported as
39numerical. When appropriate, the reports should include a measure
P7 1of growth that describes a pupil’s current status in relation to past
3(6) Where feasible, administer assessments via technology to
4enhance the assessment of challenging content using innovative
5item types and to facilitate expedited scoring.
6(7) Minimize the amount of instructional time devoted to
7assessments administered pursuant to this chapter. It is the intent
8of the Legislature that any redundancies in statewide testing be
9eliminated as soon as is feasible.
10(b) It is the intent of the Legislature, pursuant to this article, to
11initiate planning for the implementation process to enable the
12Superintendent to accomplish the goals set forth in this section as
13soon as feasible.
14(c) It is the intent of the Legislature that parents, classroom
15teachers, other educators, business community members, and the
16public be involved, in an active and ongoing basis, in the design
17and implementation of the statewide pupil assessment system and
18the development of assessment instruments. The Legislature
19recognizes the important role that these stakeholders play in the
20success of the statewide pupil assessment system and the
21importance of providing them with information and resources
22about the new statewide system including the goals and appropriate
23uses of the system.
24(d) It is the intent of the Legislature, insofar as is practically
25and fiscally feasible and following the completion of annual testing,
26that the content, test structure, and test items in the assessments
27that are part of the statewide pupil assessment system become open
28and transparent to teachers, parents, and pupils, to assist
29stakeholders in working together to demonstrate improvement in
30pupil academic achievement. A planned change in annual test
31content, format, or design should be made available to educators
32and the public well before the beginning of the school year in
33which the change will be implemented.
34(e) It is the intent of the Legislature that the results of the
35statewide pupil assessments be available for use, after appropriate
36validation, for academic credit, or placement and admissions
37processes, or both, at postsecondary educational institutions.
38(f) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2014.
Section 60603 of the Education Code is amended to
As used in this chapter:
2(a) “Achievement level descriptors” means a narrative
3description of the knowledge, skills, and processes expected of
4pupils at different grades and at different performance levels on
6(b) “Achievement test” means any standardized test that
7measures the level of performance that a pupil has achieved on
8state-adopted content standards.
9(c) “California Measurement of Academic Performance and
10Progress for the 21st Century” means the comprehensive
11assessment system that has the primary purpose of modeling and
12promoting high-quality teaching and instruction using a variety of
13assessment approaches and item types in both ESEA required and
14ESEA nonrequired subject areas.
15(d) “Census administration” means a test administration in which
16all pupils take comparable assessments of the same content and
17where results of individual performance are appropriate and
18meaningful to parents and teachers.
19(e) “Consortium” means a multistate collaborative organized
20to develop a comprehensive system of assessments or formative
21tools such as defined by Section 60605.7.
22(f) “Constructed-response questions” are a type of assessment
23item that require pupils to construct their own answer.
24(g) “Content standards” means the specific academic knowledge,
25skills, and abilities that all public schools in this state are expected
26to teach and all pupils expected to learn in each of the core
27curriculum areas, at each grade level tested.
28(h) “Core curriculum areas” means the areas of reading, writing,
29mathematics, history-social science, and science.
30(i) “Diagnostic assessment” means assessments of particular
31knowledge or skills a pupil has or has not yet achieved for the
32purpose of informing instruction and making placement decisions.
33(j) “End of course exam” means a comprehensive and
34challenging assessment of pupil achievement in a particular subject
35area or discipline.
36(k) “ESEA nonrequired subject area” means, exclusive of subject
37areas required by the federal Elementary and Secondary Education
38Act (Public Law 107-110; 20 U.S.C. Sec. 6301 et seq.), also known
39as ESEA, the academic content areas and grades for which there
40are state-adopted content standards or in areas such as technology,
P9 1instances where state-adopted content standards across the
2curriculum could be assembled in a meaningful fashion to create
3a body of state-adopted content standards for assessment purposes.
4(l) “ESEA required subject areas” means the areas and grades
5required to be assessed to satisfy the accountability requirements
6of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act, also
7known as ESEA, or any future reauthorization of the ESEA.
8(m) “Formative assessment tools” means assessment tools and
9processes that are embedded in instruction and are used by teachers
10and pupils to provide timely feedback for purposes of adjusting
11instruction to improve learning.
12(n) “High-quality assessment” means an assessment designed
13to measure a pupil’s knowledge of, understanding of, and ability
14to apply critical concepts through the use of a variety of item types
15and formats, including, but not limited to, items that allow for
16constructed responses and items that require the completion of
17performance tasks. A high-quality assessment should have the
19(1) Enable measurement of pupil achievement and pupil growth
20to the extent feasible.
21(2) Be of high technical quality by being valid, reliable, fair,
22and aligned to standards.
23(3) Incorporate technology where appropriate.
24(4) Include the assessment of pupils with disabilities and English
26(5) Use, to the extent feasible, universal design principles, as
27defined in Section 3 of the federal Assistive Technology Act of
281998 (29 U.S.C. Sec. 3002) in its development and administration.
29(o) “Interim assessment” means an assessment that is designed
30to be given at regular and specified intervals throughout the school
31 year to evaluate a pupil’s knowledge and skills relative to a specific
32set of academic standards, and produces results that can be
33aggregated by course, grade level, school, or local educational
34agency in order to inform teachers and administrators at the pupil,
35classroom, school, and local educational agency levels.
36(p) “Matrix sampling” means administering different portions
37of a single assessment to different groups of pupils for the purpose
38of sampling a broader representation of content and reducing
P10 1(q) “Performance standards” are standards that define various
2levels of competence at each grade level in each of the curriculum
3areas for which content standards are established. Performance
4standards gauge the degree to which a pupil has met the content
5 standards and the degree to which a school or school district has
6met the content standards.
7(r) “Performance tasks” are a collection of questions or activities
8that relate to a single scenario that include pupil interaction with
9stimulus. Performance tasks are a means to assess more complex
10skills such as writing, research, and analysis.
11(s) “Population sampling” means administering assessments to
12a representative sample of pupils instead of the entire pupil
14(t) “Recently arrived English learner” means a pupil designated
15as an English learner who is in his or her first 12 months of
16attending a school in the United States.
17(u) “State-determined assessment calendar” means the
18scheduling of assessments, exclusive of the consortium
19assessments, over several years on a predetermined schedule.
20Content areas and grades shall only be assessed after being publicly
21announced at least two school years in advance of the assessment.
22(v) “Summative assessment” means an assessment designed to
23be given near the end of the school year to evaluate a pupil’s
24knowledge and skills relative to a specific set of academic
Section 60604 of the Education Code is amended to
(a) The Superintendent shall design and implement,
29consistent with the timetable and plan required pursuant to
30subdivision (b), a statewide pupil assessment system consistent
31with the testing requirements of this article in accordance with the
32objectives set forth in Section 60602.5. That system shall include
33all of the following:
34(1) Exclusive of the consortium assessments, a plan for
35producing or adopting valid, fair, and reliable achievement tests
36of the ESEA required and ESEA nonrequired subject areas as
37recommended by the Superintendent and adopted by the state board
38pursuant to the California Measurement of Academic Performance
39and Progress for the 21st Century (CALMAPP21) established by
40Article 4 (commencing with Section 60640).
P11 1(2) A plan for administering the consortium summative
2assessments as outlined by the joint agreement of the consortium.
3(3) Statewide academically rigorous content and performance
4standards that reflect the knowledge and complex skills that pupils
5will need in order to succeed in the information-based, global
6economy of the 21st century. These skills shall not include personal
7behavioral standards or skills, including, but not limited to, honesty,
8sociability, ethics, or self-esteem.
9(4) A statewide system that provides the results of testing in a
10manner that reflects the degree to which pupils are achieving the
11academically rigorous content and performance standards adopted
12by the state board.
13(5) The alignment of assessment with the statewide academically
14rigorous content and performance standards adopted by the state
16(6) The active, ongoing involvement of parents, classroom
17teachers, administrators, other educators, governing board members
18of school districts, business community members, institutions of
19higher education, and the public in all phases of the design and
20implementation of the statewide pupil assessment system.
21(7) A plan for ensuring the security and integrity of the
23(8) The development of a contract or contracts with a vendor
24for the development or administration of achievement tests and
25performance standards aligned to state-adopted content standards.
26(b) The Superintendent shall develop and annually update for
27the Legislature a five-year cost projection, implementation plan,
28and timetable for implementing the system described in Section
2960640. The annual update shall be submitted on or before March
301 of each year to the chairperson of the fiscal subcommittee
31considering budget appropriations in each house. The update shall
32explain any significant variations from the five-year cost projection
33for the current year budget and the proposed budget.
34(c) The Superintendent shall make resources available designed
35to assist with the interpretation and use of the CALMAPP21 results
36to promote the use of the results for the purposes of improving
37pupil learning and educational programs across the full curriculum.
38(d) The Superintendent shall make information and resources
39available to the public regarding the CALMAPP21 including, but
40not limited to, system goals and purposes and program results and
P12 1information on the relationship between performance on the
2previous state assessments and the CALMAPP21.
3(e) The Superintendent and the state board shall consider
4comments and recommendations from teachers, administrators,
5and the public in the development, adoption, and approval of
7(f) The results of the achievement tests, exclusive of the
8consortium summative assessments, administered pursuant to
9Article 4 (commencing with Section 60640) shall be returned to
10the school district within the period of time specified by the state
Section 60605.5 of the Education Code is repealed.
Section 60605.85 of the
Education Code is amended
(a) Notwithstanding any other law, the state board
16shall adopt science content standards pursuant to the following
18(1) The Superintendent, in consultation with the state board,
19shall convene a group of science experts. The Superintendent shall
20ensure that the members of the group of science experts include,
21but are not limited to, individuals who are elementary and
22secondary science teachers, schoolsite principals, school district
23or county office of education administrators, and university
24professors. The Superintendent and the group of science experts
25shall recommend science content standards for adoption to the
26state board and shall utilize the Next Generation Science Standards
27as the basis for their deliberations and recommendations to the
28 state board.
29(2) The Superintendent shall hold a minimum of two public
30meetings pursuant to the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act (Article
319 (commencing with Section 11120) of Chapter 1 of Part 1 of
32Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code) in order for the
33public to provide input on the science content standards that would
34be recommended pursuant to paragraph (1).
35(3) The Superintendent shall present the recommended science
36content standards to the state board on or before July 31, 2013.
37(4) On or before November 30, 2013, the state board shall adopt,
38reject, or modify the science content standards presented by the
P13 1(5) If the state board modifies the science content standards
2presented by the Superintendent, it shall provide written reasons
3for its modifications in a public meeting. The state board shall
4adopt its modifications to the science content standards at a
5subsequent public meeting held no later than November 30, 2013.
6The public meetings required by this paragraph shall be held
7pursuant to the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act (Article 9
8(commencing with Section 11120) of Chapter 1 of Part 1 of
9Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code).
10(b) The Superintendent and the state board shall present to the
11Governor and the appropriate policy and fiscal committees of the
12Legislature a schedule and implementation plan for integrating the
13science content standards adopted pursuant to this section into the
14state educational system.
Section 60606 of the Education Code is repealed.
Section 60607 of the
Education Code is amended to
(a) Each pupil shall have an individual record of
21accomplishment by the end of grade 12 that includes the results
22of the achievement test required and administered annually as part
23of the California Measurement of Academic Performance and
24Progress for the 21st Century (CALMAPP21) established pursuant
25to Article 4 (commencing with Section 60640), results of
26end-of-course exams he or she has taken, and the vocational
27education certification exams he or she chose to take.
28(b) It is the intent of the Legislature that school districts and
29schools use the results of the academic achievement tests
30administered annually as part of CALMAPP21 to provide support
31to pupils and parents or guardians in order to assist pupils in
32strengthening their development as learners, and thereby to improve
33their academic achievement and performance in subsequent
35(c) (1) Any pupil results or a record of accomplishment shall
36be private, and may not be released to any person, other than the
37pupil’s parent or guardian and a teacher, counselor, or administrator
38directly involved with the pupil, without the express written consent
39of either the parent or guardian of the pupil if the pupil is a minor,
P14 1or the pupil if the pupil has reached the age of majority or is
3(2) (A) Notwithstanding paragraph (1), a pupil or his or her
4parent or guardian may authorize the release of pupil results or a
5record of accomplishment to a postsecondary educational
6institution for the purposes of credit, placement, or admission.
7(B) Notwithstanding paragraph (1), the results of an individual
8pupil on CALMAPP21 assessments, inclusive of consortium
9summative assessments, may be released to a postsecondary
10educational institution for the purposes of credit, placement, or
Section 60610 of the
Education Code is amended to
At the request of the state board, and in accordance
16with rules and regulations that the state board may adopt, each
17county superintendent of schools shall cooperate with and assist
18school districts and charter schools under his or her jurisdiction in
19carrying out the testing programs of those school districts and
20charter schools and other duties imposed on school districts by
Section 60611 of the
Education Code is amended to
A city, county, city and county, district superintendent
26of schools, or principal or teacher of any elementary or secondary
27school, including a charter school, shall not carry on any program
28for the sole purpose of test preparation of pupils for the statewide
29pupil assessment system or a particular test used therein. Nothing
30in this section excludes the use of materials to familiarize pupils
31with item types or the computer based testing environment used
32in the California Measurement of Academic Performance and
33Progress for the 21st Century.
Section 60612 of the
Education Code is amended to
Upon adoption or approval of assessments pursuant to
38this chapter, the Superintendent shall prepare and make available
39to parents, teachers, pupils, administrators, school board members,
40and the public easily understood materials describing the nature
P15 1and purposes of the assessments, the systems of scoring, and the
2valid uses to which the assessments will be put. Upon determining
3that funds are available for this purpose, the Superintendent shall
4produce the materials for parents in languages other than English.
Section 60614 of the
Education Code is amended to
Notwithstanding Section 51513, no test, examination,
9or assessment given as part of the California Measurement of
10Academic Performance and Progress for the 21st Century shall
11contain any questions or items that solicit or invite disclosure of
12a pupil’s, or his or her parents’ or guardians’, personal beliefs or
13practices in sex, family life, morality, or religion nor shall it contain
14any question designed to evaluate personal behavioral
15characteristics, including, but not limited to, honesty, integrity,
16sociability, or self esteem.
Section 60615 of the Education
Code is amended to
Notwithstanding any other law, exclusive of
20assessments used to meet federal accountability requirements, a
21parent’s or guardian’s written request to school officials to excuse
22his or her child from any or all parts of the assessments
23administered pursuant to this chapter shall be granted. These
24parental requests shall be honored for a full year after receipt.
Section 60630 of the
Education Code is amended to
The Superintendent shall prepare and submit an annual
29report to the state board containing an analysis of the results and
30test scores of the summative assessments adopted pursuant to
31subdivision (b) of Section 60605. The report simultaneously shall
32be made available in an electronic medium on the Internet.
The heading of Article 4 (commencing with Section
3560640) of Chapter 5 of Part 33 of Division 4 of Title 2 of the 36Education Code is amended to read:
Section 60640 of the
Education Code is amended to
(a) There is hereby established the California
5Measurement of Academic Performance and Progress for the 21st
6Century, to be known as CALMAPP21.
7(b) From the funds available for that purpose, each school
8district, charter school, and county office of education shall
9administer to each of its pupils in grades 3 to 8, inclusive, and
10grade 11, the achievement tests provided for in Section 60642.5
11that are used to satisfy the accountability requirements of the
12federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act ((ESEA) Public
13Law 107-110; 20 U.S.C. Sec. 6301 et seq.) or any future
14reauthorization of the ESEA. As allowable by federal statute,
15recently arrived English learner pupils are exempted from taking
16the consortium assessment in English language arts. The state
17board shall establish a testing period to provide that all schools
18administer these tests to pupils at approximately the same time
19during the instructional year. The testing period established by the
20state board shall take into consideration the need of school districts
21to provide makeup days for pupils who were absent during testing,
22as well as the need to schedule testing on electronic computing
24(c) From the funds available for that purpose, each school
25district, charter school, and county office of education shall
26administer ESEA nonrequired subject area achievement tests as
27determined by the state board.
28(d) From the funds available for that purpose, school districts,
29charter schools, and county offices of education shall administer
30field tests and pilot tests to support the CALMAPP21. These
31administrations shall be conducted in a manner to minimize the
32testing burden on individual schools.
33(e) The governing board of a school district may administer
34achievement tests in grades other than those required by this section
35as it deems appropriate.
36(f) Pursuant to Section 1412(a)(16) of Title 20 of the United
37States Code, individuals with exceptional needs, as defined in
38Section 56026, shall be included in the testing requirement of
39subdivision (b) with appropriate accommodations in administration,
40where necessary, and those individuals with exceptional needs
P17 1who are unable to participate in the testing, even with
2accommodations, shall be given an alternate assessment.
3(g) (1) The Superintendent shall apportion funds to school
4districts to enable school districts to meet the requirements of
5 subdivisions (b), (c), and (d).
6(2) The state board annually shall establish the amount of
7funding to be apportioned to school districts for each test
8administered and annually shall establish the amount that each
9publisher shall be paid for each test administered under the
10contracts required pursuant to Section 60643. The amounts to be
11paid to the publishers shall be determined by considering the cost
12estimates submitted by each publisher each September and the
13amount included in the annual Budget Act, and by making
14allowance for the estimated costs to school districts for compliance
15with the requirements of subdivisions (b), (c), and (d).
16(3) An adjustment to the amount of funding to be apportioned
17per test shall not be valid without the approval of the Director of
18Finance. A request for approval of an adjustment to the amount
19of funding to be apportioned per test shall be submitted in writing
20to the Director of Finance and the chairpersons of the fiscal
21committees of both houses of the Legislature with accompanying
22material justifying the proposed adjustment. The Director of
23Finance is authorized to approve only those adjustments related
24to activities required by statute. The Director of Finance shall
25approve or disapprove the amount within 30 days of receipt of the
26request and shall notify the chairpersons of the fiscal committees
27of both houses of the Legislature of the decision.
28(h) For purposes of making the computations required by Section
298 of Article XVI of the California Constitution, the appropriation
30for the apportionments made pursuant to paragraph (1) of
31subdivision (g), and the payments made to the publishers under
32the contracts required pursuant to Section 60643 or subparagraph
33(C) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) of Section 60605 between
34the department and the contractor, are “General Fund revenues
35appropriated for school districts,” as defined in subdivision (c) of
36Section 41202, for the applicable fiscal year, and included within
37the “total allocations to school districts and community college
38districts from General Fund proceeds of taxes appropriated pursuant
39to Article XIII B,” as defined in subdivision (e) of Section 41202,
40for that fiscal year.
P18 1(i) As a condition to receiving an apportionment pursuant to
2subdivision (g), a school district shall report to the Superintendent
3via the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System
4all of the following:
5(1) The pupils enrolled in the school district in the grades in
6which assessments were administered pursuant to subdivision (b).
7(2) The pupils to whom an achievement test was administered
8pursuant to subdivision (b) in the school district.
9(3) The pupils in paragraph
(1) who were exempted from the
10test at the request of their parents or guardians.
11(j) The Superintendent and the state board are authorized and
12encouraged to assist postsecondary educational institutions to use
13the assessment results of CALMAPP21, including, but not
14necessarily limited to, the grade 11 consortium summative
15assessments in English language arts and mathematics, for
16academic credit, placement, or admissions processes.
17(k) Subject to the availability of funds in the annual Budget Act
18for this purpose and exclusive of the consortium assessments, the
19Superintendent, with the approval of the state board, annually shall
20release to the public test items from the achievement tests pursuant
21to Section 60642.5 administered in previous years. Where feasible
22and practicable, the minimum number of test items released per
23year shall be equal to 25 percent of the total number of test items
24on the test administered in the previous year.
25(l) On or before July 1, 2014, Sections 850 to 868, inclusive, of
26Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations shall be revised by
27the state board to conform to the changes made to this section in
28the first year of the 2013-14 Regular Session. The state board shall
29adopt initial regulations as emergency regulations to immediately
30implement the CALMAPP21 assessments, including, but not
31necessarily limited to, the administration, scoring, and reporting
32of the tests, as the adoption of emergency regulations is necessary
33for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, safety,
34or general welfare within the meaning of Section 11346.1 of the
35Government Code. The emergency regulations shall be followed
36by the adoption of permanent regulations, in accordance with the
37Administrative Procedure Act (Chapter 3.5 (commencing with
38Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government
Section 60640.2 of the Education Code is repealed.
Section 60640.3 is added to the Education Code, to
(a) (1) (A) Notwithstanding any other law,
7commencing with the 2013-14 school year, the administration of
8assessments required as part of the Standardized Testing and
9Reporting Program shall be suspended, except for those
10assessments in the core subjects necessary to satisfy the adequate
11yearly progress requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind
12Act of 2001 (Public Law 107-110; 20 U.S.C. Sec. 6301 et seq.) in
13grades 3 to 8, inclusive, and grade 10, and those assessments
14augmented for use as part of the Early Assessment Program
15established by Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 99300) of
16Part 65 of Division 14 of Title 3 in grade 11, until new assessments
17addressing the common core state standards are developed and
19(B) In the 2014-15 school year, school districts and charter
20schools shall receive the same Standardized Testing and Reporting
21Program apportionment as was received for the 2013-14 school
22year with the requirement that school districts and charter schools
23use the funds from the suspended assessments on common core
24implementation. These funds may be used for common core
25professional development, technology to implement CALMAPP21,
26or other activities to aid in the common core implementation.
27(2) Commencing with the 2013-14 school year, the department
28may make available to school districts and charter schools
29suspended Standardized Testing and Reporting Program test forms.
30The cost, including, but not necessarily limited to, shipping,
31printing, scoring, and reporting per pupil shall be the same for all
32school districts and charter schools, and shall not exceed the
33marginal cost of the assessment, including any cost the department
34incurs to implement this section. A school district or charter school
35that chooses to administer an assessment pursuant to this section
36shall do so at its own expense, and shall enter into an agreement
37for that purpose with a contractor, subject to the approval of the
39(b) Notwithstanding any other law, commencing with the
402014-15 school year, all local educational agencies and charter
P20 1schools shall administer the consortium assessments in English
2language arts and mathematics summative assessments in grades
33 to 8, inclusive, and grade 11, and use these assessments to replace
4previously administered Standardized Testing and Reporting
5Program assessments in those subject areas to satisfy the federal
6accountability requirements of the federal Elementary and
7Secondary Education Act (Public Law 107-110; 20 U.S.C. Sec.
86301 et seq.).
9(c) Notwithstanding any other law, the department is authorized
10to enter into contracts to implement this section. The contracts are
11exempt from the requirements of Part 2 (commencing with Section
1210100) of Division 2 of the Public Contract Code and from the
13requirements of Article 6 (commencing with Section 999) of
14Chapter 6 of Division 4 of the Military and Veterans Code.
15(d) Sections 850 to 868, inclusive, of Title 5 of the California
16Code of Regulations shall be revised by the state board as it deems
17necessary to conform with the changes made by the act that adds
18this section. The state board shall adopt regulations as emergency
19regulations to immediately implement the suspension of certain
20Standardized Testing and Reporting Program assessments for the
212013-14 school year as outlined in this section as the adoption of
22emergency regulations is necessary for the immediate preservation
23of the public peace, health, safety, or general welfare within the
24meaning of Section 11346.1 of the Government Code.
Section 60641 of the
Education Code is amended to
(a) The department shall ensure that school districts
29comply with each of the following requirements:
30(1) The achievement tests provided for in Section 60640 are
31scheduled to be administered to all pupils during the period
32prescribed in subdivision (b) of Section 60640.
33(2) For assessments that produce individual pupil results, the
34individual results of each pupil tested pursuant to Section 60640
35shall be reported to the parent or guardian of the pupil. The report
36shall include a clear explanation of the purpose of the test, the
37score of the pupil, and the intended use by the school district of
38the test score. This subdivision does not require teachers or other
39school district personnel to prepare individualized explanations of
40the test score of each pupil. It is the intent of the Legislature that
P21 1nothing in this section shall preclude a school or school district
2from meeting the reporting requirement by the use of electronic
3media formats that secure the confidentiality of the pupil and the
5(3) (A) For assessments that produce individual pupil results,
6the individual results of each pupil tested pursuant to Section 60640
7also shall be reported to the school and teachers of a pupil. The
8school district shall include the test results of a pupil in his or her
9pupil records. However, except as provided in this section,
10individual pupil test results only may be released with the
11permission of either the pupil’s parent or guardian if the pupil is
12a minor, or the pupil if the pupil has reached the age of majority
13or is emancipated.
14(B) Notwithstanding subparagraph (A), a pupil or his or her
15parent or guardian may authorize the release of individual pupil
16results to a postsecondary educational institution for the purpose
17of credit, placement, determination of readiness for college-level
18coursework, or admission.
19(4) The districtwide, school-level, and grade-level results of
20CALMAPP21 in each of the grades designated pursuant to Section
2160640, but not the score or relative position of any individually
22ascertainable pupil, shall be reported to the governing board of the
23school district at a regularly scheduled meeting, and the
24countywide, school-level, and grade-level results for classes and
25programs under the jurisdiction of the county office of education
26shall be similarly reported to the county board of education at a
27regularly scheduled meeting.
28(b) The Superintendent shall recommend, and the state board
29shall adopt, a calendar for delivery and receipt of summative
30assessment results at the pupil, school, grade, district, county, and
31state levels. The calendar shall include delivery dates to the
32department and to local educational agencies.
33(c) The department shall ensure that pupils in grade 11, or
34parents or legal guardians of those pupils, may request results from
35assessments administered as part of this program for the purpose
36of determining credit, placement, or readiness for college-level
37coursework be released to a postsecondary educational institution.
Section 60642.5 of
the Education Code is amended
(a) (1) The Superintendent, with the approval of the
2state board, shall provide for the development of assessments or
3the designation of assessments, including an alternate assessment
4pursuant to Section 60640, that measure the degree to which pupils
5are achieving the academically rigorous content standards adopted
6by the state board pursuant to Sections 60605, 60605.1, 60605.2,
760605.3, 60605.8, and 60605.85.
8(2) For the subject areas of English language arts and
9mathematics for grades 3 to 8, inclusive, and grade 11, the
10department shall administer consortium summative assessments
11pursuant to the consortium administration directions.
12(3) (A) For science assessments used to satisfy federal
13accountability requirements, the Superintendent shall make a
14recommendation to the state board within 6 months of the adoption
15of science content standards pursuant to Section 60605.85.
16(B) In consultation with stakeholders, including, but not limited
17to, California science teachers, individuals with expertise in
18assessing English learners and pupils with disabilities, parents,
19and measurement experts, the Superintendent shall make
20recommendations regarding the grade level, content, and type of
21assessment. The Superintendent shall consider the use of
22consortium developed assessments, innovative item types,
23computer-based testing, and a timeline for implementation.
24(4) For ESEA nonrequired subject areas, including, but not
25limited to, science, mathematics, history-social science, technology,
26and visual and performing arts, the Superintendent shall consult
27with stakeholders and subject matter experts to develop a plan for
28assessing these content areas in a manner that models high-quality
29teaching and learning activities. The plan shall be presented to the
30state board for consideration and approval on or before January
begin delete 2014end delete. The state board-approved plan shall be submitted
32to the Governor, chairs of the education committees in both houses
33of the Legislature, and the chairs of the fiscal committees of both
34houses of the Legislature no later than March 1, 2015.
35(A) The plan shall consider the use of various assessment
36options, including, but not limited to, computer-based tests, locally
37scored performance tasks, and portfolios.
38(B) The plan shall explore the use of a state-determined
39assessment calendar that would schedule the assessment of ESEA
P23 1nonrequired subject areas over several years, the use of matrix
2sampling, and the use of population sampling.
3(C) The plan shall include a timeline for implementation and
5(D) Upon the appropriation of funding for this purpose, the
6Superintendent shall develop and administer ESEA nonrequired
7subject area assessments. For each ESEA nonrequired subject area
8assessment, the state board shall approve test blueprints,
9achievement level descriptors, testing periods, performance
10 standards, and a reporting plan.
11(b) In approving a contract for the development or administration
12of the assessments, the Superintendent and the state board shall
13consider each of the following criteria:
14(1) The ability of the contractor to produce valid, reliable scores.
15(2) The ability of the contractor to report results pursuant to
16subdivision (b) of Section 60641.
17(3) Exclusive of consortium assessments, the ability of the
18contractor to ensure alignment between the achievement test and
19the academically rigorous content and performance standards as
20those standards are adopted by the state board. This criterion shall
21include the ability of the contractor to implement a process to
22establish and maintain alignment between the test items and the
24(4) The per pupil cost estimates of developing and, if
25appropriate, administering the proposed assessment with a system
26to facilitate the determination of future per pupil cost
28(5) The procedures of the contractor to ensure the security and
29integrity of test questions and materials.
30(6) The experience of the contractor in successfully conducting
31testing programs adopted and administered by other states. For
32experience to be considered, the number of grades and pupils tested
33shall be provided.
Section 60642.6 is added to the Education Code, to
Contingent on the appropriation of funding for this
38purpose, the department shall acquire and offer at no cost to school
39districts interim and formative assessment tools offered through
40the consortium membership pursuant to Section 60605.7.
Section 60642.7 is added to the Education Code, to
Contingent on the appropriation of funding for this
5purpose, the Superintendent shall consult with stakeholders,
6including assessment and English learner experts, to determine if
7stand-alone English language arts and mathematics summative
8assessments in primary languages, languages other than English,
9are needed to supplement the consortium assessments. If it is
10determined that supplemental summative assessments are needed,
11the Superintendent shall consider the appropriate uses for these
12assessments, including, but not necessarily limited to, support for
13the State Seal of Biliteracy and accountability. The Superintendent
14shall report to the state board at a public meeting no later than
begin delete 2015end delete, on the determination of the need for
16stand-alone academic assessments in primary languages other than
17English, including, but not necessarily limited to, summative
18assessments in English language arts and mathematics.
Section 60642.8 is added to the Education Code, to
The Superintendent shall make recommendations to
23the state board regarding the suitability and sustainability of the
24Academic Performance Index, as defined in Section 52052, in the
25transition from the STAR Program to CALMAPP21.
Section 60643 of the
Education Code is amended to
(a) Notwithstanding any other law, the contractor or
30contractors of the achievement tests provided for in Section
3160642.5 or any contractor or contractors under subdivision (b)
32shall comply with all of the conditions and requirements of the
33contract to the satisfaction of the Superintendent and the state
35(b) (1) A contractor shall not provide a test described in Section
3660642.5 for use in California public schools, unless the contractor
37enters into a written contract with the department as set forth in
39(2) The department shall develop, and the
40the state board shall approve, a contract or contracts to be entered
P25 1into with a contractor pursuant to paragraph (1). The department
2may develop the contract through negotiations.
3(3) For purposes of the contracts authorized pursuant to this
4subdivision, the department is exempt from the requirements of
5Part 2 (commencing with Section 10100) of Division 2 of the
6Public Contract Code and from the requirements of Article 6
7(commencing with Section 999) of Chapter 6 of Division 4 of the
8Military and Veterans Code.
9(4) The contracts shall include provisions for progress payments
10to the contractor for work performed or costs incurred in the
11performance of the contract. Not less than 10 percent of the amount
12budgeted for each separate and distinct component task provided
13for in each contract shall be withheld pending final completion of
14all component tasks by that contractor. The total amount withheld
15pending final completion shall not exceed 10 percent of the total
16contract price for that fiscal year.
17(5) The contracts shall require liquidated damages to be paid
18by the contractor in the amount of up to 10 percent of the total cost
19of the contract for any component task that the contractor through
20its own fault or that of its subcontractors fails to substantially
21perform by the date specified in the agreement.
22(6) The contracts shall establish the process and criteria by
23which the successful completion of each component task shall be
24recommended by the department and approved by the state board.
25(7) The contractors shall submit, as part of the contract
26negotiation process, a proposed budget and invoice schedule, that
27includes a detailed listing of the costs for each component task
28and the expected date of the invoice for each completed component
30(8) The contracts shall specify the following component tasks,
31as applicable, that are separate and distinct:
32(A) Development of new tests or test items.
33(B) Test materials production or publication.
34(C) Delivery or electronic distribution of test materials to school
36(D) Test processing, scoring, and analyses.
37(E) Reporting of test results to the local educational agencies,
38including, but not necessarily limited to, all reports specified in
P26 1(F) Reporting of test results to the department, including, but
2not limited to, the electronic files required pursuant to this section.
3(G) All other analyses or reports required by the Superintendent
4to meet the requirements of state and federal law and set forth in
Section 60643.1 of the Education Code is repealed.
Section 60643.5 of the Education Code is repealed.
Section 60644.3 is added to the Education Code, to
Contingent on the receipt of funding for this purpose,
14on or before December 1, 2014, the department shall identify
15existing assessments in language arts and mathematics available
16for purchase by schools and school districts that are appropriate
17for pupils in grade 2 for diagnostic use by classroom teachers. The
18purpose of these assessments shall be to aid teachers and to gain
19information about the developing language arts and mathematical
20skills of pupils in grade 2.
Section 60645 of the Education Code is repealed.
Section 60648 of the
Education Code is amended to
Exclusive of consortium summative assessments, the
27Superintendent shall recommend, and the state board shall adopt,
28levels of pupil performance on summative achievement tests
29administered pursuant to this article in ESEA required and ESEA
30nonrequired subject areas at each grade level. The performance
31levels shall identify and establish the minimum performance
32required for meeting a particular achievement-level expectation.
33Once adopted, these standards shall be reviewed every five years
34to determine whether adjustments are necessary.
Section 60648.5 is added to the Education Code, to
The department shall administer a survey of local
39educational agencies to determine how school districts are
40progressing toward implementation of a technology-enabled
P27 1assessment system, and update the survey results biannually. The
2Superintendent shall make recommendations to the Legislature on
3or before January 31, 2014, to identify local educational agencies’
4needs in order to be capable of fully implementing a
5technology-enabled assessment system.
Section 60649 of the Education Code is repealed.
Section 60649 is added
to the Education Code, to
(a) The department shall develop a three-year plan of
12activities supporting the continuous improvement of the
13assessments developed and administered pursuant to Section 60640.
14The plan shall include a process for obtaining independent,
15objective technical advice and consultation on activities to be
16undertaken. Activities may include, but not necessarily be limited
17to, a variety of internal and external studies such as validity studies,
18alignment studies, studies evaluating test fairness, testing
19accommodations, testing policies, reporting procedures, and
20consequential validity studies specific to pupil populations such
21as English learners and pupils with disabilities.
22(b) The department shall contract for a multiyear independent
23evaluation of the assessments. Annual independent evaluation
24reports shall include, but not necessarily be limited to,
25recommendations to improve the quality, fairness, validity, and
26reliability of the assessments.
27(c) The independent evaluator shall report to the Governor, the
28Superintendent, the state board, and the chairs of the education
29policy committees in both houses of the Legislature by October
3031 each year.
31(d) Notwithstanding Section 60601, this section shall become
32inoperative on July 1, 2025, and, as of January 1, 2026, is repealed,
33unless a later enacted statute, that becomes operative on or before
34January 1, 2026, deletes or extends the dates on which it becomes
35 inoperative and is repealed.
Section 99300 of the Education Code is amended to
(a) (1) The Legislature finds and declares that,
40commencing with the 2014-15 school year and for purposes of
P28 1the Early Assessment Program established by this chapter, the
2California Standards Test and the augmented California Standards
3tests in English language arts and mathematics should be replaced
4with the grade 11 consortium assessments in English language and
6 (2) The Legislature further finds and declares that, in 2004, the
7California State University (CSU) established the Early Assessment
8Program (EAP), a collaborative effort among the State Board of
9Education, the State Department of Education, and CSU, to enable
10pupils to learn about their readiness for college-level English and
11mathematics before their senior year of high school. It is the intent
12of the Legislature that the office of the Chancellor of the California
13Community Colleges, the office of the Chancellor of the California
14State University, the State Board of Education, and the State
15Department of Education work together to modify the existing
16EAP to expand it to include the California Community Colleges
17(CCC) so that, beginning in the 2009-10 school year, high school
18juniors who are considering attending either system can take the
19EAP and receive information in the summer before their senior
20year concerning their preparation for college-level work at both
21CSU and CCC.
22(b) It is also the intent of the Legislature that the existing EAP
23student notification system, as currently operated by agreement
24between CSU and the State Department of Education, be modified
25to do both of the following:
26(1) Reassure pupils that they are eligible to attend a community
27college and that taking the EAP test has no bearing on their
28eligibility to attend a community college.
29(2) Inform pupils of their readiness for college-level coursework
30in English or mathematics, or both, and recommend the next
31appropriate steps as they pertain to achieving success at a
32community college, similar to how CSU communicates with pupils
33who take the EAP test and are prospective CSU students.
34(c) It is also the intent of the Legislature that the EAP be
35modified to include all of the following requirements:
36(1) That the participating community college districts utilize
37the existing EAP secure data repository and clearinghouse for test
38score distribution of the assessment, as referenced in Section
P29 1(2) That the modified EAP not affect the statutory reporting
2requirements provided in Section 60641, or increase the costs of
3either the assessment program referenced in Section 60640 or the
4State Department of Education.
5(3) That the modified EAP be titled the “Early Assessment
Section 99301 of the Education Code is amended to
(a) Notwithstanding subdivision (a) of Section 78213,
11the individual assessment results, as referenced in Section 60641,
12in addition to any other purposes, may be used by community
13college districts to provide diagnostic advice to, or for the
14placement of, prospective community college students participating
15in the EAP.
16(b) (1) As authorized pursuant to subparagraph (B) of paragraph
17(3) of subdivision (a) of Section 60641, the individual assessment
18results, as referenced in Section 60641, shall be provided to the
19office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges.
20(2) The office of the Chancellor of the California Community
21Colleges shall coordinate with community college districts that
22choose to voluntarily participate in the EAP as follows, and, to the
23extent possible, shall accomplish all of the following activities
24using existing resources:
25(A) Encourage community college districts to choose to
26voluntarily participate in the EAP and notify them of the
27requirements of subdivision (c), including the requirements that
28the standards utilized by CSU to assess readiness for college-level
29English and mathematics courses, as expressed in the assessment
30referenced in Section 60641, shall also be used for the purposes
31of the EAP.
32(B) Coordinate the progress of the program, provide technical
33assistance to participating community college districts pursuant
34to subdivision (c) as needed, identify additional reporting and
35program criteria as needed, and provide a report to the Legislature
36and Governor on or before February 15, 2015, on the
37implementation and results of the EAP for community college
P30 1(C) Provide access to the individual assessment results, as
2referenced in Section 60641, to participating community college
4(c) For those community college districts that choose to work
5directly with high school pupils within their respective district
6boundaries who took the assessment, as referenced in Section
760641, and choose to offer assistance to these pupils in
8strengthening their college readiness skills, all of the following
10(1) The individual results of the
assessment, as referenced in
11Section 60641, shall be released by the office of the Chancellor
12of the California Community Colleges, as authorized pursuant to
13subparagraph (B) of paragraph (3) of subdivision (a) of Section
1460641, to participating community college districts upon their
15request for this information and may be used to provide diagnostic
16advice to prospective community college students participating in
18(2) Pursuant to subparagraph (A) of paragraph (2) of subdivision
19(b), the same standards utilized by CSU to assess readiness shall
20also be used for purposes of this section.
21(3) The assessment, as referenced in Section 60641, and
22currently utilized by CSU for purposes of early assessment, shall
23be used to assess the college readiness of pupils in the EAP.
24(4) Participating community college districts are encouraged to
25consult with the Academic Senate for the California Community
26Colleges to work toward sequencing their precollegiate level
27courses and transfer-level courses in English and mathematics to
28the elementary and secondary education academic content standards
29adopted pursuant to Section 60605.
30(5) Participating community college districts shall identify an
31EAP coordinator and shall coordinate with CSU campuses and
32schools offering instruction in kindergarten and any of grades 1
33to 12, inclusive, in their respective district boundaries on
34EAP-related activities that assist pupils in making decisions that
35increase their college readiness skills and likelihood of pursuing
36a postsecondary education.
37(6) In order to provide high school pupils with an indicator of
38their college readiness, a community college district participating
39in the EAP shall use individual assessment results provided to that
40college pursuant to paragraph (1) of, and subparagraph (C) of
P31 1paragraph (2) of, subdivision (b) to provide diagnostic advice to
2prospective community college students participating in the EAP.
3(7) The individual results of the assessment, as referenced in
4Section 60641 for purposes of the EAP, shall not be used by a
5community college as a criterion for admission.
6(8) Participating community college districts shall utilize the
7existing infrastructure of academic opportunities, as developed by
8CSU, to provide additional preparation in grade 12 for prospective
9community college students participating in the EAP.
10(d) Both of the following provisions apply to CSU:
11(1) The individual results of the assessment, as referenced in
12Section 60641, as authorized pursuant to subparagraph (B) of
13paragraph (3) of subdivision (a) of Section 60641, shall be released
14to, and in addition to any other purposes may be used by, CSU to
15provide diagnostic advice to, or for the placement of prospective
16CSU students participating in the EAP.
17(2) The individual results of the assessment, as referenced in
18Section 60641 for purposes of the EAP, shall not be used by CSU
19as a criterion for admission.
Notwithstanding any other law, funds appropriated
22in Schedule 2 of Item 6110-113-0001 of Section 2.00 of the Budget
23Act of 2012 (Chapter 21 of the Statutes of 2012), and
24unencumbered as of the operative date of the act that adds this
25section, shall be available during the 2013-14 fiscal year for the
26development of assessments addressing the common core state
27standards and the next generation science standards to satisfy the
28assessment requirements of the federal Elementary and Secondary
29Education Act (Public Law 107-110; 20 U.S.C. Sec. 6301 et seq.).
This act is an urgency statute necessary for the
32immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety within
33the meaning of Article IV of the Constitution and shall go into
34immediate effect. The facts constituting the necessity are:
35In order for the suspension of assessments, and the other
36important education initiatives, required by this act to be in effect
37in time for the beginning of the 2013-14 school year, it is necessary
38that this act take effect immediately.