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                                                                  AB 1025
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          Date of Hearing:   April 17, 2013

                        ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS
                                  Mike Gatto, Chair

                   AB 1025 (Garcia) - As Amended:  March 21, 2013 

          Policy Committee:                              Higher  
          EducationVote:13-0

          Urgency:     No                   State Mandated Local Program:  
          Yes    Reimbursable:              Yes

           SUMMARY  

          This bill requires the California Community Colleges and the  
          California State University and requests that the University of  
          California, provide information about credit by examination  
          opportunities wherever course and class information is  
          available.

           FISCAL EFFECT 

          The three segments indicate that they are generally in  
          compliance with the bill's requirements, thus any costs will be  
          minor and absorbable.

           COMMENTS  

           1)Background  . Credit by examination tests are comprised of  
            campus-originated challenge examinations (differentiated from  
            placement examinations) and the standardized external  
            examinations, such as Advance Placement (AP) tests,  
            International Baccalaureate (IB) and College Level Entrance  
            Program (CLEP).  AP and IB exams are taken by high school  
            pupils who were enrolled in AP and IB classes in high school.   


           2)Purpose  . According to the author, due to campus congestion,  
            many college students find it hard to complete their education  
            in a timely manner.  One option a student may pursue is the  
            ability to gain credit-by-examination.  The author contends  
            that many students are not aware of the availability of the  
            credit-by-examination option or even how to utilize it.









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           Analysis Prepared by  :    Chuck Nicol / APPR. / (916) 319-2081