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AB-1940 Advanced placement program: grant program: STEM curriculum.(2013-2014)

As Amends the Law Today


 Section 52245 is added to the Education Code, to read:

 (a) For purposes of this section, “STEM curriculum” means courses in any of the following subject areas:
(1) Biology.
(2) Calculus.
(3) Chemistry.
(4) Computer science.
(5) Environmental science.
(6) Physics.
(7) Statistics.
(b) There is hereby established a grant program for the purpose of awarding moneys to cover the costs associated with a high school establishing or expanding its advanced placement STEM cirriculum.
(c) A high school may apply to the department for grant funding pursuant to this section if all of the following conditions are met:
(1) The high school meets either of the following criteria:
(A) Does not offer advanced placement courses in the STEM curriculum.
(B) Offers advanced placement courses in the STEM curriculum, but those courses are sufficiently oversubscribed.
(2) The high school has identified pupils who have demonstrated they have high potential to be successful in one or more advanced placement courses in the STEM curriculum. The high school may identify pupils using any means it deems appropriate, including, but not limited to, a pupil’s score on the preliminary SAT.
(d) (1) No later than July 1, 2021, the Superintendent shall submit a report to the Legislature describing the effectiveness of the grant program established pursuant to this section. The Superintendent is encouraged to consult with the College Board in preparing the report pursuant to this subdivision. The report shall include both of the following:
(A) Number of pupils who have access to advanced placement courses in the STEM curriculum.
(B) Success rates in the advanced placement courses in the STEM curriculum that include core demographics, including, but not limited to, gender and race.
(2) A report submitted pursuant to this subdivision shall be submitted in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code.
(e) The department shall implement this section only to the extent that moneys are available to the department and the Superintendent for the purposes of this section. The moneys may be derived from any source, including, but not limited to, state funding, federal funding, and nonstate funding sources.
(f) This section shall become inoperative on July 1, 2021, and, as of January 1, 2022, is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that becomes operative on or before January 1, 2022, deletes or extends the dates on which it becomes inoperative and is repealed.