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AB-1166 Pupils: privacy of pupil records: standardized test scores and grades.(2011-2012)

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Enrolled  August 16, 2012
Passed  IN  Senate  June 18, 2012
Passed  IN  Assembly  August 13, 2012
Amended  IN  Senate  June 07, 2012
Amended  IN  Assembly  January 23, 2012
Amended  IN  Assembly  January 18, 2012
Amended  IN  Assembly  January 04, 2012

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2011–2012 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 1166


Introduced  by  Assembly Member Solorio
(Coauthor(s): Senator Hancock)

February 18, 2011


An act to add Section 49074.5 to the Education Code, relating to pupils.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1166, Solorio. Pupils: privacy of pupil records: standardized test scores and grades.
Existing law establishes the public school system in this state, pursuant to which school districts, county offices of education, and charter schools provide educational services to pupils in kindergarten and grades 1 to 12, inclusive, at elementary and secondary schools throughout the state. Existing law generally requires school districts, as defined to also include county offices of education and charter schools, to establish, maintain, and destroy pupil records according to regulations adopted by the State Board of Education.
This bill would prohibit school districts from including, or causing to be included, on a pupil’s school identification card or any other object that a pupil is required by school officials to carry on his or her person while present at school, any information about that pupil’s scores on standardized tests or the course grades that the pupil has received. The bill would define “information” for these purposes to include the pupil’s actual test scores or grades, the percentile or range into which those test scores or grades fall, or any symbol, color, logo, or other device or emblem used to represent or convey any information about those test scores or grades. The bill would express the intent of the Legislature that it not be construed to prohibit schools from honoring or recognizing pupil achievement nor to prohibit a pupil, at his or her option, from wearing or displaying an emblem or insignia that honors or recognizes his or her academic achievements.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 49074.5 is added to the Education Code, to read:

49074.5.
 (a) A school district shall not include, or cause to be included, on a pupil’s school identification card or any other object that a pupil is required by school officials to carry on his or her person while present at school, any information about that pupil’s scores on standardized tests or the course grades that the pupil has received. As used in this section, “information” includes, but is not necessarily limited to, the pupil’s actual test scores or grades, the percentile or range into which those test scores or grades fall, or any symbol, color, logo, or other device or emblem used to represent or convey any information about those test scores or grades.
(b) It is the intent of the Legislature that this section not be construed to prohibit schools from honoring or recognizing pupil achievement nor to prohibit a pupil, at his or her option, from wearing or displaying an emblem or insignia that honors or recognizes his or her academic achievements.