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AB-385 California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System: required pupil data.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 02/09/2017 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 385


Introduced by Assembly Member Chu

February 09, 2017


An act to add Section 60902 to the Education Code, relating to pupil data.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 385, as introduced, Chu. California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System: required pupil data.
Existing law establishes the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS), and requires a local educational agency to retain all data necessary to compile reports required by specified federal law, including, but not limited to, dropout and graduation rates. Existing law requires that the CALPADS be used to accomplish specified goals, and that it have, among other things, the capability to include pupil achievement data from multiple years.
This bill would require the State Department of Education to, as part of the CALPADS, require local educational agencies to provide subject level enrollment and completion data for prekindergarten, kindergarten, and any of grades 1 to 12, inclusive, as applicable, to aid in the accomplishment of the goals of the CALPADS. To the extent these provisions would require the reporting of more information by local educational agencies than is required under federal law, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.
The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.
This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to the statutory provisions noted above.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: YES  

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


SECTION 1.

 The Legislature finds and declares all of the following:
(a) The elementary and secondary component of the California public education system is held accountable based on data received from local educational agencies.
(b) National and state educational reform efforts revolve around using data at both the state and local levels to better inform decisionmaking.
(c) The State Department of Education, for purposes of the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System, requires local educational agencies to provide course enrollment and completion data of departmentalized courses in grades 7 to 12, inclusive.
(d) By expanding this requirement to include prekindergarten, kindergarten, and grades 1 to 6, inclusive, the state and policymakers will have better information to make more informed decisions when it comes to addressing lack of access to high-quality subject matter instruction, including arts education, and ensuring equal access in all of our state’s communities.

SEC. 2.

 Section 60902 is added to the Education Code, to read:

60902.
 (a) The department shall, as part of the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System, require local educational agencies to provide subject level enrollment and completion data for prekindergarten, kindergarten, and any of grades 1 to 12, inclusive, as applicable, to aid in the accomplishment of the goals described in subdivision (d) of Section 60900.
(b) Data submitted pursuant to this section shall comply with subdivision (g) of Section 60900.

SEC. 3.

 If the Commission on State Mandates determines that this act contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement to local agencies and school districts for those costs shall be made pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code.