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AB-1512 Public postsecondary education: community colleges: course credit for passage of International Baccalaureate examination.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 01/06/2020 02:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Assembly  January 06, 2020

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 1512


Introduced by Assembly Member Carrillo

February 22, 2019


An act to amend Section 79500 of, and to amend the heading of Article 9 (commencing with Section 79500) of Chapter 9 of Part 48 of Division 7 of Title 3 of, the Education Code, relating to public postsecondary education.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1512, as amended, Carrillo. Public postsecondary education: community colleges: course credit for passage of International Baccalaureate examination.
Existing law establishes the California Community Colleges, under the administration of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, as one of the segments of public postsecondary education in this state. Under existing law, the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges is selected by the board of governors to serve as the chief executive officer of the segment. Existing law establishes community college districts throughout the state, and authorizes these districts to provide instruction at the community college campuses they operate and maintain.
Existing law requires the office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges to begin development of, and requires each community college district to begin adoption and implementation of, a uniform policy to award a pupil who passes an Advanced Placement examination course credit for certain requirements in a course with subject matter similar to that of the Advanced Placement examination. Existing law requires each community college campus to post the most recent policy on its internet website. Existing law also specifies that, if a policy is not implemented for the entering class in the fall 2017 academic term, the California Community Colleges are required to adopt and implement, commencing with the 2017–18 academic year, the Advanced Placement policy adopted by the California State University.
This bill would require the office of the chancellor, in collaboration with the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, to develop a policy relating to awarding academic credit for a score of 4 or more on an International Baccalaureate subject examination. The bill would require the policy to be developed under the bill to be implemented in time for the entering class in the fall 2020 2021 academic term, and if that policy is not implemented, the bill would require the implementation, commencing with the 2020–21 2021–22 academic year, of the International Baccalaureate policy adopted by the California State University. The bill would require that the most recent policy adopted under the bill be posted by each community college campus on its internet website.
Because this bill would impose new duties on community college districts, it would constitute a state-mandated local program.
(2) 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.

 (a) The Legislature finds and declares both of the following:
(1) Studies consistently find the pupils who earn scores of four or above on an International Baccalaureate subject examination are likely to demonstrate multiple measures of college success.
(2) The lack of a uniform policy regarding academic credit for passage of an International Baccalaureate examination has often been an academic and financial barrier, and an obstacle in the transfer process, barrier for students enrolling at campuses of the California Community Colleges. Colleges and is an obstacle to transfer.
(b) Therefore, it is the intent of the Legislature to accomplish both of the following:
(1)To establish a uniform International Baccalaureate credit policy for general education within the California Community Colleges.

(2)To require

(c) It is the intent of the Legislature that the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges, in collaboration with the Academic Senate for the California Community Colleges, to consider, when adopting the uniform policy, granting course credit to a student pupil who passes an International Baccalaureate subject examination with a score of five four or above.

SEC. 2.

 The heading of Article 9 (commencing with Section 79500) of Chapter 9 of Part 48 of Division 7 of Title 3 of the Education Code is amended to read:
Article  9. Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Credit

SEC. 3.

 Section 79500 of the Education Code is amended to read:

79500.
 (a) The office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges shall, in collaboration with the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, do both of the following:
(1) Develop a uniform policy to award a pupil who passes an Advanced Placement examination, and a pupil who receives a score of four or above on or a pupil who passes an International Baccalaureate subject examination, course credit for California Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum, California State University General Education Breadth, or local community college general education requirements, as appropriate for the pupil’s needs, in a course with subject matter similar to that of the Advanced Placement examination or the International Baccalaureate subject examination, as is appropriate.
(2) Periodically review and adjust the policy adopted pursuant to paragraph (1) to align it with policies of other public postsecondary educational institutions.
(b) If either of the policies required to be developed pursuant to subdivision (a) is not implemented in time to apply to the entering class in the fall 2020 2021 academic term, the California Community Colleges shall adopt and implement, commencing with the 2020–21 2021–22 academic year, the Advanced Placement policy or the International Baccalaureate policy, as applicable, adopted by the California State University.
(c) Each community college campus shall adopt and implement the policies developed pursuant to this section, and shall post the most recent policy policies adopted pursuant to this section on its internet website.

SEC. 4.

 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.