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AB-2636 Pupil assessment: prohibition on voluntary assessments.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 03/09/2020 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Assembly  March 09, 2020

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 2636


Introduced by Assembly Member Quirk-Silva

February 20, 2020


An act to add Section 60609 to the Education Code, relating to pupil assessment.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2636, as amended, Quirk-Silva. Pupil assessment. assessment: prohibition on voluntary assessments.

Existing law

The Leroy Greene California Assessment of Academic Achievement Act establishes the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) as the statewide system of pupil assessments, under which various assessments are required or authorized to be administered in public schools, as specified. Existing law requires the governing board of each school district to conduct a testing program pursuant to the act, and authorizes the administration of other tests.
This bill would express the intent of the Legislature to later enact legislation that would limit the number of non-state-mandated assessments at the local level, and that would require school districts to provide a process for teachers to have input into what additional assessments should be administered. prohibit a county office of education, school district, state special school, or direct-funded charter school from requiring the administration of additional standardized pupil assessments beyond what is required by the state or federal government.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 The Legislature finds and declares all of the following:
(a) The excessive administration of standardized pupil assessments detracts from the amount of time that teachers have to teach their pupils.
(b) School district administrators require teachers to administer numerous standardized pupil assessments beyond those required by the state and federal government without teacher input.
(c) The excessive administration of standardized pupil assessments does not contribute to the overall learning of pupils and takes away from valuable instructional time.

SEC. 2.

 Section 60609 is added to the Education Code, to read:

60609.
 Notwithstanding Section 60608 or 60640 or any other law, a local educational agency shall not require the administration of additional standardized pupil assessments beyond what is required by the state or federal government.

SECTION 1.

It is the intent of the Legislature to later enact legislation that would limit the number of non-state-mandated assessments at the local level, and that would require school districts to provide a process for teachers to have input into what additional assessments should be administered.