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AB-398 School accountability: local control and accountability plans: visual and performing arts.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 04/11/2019 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Assembly  April 11, 2019
Amended  IN  Assembly  April 01, 2019
Amended  IN  Assembly  March 25, 2019

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 398


Introduced by Assembly Member Chu

February 06, 2019


An act to amend Section 52060 of, and to add Section 60900.5 to, of the Education Code, relating to school accountability.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 398, as amended, Chu. School accountability: local control and accountability plans: visual and performing arts.

(1)Existing

Existing law requires the governing board of each school district to adopt a local control and accountability plan and requires the governing board of a school district to update its local control and accountability plan before July 1 of each year. Existing law requires a local control and accountability plan to include a description of the annual goals to be achieved for each of the state’s delineated priorities, as specified, for all pupils and certain subgroups of pupils, and a description of the specific actions the school district will take during each year of the local control and accountability plan to achieve the identified goals. The state’s delineated priorities include, among others, the extent to which pupils have access to, and are enrolled in, a broad course of study that includes all of the subject areas described in the adopted course of study for grades 1 to 6, inclusive, including visual and performing arts.
This bill would require authorize a school district to highlight in its local control and accountability plan the access to required instruction and course offerings, as applicable, in visual and performing arts for pupils enrolled in kindergarten and any of grades 1 to 6, inclusive, as applicable, when describing the annual goals to be achieved for the state priority specified above. The bill would require authorize a school district to submit enrollment and completion data specifically related to visual and performing arts using existing state course codes for pupils enrolled in kindergarten and any of grades 1 to 6, inclusive, as applicable, through the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS) to support the information provided under these provisions and to promote public awareness of offered instruction in arts education. By imposing additional requirements on school districts, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

(2)Existing law establishes CALPADS and requires a local educational agency to retain all data necessary to compile reports required by a specified federal law, including, but not limited to, dropout and graduation rates. Existing law requires CALPADS to be used to accomplish certain goals, and that it have, among other things, the capability to be expanded to include pupil achievement data from multiple years.

The bill would require the department, upon the next update to CALPADS, to incorporate elementary pupil enrollment and completion data for visual and performing arts into CALPADS.

(3)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: YESNO  

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 components of the California public education system are 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) Arts education in California is mandated for pupils in grades 1 to 12, inclusive, by Sections 51210 and 51220 of the Education Code, which provide, with minor variation and in part, “[t]he adopted course of study ... shall include instruction ... in ... [v]isual and performing arts, including instruction in the subjects of dance, music, theatre, and visual arts, aimed at the development of aesthetic appreciation and the skills of creative expression.”

SEC. 2.

 Section 52060 of the Education Code is amended to read:

52060.
 (a) On or before July 1, 2014, the governing board of each school district shall adopt a local control and accountability plan using a template adopted by the state board.
(b) A local control and accountability plan adopted by the governing board of a school district shall be effective for a period of three years, and shall be updated on or before July 1 of each year.
(c) A local control and accountability plan adopted by the governing board of a school district shall include, for the school district and each school within the school district, all of the information specified in the template adopted by the state board pursuant to Section 52064.
(d) All of the following are state priorities for purposes of a school district’s local control and accountability plan:
(1) The degree to which the teachers of the school district are appropriately assigned in accordance with Section 44258.9, and fully credentialed in the subject areas, and, for the pupils they are teaching, every pupil in the school district has sufficient access to the standards-aligned instructional materials as determined pursuant to Section 60119, and school facilities are maintained in good repair, as defined in subdivision (d) of Section 17002.
(2) Implementation of the academic content and performance standards adopted by the state board, including how the programs and services will enable English learners to access the common core academic content standards adopted pursuant to Section 60605.8 and the English language development standards adopted pursuant to former Section 60811.3, as that section read on June 30, 2013, or former Section 60811.4, as that section read on June 30, 2016, for purposes of gaining academic content knowledge and English language proficiency.
(3) (A) Parental involvement and family engagement, including efforts the school district makes to seek parent input in making decisions for the school district and each individual schoolsite, and including how the school district will promote parental participation in programs for unduplicated pupils and individuals with exceptional needs.
(B) Family engagement may include, but need not be limited to, efforts by the school district and each individual schoolsite to apply research-based practices, such as welcoming all families into the school community, engaging in effective two-way communication, supporting pupil success, and empowering families to advocate for equity and access. Family engagement may include, but need not be limited to, treating families as partners to inform, influence, and create practices and programs that support pupil success and collaboration with families and the broader community, expanding pupil learning opportunities and community services, and promoting civic participation.
(4) Pupil achievement, as measured by all of the following, as applicable:
(A) Statewide assessments administered pursuant to Article 4 (commencing with Section 60640) of Chapter 5 of Part 33 or any subsequent assessment, as certified by the state board.
(B) The percentage of pupils who have successfully completed courses that satisfy the requirements for entrance to the University of California and the California State University, or career technical education sequences or programs of study that align with state board-approved career technical education standards and frameworks, including, but not limited to, those described in subdivision (a) of Section 52302, subdivision (a) of Section 52372.5, or paragraph (2) of subdivision (e) of Section 54692.
(C) The percentage of English learner pupils who make progress toward English proficiency as measured by the English Language Proficiency Assessments for California or any subsequent assessment of English proficiency, as certified by the state board.
(D) The English learner reclassification rate.
(E) The percentage of pupils who have passed an advanced placement examination with a score of 3 or higher.
(F) The percentage of pupils who demonstrate college preparedness pursuant to the Early Assessment Program, as described in Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 99300) of Part 65 of Division 14 of Title 3, or any subsequent assessment of college preparedness.
(5) Pupil engagement, as measured by all of the following, as applicable:
(A) School attendance rates.
(B) Chronic absenteeism rates.
(C) Middle school dropout rates.
(D) High school dropout rates.
(E) High school graduation rates.
(6) School climate, as measured by all of the following, as applicable:
(A) Pupil suspension rates.
(B) Pupil expulsion rates.
(C) Other local measures, including surveys of pupils, parents, and teachers on the sense of safety and school connectedness.
(7) The extent to which pupils have access to, and are enrolled in, a broad course of study that includes all of the subject areas described in Section 51210 and subdivisions (a) to (i), inclusive, of Section 51220, as applicable, including the programs and services developed and provided to unduplicated pupils and individuals with exceptional needs, and the programs and services that are provided to benefit these pupils as a result of the funding received pursuant to Section 42238.02, as implemented by Section 42238.03.
(8) Pupil outcomes, if available, in the subject areas described in Section 51210 and subdivisions (a) to (i), inclusive, of Section 51220, as applicable.
(e) For purposes of the descriptions required by subdivision (b) of Section 52064, the governing board of a school district may consider qualitative information, including, but not limited to, findings that result from school quality reviews conducted pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 52052 or any other reviews.
(f) To the extent practicable, data reported in a local control and accountability plan shall be reported in a manner consistent with how information is reported on the California School Dashboard maintained by the department pursuant to Section 52064.5.
(g) The governing board of a school district shall consult with teachers, principals, administrators, other school personnel, local bargaining units of the school district, parents, and pupils in developing a local control and accountability plan.
(h) A school district may identify local priorities, goals in regard to the local priorities, and the method for measuring the school district’s progress toward achieving those goals.
(i) (1) A school district shall may highlight in its local control and accountability plan the access to required instruction and course offerings, as applicable, in visual and performing arts for pupils enrolled in kindergarten and any of grades 1 to 6, inclusive, as applicable, when describing the annual goals to be achieved for the state priority identified in paragraph (7) of subdivision (d).
(2) A school district shall may submit enrollment and completion data specifically related to visual and performing arts using existing state course codes for pupils enrolled in kindergarten and any of grades 1 to 6, inclusive, as applicable, through the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System to support the information provided in paragraph (1) and to promote public awareness of offered instruction in arts education.

SEC. 3.Section 60900.5 is added to the Education Code, to read:
60900.5.

Upon the next update to the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System established pursuant to Section 60900, the department shall incorporate elementary pupil enrollment and completion data for visual and performing arts into the system.

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.