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AB-776 Education data: pupil identifiers: early childhood education programs.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 07/10/2019 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Senate  July 10, 2019
Amended  IN  Senate  June 24, 2019
Amended  IN  Assembly  April 11, 2019
Amended  IN  Assembly  March 26, 2019

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 776


Introduced by Assembly Member Kalra

February 19, 2019


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


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 776, as amended, Kalra. Education data: pupil identifiers: early childhood education programs.
Existing law establishes the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System, which is maintained by the State Department of Education and consists of pupil data regarding demographics, program participation, enrollment, and statewide assessments. Existing law requires a local educational agency to retain individual pupil records for pupils who take certain state assessments, including, among other records, a unique pupil identification number, as provided.
Existing law requires the department to establish a process by which local educational agencies issue, maintain, and report information using the unique statewide pupil identifier, referenced above, for state and federally funded center-based childcare and development programs, as provided.
This bill would require the department, no later than July 1, 2020, to establish a process by which local educational agencies may assign a unique statewide pupil identifier for pupils enrolled in early childhood education programs under their purview that are state or federally funded center-based childcare and development programs, and would require local educational agencies to submit those pupil identifiers to the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System, as provided. The bill would require the process established by the department to include a process for a local educational agency to issue and submit a unique statewide pupil identifier to the department and maintain it on behalf of an applicant or contracting agency, as defined, that is not a local educational agency and that is operating a state or federally funded childcare and development program within the county in the jurisdiction of the local educational agency. The bill would require the department to provide all necessary technical support to local educational agencies for the issuance, submission, and maintenance of the unique statewide pupil identifiers.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

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

60902.
 (a) It is the intent of the Legislature that the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System contain early childhood education data to improve the quality of instruction and support services for pupils as they enter kindergarten, and that the data be used in all of the following ways:
(1) To help provide educators and parents with the tools, reports, and assistance needed to inform instruction and learning.
(2) To create support continuous programmatic improvement and create greater equity among all early childhood education programs to help inform instructional strategies and educational support services and to address the readiness gap that pupils may demonstrate upon enrollment in kindergarten.
(3) If the data is used to determine funding for early childhood education programs, it should be used to ensure that all programs have the resources to benefit all of the children they serve and are funded equitably and fairly. Use of the data should not result in programs losing funding or being penalized based on programmatic or pupil-level performance.
(4) To support a system of continuous learning. learning through early childhood education and into the K–12 system.
(b) (1) No later than July 1, 2020, the department shall establish a process by which local educational agencies may assign a unique statewide pupil identifier for pupils enrolled in early childhood education programs under their purview that are state or federally funded center-based childcare and development programs, including, but not limited to, those that meet the definition in subdivision (i) of Section 8208, and by which local educational agencies shall submit those pupil identifiers to the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System, as referenced in paragraph (3) of subdivision (e) of Section 60900.
(2) The process established pursuant to paragraph (1) shall include a process for a local educational agency to issue and submit a unique statewide pupil identifier to the department and maintain it on behalf of an applicant or contracting agency, as that term is defined in subdivision (c) of Section 8208, that is not a local educational agency and that is operating a state or federally funded childcare and development program, including, but not limited to, one that meets the definition in subdivision (i) of Section 8208, within the county in the jurisdiction of the local educational agency.
(3) The department shall provide all necessary technical support to local educational agencies for the issuance, submission, and maintenance of unique statewide pupil identifiers pursuant to this subdivision.
(c) This section shall not limit the authority of the department to conduct administrative and fiscal oversight of programs pursuant to the Childcare and Development Services Act (Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 8200) of Part 6 of Division 1 of Title 1).