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AB-1951 Pupil assessments: Pathways to College Act.(2017-2018)

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Bill Status
AB-1951
O'Donnell (A)
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Cervantes (A) , Eduardo Garcia (A) , Medina (A) , Wiener (S)
Pupil assessments: Pathways to College Act.
03/01/18
An act to amend Sections 60630 and 60641 of, and to add and repeal Section 60640.5 of, the Education Code, relating to pupil assessments.
Assembly
09/04/18
08/22/18

Type of Measure
Inactive Bill - Vetoed
Majority Vote Required
Non-Appropriation
Fiscal Committee
Non-State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Urgency
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
09/28/18 Vetoed by Governor.
09/10/18 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3:30 p.m.
08/29/18 Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 79. Noes 0. Page 6834.).
08/27/18 In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after August 29 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.
08/27/18 Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 38. Noes 0. Page 5819.).
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 1951 without my signature.

This bill requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to approve one or more nationally recognized high school assessments that a local school may administer in lieu of the state-administered high school summative assessment, commencing with the 2019-20 school year.

Since 2010, California has eliminated standardized testing in grades 9 and 10 and the high school exit exam. While I applaud the author's efforts to improve student access to college and reduce "testing fatigue" in grade 11, I am not convinced that replacing the state's high school assessment with the Scholastic Aptitude Test or American College Test achieves that goal.

Our K-12 system and our public universities are now discussing the possible future use of California's grade 11 state assessment for college admission purposes. This is a better approach to improving access to college for under-represented students and reducing "testing fatigue".

Sincerely,



Edmund G. Brown Jr.