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AB-385 Pupil data: visual and performing arts.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 06/21/2017 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Senate  June 21, 2017
Amended  IN  Senate  May 24, 2017
Amended  IN  Assembly  March 29, 2017

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 385


Introduced by Assembly Member Chu

February 09, 2017


An act to amend Section 52060 of, and to add Section 60902 to, the Education Code, relating to pupil data.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 385, as amended, Chu. Pupil data: visual and performing arts.
(1) 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, including the enumeration of any specific actions necessary for that year to correct any deficiencies in regard to the state state’s priorities. 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 specified provisions of the Education Code, including visual and performing arts.
This bill would require encourage each county office of education to provide local control and accountability plan guidance to its respective school districts related to the collection and dispersal of elementary arts education data, based on examples of school districts currently reporting elementary data. By imposing additional duties on county offices of education, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program. data, and making the data and any best practices used by a school district for compiling the data available to the public upon request.
(2) Existing law establishes the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS), and requires a local educational agency to retain all data necessary to compile reports required by specified federal law, including, but not limited to, dropout and graduation rates. Existing law requires that the CALPADS be used to accomplish specified goals, and that it have, among other things, the capability to include pupil achievement data from multiple years.
This bill would require a school district to make available to the public that voluntarily reports enrollment and completion data specifically related to visual and performing arts offered by the school district for pupils in kindergarten and any of grades 1 to 6, inclusive, that is currently being collected through the CALPADS. By imposing additional duties on school districts, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program. to the CALPADS to make that data and any best practices used by the school district for compiling the data available to the public upon request.

(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 component of the California public education system is 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, both of the following:
(1) A description of the annual goals, for all pupils and each subgroup of pupils identified pursuant to Section 52052, to be achieved for each of the state priorities identified in subdivision (d) and for any additional local priorities identified by the governing board of the school district. For purposes of this article, a subgroup of pupils identified pursuant to Section 52052 shall be a numerically significant pupil subgroup as specified in paragraphs (2) and (3) of subdivision (a) of Section 52052.
(2) A description of the specific actions the school district will take during each year of the local control and accountability plan to achieve the goals identified in paragraph (1), including the enumeration of any specific actions necessary for that year to correct any deficiencies in regard to the state priorities listed in paragraph (1) of subdivision (d). The specific actions shall not supersede the provisions of existing local collective bargaining agreements within the jurisdiction of the school district.
(d) All of the following are state priorities:
(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 December 31, 2016, for purposes of gaining academic content knowledge and English language proficiency.
(3) Parental involvement, 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.
(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 Academic Performance Index, as described in Section 52052.
(C) 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.
(D) The percentage of English learner pupils who make progress toward English proficiency as measured by the California English Language Development Test or any subsequent assessment of English proficiency, as certified by the state board.
(E) The English learner reclassification rate.
(F) The percentage of pupils who have passed an advanced placement examination with a score of 3 or higher.
(G) The percentage of pupils who participate in, and 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, as described in paragraph (3) of subdivision (a) of Section 52052.1.
(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 (c), 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 subparagraph (J) of paragraph (4) of subdivision (a) 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 a school accountability report card.
(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) Each county office of education shall is encouraged to provide local control and accountability plan guidance to its respective school districts related to the collection and dispersal of elementary arts education data, based on examples of school districts currently reporting elementary data. data, and making the data and any best practices used by a school district for compiling the data available to the public upon request pursuant to Section 60902.

SEC. 3.

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

60902.
 (a) A school district shall make available to the public that voluntarily reports enrollment and completion data specifically related to visual and performing arts offered by the school district for pupils in kindergarten and any of grades 1 to 6, inclusive, that is currently being collected through to the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System. System shall make that data and any best practices used by the school district for compiling the data available to the public upon request.
(b) The implementation of this section shall not subject the department to a loss of funding pursuant to the Budget Act of 2017.

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.