Bill Text: CA SB547 | 2011-2012 | Regular Session | Introduced

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Bill Title: Public school performance accountability.

Status: (Vetoed) 2012-03-01 - Consideration of Governor's veto stricken from file. Veto sustained. [SB547 Detail]

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BILL NUMBER: SB 547	INTRODUCED
	BILL TEXT


INTRODUCED BY   Senator Steinberg

                        FEBRUARY 17, 2011

   An act to amend Section 52052.5 of the Education Code, relating to
school accountability.


	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   SB 547, as introduced, Steinberg. Public school performance
accountability: advisory committee.
   Existing law requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to
establish an advisory committee to advise on all appropriate matters
relative to the creation of the Academic Performance Index and the
implementation of the Immediate Intervention/Underperforming Schools
Program and the High Achieving/Improving Schools Program.
   This bill would make a technical, nonsubstantive change to these
provisions.
   Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: no.
State-mandated local program: no.


THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  SECTION 1.  Section 52052.5 of the Education Code is amended to
read:
   52052.5.  (a) The Superintendent shall establish a broadly
representative and diverse advisory committee to advise the
Superintendent  of Public Instruction and the state
board on all appropriate matters relative to the creation of the
Academic Performance Index and the implementation of the Immediate
Intervention/Underperforming Schools Program and the High
Achieving/Improving Schools Program. Members of the advisory
committee shall serve without compensation for terms not to exceed
two years. The department shall provide staff to the advisory panel.
   (b) By July 1, 2005, the advisory committee established pursuant
to this section shall make recommendations to the Superintendent on
the appropriateness and feasibility of a methodology for generating a
measurement of academic performance by utilizing unique pupil
identifiers for pupils in kindergarten and any of grades 1 to 12,
inclusive, and annual academic achievement growth to provide a more
accurate measure of a school's growth over time. If appropriate and
feasible, the Superintendent, with the approval of the state board,
shall thereafter implement this measurement of academic performance.
   (c) By January 1, 2011, the Superintendent and the state board, in
consultation with the advisory committee established pursuant to
subdivision (a), shall make recommendations to the Legislature and
the Governor on each of the following:
   (1) Approaches to increasing the emphasis of science and
mathematics in the calculation of the Academic Performance Index or
any successor measure.
   (2) Methods to incorporate into the Academic Performance Index, or
into other aspects of the state's accountability system, a measure
of the degree to which pupils graduate from high school with the
skills and knowledge necessary to attain entry-level employment in
business or industry, as set forth in subdivision (b) of Section
51228.
   (3) Methods to incorporate into the Academic Performance Index, or
into other aspects of the state's accountability system, a measure
of the degree to which pupils graduate from high school with the
skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in postsecondary education.

   (d) By July 1, 2013, the Superintendent and the state board, in
consultation with the advisory committee established pursuant to
subdivision (a), shall make recommendations to the Legislature and
the Governor on the establishment of a methodology for generating a
measurement of group and individual academic performance growth by
utilizing individual pupil results from a longitudinally valid
achievement assessment system. These recommendations should also
address any interactions between the Academic Performance Index, or
any successor measure, and individual test scores from the state's
tests, as well as implications for the reauthorization of the state's
assessment system. This paragraph shall not be construed to
supersede the provisions of Chapter 273 of the Statutes of 2009.
                                                               
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