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2010-11 Assessments, First Apportionment Letter

Letter Head: Tom Torlakson, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, California Department of Education

May 13, 2011

Dear Select County and District Superintendents, Charter School Administrators, County Treasurers, and District Standardized Testing and Reporting Coordinators:

NOTICE OF THE FIRST APPORTIONMENT FOR ASSESSMENT
APPORTIONMENTS, FISCAL YEAR 2010–11 BUDGET ACT

The purpose of this letter is to notify you that an assessment apportionment payment has been made to your local educational agency (LEA). The assessment apportionment funds from the 2010–11 state General Fund may be used to pay approved apportionment costs from the 2009–10 and the 2010–11 fiscal years for the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program, the California English Language Development Test, and the California High School Exit Examination.

This assessment apportionment payment is made for participation in the spring 2010 STAR Program testing in accordance with criteria specified in California Education Code Section 60640(h) to reimburse LEAs for costs associated with the annual STAR Program testing.

The State Controller will mail warrants to the appropriate county treasurers. Assessment apportionment funds are considered unrestricted and should be accounted for as Income Account or Revenue Object Code 8590 (Resource Code 0000) of the General Fund. The enclosed county listing provides the apportionment amount for LEAs.

If you have any questions regarding this apportionment, please contact Mei Tan, Analyst, STAR Office, by phone at 916-319-0346 or by e-mail at mtan@cde.ca.gov.

Sincerely,

/s/

Deborah V.H. Sigman, Deputy Superintendent
Curriculum, Learning, and Accountability Branch

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