Approved by the State Board of Education in July 2008
Throughout the Definitions
- All references to specific years have been modified to reflect the reporting of newer data.
New text is added to provide information concerning the online tool, DataQuest, which provides additional information about any school and comparisons of a school to its district, the county, and the State.
New text is added to provide information concerning the availability of Internet access at public libraries and other locations that are publicly accessible.
Quality, Currency, and Availability of Textbooks and Instructional Materials
Text is added to indicate that the School Accountability Report Card (SARC) must report information concerning the sufficiency of textbooks and instructional materials for Visual and Performing Arts.
A note is added to indicate that this requirement, for the core areas of reading/language arts, mathematics, science, and history-social science applies to all students, including English Learners. However, the sufficiency requirement for foreign language, health, science lab equipment, and visual and performing arts applies only to students enrolled in those courses. Finally, the text indicates that Education Code Section 60119 does not require a finding of sufficiency for textbooks or instructional materials in Visual and Performing Arts. The SARC does require this information.
CAHSEE Results by Performance Level for All Students - Three-Year Comparison
A new table is added to indicate that while the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE) is primarily used as a graduation requirement in California, the results of this exam are also used to determine Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) for high schools, as required by the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law.
CAHSEE Results by Performance Level for Student Groups - Most Recent Year
A new table is added to indicate that while the CAHSEE is primarily used as a graduation requirement in California, the results of this exam are also used to determine AYP for high schools, as required by the federal NCLB law.
Admission Requirements for California Public Universities
New text is added to provide information concerning the University of California and California State University admission requirements and provide online links to such information.
The text was modified to indicate that schools must provide information concerning the annual number of school days dedicated to staff development for the most recent three-year period.
The text was modified to indicate that schools must provide information concerning the number of days provided for professional development and for continuous professional growth.