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State Seal of Civic Engagement

State Seal of Civic Engagement — Assembly Bill (AB) 24.

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Criteria Development for the State Seal of Civic Engagement

In October 2017, AB 24 was signed into law by Governor Brown. The bill authorized the development of criteria to award a State Seal of Civic Engagement (SSCE) to deserving graduating high school seniors. The California Department of Education is overseeing the process for developing the criteria for awarding the SSCE. Per California Education Code Section 51470(a), “On or before January 1, 2020, the Superintendent shall recommend to the state board criteria for awarding a State Seal of Civic Engagement to pupils…In developing criteria for the State Seal of Civic Engagement, the Superintendent shall incorporate the Six Proven Practices for Effective Civic Learning, and any and all other best practices for civic learning and engagement. In developing criteria for the State Seal of Civic Engagement, the Superintendent shall also consult with a diverse group of credentialed, current, classroom teachers who teach the subject of history-social science, including government, in secondary schools.”

Information and updates concerning the development of the SSCE criteria are provided in the following links:

State Seal of Civic Engagement Advisory Group

In November 2018, the State Superintendent of Public Instruction will appoint 30 members to the SSCEAG. The SSCEAG inform in the development of the criteria for the SSCE.

Questions:   Educator Excellence and Equity Division | SSCE@cde.ca.gov | 916-323-6440
Last Reviewed: Thursday, November 1, 2018
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