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Hayward USD |  BP  6162.52  Instruction

High School Exit Examination   

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Cautionary Notice: AB 97 (Ch. 47, Statutes of 2013) repealed Education Code 42605, which provided temporary flexibility for specified "Tier 3" categorical programs, and instead redirects the funding for those categorical programs into the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) (Education Code 42238.01-42251). The supplemental and concentration grant portions of the LCFF may be used for any schoolwide or districtwide educational purpose in accordance with state regulations to be adopted by January 31, 2014, with a goal of increasing or improving services for English learners, foster youth, and students eligible for free and reduced-price meals. Certain requirements related to Tier 3 categorical program(s) in the following policy or regulation are no longer applicable.

The Governing Board desires to ensure that district students who graduate from high school can demonstrate grade-level competency in reading, writing, and mathematics and are given the opportunity to learn the subjects covered in the high school exit examination required for high school graduation.

(cf. 6146.1 - High School Graduation Requirements)

(cf. 6162.5 - Student Assessment)

(cf. 6162.54 - Test Integrity/Test Preparation)

(cf. 6164.2 - Guidance/Counseling Services)

(cf. 6177 - Summer School)

(cf. 6179 - Supplemental Instruction)

The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that district programs and services, including, but not limited to, instructional materials, staff development, and remediation programs, are aligned with the exit exam.

The Superintendent or designee shall administer the exit exam in accordance with law. (Education Code 60850)

Students may be allowed to take the exit exam with variations, accommodations, or modifications in accordance with law and administrative regulation.

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

35146 Closed sessions

35186 Williams Uniform Complaint Procedures

37252-37254.1 Supplemental instruction

51041 Evaluation of educational program

56026 Individuals with exceptional needs

56101 Waiver of code or regulation

60810 Assessment of language development

60850-60859 Exit examination

CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5

1200-1225 High school exit examination

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20

1400-1482 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 29

794 Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504

CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, TITLE 34

300.503 Prior notice

COURT DECISIONS

O'Connell v. Superior Court (Valenzuela), (2006) 141 Cal.App.4th 1452

Smiley v. California Department of Education, (2002) 45 Fed.Appx. 780

Chapman v. California Department of Education, (2002) 229 F.Supp.2d 981

Management Resources:

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PUBLICATIONS

Independent Evaluation of the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE), Annual Reports, Human Resources Research Organization

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, OFFICE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS PUBLICATIONS

The Use of Tests as Part of High-Stakes Decision-Making for Students: A Resource Guide for Educators and Policy-Makers, December 2001

WEB SITES

CSBA: http://www.csba.org

California Department of Education, California High School Exit Examination: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/hs/index.asp

Educational Testing Service: http://www.ets.org/cahsee

U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/index.html

Policy HAYWARD UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: March 8, 2006 Hayward, California

revised: October 9, 2013