The State Department of Education shall contract for an independent evaluation of the Class Size Reduction Program to be completed on or before March 28, 2002. The costs of the evaluation shall be paid for from funds appropriated to the department in the Budget Act. The evaluation shall consider the data collected by school districts pursuant to subdivision (g) of Section 52123. The evaluation shall determine whether this program has been effective in improving pupil achievement and shall identify components of a successful class size reduction program. The evaluation shall be submitted to the chairpersons of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee, the Assembly Committee on Budget, the Senate Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review, the Assembly Committee on Education, and the Senate Committee on Education, and to the Governor and the Director of Finance no later than March 28, 2002.
(Amended by Stats. 2004, Ch. 183, Sec. 77.)
Education Code 52123