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Composite ratings; changes in tests   

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(a) In developing composite ratings of each school's performance, the Superintendent of Public Instruction shall ensure that equivalent questions from the tests administered pursuant to Section 60603 are compared from fiscal year to fiscal year. For fiscal years in which changes are made in the subject matter or skill level of the tests, the superintendent shall calculate two composite ratings, as follows:

(1) A rating that includes only those subjects and skill levels which are comparable to those of the prior fiscal year.

(a) A rating which reflects all subjects and skill levels included in the revised test instrument.

(b) The State Board of Education shall use the composite rating calculated pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) to calculate incentive funding in the first fiscal year the revised test is administered. The composite rating calculated pursuant to paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) shall be used to calculate incentive funding each fiscal year thereafter.

(Added by Stats. 1984, Ch. 1697, Sec. 2.)