(a) On or before January 1, 2011, the Superintendent shall contract for an independent evaluation of the implementation and impact of the state plan submitted in application for a federal Race to the Top Fund competitive grant award.
(b) On or before September 1, 2010, the Superintendent shall convene a working group consisting of staff representing the policy and fiscal committees of both houses of the Legislature, the Legislative Analyst's Office, the Department of Finance, the Governor, the state board, and the department to do all of the following:
(1) Jointly develop the parameters of the evaluation.
(2) Make recommendations regarding development of any request for proposals or request for applications used to solicit contract proposals, and regarding the selection of the independent evaluator.
(c) The Superintendent shall provide to the Legislature, the Governor, and the state board:
(1) An interim evaluation report on or before June 1, 2012.
(2) The final evaluation report on or before June 1, 2014.
(d) The department shall use federal funds made available from the Race to the Top Fund and detailed in the expenditure plan required pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 53101 for the purpose of contracting for this evaluation.
(Added by Stats. 2010, 5th Ex. Sess., Ch. 2, Sec. 8.)
Education Code 53101