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San Lorenzo Valley USD |  BP  6162.52  Instruction

High School Exit Examination   

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Cautionary Notice: As added and amended by SBX3 4 (Ch. 12, Third Extraordinary Session, Statutes of 2009), ABX4 2 (Ch. 2, Fourth Extraordinary Session, Statutes of 2009), and SB 70 (Ch. 7, Statutes of 2011), Education Code 42605 grants districts flexibility in "Tier 3" categorical programs. The San Lorenzo Valley USD has accepted this flexibility and thus is deemed in compliance with the statutory or regulatory program and funding requirements for these programs for the 2008-09 through 2014-15 fiscal years. As a result, the district may temporarily suspend certain provisions of the following policy or regulation that reflect these requirements. For further information, please contact the Superintendent or designee.

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.

(cf. 6146.1 - High School Graduation Requirements)

(cf. 6162.5 - Student Assessment)

(cf. 6162.54 - Test Integrity/Test Preparation)

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 high school exit exam in accordance with law. (Education Code 60850)

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

The district shall provide necessary supplemental instruction to students who do not demonstrate sufficient progress toward passing the exit exam to assist the students to succeed on the exam. (Education Code 60851)

(cf. 6177 - Summer School)

(cf. 6179 - Supplemental Instruction)

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

35146 Closed sessions

35186 Williams Uniform Complaint Procedures

37252-37254.1 Supplemental instruction

51041 Evaluation of educational program

52378 Supplemental school counseling 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 SAN LORENZO VALLEY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: November 28, 2007 Ben Lomond, California