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Chapter 2. Pupils.Subchapter 4. Statewide Testing of Pupils and Evaluation Procedures .Article 1. Achievement Testing Programs. For "vision screening" testing for pupils, see Sections 590-596.Tests and Procedures.   

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(a) Each pupil in grade 1 shall be given the entry level test adopted or developed by the State Board of Education (SBE) at a time specified by the California Department of Education (CDE), but not later than the third month of attendance in the first grade.

(b) Each pupil in grades 3, 6, and 12 shall be given the achievement test adopted or developed for the respective grade by the SBE at the times designated for each grade by the CDE.

(c) The adopted tests shall be administered to pupils by school districts in accordance with procedures established by the CDE for the tests. Test answer sheets shall be submitted to the CDE for scoring on dates specified and according to procedures established by the CDE for each grade.

(d) After the tests have been given, the school principal shall certify that the tests were given in accordance with the procedures established for the test, and that all answer sheets have been returned to the CDE for scoring.

(e) In nongraded primary sections, pupils shall be certified as first or third grade pupils for purposes of official enrollment, and are deemed, for purposes of this article, to be enrolled in the respective grade for which they are so certified.

(f) Pupils enrolled in grades 1, 3 and 6 in a school maintaining a year-round program shall be tested when they have completed approximately the same number of weeks of school as pupils who are in regular programs.

Authority cited:

Education Code 33031

Education Code 54103

Education Code 60602

Education Code 60603

Education Code 60607

Education Code 60640


Education Code 60600-60614

Education Code 60640-60644

(Amended by Register 2010, No. 52.)