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Chapter 2. Pupils. Subchapter 4. Statewide Testing of Pupils and Evaluation Procedures [FNA1]. Article 1.8. Inclusion of Alternative Education Program Accountability Results and Middle School Dropouts in the Academic Performance Index (Api). [FNa1] For “vision screening” testing for pupils, see Sections 590-596. Definitions.   

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For purposes of this Article, the following terms shall have the following meanings unless the context indicates otherwise:

(a) ?Alternative education program (AEP)? means a school that is eligible for the Alternative Schools Accountability Model (ASAM) and/or an independent study program within a local educational agency (LEA).

(1) Schools eligible for the ASAM include continuation, district and county community day, opportunity, county community, juvenile court, and California Education Authority, Division of Juvenile Justice schools, and others as identified in the ASAM Alternative School of Choice and Charter School Application (revised April 2011). This document, located at altapplication.doc, is hereby incorporated by reference.

(b) ?Continuously enrolled? for the purposes of Education Code section 52052(a)(4)(C) and this Article means a pupil who was enrolled in the same school, school district, or county office of education with no gap in enrollment of more than 30 consecutive calendar days.

(1) Test scores shall be assigned to the API of a school or LEA if the pupil is continuously enrolled at that school or LEA between the first Wednesday in October through the first day of testing of the academic year.

(2) For purposes of determining if a fall (August through December) test taker on the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE) is continuously enrolled, enrollment between the first Wednesday in October of the prior school year and date of the CAHSEE examination shall be used.

(c) ?Correctional or judicial officials? includes probation officers.

(d) ?Local educational agency (LEA)? means a school district or county office of education.

(e) ?Other accountability data? means the dropout rate that is added to the API pursuant to Education Code section 52052.1(a)(3).

(f) ?Referred by the school or school district of residence? includes, but is not limited to the voluntary transfer of a pupil to an independent study program or to an AEP charter school.

(g) ?School district of residence? means the LEA of the last non-AEP school in which the pupil was enrolled.

(h) ?School of residence? means the last non-AEP school the pupil attended.

(i) ?Test scores? means results of standardized state-wide tests included in the API.

Authority cited:

Education Code 33031

Education Code 52052


Education Code 51745

Education Code 52052

Education Code 52052.1

Education Code 60851

(New by Register 2012, No. 14.)