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California Assessment Of Academic Achievement; Supplemental instructional materials   

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(a) The department shall recommend, and the state board shall approve, evaluation criteria to guide the development and review of supplemental instructional materials.

(b) Notwithstanding any other law, and on a one-time basis, the department shall develop a list, on or before July 1, 2012, of supplemental instructional materials for use in kindergarten and grades 1 to 8, inclusive, that are aligned with the California common core academic content standards for language arts and for use in kindergarten and grades 1 to 7, inclusive, that are aligned with the California common core academic content standards for mathematics. The supplemental instructional materials shall provide a bridge between the California common core academic content standards and the standards-aligned instructional materials currently being used by local educational agencies.

(c) (1) The department shall recommend, and the state board shall approve, content review experts to review, in an open and transparent process, supplemental instructional materials submitted for approval in the subject areas of mathematics and English language arts.

(2) The majority of content review experts approved pursuant to paragraph (1) shall be teachers who are credentialed in the subject area they are reviewing. The content review experts also shall include appropriate persons from postsecondary educational institutions and school and school district curriculum administrators, and other persons who are knowledgeable in the appropriate subject area.

(3) The content review experts shall serve without compensation.

(d) (1) On or before September 30, 2012, the state board shall do the following:

(A) Approve all, or a portion, of the list of supplemental instructional materials proposed by the department, taking into consideration the review of the content review experts and any other relevant information, as appropriate.

(B) Reject all, or a portion, of the list of supplemental instructional materials proposed by the department, taking into consideration the review of the content review experts and any other relevant information, as appropriate.

(2) The state board may add an item to the list of supplemental instructional materials proposed by the department.

(3) If the state board rejects all, or a portion, of the list of supplemental instructional materials proposed by the department, or adds an item to the list, the state board, in a public meeting held pursuant to the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act (Article 9 (commencing with Section 11120) of Chapter 1 of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code), shall provide written reasons for the removal or addition of an item on the list. The state board shall not approve a supplemental instructional material it adds to the list at the same time it provides its written reason for adding the material; instead, the state board shall approve the added material at a subsequent public meeting.

(e) (1) The governing boards of school districts and county offices of education may approve supplemental instructional materials other than those approved by the state board pursuant to subdivision (d) if the governing board of the school district or county office of education determines that other supplemental instructional materials are aligned with the California common core academic content standards and meet the needs of the pupils of the school district or county office of education. The governing board of a school district and a county office of education may only approve supplemental instructional materials that comply with the evaluation criteria approved pursuant to subdivision (a) and the requirements of Section 60226, subdivision (h), and Article 4 (commencing with Section 60060).

(2) (A) A supplemental instructional material approved by a governing board of a school district or a county office of education pursuant to this subdivision that is in the subject area of mathematics or English language arts shall be reviewed by content review experts chosen by the governing board of the school district or county office of education.

(B) The majority of the content review experts chosen pursuant to subparagraph (A) shall be teachers who are credentialed in the subject area they are reviewing. The content review experts shall include appropriate persons from postsecondary educational institutions and school and school district or county office of education curriculum administrators, and other persons who are knowledgeable in the appropriate subject area.

(C) The content review experts shall serve without compensation.

(f) Publishers choosing to submit supplemental instructional materials for approval by the state board shall submit standards maps.

(g) (1) Before approving supplemental instructional materials pursuant to this section, the state board shall review those instructional materials for academic content, social content, and instructional support to teachers and pupils. Supplemental instructional materials approved by the state board pursuant to this section shall meet required program criteria for grade-level programs, intervention programs, and English learners and shall include materials for use by teachers.

(2) Before approving supplemental instructional materials pursuant to this section, the governing board of a school district or a county office of education shall review those instructional materials for academic content and instructional support to teachers and pupils. Supplemental instructional materials approved by the governing board of a school district or a county office of education pursuant to this section shall meet required program criteria for grade-level programs, intervention programs, and English learners, and shall include materials for use by teachers.

(h) Supplemental instructional materials approved pursuant to this section shall comply with the social content review requirements that would be imposed by Assembly Bill 339 of the 2011-12 Regular Session if that bill becomes operative; otherwise, the governing board of a school district or a county office of education shall review supplemental instructional materials for social content in compliance with Article 3 (commencing with Section 60040).

(i) The department shall maintain on its Internet Web site the list of supplemental instructional materials approved by the state board pursuant to subdivision (d).

(j) The department shall use federal carryover funds received pursuant to Title I of the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (20 U.S.C. SEC. 6301 et seq.) to implement this section.

(k) This section shall become inoperative on July 1, 2014, and, as of July 1, 2015, is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that becomes operative on or before July 1, 2015, deletes or extends the dates on which it becomes inoperative and is repealed.

(Amended by Stats. 2012, Ch. 589, Sec. 13.)