Legal Resources | | EC 60605.88
California Assessment of Academic Achievement; Supplemental instructional materials; English language development: mathematics
(a) Notwithstanding any other law, and on a one-time basis, the department, at least 30 days before the state board takes action pursuant to subdivision (c), shall develop a list of supplemental instructional materials 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.
(b) (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 area of mathematics.
(2) The majority of content review experts approved pursuant to paragraph (1) shall be elementary and secondary schoolteachers who are credentialed in the subject area they are reviewing. The content review experts shall also 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 review of supplemental instructional materials described in this section shall be in addition to the review of supplemental instructional materials conducted pursuant to Section 60605.86 and shall be open to publishers and manufacturers of supplemental instructional materials in mathematics that previously submitted supplemental instructional materials pursuant to Section 60605.86 that supplement any mathematics program that is not a current state-adopted program. The review shall be based upon the evaluation criteria approved by the state board pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 60605.86.
(c) (1) On or before July 30, 2013, the state board shall do all of 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. If the state board modifies the recommendations proposed by the department, it shall act at its next scheduled meeting or within 60 days of July 30, 2013.
(d) Publishers and manufacturers choosing to submit supplemental instructional materials for approval by the state board shall submit standards maps.
(e) 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 and English learners and shall include materials for use by teachers.
(f) The department shall maintain on its Internet Web site the list of supplemental instructional materials approved by the state board pursuant to subdivision (c).
(g) 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.
(h) This section shall become inoperative on July 1, 2014, and, as of January 1, 2015, is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that becomes operative on or before January 1, 2015, deletes or extends the dates on which it becomes inoperative and is repealed.
(Added by Stats. 2012, Ch. 636, Sec. 3.)