AB 22 – Requires The State Department Of Education To Collect Preschool Data By July 1, 2024

CATEGORY: Public Education Matters
CLIENT TYPE: Public Education
DATE: Oct 28, 2022

The Early Education Act requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to administer all California state preschool programs for three and four-year-old children. Existing law authorizes school districts and charter schools to maintain a transitional kindergarten program, defined as the first year of a two-year kindergarten program that uses a modified kindergarten curriculum that is age and developmentally appropriate. To receive apportionment for pupils in a transitional kindergarten program, school districts and charter schools must admit children who meet certain age requirements.

Existing law establishes the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System, which is maintained by the State Department of Education and consists of pupil data from elementary and secondary schools related to demographics, program participation, enrollment, and statement assessment. Existing law requires the system to be used to accomplish certain goals, including providing an efficient, flexible, and secure means of maintaining statewide pupil-level data.

AB 22 requires that by July 1, 2024, the State Department of Education (Department) will collect pupil data for each pupil enrolled in a California state preschool program operated by a local educational agency, including all applicable data elements that are collected for pupils in transitional kindergarten. The bill also requires the Department to collect the same data for educators in a California state preschool program operated by an LEA that is collected for educators in the K-12 classroom setting.

(AB 22 adds Chapter 11, commencing Section 60910, to Part 33 of Division 2 of Title 2 of the Education Code.)

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