The Valenzuela case is a class action lawsuit filed against the Superintendent of Public Instruction and the State Board of Education alleging that some students, especially those living in poverty, do not have equal opportunity to learn the materials tested on the California High School Exit Examination (CaHSEE), and that some schools do not offer a curriculum fully aligned with state standards and the test. Plaintiffs further assert that the lack of adequate preparation has a disproportionate impact on English learners. The trial court decision in favor of the plaintiffs was reversed on appeal, but with the stipulation that the case be remanded back to the trial court with direction that the parties to the suit reach an agreement that would assure that all students can receive instructional services that prepare them to pass the exam.
The resources below provide complete details about the Valenzuela Lawsuit Settlement and resources for implementation.
AB 347 Summary Includes New Requirements and information on Funding.
Local Agency Forms and Templates
- 3.1 District Checklist 2008
- 3.2 Sample Student Eligibility Letter
- 3.2.5 Sample Student Eligibility Letter w Option to Decline
- 3.3 Sample Student Eligibility Posted Notice
- 3.4 TableA Valenzuela Student Data Spreadsheet
- 3.5 TableB School Level Data Summary
- 3.6 TableC LEA Data Summary
- 3.7 CSBA Uniform Complaint Procedures and UCP Notice
- 3.7.5 UCP Notice for Charter Schools
- 3.8 UCP Reporting Letter
County Office of Education Translated Materials
Kings County Office of Education
- 3.1 District Checklist 2008 spanish
- 3.2 Sample Student Eligibility Letterspan spanish
- 3.2.5 Sample Student Eligibility Letter w Option to Decline spanish
- 3.3 Sample Student Eligibility Posted Notice spanish
- 3.7 CSBA Uniform Complaint Procedures and UCP Notice spanish
- 3.7.5 UCP Notice for Charter Schoolsspan spanish
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