Skip to content

SB 19: Education Data (2009)


SB 19 ensures California’s eligibility for $4.35 billion in “Race to the Top” education funds. It deletes existing language in state law which could be deemed by the federal government to prevent the use of pupil data in teacher assignment and evaluation. SB 19 also makes changes needed to support the continued development of the state’s longitudinal K-12 education data system, the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS).

After this bill passed the Legislature, Senator Simitian sent a letter to the Governor urging his signature on this bill.

For more information, you can read the SB 19 "Fact Sheet" prepared by a member of Senator Simitian's staff.

Final Status and Text

SB 19 is no longer active. Its final status was:
Signed into Law

You can read its final text on the Legislature's Bill Information site.

News & Press Releases about SB 19

12/31/2009 - New year bringing new laws

10/14/2009 - Washington Post: California Hands Obama a School Reform Victory

10/12/2009 - Mercury News: Green technology and education reform get boost from Schwarzenegger

10/11/2009 - Governor Signs Simitian's Education Data Bill, Ensuring Access to Federal Funds

09/30/2009 - Santa Cruz Sentinel: Mr. Simitian goes to Washington to lobby for schools

09/28/2009 - Media Advisory: Simitian to Meet with U.S. Department of Education Officials in D.C.

09/23/2009 - Mercury News Editorial: Veto of teacher data bill would send terrible message

09/12/2009 - School Education Data Bill Ensures Access to Federal Funds, Increases Education Accountability

03/07/2009 - Effective data can save money and kids