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SB 885: Ed Data Governance (2011)


Senate Bill 885 simply authorizes the various education segments and the Employment Development Department to enter into a joint powers agreement in order to facilitate implementation of a comprehensive longitudinal preschool through higher education and into the workforce (P-20) statewide data system for California.

This is necessary because much of the student data the state currently has is collected and stored in as many as 150 separate data systems.  While these systems provide very useful information about specific segments; there is a need to bring this information together in a manner that allows for tracking student achievement over time.  There is also a critical need to evaluate which programs improve student performance and which ones don’t in order to spend limited education dollars wisely.

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

Final Status and Text

SB 885 is no longer active. Its final status was:
Vetoed by the Governor

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